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 [[Skyrim: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:
* [[Skyrim:Secret of Strength|Secret of Strength]] — Power attacks cost no stamina for 30 seconds.
* [[Skyrim:Secret of Arcana|Secret of Arcana]] — Spells cost no magicka for 30 seconds.
* [[Skyrim:Secret of Protection|Secret of Protection]] — You take half damage for 30 seconds.