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Black Book: Epistolary Acumen (Book)

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Black Book
Title: Black Book: Epistolary Acumen
Full Title: Black Book: Epistolary Acumen
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Main article: Books (Dragonborn) 

Black Book: Epistolary Acumen is found during the main questline. If read on Solstheim, it will transport the Dragonborn to Apocrypha, where they may change the effect of their shouts to Dragonborn Force, Dragonborn Flame or Dragonborn Frost.


This book consists of only one page, hence the cut off sentence.


Found in Nchardak during the quest The Path of Knowledge.

After obtaining the book and talking to Storn it will be added to his inventory and must either be looted after he reads it or obtained from Frea later on.


Bring you forth the lovestruck mute who preys with vigor on his love, and set the sky alight with all who dare to struggle 'gainst our move. For we are they who own the night and all who dwell without us fall; we drink the mind-grapes formed of thought and wail a tumult on the wall. To sweep


Hidden KnowledgeEdit

Relationship to the DwemerEdit

The Dwemer were able to find this Black Book while they were searching for forbidden knowledge. According to Neloth, the Dwemer had a specialty for obtaining and studying forbidden knowledge. In this case, the Dwemer were attempting to find the Bend Will Dragon shout and the three Dragonborn powers, Dragonborn ForceDragonborn Flame and Dragonborn Frost. [1]




  1. Dialogue with Neloth

Start a Discussion Discussions about Black Book: Epistolary Acumen (Book)

  • Change Shout Perk

    3 messages
    • You just need to read the Epistolary Acumen Black Book again, and it will take you back to the area where you can choose the Dragonborn Flame effect.
    • A side note to that, just in case. You have to be in solstheim to read the black books and go into the realm

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