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Advances in Lock Picking

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Reader (Achievement) Advances in Lockpicking
Title: Advances in Lockpicking
Full Title: Advances in Lockpicking
Author: Unknown
Skill Lockpicking
Weight 1
Value 75
FormID 0001B01C
Main article: Books (Skyrim)
Main article: Books (Oblivion)


  • Full Title: Advances in Lockpicking
  • Author: Unknown


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I am not a writer. I am a thief. I am a good thief. I am not such a good writer. Anyway, I want to write about picking locks. I read a book about designing locks once. It was good. It gave me lots of ideas.

Some guys make locks with angled keyholes. Always carry a bent lockpick. They will work good in these locks. I do, and I open lots of locks. Sometimes I carry copper lockpicks. Copper bends easy. That way I can bend it right there. Copper lockpicks break easy too. Be careful.

Sometimes the locks have weird spings. They all spring differently, which makes picking it hard. I hold my torch close to the lock. This makes it hot. When it's hot, the springs are all the same. They don't bounce so differently any more. Be careful not to burn yourself.

Some thieves can't read. If you can't read, get someone to read this book to you. It will make more sense then.


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