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Locate the Black Book

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Locate the Black Book
Herma Shrine
Quest Giver Madman
Location Random encounter on Solstheim
Reward Black Book
Type Side Quest
Quest ID {{{id}}}


Find the Black Book at the location revealed by the Scribbles of a Madman.


  1. Be approached by a madman yelling about secrets in his head.
  2. After finish talking to him, he becomes hostile. Kill him and loot a scribbled note revealing the book's location.
  3. Retrieve the Black Book.


  • This quest is radiant, meaning it can happen many times.
  • Immediately after the conversation with the madman, he will become hostile and attack. Killing him won't inccur a bounty.


  •  PC   360   PS3  If the quest to find a book is acquired after that book has already been obtained, it is impossible to complete or remove the quest.
    •  PC   Fix: enter setstage DLC2WE06 200 in console to remove the quest.

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