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Skyrim:Apocrypha (Filament and Filigree)

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Black Book:
Filament and Filigree
# of Zones 1
Respawn Time 10 days
Level Min: 25
Lurkers, Seekers
Important Treasure
Black Soul Gem
Spell Tome: Healing Hands
Three Thieves
Console Location Code(s)
The Filament and Filigree Black Book in Kolbjorn Barrow

Filament and Filigree is an area of Hermaeus Mora's plane of Oblivion, Apocrypha. There is only one zone in the area, Filament and Filigree.

The Black Book needed to access Filament and Filigree is found inside Kolbjorn Barrow. You must complete the quest Unearthed in order to retrieve the book.

The realm is inhabited by Daedra called Seekers and Lurkers. Tentacles constantly breach the acidic dark waters and sometimes whip at you, causing a significant amount of damage if they manage to hit you. The acidic waters with the tentacles are also corrosive and cause damage if stepped in.

Related QuestsEdit

Filament and FiligreeEdit

Filament and Filigree opens on a dim platform facing a dark corridor. The darkness here is dangerous, literally; entering it will inflict continuous heavy damage which can not be resisted by any means, including the Become Ethereal shout. Floating Wisp-Lanterns drift above the platforms, providing safe havens of light to walk in. Other forms of light will also work to prevent damage (e.g. torches, Candlelight, Magelight), so long as they keep away the darkness.

Ahead and to the right is a table and a font of magicka. On the table are two random soul gems and a copy of the Sneak skill book Three Thieves. Hidden behind the left statue at the bottom of the stairs to the left is a pod. At the top of the stairs is a closed gate. The scrye to open the gate is to the right, and to the left is a pod and a scroll of invisibility. An eye floats along to the right of the long platform ahead, but does not provide full protection from the darkness. Along the platform are two seekers and a lurker, and a lurker rises from the pool at the top of the stairs at the other end. At the top of stairs at the end of the platform is the black book Filament and Filigree, a vessel to the left, and a table to the right with copies of the Spell Tome: Healing Hands and the Spell Tome: Conjure Seeker (only if your Conjuration skill is at least level 40), a scroll of mass paralysis, and three soul gems (one black and two random). To exit this part of Apocrypha, use the non-circular part of the black book.

The three Powers offered by this book are: