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Scroll of Revival (Blades)
Scroll of Glorious Battle (ESO)

Scrolls,[1][2][3] also known as Magic Scrolls,[4] and Magical Scrolls,[5] are enchanted items that allow usage of magic for people without magical abilities. They are considered among the simplest forms of enchanting and are imbued with a single enchantment and are destroyed with one use. Anyone can use magic scrolls to cast a single spell with perfect reliability.[5][4][6] Despite typically containing the text in the Daedric Alphabet,[1] the ability to read and write is not required to craft magical scrolls, provided the enchanter possess strong force of will. It is implied, however, that this ability is beneficial for the scrolls' quality.[7] Magic scrolls are occasionally created with the help of the formulas,[8][9] which were occasionally encoded, to protect them from thieves.[10][11] Some scrolls are of the Daedric origins.[12][13][14]

The Undaunted used the Scrolls of Glorious Battle to empower their foes with great strength and power[15] in order to make their deeds even more legendary.[16][17][18] Those scrolls were devised by Hroltar the Boaster at some point before 2E 582.[7][15]

Within the school of Conjuration, scrolls of summoning are all based on the Law of Similarity. Typically scrolls used to conjure creatures use parts of the creature, such as their skin for summoning the Daedra. At some point, circa 3E 427 Milyn Faram devised a new method based on a recovered Dwemer machine, that instead relied on appearance of the conjured being. His scrolls only contained an image of the Daedra, rather than the body part, which worked almost as well as a Daedra skin or heart. Although less effective, his scrolls were available at a fraction of the cost of the scrolls crafted with the usage of the older methods.[19] Some summoning scrolls are not destroyed after being used, but the creature conjured by them won't obey the user if the invocation is pronounced improperly.[20]

Scrolls are occasionally used to test the new spells.[21] They can be used to replicate standard magic effects, such as to cure simple diseases, fly,[22][23] tame animals,[24] and, in certain cases even cheat death.[25]

For the Daedric Prince Meridia, time is said to be relative, and thus her priestesses have been known to be able to craft the scrolls that grant time-altering blessings.[26]

During the Witches Festival, Mages Guild sells magical scrolls at a discounted price.[27]

Certain magical scrolls operate differently and are not destroyed upon use, and are instead pieces of paper imbued with permanent enchantment.[28]

The Never-Ending Scroll was a dangerous relic kept by the Psijic Order, that could enthrall whoever writes upon it, forcing them to continuously write until they fall dead of exhaustion.[29][30][31]

The Bothdorji Scroll was a rare scroll protected by the powerful daedra spirits and had the power to summon creatures from the pale of Oblivion.[32][33]

Some scrolls are enchanted with a ward against moisture that protects them from spilling, which makes them incredibly impractical for most conventional forms of note-taking.[28]

Elder Scrolls are unrelated to the mundane enchanted scrolls. They are scrolls of unknown origin that simultaneously archive both past and future events.[34]

The Scrolls of Baan Dar is a series of vellum scrolls found by a nomad wanderer in a cave somewhere on Lake Vread in central Elsweyr. These scrolls were then painstakingly translated from Ta'agra to Tamrielic over the years by many scholars, such as the Second Era scribe Arkan and his apprentice, Jarvus. No one could verify the authenticity of the First Scroll's translation or the text itself.[35][36] The Third Scroll's translation is a rare piece of text that is stored in the Library of Dusk in Coldharbour. It describes the tale of how Baan Dar stole Vivec's thirty-seventh lesson before they could write it.[37]

Notable Scroll EnchantersEdit

  • Milyn Faram — Dunmeri inventor of the new techniques of creating the scrolls of summoning.
  • Hroltar — Reachfolk inventor of the Scrolls of Glorious battle.



See AlsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Scrolls in Morrowind
  2. ^ Scrolls in Oblivion
  3. ^ Scrolls in Skyrim
  4. ^ a b Enchanters dialogue topic in Morrowind
  5. ^ a b Enchant dialogue topic in Morrowind
  6. ^ Enchanter's my trade dialogue topic in Morrowind
  7. ^ a b Hroltar the Boaster's dialogue in ESO
  8. ^ Events of Scroll Sales in Tribunal
  9. ^ Elbert Nermarc's dialogue in Tribunal
  10. ^ Private Notes -- DO NOT READ
  11. ^ Note to Ahnia'Ten-Tongues' Weerhat
  12. ^ Gavros' dialogue in ESO
  13. ^ Ebony Epidermis' description in ESO
  14. ^ Lady Clarisse Laurent's dialogue in ESO
  15. ^ a b Scrolls of Glorious Battle in Group Dungeons in ESO
  16. ^ Glirion the Redbeard's dialogue during Pledge quests in ESO
  17. ^ Maj al-Ragath's dialogue during Pledge quests in ESO
  18. ^ Urgarlag Chief-bane's dialogue during Pledge: Moon Hunter Keep, Pledge: Bloodroot Forge and Pledge: Scalecaller Peak in ESO
  19. ^ Milyn Faram's dialogue in Morrowind
  20. ^ Events of An Ancient Scroll in Daggerfall
  21. ^ J'zargo's dialogue during J'zargo's Experiment in Skyrim
  22. ^ Get cured dialogue topic in Morrowind
  23. ^ Tel Fyr dialogue topic in Morrowind
  24. ^ Guide to Taming Dire WolvesShelga gra-Bur, Beastmaster of Kvatch
  25. ^ Scroll of Revival in Blades
  26. ^ Gold Coast Experience Scroll
  27. ^ Witches Festival description in Daggerfall
  28. ^ a b Spillproof Scroll Paper in ESO
  29. ^ The Never-Ending Scroll — Author Unknown
  30. ^ Relics of Summerset in ESO
  31. ^ Psijic Codex: List of Dead Drops
  32. ^ Events of Background Information in Daggerfall
  33. ^ The Bothdorji Scroll
  34. ^ Lost Histories of Tamriel
  35. ^ The First Scroll of Baan DarArkan
  36. ^ First Scroll of Baan DarArkan the Gifted
  37. ^ The Library of Dusk: Rare Books
  38. ^ Spider Scrolls in Skyrim
  39. ^ Events of A Web of Troubles in ESO