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Black Book
Title: Black Book: Waking Dreams
Full Title: Black Book: Waking Dreams of A Starless Sky
Author: Bilius Felcrex
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FormID: xx016e22
Main article: Books (Dragonborn) 

It is one of seven Black Books scattered across Solstheim.  It will be found while pursing the main questline in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. When read on Solstheim, it will teleport the Dragonborn to the realm of Apocrypha, where they may reset all the perks in an individual skill tree to be redistributed. (This is after the completion of the quest At the Summit of Apocrypha.) It costs one dragon soul per tree that is reset.




The eyes, once bleached by falling stars of utmost revelation, will forever see the faint insight drawn by the overwhelming question, as only the True Enquiry shapes the edge of though.

The rest is vulgar fiction, attempts to impose order on the consensus mantlings of an uncaring godhead. First,

Hidden KnowledgeEdit

  • Allows resetting all of the perks for a skill tree at the price of a dragon soul. The main questline of Dragonborn must have been completed in order to do this.


  • This book can be read at any time after obtaining it during The Temple of Miraak, but, if the final quest At the Summit of Apocrypha is not activated, the Dragonborn can only advance until chapter VI to learn the final word for Dragon AspectMiraak does not appear at this time, so a black book has to be read again to force an exit to Solstheim.
  • Quite a few skill books can be found in this part of Apocrypha so prior activation of Scholar's Insight is advised.


  •  360   The book may not transport the Dragonborn to Apocrypha either prior to or after completion of the Dragonborn questline.
  • When taking the book in Apocrypha before you need to do it, it will not work and "break" your game.
  •  PC   This can be fixed by opening the console and typing: "player.drop  xx016e22 1" followed by "player.additem  xx016e22 1" - Go into your inventory and read the Book.


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