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Appropriate Vanilla Books

Postby french ninja » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:14 pm

Below is a list of every book from TES III that I believe would be found in Skyrim. I took out Temple books and Morrowind specific books except general knowledge ones you would find in a learned man's house.

Histories & Biographies
· 2920, Last Year of the First Era - Carlovac Townway
A fascinating drama taking place at the very end of the First Era.
· A Brief History of the Empire - Stronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian
The classic book series that gives a quick summary of the Septim line throughout the 3rd Era. It differs slightly from the Daggerfall version.
· Biography of Barenziah - Stern Gamboge
The "official" biography of Queen Barenziah. This is the watered down version that was produced for widespread Imperial distribution.
· Biography of the Wolf Queen - Katar Eriphanes
The official biography of Potema, queen of Solitude.
· Changed Ones - Anonymous
Information about the origins of the Chimer.
· Confessions of a Dunmer Skooma-Eater - Anonymous
A true-story about a Skooma-addicted Dunmer.
· Fall of the Snow Prince - Lokheim
Chronicle of a battle between Falmer and Nords on Solstheim in the early 1st era.
· Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation - University of Gwylim Press
An essay about the early Nordic settlement of Tamriel.
· Galerion the Mystic - Anonymous
A biography of Galerion the Mystic, founder of the Mage's Guild.
· Lady Benoch's Words and Philosophy - Anonymous
An interview with the Wood Elf Imperial Guard Lady Benoch about her life.
· On Morrowind, the Imperial Province - Erramanwe of Sunhold
This is a brief history of the Imperial conquest of Morrowind.
· Origin of the Mages Guild - The Archmage Salarth
Yep, our old classic. Read about the birth of the illustrious Mages Guild.
· Tal Marog Ker's Researches - Tal Marog Ker
A summary of the events of Battlespire.
· The Brothers of Darkness - Pellarne Assi
A history of the Morag Tong and Dark Brotherhood
· The Firsthold Revolt - Maveus Cie
The continuing story of Morgiah, scheming princess of Wayrest, who you do a quest for in Daggerfall. After making her deal with the King of Worms, Morgiah moved to Summerset Isle. The rest is contained in this book.
· The Madness of Pelagius - Tsathenes
A short biography of the mad Pelagius III.
· The True Nature of Orcs - Anonymous
A short book about Malacath and the Orcs.
· The Wolf Queen - Waughin Jarth
The biography of Potema, Wolf Queen of Solitude.
· Thirsk, a History - Bereditte Jastal
A history book of Thirsk, the mead hall.
· War of the First Council - Agrippa Fundilius
An Imperial overview of the war. Very biased and sometimes innacurate.
Religion, Myths, Legends & Metaphysics
· Aedra and Daedra - Anonymous
A brief overview of the differences between the two.
· An Overview of Gods and Worship - Brother Hetchfeld
The standard introductory religious work. Very inquisitive in nature; discusses the very nature of the Gods.
· Ancestors and the Dunmer - Anonymous
Dunmer funerary rights and ancestor worship.
· Annotated Anuad - Anonymous
A theology book that discusses the creation of mortals.
· Arkay The Enemy - King of Worms (apparently)
King of Worms instruction to his people. Not sure that this was really written by KoW himself.
· Blasphemous Revenants - Anonymous
Dunmer's point of view about summoning the dead.
· Invocation of Azura - Sigillah Parate
An autobiography of sorts of a worshiper of Azura. The author discusses several other Daedra Princes (all called Princesses here) as well.
· N'Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis! - Anonymous
The ramblings of the vile Sload Necromancer.
· Reflections on Cult Worship in the Empire - Cuseius Plecia
Comparisons between the Imperial Cult and the Tribunal Temple.
· Sithis - Anonymous
This tells of the connection between Sithis and Lorkhan.
· Spirit of Nirn - Anonymous
It seems opinions about Lorkhan vary. A lot.
· Spirit of the Daedra - Anonymous
A Dremora sheds light into the nature of the Daedra. Highly interesting, and gives us a glimpse into their motivations, desires, and fears.
· The Arcturian Heresy - Anonymous
· The Lunar Lorkhan - Fal Droon
An explanation of how Tamriel's moons are the decaying body of Lorkhan.
· The Monomyth - Anonymous
A theology book that contains some of the most common creation myths.
· The Story of Aevar Stone-Singer - Anonymous
A Skaal legend of a boy who returns the gifts of the All-Maker from the Greedy Man
· Varieties of Faith in the Empire - Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
The compiled listing of Gods of the Empire formerly known as "The Pantheon". Contains lots of interesting information.
· Where were you when the Dragon Broke? - Anonymous
Comments from various knowledgeable people about the Dragon Break.
· Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi to her Favored Daughter - Anonymous
· A Dance in Fire - Waughin Jarth
This series of books retells Decumus Scotti's adventures in Valenwood during the 5 years war between it and Elsweyr.
· A Game at Dinner - Anonymous
A published letter from an anonymous spy about the game Prince Helseth cleverly played at the dinner between him and his Councilors.
· Ancient Tales of the Dwemer - Marobar Sul
The series of fascinating adapted tales.
· Bone - Tavi Dromio
These two books (combined) are one of the series of books featuring Hallgerd, Xiomara and Garaz. Nice story about the invention of medium armor.
· Breathing Water - Haliel Myrm
An amusing story.
· Chance's Folly - Zylmoc Golge
· Feyfolken - Waughin Jarth
The classic tale of scribe and his enchanted quill.
· Final Lesson - Aegrothius Goth
Another lesson imparted by the Great Sage (from the Feyfolken books) to his students.
· Hallgerd's Tale - Tavi Dromio
As Hallgerd's stated: "This is a story about someone who was more agile and accomplished in his armor than out of it".
· Ice and Chitin - Pletius Spatec
How ice and chitin saved an Officer and her Lieutenant from an army.
· Incident in Necrom - Jonquilla Bothe
Four adventurers set out to clear a cemetery from vampires. Exults the benefits of illusion magic.
· Last Scabbard of Akrash - Tabar Vunqidh
This book has it all -- romance, slavery, and head lopping!
· Master Zoaraym's Tale - Gi'Nanth
This a story about Master Zoaraym and his students at the Temple of the Two Moons in Elsweyr.
· Mystery of Talara - Mera Llykith
The classic story about political intrigue in the royal family of Camlorn.
· Night Falls on Sentinel - Boali
An assassin tells of how he removed the crown prince of Sentinel.
· Palla - Vojne Mierstyyd
The classic, relatable tale of a boy in love with his friend's mother. Great ending.
· Ruins of Kemel-Ze - Rolard Nordssen
An archeologist's adventure in the fabled ruin.
· Silence - Ganpheril Kimeth
A tale of an adventurer who needs to learn a Silence spell in order to defeat two very perilous foes.
· Smuggler's Island - Quarde Anarion
S'Riizh and Harithoel are stranded on an island with 5 crates of moon sugar.
· Surfeit of Thieves - Aniis Noru
A tale about a robbery gone horribly, horribly awry.
· The Armorers' Challenge - Mymophonus
A historical account from the times of Empress Katariah. Might be authentic, might be fiction.
· The Axe Man - Anonymous
The story of the devlopment of a Morag Tong assassin who exclusively used the axe during business hours. Raises your Axe skill.
· The Black Arrow - Gorgic Guine
A tale which shows that nobles do not always get what they want.
· The Cake and the Diamond - Athyn Muendil
An amusing story about a clever alchemist and greedy thieves.
· The Four Suitors of Benitah - Jole Yolivess
The tale of how a man wins the heart of a woman.
· The Gold Ribbon of Merrit - Ampyrian Brum
An amusing story of two friends, one a self-centered buffoon and the other a quiet but gifted warrior, reuniting for some idle archery.
· The Locked Room - Porbert Lyttumly
Yana is a locksmithing student who is interested in the theory and technique of the craft more than the practical considerations of it. Arthcamu is her impatient, pragmatic, and cruel instructor. By the end of the story, one of their deaths is imminent!
· The Marksmanship Lesson - Alla Llaleth
The basic argument against mistreating your Bosmer slaves, especially those with exeptional bow ability.
· The Mirror - Berdier Wreans
A story about an exceptional fighter and his showdown with his greatest enemy.
· The Poison Song - Bristin Xel
A fascinating epic set in the aftermath of the War with the Dwemer and House Dagoth. A story of secrets, betrayal, survival, love, incest and redmeption, this is one you can't miss.
· The Prayers of Baranat - Anonymous
A story about the adventure of very faithful man, in his quest to release the kidnapped lady. Reading this will increases hand-to-hand skill.
· The Real Barenziah - Plitinius Mero (uncredited)
A classic! The story of Barenziah, her life, and her involvement in the politics of Tamriel. Pretty raunchy in places.
· The Rear Guard - Tenace Mourl
An amusing tale of a man trapped in a castle, and the ordeals that he must go through to eat.
· The Wraith's Wedding Dowry - Voltha gra-Yamwort
Never steal from a women on her wedding day
· Trap - Anonymous
The story of someone being captured by the Berne Vampires and being kept as cattle. This book raises your sneak skill.
· Unnamed Book - Anonymous
A story and a lesson about throat-slashing for thieves
· Vernaccus and Bourlor - Tavi Dromio
Another book of Hallgerd series, telling about the story of a lesser daedra and a great archer hero.
· Withershins - Yaqut Tawashi
A ridiculous book about madness.
Journals, Notes & Correspondence
· Mixed Unit Tactics - Codus Callonus
This is a book about the Khajiiti strategies during the Five Years War
Jokes, Songs, Poems & Plays
· A Hypothetical Treachery - Anthil Morvir
An amusing play about a bunch of backstabbing adventurers.
· A Less Rude Song - Anonymous
And you thought Dark Elves were prudes.
· Book of Life and Service - Anonymous
A holdover from Battlespire, describing the Wrath- and Mistmen.
· Book of Rest and Endings - Anonymous
An excerpt describing the ritual needed to put a Wrathman to rest. What use could it have?
· Horror of Castle Xyr - Baloth-Kul
A one act play about a Telvanni Wizard’s experiments.
· Lord Jornibret's Last Dance - Anonymous
A fine piece of gallant poetry. Somewhat like "Rude Song" of Daggerfall, but much, much more refined.
· The Blue Book of Riddles - Anonymous
A book of riddles... which doesn't actually contain any.
· The Five Songs of King Wulfharth - Anonymous
Summaries of the Five Songs. Contains a unique take on the Battle at Red Mountain, among other things.
· The Legendary Scourge - Anonymous
A poem about Scourge, the mace of Malacath.
· The Lusty Argonian Maid - Crassius Curio
A hilariously raunchy tale of an Argonian maid and her Imperial master.
· The Red Book of Riddles - Anonymous
· The Song of Grandfather Frost - Anonymous
· The Third Door - Annanar Orme
A humerous song about the love and scorn of Ellabeth, Queen of the Axe.
· The Warrior's Charge - Anonymous
A Redguard poem about the constellations.
· The Yellow Book of Riddles - Waughin Jarth
A selection of relatively interesting riddles.
· The Eastern Provinces Impartially Considered - Anonymous
A case against Imperial presence in the eastern provinces, Morrowind and Black Marsh.
· The Pig Children - Tyston Bane
A highly bias book about Orcs.
· ABCs for Barbarians - Anonymous
Very nice book, strongly recommended for all barbarians.
· Boethiah's Pillow Book - Anonymous
This is supposed to be a "dirty" book.
Guides & Instruction
· Arcana Restored - Wapna Neustra
A guide to restoring arcane items in a mana fountain. Faux-archaic in style.
· Dispel Potion Formula - Anonymous
Short and sweet- directions for making a dispel potion.
· Mysterious Akavir - Anonymous
This book describes the inhabitants of the continent called Akavir.
· The Art of War Magic - Zurin Arctus et al.
A collection of phrases and thoughts, intended to help the reader become a better tactician and user of War Magic.
· The Buying Game - Ababael Timsar-Dadisun
A guide to bartering.
· The Vagaries Of Magicka - Anonymous
An excerpt from what appears to be an instruction booklet of some kind. Found most often in Telvanni districts. Interesting mentions of things like "Restorals" and "Congeries".
Information & Records
· Cherim's Heart - Livillus Perus
Interview with a Khajiiti tapestist about his work.
· For My Gods and Emperor - Imperial Cult
An essential book that need to be read before joining the Imperial Cult
· Great Houses of Morrowind - Anonymous
Just like it says: a book about Great House Culture on Morrowind, specifically Vvardenfell.
· Hanging Gardens of Wasten Coridale - Anonymous
A book written both in Dwemeri and Aldmeri, which allowed it to be used as a translation assistant.
· Hanin's Wake - Anonymous
Something like a poison recipe.
· Honor Among Thieves - Arnie the Scrib
An essential book that need to be read before joining Thieves Guild.
· Imperial Charter of the Guild of Fighters - Anonymous
The charter document for the Fighters Guild, which details its rules and regulations.
· Imperial Charter of the Guild of Mages - Anonymous
The Charter document for the Mages Guild; lists their goals and membership requirements.
· On the Preparation of the Corpse - Anonymous
Contains information for a Necromancer, nuff said.
· On Wild Elves - Kier-Jo Chorvak
A treatise on the remainders of the Ayleid civilization.
· Ordo Legionis - Anonymous
Eh? Latin? "Order of the Legion" serves as an introduction to the Imperial Legions for prospective members.
· Provinces of Tamriel - Anonymous
A description of the nine provinces of Tamriel. Includes a map.
· Special Flora of Tamriel - Hardin the Herbalist
Concerning rare plants from all over Tamriel.
· The Alchemist's Formulary - Anonymous
A set of recipes which would be useful to either the Healer, the Traveler, or the Adventurer. Approximately eleven recipes.
· The Firmament - Ffoulke
A document about all the constellations.
· The Old Ways - Celarus the Loremaster
The definitive guide to the Psijic Order and their leader, Celarus.
· The Posting of the Hunt - Anonymous
An instruction note of the Ritual of the Innocent Quarry, also called the Wild Hunt (not to be confused with the Bosmer ritual).
· Children of the Sky - Anonymous
A book about Nords and their Thu'um.
· Guylaine's Architecture of the Second Empire - Anonymous
Excerpt about Dwemer architecture.
· Legions of the Dead - Anonymous
A scholarly work about the Undead. Significantly less sketchy than most other books on this topic.
· Notes on Racial Phylogeny and Biology - Council of Healers, Imperial University
This is a book about the similarities and differences between the races of Tamriel.
· On Oblivion - Morian Zenas
An introductory guide to Oblivion.
· Sovngarde: A Reexamination - Bereditte Jastal
Some speculation about how to reach the Sovngarde, Nord's afterlife.
· The Book of Daedra - Anonymous
Contains descriptions of Daedric Princes and mentions of powerful artifacts.
· The Dragon Break - Fal Droon
Reexamines the Dragonbreak in historical terms.
· The Waters of Oblivion - Anonymous
An article about the dangers of Oblivion and the Daedra. Seems to be written by an especially zealous Aedra worshipper.
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Re: Appropriate Vanilla Books

Postby Lestat DeLioncourt » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:39 am

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Re: Appropriate Vanilla Books

Postby Scamp » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:04 pm

Excellent! Very helpful when making interiors.
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Re: Appropriate Vanilla Books

Postby Wollibeebee » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:48 am

I've been continuing this with all the province mods books,
might be useful here too, specially when I "conquer" the TR books (bit tricky however, as they're currently remaking them all.)

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Re: Appropriate Vanilla Books

Postby Worsas » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:47 pm

Some of the books listed above were just written in the course of the events of the game by characters in the game world (the lusty argonian maid, sovngarde a reexamination, Thirsk a history). the faction based texts only make sense within morrowind as province or even just vvardenfell. I see that you have taken most of that into account. 'Ordo Legionis' should be listed in the last category along with a faction book for the thieves guild though, just to be consequent (honor among thieves in morrowind but possibly differently named or even absent in other provinces).

Though in general there is a reasonable division in your listing. I have added a couple of books from the other sequels to Skyrim-Data that might have been around at the time frame of MW already. Unfortunately you cannot see the latest Skyrim-Data as long as you aren't promoted modder. But I think that i may make you a listing, if you are interested.

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