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Calcelmo's Stone Rubbing is a quest item used in the Thieves Guild quest Hard Answers to help decode Gallus's Journal, which is written in the virtually unknown Falmer language, as well as some of the Dwemer language.

It is created by the Dragonborn picking up a roll of paper and charcoal and copying down the Falmer script from the stone onto the roll of paper. In-game, it is done by picking up a roll of paper and charcoal and activating Calcelmo's Stone, whereupon the item appears in the Dragonborn's inventory.


TranslationEdit

Ye sa sou meldi calne tarn va nou molagnenseli,ye trumbi nou bala.

And so it was that your people were given passage to our steam gardens, and the protections of our power. (literally “protection of our mathematics”)

Ilpen av sou meldi nagaiale as guntumnia, spantelepe-laelia arani Morae, ye sou liebali racuvane, ye nu rautane sye, ye nu hautalle nou buroi gume sou gravuloi, sa metane sye garlis.

Many of your people had perished under the roaring, snow-throated kings of Mora, and your wills were broken, and we heard you, and sent our machines against your enemies, to thereby take you under.

Frey as gandra dwemera tarcellane sou agea, ye frey as emeratis Avatheledia carelle sou anyamissi bisia silya.

Only by the grace of the Dwemer did your culture survive, and only by the fifteen-and-one tones did your new lives begin.

Nu hecta sou arcten, rias nu nemalauta ge. Nu hecta sou epegandra, rias ne nemalauta ge.

We do not desire thanks, for we do not believe in it. We do not ask for gratitude, for we do not believe in it.

Nu frey sepa sye arcta varlor denai, cullei noue staneia.

We only request you partake of the symbol of our bond, the fruit of the stones around us. [lit. “we only ask you to accept”] (literally “the fruit of our stones”)

Ye ry sou alasil auta, ry loria shanta, abagaiavoy.

And as your vision clouds, as the darkness sets in, fear not.

Malautavoy fey nou darre ye alata nou malae, asma moraga sou anyamis av sercen pado, ye gethena sou wend narilia vey emeratu sou oia bisia.

Know only our mercy and the radiance of our affection, which unbinds your bones to the earth before, and sets your final path to the music of your new eternity.[OOG 1]

BugsEdit

This section contains bugs related to Calcelmo's Stone Rubbing. 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  ,  NX  , 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   After completing the quest, it is possible to find this item on the floor inside the halls at the College of Winterhold. Once picked up, the item may trigger the quest again. Alternatively, it may just be stuck in the inventory marked as a quest item.
    •  PC(Fix)   Enter the console command player.drop 00033764 1.

AppearancesEdit

References

Notice: The following are out-of-game references. They are not found in any in-game books, but can still be considered part of The Elder Scrolls lore and are included for completeness.
  1. Translation of Calcelmo's Stone – The Imperial Library