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TESV Lexicon
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The Lexicon was a device created by the Dwemer used as a portable information repository, stored with the sophisticated knowledge of the Dwemer.

It is a quest item found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is received from an Argonian, From-Deepest-Fathoms, who can be found on the Riften Docks. Receiving the Lexicon from her will initiate the quest Unfathomable Depths.


The Lexicon is a small, black cube with glowing red hieroglyphics crafted by the Dwemer.


Activated Lexicon

The Lexicon opens after being placed on the pedestal

The Lexicon is actually a portable information repository, containing the memories and knowledge of countless Dwemer. Accessing this knowledge is done with the use of a Lexicon Receptacle.

Once the lexicon cube is returned to its stand in the top left corner it says "Elder Knowledge Received" and grants the active effect, "Ancient Knowledge". The perk grants a permanent 25% armor bonus when wearing Dwarven Armor and Blacksmithing increases 15% faster.



This section contains bugs related to Lexicon. 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  ,  PS3  ,  PC  .
  3. If a fix to the bug is known, please provide it, but avoid use of first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board and not the article.
  •  PC   360   PS3   After completing the "Unfathomable Depths" quest, and the Lexicon is removed from the pedestal in Avanchnzel, it may remain flagged as a quest item, meaning it cannot be removed from the inventory.


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