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Hidden Knowledge

Learn the secrets of 5 Black Books

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How to unlock the Hidden Knowledge achievement

  • alanp9alanp91,221,210
    04 Dec 2012 04 Dec 2012 07 Dec 2012
    138 10 18
    There are a total of 7 Black Books. Reading each one will take you into the realm of Apocrypha. Make your way through the various twisty paths and puzzles you encounter here, and you'll eventually reach another book at the end of the area. Read this book to gain a special power and return to Solstheim. (Some of the books will give you 3 options for a power to choose, so make sure to look at the green orbs hovering above the book for details on each one!)

    Two of the Black Books will be encountered during Dragonborn's main story, so you'll need to track down at least 3 others. Most of the other 5 are linked to sidequests, but here are the locations of them all:

    Waking Dreams - Main story (You pick up this book early on, but it doesn't actually count towards this achievement until you've finished the At the Summit of Apocrypha quest.)
    Epistolary Acumen - Main story
    Filament and Filigree - Kolbjorn Barrow (end of Unearthed sidequest)
    The Hidden Twilight - Tel Mithryn (After finishing several sidequests for Neloth, he'll give you a key to the room containing the book.)
    The Sallow Regent - White Ridge Barrow
    The Winds of Change - Raven Rock Mine (You'll pick this one up since it's in the same area as one of the words for the Dragon Aspect shout and achievement.)
    Untold Legends - Benkongerike
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    xBTCx Corrupted ok, I'm stuck. I read The Sallow Regent was sent where i was supposed to be... and that's it. I start losing health, vision blurs and can only go from one end of the hall to the other. What am I missing?
    Posted by xBTCx Corrupted on 19 Feb 14 at 07:48
    DottyRoxy69 I just did Swallow Regent, literally just follow the Light. Run past the seekers. Your health does go down, use your healing spell while you run. Sometime you have to wait for a bridge to come up so you can cross but literally just follow the light.
    Posted by DottyRoxy69 on 14 Apr 16 at 10:40
    DottyRoxy69 So I just got this achievement. Haven't done Filament and Filigree or Untold Legends. So this achievement is possibly glitched and lets you have it early.

    I was confused at the beginning when I did the main quest and killed Miraak and was like shouldn't have I gotten the achievement then I realised I only had 3 books.
    Posted by DottyRoxy69 on 14 Apr 16 at 10:43
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