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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.


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  , 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   Solution: enter the console command 'player.drop 00033764 1'.


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