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Skyrim:Apocrypha (Filament and Filigree)

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{{Trail|Places|Apocrypha}}{{Mod Header|Dragonborn}}{{Place Summary
|type=Black Book
|titlename=Filament and Filigree
|description=an area of [[DragonbornSkyrim:Hermaeus Mora|Hermaeus Mora]]'s [[Lore:Planes of Oblivion|plane of Oblivion]], [[DragonbornSkyrim:Apocrypha|Apocrypha]].
|level=Min: 25
|occupants=[[DragonbornSkyrim:Lurker|Lurkers]], [[DragonbornSkyrim:Seeker|Seekers]]
|image=SR-quest-Black Book Filament and Filigree.jpg
}}There is only one zone in the area, namely ''[[#Filament and Filigree|Filament and Filigree]]''.
The [[DragonbornSkyrim:Black Book: Filament and Filigree (book)|Black Book]] needed to access Filament and Filigree is found inside [[DragonbornSkyrim:Kolbjorn Barrow|Kolbjorn Barrow]]. You must complete the quest [[DragonbornSkyrim:Unearthed|Unearthed]] in order to retrieve the book.
Filament and Filigree opens on a dimly lit vestibule facing a dark corridor. The [[Skyrim:Traps#Deadly Darkness|darkness]] here is dangerous, literally; entering it will inflict continuous heavy damage which can not be resisted any means, including the [[Skyrim:Become Ethereal|Become Ethereal]] shout. Floating lamps 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, [[Skyrim:Candlelight|Candlelight]], [[Skyrim:Magelight|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 [[Skyrim:Sneak|Sneak]] [[Skyrim:Skill Books|skill book]] ''[[Skyrim:Three Thieves|Three Thieves]]''. Hidden behind the left statue at the bottom of the stairs is a pod.
There is a set of stairs just to the left that leads to a closed gate. The scrye to open it is to the right, and on the left is a pod and a [[Skyrim:Scroll of Invisibility|scroll of invisibility]]. An eye floats along to the right of the long platform, but does not provide full protection from the darkness. Along the platform are two seekers and a lurker, and a lurker spawns from the pool at the top of the stairs at the other end. At the top of stairs after that is the black book ''Filament and Filigree'', and loot. The loot contains copies of the [[Skyrim:Spell Tome: Healing Hands|Spell Tome: Healing Hands]] and the [[DragonbornSkyrim:Spell Tome: Conjure Seeker|Spell Tome: Conjure Seeker]] (only if your conjuration is above level 40), a [[Skyrim:Scroll of Mass Paralysis|scroll of mass paralysis]], three soul gems (one [[Skyrim:Black Soul Gem|black]] and two random), and a vessel. To exit this part of Apocrypha, use the non-circular part of the black book.
The three [[Skyrim:Powers#Dragonborn|Powers]] offered by this book are:
* [[DragonbornSkyrim:Secret of Strength|Secret of Strength]] — Power attacks cost no stamina for 30 seconds.* [[DragonbornSkyrim:Secret of Arcana|Secret of Arcana]] — Spells cost no magicka for 30 seconds.* [[DragonbornSkyrim:Secret of Protection|Secret of Protection]] — You take half damage for 30 seconds.