|Filament and Filigree|
|Quest Giver||Black Book: Filament and Filigree|
|Prerequisite||Completion of Unearthed|
|Reward||Secret of Strength or |
|Type||Black Book Quest|
The book Filament and Filigree can be found at the end of Kolbjorn Barrow, after Ahzidal has been defeated. Activating the book will transport the Dragonborn to Apocrypha where a Black Book is located.
The initial platform is free of enemies. Walk around the book stack to the stairs. To the left of the stairs there is a pod and to the right a table with soul gems and books. Using Candlelight, continue up the stairs to the gate. Just to the left of the gate there is a pod. Activate the scrye to the right of the gate to open it. After passing through it, a bridge with several floating lights, populated by several Seekers and Lurkers, will be encountered. Defeat these creatures while avoiding the small pools with the tentacles (this can be done by either continuing to move along the platform steadily or staying close to the stacks).
During combat with enemies, be sure to have spells such as Candlelight or Magelight in use or, if those spells are not available, a torch will suffice. Stepping into the darkness causes health to rapidly drain, but having a light source will prevent this. The last enemy is a Lurker Vindicator that appears upon walking up the steps at the end of the bridge. After defeating the lurker to reach the black book at the end of the gauntlet, the Black Book will be found on the last platform, along with will be a small vessel with loot and a table with spell tomes, soul gems and scrolls. Read the book to complete the quest.
After activating the book one of three abilities is granted as a reward:
- Secret of Strength: Power attacks cost no stamina for 30 seconds.
- Secret of Arcana: Spells cost no magicka for 30 seconds.
- Secret of Protection: You take half damage for 30 seconds.
Only one ability can be chosen at a time, but the chosen ability may be changed by reading Filament and Filigree. This will transport the Dragonborn back to the end of the level in Apocrypha and allows selecting a new ability.
I read the Black Book called "Filament and Filigree", and found myself in Hermaeus Mora's realm of Apocrypha. I should uncover the knowledge hidden here, or read the book again to escape.
I uncovered the hidden knowledge contained in the Black Book "Filament and Filigree".
This section contains bugs related to Black Book: Filament and Filigree (Quest). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
The sizzling burn damage effect and audio can persist once you have left Apocrypha and returned to Solstheim.
- Solution: You read the book again and go to Apocrypha. Then before you go back to Solstheim, make sure you're not in the shadows.
- Solution: Save your game, quit then re-load.
Upon returning to Solstheim, the sky will appear somewhat like it does in Apocrypha.
- Solution: Clear Skies shout will remove the effect.