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Skyrim:Apocrypha (Epistolary Acumen)

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|imgdesc=The Epistolary Acumen Black Book in Nchardak
|treasure=[[Skyrim:Black Soul Gem|Black Soul Gem]]s<br> ''[[Skyrim:Death Blow of Abernanit|Death Blow of Abernanit]]''<br> ''[[Skyrim:Fire and Darkness|Fire and Darkness]]''<br> ''[[Skyrim:Orsinium and the Orcs|Orsinium and the Orcs]]''
}}There are four zones (or chapters) in the area, namely : ''[[#Chapter I|Chapter I]]'', ''[[#Chapter II|Chapter II]]'', ''[[#Chapter III|Chapter III]]'', and ''[[#Chapter IV|Chapter IV]]''.
The [[Skyrim:Black Book: Epistolary Acumen (book)|Black Book]] needed to access Epistolary Acumen is found inside [[Skyrim:Nchardak|Nchardak]]. You must complete the quest [[Skyrim:The Path of Knowledge|The Path of Knowledge]] in order to retrieve the book.
==Epistolary Acumen==
===Chapter I===
Chapter I opens on a small platform. There is a scrye in In the middleof the platform, and a font two fonts of magicka on either side. The flank a scrye unfurls that lowers a bridge to the a corridor which is moving from side-to-sideahead to the west. When Proceeding to the far end of the corridor lines up with the bridge and riding it can be jumped on. At the other end there is a platform to the far right that has leads to a scrye and platform with a font of stamina. The and a scrye unfurls a that lowers another bridge that can be reached by returning to . Remaining at this end of the corridor. The last platform holds and riding it most of the way to the book left leads to Chapter II the new bridge and the final platform, with a font of stamina above itand the book to Chapter II.
===Chapter II===
The first part of Chapter II is fairly straightforward, starts in a single straight corridor tunnel leading to a scrye. Things get a lot more dangerous when The scrye unfurls the scrye is activated; walls of the corridor unfurlstunnel, revealing a large room guarded by two seekers and a lurker. To the east is a font of magicka, and a scrye that opens the gate to the west, there . In the southeast corner is a pod in . In the southeast southwest corner, and is a table with two random soul gems in . Two fonts of magicka flank the southwest cornergate. On either side of Beyond the gate is a font of magicka. Inside the small room there is with a pod to the right, two fonts of stamina, and the book to Chapter III.
===Chapter III===
Behind the entrance to Chapter III is starts on a platform in a font of stamina. There are huge room guarded by two seekers in this room, with one on a platform to the north, two platforms over, and one the other on a platform to the east, up two sets . Behind the starting point is a font of stairsstamina. There On the platform occupied by the first seeker is a font of magicka where in the first seeker stood readingmiddle of an acidic pool. At the top of all the sets of stairs to the east is a another font of magicka, in an acidic pool and a twisting moving corridor.
There are another two separate platforms on this side Remaining at the near end of the corridor. The first has and riding it partway to the right leads to a platform above a larger platform guarded by a lurker, and drops down to another platform with two seekersa seeker. Dropping down onto to the larger platform activates several parts raises a set of ramps from the structure in the middle to lowerfloor, giving allowing access to a pod atop on a pillarin the middle of the platform. There To the south is a font of magicka and a scrye to the south that raises a bridge back to the first platform. The third platform, guarded by two seekers, contains a pod flanked by two fonts of magicka and two tables. On before the left-hand table are a few random soul gems, including a [[Skyrim:Black Soul Gem|black soul gem]]. The right-hand table holds a copy of the [[Skyrim:Spell Tome: Conjure Seeker|Spell Tome: Conjure Seeker]] (only if your conjuration skill is above level 40), and copies of three skill books, ''[[Skyrim:Fire and Darkness|Fire and Darkness]]'' ([[Skyrim:One-handed|One-handed]]), ''[[Skyrim:Orsinium and the Orcs|Orsinium and the Orcs]]'' ([[Skyrim:Heavy Armor|Heavy Armor]]), and ''[[Skyrim:Death Blow of Abernanit|Death Blow of Abernanit]]'' ([[Skyrim:Block|Block]])moving corridor.
:''To Remaining at the near end of the corridor and riding it to the south is far right leads to a corridor that can be reached platform guarded by using Whirlwind Sprint while standing on two seekers. On the guardrailplatform are two tables, two fonts of magicka, and a pod. This corridor On the table to the left are three soul gems (two random and one [[Skyrim:Black Soul Gem|black]]). On the table to the right is a copy of the end one [[Skyrim:Spell Tome: Conjure Seeker|Spell Tome: Conjure Seeker]] (only if your [[Skyrim:Conjuration]] skill is at least level 40) and copies of three [[Skyrim:Skill Books|skill books]] for three of the Chapter"[[Skyrim:Combat|combat]]" skills: ''[[Skyrim:Fire and Darkness|Fire and Darkness]]'' ([[Skyrim:One-handed|One-handed]]), ''[[Skyrim:Orsinium and allows you to skip ahead to the corridor with Orcs|Orsinium and the four seekers.Orcs]]'' ([[Skyrim:Heavy Armor|Heavy Armor]]), and ''[[Skyrim:Death Blow of Abernanit|Death Blow of Abernanit]]''([[Skyrim:Block|Block]]).
Back in Returning to the corridor, and now going all proceeding to the way through it, there is far end leads to a scrye that opens a pair of gates next to open the gate in scrye. Beyond the middle. There gates is a corridor leading south guarded by a seeker at . Proceeding around a corner to the far corner, and when east in the corridor swings around causes it to move to the left and connects lower a bridge to the platform, another corridor guarded by a lurker. The next Proceeding to the end of this corridor swings causes it to move to the left and connects connect to a platform with a platform, where there is scrye that opens a pair of gates behind the scrye to open . Beyond the gategates is another corridor guarded by a seeker. The corridor leads past passes a font of stamina to and a circular room with some old six empty pedestals. The corridor past this is guarded by four seekers. There are , then widens and passes two fonts of magicka, a font of stamina , and two three seekers to end at another font of magicka, plus stamina and the book to Chapter IV.
===Chapter IV===
Immediately Chapter IV starts on a platform. Next to the right starting point is a table with three soul gems (two random and a one black). There To the south is a pod vessel and a scrye that forms a bridge to another platform ahead, which opens a central chamber high in where the air. The black book ''Epistolary Acumen'' book is in the middle of the room, and it allows you to access its secretsawait. When the book is activated for the first time, Hermaeus Mora appears, and offers to strike a deal in reward for teaches you the final second word of the shout [[Skyrim:Bend Will|Bend Will]]. Hermaeus grants you [[Skyrim:Dragon Shouts|shout]], also offering a bargain in exchange for the second third and final word of the shout as an enticement. To exit this part of Apocrypha, use the non-circular part of the black book.
The three [[Skyrim:PowersAbilities|PowersAbilities]] offered by this book are:*[[Skyrim:Dragonborn Flame|Dragonborn Flame]]: When your [[Skyrim:Fire Breath|Fire Breath]] Shout shout kills an enemy, a fire wyrm emerges from their corpse to fight for you for 60 seconds.*[[Skyrim:Dragonborn Force|Dragonborn Force]]: Your [[Skyrim:Unrelenting Force|Unrelenting Force]] shout does more damage , and using all three words may disintegrate enemies.*[[Skyrim:Dragonborn Frost|Dragonborn Frost]]: Your [[Skyrim:Frost Breath|Frost Breath]] Shout shout encases foes in ice for 15 seconds.