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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Rare Books FAQ

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This walkthrough was originally written for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on the Xbox, but the walkthrough is still applicable to the PC version of the game.
            ***************Rare Books FAQ***************

                           By croikle14
         For the Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (xbox version)
                Contact me at
                           Version One

Table of Contents

Section 1- Introduction

Section 2- Updates

Section 3- Why collect books?

Section 4- Where are the books?
           4.1- Series
           4.2- Individual Books

Section 5- Special Thanks

Section 6- Copyright Information

Section 1- Introduction
So, you ask, why do I write an FAQ on books? I always enjoyed searching out 
rare and unusual books across Vvardenfell, and after the success of my topic 
on the boards, I decided to convert this into an FAQ. Hopefully after 
searching out these books, you’ll understand why I love them so much!

Section 2- Updates
Version 1- 9/25/2002- Submitted to GameFAQs

Section 3- Why collect books?
The game Morrowind has a vast array of books that go from informative to 
entertaining. It’s also a great way to spend time after you’ve completed the 
main quest, and you are just wandering around looking for stuff to do. Also, 
the books give you a great insight into the history of Vvardenfell that you 
otherwise would not have known.

Section 4- Where are the books?

       Section 4.1- Series

The Black Arrow- A good story that includes the name of the master Marksman 
Value- 400g each

      All volumes(2)are in Tel Mora, at Kirsty's House

Bone- A creepy story about the invention of Bonemold.
Value- 300g each

      Part 1- Ainab, Shrine (Ainab is a Sixth house base, but I don't
      Have great directions. It’s on a small island to the south-
      Southwest of Rotheran, in the Sheogorad region.
      Part 2- Grytewake, Cabin (the Grytewake is Southwest of Hla Oad)

Brief History of the Empire- Just some background for those who want to know 
about Morrowind’s history.
Value- 50g each

      All volumes (4) can be bought from Jobasha in Vivec or can be
      found in the Ald-ruhn Mages Guild

Charwich- Koniinge- A story told entirely through a collection of letters 
between Charwich and Koniinge.
Value- 300g each

       Volume 1- Vivec, Dralor Manor
       Volume 2- Hla Oad- Murudius Flaeus’ House
       Volume 3- Tel Uvirith, in Tower Upper, or on Farena Arelas
       Volume 4- Nevrila Areloth’s House, Sadrith Mora

Corpse Preparation- These books are somewhat of a necromancer’s handbook.
Value- 50g each

      All volumes(3)can be found in Sorkvild the Raven’s tower in
      Dagon Fel.

A Dance in Fire- A great series that is very easy to obtain!
Value- 150g each

      All volumes (7) can be bought from Jobasha in Vivec.

Feyfolken- This series is about an evil enchanted quill- You have to read to 
find out what that means!
Value- 300g each

      Feyfolken 1- Marandus, Upper
      Feyfolken 2- Dubdilla, south of Vos set in the south side of a
      Feyfolken 3- Sud, where you go for a Mages Guild quest. It's
      basically due west from Dagon Fel on the opposite coast.

Mystery of Talara- This is a lively, interesting series that should appeal 
to everyone… kind of like Anastasia…
Value- 250g each

      Part 1- Dro’Shavir’s House, Caldera
      Part 2- Valvius Mevureius’ House, Caldera
      Part 3- South Guard Towers, Caldera
      Part 4- Omni Hard-Mouth’s Shack, Dagon Fel
      Part 5- Valvius Mevureius’ House, Caldera

Palla- A story about a lovesick (aww) student who takes his obsession to 
another level.
Value- 400g each

      All volumes (2) can be found in Aryon’s Chambers in Tel Vos. You
      have to levitate to reach him.

Poison Song- A creepy, Sixth House related horror story.
Value- 30g each

      Book 1- Nevrila Areloth’s House, Sadrith Mora
      Book 2- Trendus Dral’s House, Sadrith Mora
      Book 3- Nevrila Areloth’s House, Sadrith Mora
      Book 4- Ules Manor, Suran
      Book 5- Trendus Dral’s House, Sadrith Mora
      Book 6- Ules Manor, Suran
      Book 7- Madren Ulvel’s House, Sadrith Mora

The Real Barenziah- A long series, with some books reaching 82(!!!) pages in 
length. It is, however, a really great story.
Value- 20g each

      All versions may be bought from Jobasha in Vivec.

Vampires of Vvardenfell- Some background info on Vampire clans and, if need 
be, where to find the cure.
Value- Volume 1: 50g, Volume 2: 400g

      Both volumes can be found in the Vivec Secret Library, which is
      located under a locked trapdoor in the Office of the Watch in the
      Hall of Justice

Wolf Queen- Another great series, that is both interesting and exciting.
Value- 250g each

      Book 1- Nedhelas' House, Caldera
      Book 2- Skyrim Mission, Ebonheart
      Book 3- Vivec, Telvanni Sorcerer
      Book 4- Tiras Sadus, Ald-Ruhn
      Book 5- Ebonheart, Imperial Commission
      Book 6- Ald Sotha lower
      Book 7- Ghorak Manor, Caldera
      Book 8- Tel Mora Services

2920: The Last Year of the First Era- A great read, but it’s not easy to get 
this bunch- It requires a lot of travel.
Value- 275g each

      First Seed- Gnaar Mok, Mush-Mere's shack
      Last Seed- St. Delyn Potter's Hall
      Evening Star- Khuul, Helga's Shack
      Sun's Dusk- Garothmuk gro-Muzgub, Smith- Suran
      Rain's Hand- Gnisis, Arvs-Drelen
      Sun's Height- Vivec, Redoran Trader
      Morning Star- Venim Manor Bedrooms, Ald-ruhn: under-skar
      Mid Year- Andalen Ancestral Tomb
      Frost Fall- Suran Temple, or Telvanni Council House
      Hearth Fire- Caldera Guild of Mages
      Second Seed- Vivec Secret Library
      Sun's Dawn- Ald-ruhn Guild of Mages

36 Lessons of Vivec- A long, preachy, bible-like story. It’s not the 
greatest read, but a great collection to have.
Value- 200g each

      Sermon 1- Molag Mar- Vaseiseus Viciulus, trader
      Sermon 2- Vivec, High Fane
      Sermon 3- Vivec Secret Library
      Sermon 4- Vivec Secret Library
      Sermon 5- Vivec Secret Library
      Sermon 6- Vivec, High Fane
      Sermon 7- Molag Mar, Temple
      Sermon 8- Molag Mar, Temple
      Sermon 9- Molag Mar, Temple
      Sermon 10- Vivec, High Fane
      Sermon 11- Tel Vos Central Tower
      Sermon 12- Arano Ancestral Tomb
      Sermon 13- Ghostgate Tower of Dawn
      Sermon 14- Balmora, Temple
      Sermon 15- Ghostgate, Tower of Dusk
      Sermon 16- Morvayn Manor, Ald-ruhn
      Sermon 17- Ald-Ruhn Sarethi Guard Quarters
      Sermon 18- Ghostgate Tower of Dawn
      Sermon 19- Tel Aruhn: Maren Uvaren, Enchanter
      Sermon 20- Ald-Ruhn Arobar Guard Quarters
      Sermon 21- Gnisis, Temple
      Sermon 22- Balmora, Hlaalo Manor
      Sermon 23- Gnisis, Temple
      Sermon 24- Vos: Ulvil Llothas' Farmhouse
      Sermon 25- Morvayn Manor
      Sermon 26- Vivec Secret Library
      Sermon 27- Vivec St. Olms Temple
      Sermon 28- Vivec, High Fane
      Sermon 29- Maar Gan Outpost
      Sermon 30- Vivec, St. Olms Yngling Manor
      Sermon 31- Holamayan Monastery
      Sermon 32- Holamayan Monastery
      Sermon 33- Molag Mar- Saetring the Nord, Smith
      Sermon 34- Balmora, Temple
      Sermon 35- Vivec Secret Library
      Sermon 36- Vivec Secret Library

       Section 4.2- Individual Books

The Alchemist’s Formulary- Not a story at all, but contains valuable potion 
Value- 300g

      Found in Pelagiad, at Mebestien Ence- Trader, and in the Gateway
      Inn at Sadrith Mora.

The Armorer's Challenge- A book that includes the name of the Armorer master 
trainer, Sirrolus Saccus.
Value- 325g

      Found at Hodlismod’s shop, the armorer, in Caldera

Azura and the Box- A tale on how the Dwemer tricked the Daedra Azura- and in 
doing so, cursed themselves for eternity.
Value- 200g

      Found in Vivec, in the Telvanni Tower at the Telvanni Canton

Breathing Water- A story about a thief and his desire to find an underwater 
Value- 400g

      It can be found in Sirlonwe’s chest, in the Vivec Guild of Mages

The Cake and the Diamond- A story that mentions the name of the Alchemy 
master trainer.
Value- 200g

      Found in Vivec’s Telvanni Apothecary, in the Telvanni Canton

Chance's Folly- One of my favorites in the entire game- If you enjoy 
suspense, puzzles, twists, and insanity, this is for you!
Value- 250g

      Can be found in Vivec’s Arena Storage

Chimarvamidium- A tale about the creation of a Dwemer centurion that is not 
all that it seems.

      Found in Sirlonwe’s chest, in the Vivec Guild of Mages

Death Blow of Abernanit- A poem about the defeat of an invincible foe.
Value- 300g

      Found in the Madach Tradehouse in Gnisis

The Dowry- A tale about how a wealthy noble is searching for the perfect 
husband for his daughter. But is the best candidate all he seems?
Value- 300g

      In Vivec’s Telvanni Tower, in the Telvanni Canton

The Dragon Break Reexamined- A somewhat dry history book on the Septim 
Value- 250g

      Can be found in Gnisis: Arvs-Drelen, or at Seryne Relas’ House
      in Sadrith Mora.

The Final Lesson- The story, intended to be the final lesson to the 
characters Taksim and Vonguldak from the Feyfolken series, is about how one 
can never forget the simple lessons.
Value- 350g

      Found in Tel Aruhn’s Upper Tower

The Four Suitors of Benitah- On how a man changes himself to try and win the 
girl of his dreams.
Value- 300g

      Found in Sadrith Mora, at Vaden Belas’ House

A Game at Dinner- A book that is not only creepy, but mentions the name of 
Dhaunayne Aundae, the head of the Aundae vampire clan.
Value- 200g

      Can be found in Vivec’s Guild of Mages

The Gold Ribbon of Merit- Surprisingly similar to the series “The Black 
Value- 250g

      Found in Kunirai, a base just N-NW of Telasero

Hallgerd's Tale- A humorous story that is somewhat of a dirty joke about a 
heavy armor master.
Value- 325g

      Can be found in Itan the Gentle's Shack, at Dagon Fel

The Hope of the Redoran- A book that contains the name of Athyn Sarethi, who 
is key in the main story.
Value- 250g

      Found in Ghostgate, Tower of Dusk

The Horror of Castle Xyr- a great play, with a creepy twist.
Value- 250g

      Can be found in Tel Naga’s Great Hall, in Sadrith Mora

How Orsinium Passed to the Orcs- A book that, as the title implies, is about 
the passage of Orsinium to the Orcs.
Value- 200g

      Found in Vivec, in the Telvanni Prison Cells

Ice and Chiton- About a weak and lost military group that uses only a dusty 
set of chitin armor to escape.
Value- 325g

      It can be found in Suran, at Garothmuk: Smith

The Importance of Where- A tale about an evil beast and the (drumroll) 
importance of where.
Value- 200g

      Can be found in Vivec, Telvanni Tower, in the Telvanni Canton

Incident in Necrom- A great book about vampire hunters.
Value- 225g

      Found in Balyn Omarel's House, in Balmora

The Last Scabbard of Akrash- A good story about how an abolitionist and his 
girlfriend use sneaky tactics to murder slave traders.
Value- 250g

      Found at Dandera Selaro, Smith, in Ald-ruhn

The Legendary Scourge- A book on the mace, Scourge, made by the Daedra Lord 
Value- 200g

      Can be found in Tel Fyr, in the Hall of Fyr.

The Locked Room- a good tale about a thief school, and a sadistic teacher.
Value- 200g

      Found in the Barracks at Gnisis

Lord Jornibret’s Last Dance- A poem about how an irresistible noble finally 
meets his match.
Value- 300g

      Can be found in St. Olms Upper North-Two

The Lunar Lorkhan- On the Heart of Lorkhan, the force that gives Dagoth Ur 
and the Tribunal Gods immortality.
Value- 350g

      Can be found in Tel Fyr, in the Hall of Fyr.

The Marksmanship Lesson- A story about how a slave finds a unique way to 
exact revenge.
Value- 250g

      Found in Ald-ruhn, in the Llethri Guard Quarters, and in the
      Argonian Mission in Ebonheart

Master Zoaraym's Tale- A tale about an elite fighting school and an unlikely 
candidate for the fighting competition.
Value- 300g

      Found at the stronghold Tel Uvirith, in Omavel’s House

The Mirror- On how a mighty warrior finally meets his match.
Value- 225g

      It can be bought from Codus Callonus in Ald-ruhn, or found in
      Suran’s Guard Tower.

Night Falls on Sentinel- A story about an assassin, and a strange Redguard 
he meets at a tavern.
Value- 275g

      Can be found in Ghorak Manor, in Caldera

Notes on Racial Phylogeny and Biology- An interesting book that contains 
information on the various races, including those that are not found on 
Value- 275g

      Found in Seyda Neen, at Eldafire’s House

Prayers of Baranat- A little Tribunal-influenced, but still good.
Value- 250g

      Can be found in Ald-ruhn’s Morag Tong Hall

Ransom of Zarek- About a clever man who attempts to escape from Nord 
Value- 200g

      Found in the Underground Stream near a body deep in the Gnisis

Realizations of Acrobacy- A book that includes the name of the Acrobatics 
master trainer- Senyindie.
Value- 200g

      Can be found in Aryni Orethi's House, in Ald-Ruhn

The Rear Guard- A book in which the name of the light armor master, Aerin, 
is mentioned.
Value- 200g

      Can be found in Gnaar, Mok, in Anglalos’ Shack

Secrets of Dwemer Animunculi- This book gives you the spell “Summon Sphere 
Value- 450g

      Can be found in Galom Daeus, a dwemer ruin S-SW of Uvirith’s

The Seed- A book about the Argonian’s revenge on the man who took away their 
most precious items.
Value- 200g

      Found in Punsabanit, a smuggler’s den south of the ruin Mzuleft

Silence- On how a great warrior uses the spell silence for a variety of 
Value- 230g

      Can be found in Laterus Burial of the Urshilaku Burial Caverns

Sithis- A book that is written by a follower of the Sixth House, and is 
somewhat confusing.
Value- 275g

      Found at Arvs-Drelen in Gnisis.

Smuggler's Island- A story on how two moon sugar smugglers are trapped on a 
deserted island. Kind of like a survival story, with (once again) a twist.
Value- 250g

      Found in the lower level of the stronghold Falasmaryon

Song of the Alchemists- A story written in poem form, about two alchemists 
competing for a position in the king’s court.
Value- 200g

      Can be found in Ashalmimikala’s Shrine. It is a daedric ruin
      found west of the stronghold Andraseth.

Starlover’s Log- A depressing story written as journal entries that end 
Value- 350g

      Found in Tel Fyr, in the Hall of Fyr

Surfeit of Thieves- I highly recommend this book- it is on a group of 
thieves that do not know what they got themselves into.
Value- 350

      Can be found in Hla Oad, at Fatleg's Drop Off underground

The Third Door- A poem about an axe master and the man she loves- but it has 
an odd twist at the end.
Value- 250g

      Can be found in Ald-Ruhn’s Guard Tower 1 (might be 2...)

Trap- A creepy and deceiving tale.
Value- 250g

      Found in Drushcashti, the Quarra base. Druscashti is northernmost
      of two Dwemer ruins drawn north of the city Maar Gan on the paper
      map, in Foyada Bani-Dad.

Unnamed Book- A book about thieves, murder, and backstabbing. No title 
Value- 225g

      Found in the Savel Tomb, which is a good walk SW from Holamayan
      Monastery. You have to travel across a small island, and continue
      SW to the mainland. The Savel tomb should be there.

Vernaccus and Bourlor- A story about how a prophecy indirectly comes true.
Value- 250g

      Found in Suran, at Ralnosa Gilvayn, Outfitter

The Wraith's Wedding Dowry- How a thief-turned bride gets back her dowry.
Value- 300g

      Found in Vivec’s Fighters Guild (in with Sjoring Hard-Heart), or
      in the lighthouse at Seyda Neen

Withershins- A strange tale about how an Argonian visits a rather 
unconventional healer.
Value- 250g

      Can be found in the Ald-Ruhn Guild of Mages

Words and Philosophy- More of a story about a Bosmer swordfighter- don’t see 
too many of those!
Value- 225g

      It can be found in the Vivec Telvanni Prison Cells and in
      Balmora, Western Guard Tower North

Section 5- Special Thanks

      This is the section dedicated to those diligent people who helped me 
out while making this FAQ. I have to give special thanks to easyeman, for he 
truly backed me up during this whole process. Most people get frustrated 
with my over-analytical qualities, but he put up with me wonderfully :]. His 
original ideas and unabounding assistance really helped get this FAQ off the 
ground. Also, thanks to those who offered their help- I was surprised that 
so many people were willing to assist me in writing this, and thanks to 
those who complimented my efforts on the boards, for it was those comments 
that were the catalyst for my action. I hope that everyone reading this will 
discover some of the obscure, yet still interesting, literature of 

Section 6- Copyright Information

      This FAQ is copyright of Jillian (croikle14)- please do not 
redistribute or copy this FAQ in any way without MY permission. If you want 
to ask permission to reproduce parts of my FAQ, e-mail me at, and I will decide whether you can use it or not. If I 
find that it has been reproduced without my express consent, I will take 
action. You can contact me with any comments or questions as well, but 
PLEASE do not flame me or ask questions that have already been answered in 
my FAQ.