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Reader (Achievement) Power of the Elements
Title: Power of the Elements
Full Title: Power of the Elements
Author: Unknown
Main article: Books (Skyrim)

Once the Destruction skill reaches level 100 and Faralda is spoken to, the Destruction Ritual Spell quest begins.

The Altmeri professor of Destruction at the College of Winterhold gives the book, which offers instructions on how to locate the other master-level spell tomes. Upon first reading the book, only a single page of text is revealed. Additional text is revealed when the quest advances.


Initial contentEdit

Northward, haunted northern coastline
And south, Dwemer live and toil,
A simple place, a shield from draft.
At this stand wield mage's craft
So fierce the sea will boil.

Unveiled contentEdit

More text is unlocked throughout Destruction Ritual Spell quest.

The book is identical in appearance to Shalidor's Insights. Once the final point in the Destruction Ritual Spell quest has been found, the last few pages of the book are unlocked, which, indeed, carry a message from Shalidor himself. This text reads as follows:

Elemental magic wielded,
Elemental thoughts displayed
Havoc wrought as if for sport,
Efforts to impress fall short.
I’ll merely use a blade.

Seeking study, wanting, learning,
Recklessly aroused my rage!
My pupil you would be, or more?
Presume not of Shalidor,
You feeble, foolish mage!

Quickly dispatched, worthless weakling,
Though this tome I gladly claim.
A diamond in the rough, I find.
Shining gem from feeble mind.
Now die, and curse my name!



 PC   360   In the Hall of the Elements, part of the floor may disappear, allowing the book to be obtained inside a "Do Not Delete" chest in the gap along with many other quest items from the College, such as the Torc of Labyrinthian or The Caller's stolen book. Reading "Power of the Elements" teaches Fire Storm, but does not initiate the "Destruction Ritual Spell".


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