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Black Book (Quest)

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Black Book
Herma Shrine
Quest Giver Madman
Location Random encounter on Solstheim
Reward Black Book
Type Side Quest
Quest ID DLC2WE06

Black Book is a Miscellaneous quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn.


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 talking to him, he will become 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 incur a bounty.


This section contains bugs related to Black Book (Quest). 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  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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