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Ancient Falmer Tomes

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Ancient Falmer Tomes
Location Forgotten Vale
Reward Translated copies of tomes
Type Miscellaneous quest
Ancient Falmer Tomes is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.


The Unknown Books are four ancient tomes written in the Falmer Language that date back to the late Merethic Era.

The books are scattered throughout the Forgotten Vale and can be sold to Urag gro-Shub at the College of Winterhold. For each Unknown Book, he will award 1000GoldIcon and a translated version of that book.


Unknown Book, Vol. IEdit

From the Wayshrine of Learning, follow northwest along the river until arriving at the pillars across from the frozen waterfalls. There should be a chest, a skeleton, and Unknown Book, Vol. I next to the tallest pillar.

Unknown Book, Vol. IIEdit

Use the Paragon Platform to reach the Forgotten Vale Overlook. Once there, follow the river north staying to the right side. Before the waterfall there will be a chest, some weapons, and Unknown Book, Vol. II.

Alternatively, reach the balcony of the Inner Sanctum and, using Become Ethereal, jump off the balcony onto the Forgotten Vale Overlook.

Unknown Book, Vol. IIIEdit

Use a Wayshrine to reach the Wayshrine of Resolution and head northwest to cross the bridge. Traverse through the ravine using the Falmer walkways. The book is in the southern most tent near the waterfall. If the book is still not found, go to the entrance of the Glacial Crevice and turn around to face north. Take the ramp up, follow the path and take the bridge on the left to get to the tent. Unknown Book, Vol. III should be sitting on the table.

Unknown Book, Vol. IVEdit

After traversing through the Glacial Crevice, you will reach a small outdoor Falmer village. The book is located on a table in the top Falmer's hut near the end village right before the long tunnel. The hut has a large mammoth skull adorning the entrance.



This section contains bugs related to Ancient Falmer Tomes. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
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  • The objective "Bring Ancient Falmer Tome to Urag-gro Shub" may stack in the journal. It can be fixed and removed with console command: SetStage DLC1VQFVBooks 200
  • Some books can disappear - they won't be found in the Forgotten Vale in their respective places.
  • Slight chance that the book might remain in your inventory even after giving it to Urag-gro Shub.

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