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A mighty lord deserves a mighty offering
But he who fell on this spot asked to be remembered humbly
We who served at his hand, however, do not want his brilliance to be forgotten
Thus, to honor him, one needs only to look to the simple, glowing fungus on these cave walls
For no matter how mighty or humble one may be in life
We all return to the same ground from which this mushroom blooms
- It is a possibility that this Old Tome was written by the long-dead race, the Snow Elves, before they became the Falmer over long centuries underground, twisted by their own hatred and anger. This is suggested by the fact the tome itself is very old, the worshiping of the Glowing Mushroom in Lost Echo Cave (where the book is found), and that the Falmer currently inhabit the cave.