|Faction||The College of Winterhold|
He is a merchant of books and takes his job very seriously. He initiates the Hitting The Books quest when the Dragonborn approaches him, requesting research materials for the Eye of Magnus. The books Urag sells and requests vary over time.
Hitting the Books
After finding the books at Fellglow Keep, gro-Shub rewards the Dragonborn with six skill books: Racial Phylogeny, Daughter of the Niben, Catalogue of Weapon Enchantments, Response to Bero's Speech, The Black Arts On Trial, and 2920, Hearth Fire (v9).
Fetch Me That Book!
After joining the College of Winterhold, Urag may send the Dragonborn to collect various rare books. He pays the Dragonborn with as a reward. Once enough are collected, he sends word to the Orc Strongholds so that the Dragonborn can gain entry.
Urag requires assistance with locating Shalidor's Insights, rare manuscripts scattered across Skyrim.
After speaking to Paarthurnax about learning Dragonrend, the Dragonborn needs to recover an Elder Scroll to travel back in time to Alduin's defeat atop The Throat of the World. Urag gro-Shub is able to provide the Dragonborn with two texts on Elder Scrolls, Effects of the Elder Scrolls and Ruminations on the Elder Scrolls, one of which is authored by Septimus Signus. As a former member of the college, Urag knows his whereabouts and directs the Dragonborn to him. If the Dragonborn collects the Elder Scroll at Alftand, it can later be sold to Urag for 2,000 . In The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard, the Dragonborn requires the same Elder Scroll for the quest "Scroll Scouting". If the Dragonborn sold it to Urag, he sells it for 4,000 . Alternatively, he can be persuaded to sell it back for 3,000 . An Arch-Mage Dragonborn can purchase the scroll back for 2,000 if you are far enough in the story line.
The Dragonborn need the scroll once again and it can be purchased from Urag if it's been sold to him once before.
Ancient Falmer Tomes
Four ancient tomes written in the Falmer Language are scattered throughout the Forgotten Vale. They can be sold to Urag gro-Shub at the College. For each Unknown Book, he will award 1000 and a translated version of that book.
- Hitting the Books
- Fetch Me That Book!
- Shalidor's Insight
- Elder Knowledge
- Discerning the Transmundane
- Scroll Scouting
- Ancient Falmer TomesDG
At The Arcanaeum he sells various books, including exceptionally rare ones. Sometimes, he sells books that share the same name as ones needed for Fetch me that Book!. Some of these books are difficult to locate elsewhere.
- During the quest Fetch me that Book!, Urag may not recognize that the Dragonborn is in possession of the book.
- Console Command:
setstage MGR20 20 Solution: Type this in the
- Console Command:
- Books he sends the Dragonborn to collect may not appear if the location is labeled as "cleared" or if the room containing the book requires the death of a boss to open.
Behind the scenes
- Unless otherwise stated, the information above was obtained from in-game play or from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Creation Kit