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Main article: Books (Dragonborn)
Not to be confused with The Winds of Change.
For the quest, see Black Book: The Winds of Change (Quest).


Reading it opens communication with Daedric Prince Hermaeus Mora, allowing travel to and from Apocrypha, a Plane of Oblivion. When read on Solstheim, it will teleport the Dragonborn to the realm of Apocrypha, where they may have three different insights: Scholar's Insight, Companion's Insight or Lover's Insight.

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During the reign of Elgryr I took notice the various patterns of in the thoughts of behaviors of a troubled populace, and undertook a humble plan to comprehend and, in the end, affect them. Being of ordered mind, I began my taxonomy in the lower classes, which divide evenly into those who

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This section contains bugs related to Black Book: The Winds of Change. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   When Quick Reflexes perk has glitched, it is possible that when opening the door then exiting the black book, the Dragonborn will be locked out forever, thus not allowing for completion of the book's quest.
    •  360(Fix)   glitch through the wall using a Wooden Bowl and Whirlwind Sprint.
    •  PC(Fix)   Type tcl into the console and fly out of the door. Type tcl into the console again to stop flying.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Black Book: The Winds of Change

  • Can Companion's Insight mess up Boethiah's Calling?

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    • I do believe the follower no longer becomes your follower once they activate the pillar. I haven't tested this and you should save before you...
    • Companion's Insight specifically states that friendly fire is only deactivated during combat. When you go to sacrifice your ally at the pill...
  • Unable to use

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    • In Solstheim, I am able to read the book, but I am not transporting to Apocrypha, and the book is only labeled as "Black Book," not with the f...
    • Theres a possible solution to the book not working on the thread here but you can only try it on the PC, use the command - player.removei...

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