- Main article: Books (Dawnguard)
- Forgotten Vale - After traversing through the Glacial Crevice, you will reach a small outdoor Falmer village. The book is located on a table in the boss level Falmer's hut near the end of the village and before the long tunnel.
This story regards the trials that a Snow Elf would have to face if he wanted to reach The Chantry of Auri-El. The Elves would have had to travel to different Wayshrines with an urn which they would fill with water at each shrine. According to this text, it was an incredibly difficult journey. The Dragonborn must take this journey to obtain Auriel's Bow during The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.
Translated content (Touching the Sky)Edit
Touching the Sky
Many of the most dedicated Snow Elves once committed themselves to a tireless journey through the Chantry, to the temple. They carried with them the paramount desire to become once with their god Auriel. Though all set out with the determination to prove their worth, few were prepared for the trials that lay ahead, for the path to Auriel was not without its tribulations. The pilgrims struggled not only against the natural elements of the treacherous Vale, but with a myriad of tests upon their faith and loyalty.
It is told that many simply could not continue on the path for long before turning back. Some argue that the rebuke they endured upon their return was crueler than the punishment that may have lay ahead of them along the path. In their failed attempt they were forced to live in the shadow of those who did continue on to achieve the great glory and honor of ascension into the light forever. After their faith and loyalty in Auriel would be scrutinized and their remaining days filled with shame and regret.
Tales of those who reached the Inner Sanctum are not without their share of woes. It is said upon their arrival that many were mere shells of the person they had once been. Some went quite from sleeplessness and starved to the point of frailty by the end of their journey. The marvel that they had strength yet to carry their vessel and ascend the stairs of the temple was the last true testament of their loyalty. Regardless of each individuals tale, the final words remain eerily similar. It is said that every pilgrim ascended bathed in light, a look of relief and contentment on their face.