Enak-do's Ledger: Houses, Shops, and Trade: same as above
Regarding the Books of Torinaan and “Blessings of the Eight”
Within Torinaan in Auridon, connected to the area quest “Blessings of the Eight,” there are eleven books located within four shrine complexes, one to Magnus and Syrabane, one to Mara and Stendarr, one to Trinimac and Xarxes, and one to Anu and Y’ffre. Each deity has a book associated with it that has a copy located within its shrine room, and then there are three additional books, The Fires of Truth, Letter to the Aldarch and Brief Letter to the Aldarch. Note that, once a player cleanses both shrines within one of the complexes, the player loses access to that complex and the copies of the books within. Additionally, while Letter to the Aldarch, Brief Letter to the Aldarch, and The Fires of Truth receive locations in the overworld on the platform and steps surrounding the stairs down to the Shrine of Anu and Y’ffre, I was unable to locate similarly placed copies of the other books. However, based on the UESP log information, it would appear that these other books might be included in the pool of books accessed from bookshelves in the following zones.
Bones of the Forest (Shrine of Y’ffre):
Coils of the Father (Shrine of Anu):
Gifts of Magnus (Shrine of Magnus):
The Apprentices’ God (Shrine of Syrabane):
The Heart of Love (Shrine of Mara):
The Sounding Horn (Shrine of Stendarr):
The Everscriven Tome (Shrine of Xarxes):
The Warrior’s Blade (Shrine of Trinimac):
*While randomly checking bookshelves inside the Monastery of Serene Harmony in Shimmerene, I did come across a copy of The Sounding Horn, which seems to confirm that these books do appear in these pools. It’s not an optimal means of obtaining the books, as the bookshelf pools tend to be quite large and it’s unpredictable when you might obtain the book you’re looking for, but it is an option to find them. Another would be for ZOS to place them in the world within the above-ground area of Torinaan. One possible spot could be at approximately 41.31x25.90 (Auridon) on top of a large stone circle near the door to the Central Torinaan Shrine.
List of Known Currently-Bugged Books
Orders to Halskar : Military Orders and Reports (FIXED: 5.0.1 PTS)
This book is placed outside the Fort Morvunskar Barracks after the quest “Blindsided”, but disappears during the area’s phasing change near the end of “Sleep for the Dead,” when hostile NPCs are cleared from the fort and two guards take up residence blocking the door to the Barracks. Thus, anyone who has completed both quests and missed this book remains unable to obtain it. Ensuring that the book remains after that phasing change will be enough to fix it.
House Hlaalu Merchant Camp : Handbills, Posters, and Decrees (FIXED: 5.0.0 PTS)
This book is located on the ground near an overturned wagon at approximately 30.97x45.16 (Deshaan), but disappears during a phasing change following the quest “Payback” and does not return after the quest “Plaguebringer,” which ends activity in the region. A simple fix to this book is to ensure that it’s present after the conclusion of “Plaguebringer,” and anyone who missed it will be able to obtain it after finishing the area’s quest line.
Tome of the Undaunted : Handbills, Posters, and Decrees
This is the unsigned version that is located within the three Undaunted Enclaves. When the player signs the Tome as part of the quest “Taking the Undaunted Pledge,” the book is replaced by Tome of the Undaunted (signed) and the unsigned version becomes unobtainable. Thus, if your first interaction with the Tome is to sign it during the quest, you cannot obtain the unsigned version. Possible solutions for this book include putting a version somewhere else at one of the enclaves, or even on the pedestal at one of the non-AD Undaunted Enclaves where the books cannot currently be interacted with after the quest, regardless of which alliance the character is in. Another option, since this is literally the same content as Tome of the Undaunted (signed) with the exception of the player’s signature, is to delete this book and just have the signed version be the only one, accessible after completing the associated quest
Nahirah's Journal : Personal Journals
Conversion Status : Wrothgar Writings (FIXED: 5.0.1 PTS)
The quest this book is associated with, "The Search for Shiri," is only available before accepting the quest "Amputating the Hand." Because of this, if one misses/skips this quest, they also miss the book. While they have access to the building in which the book appears, and Nahirah is still dead on the ground, the book is not there. Possible fixes for this would be to trigger the book's appearance on completion of "Amputating the Hand," making "The Search for Shiri" available regardless of whether the player has started/completed "Amputating the Hand," or divorcing the appearance of the book from "The Search for Shiri" entirely. Please see the threads here
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While currently this book is immediately added to the Eidetic Memory collection during the quest "Forcing the Faith," issues in the past have prevented some players from being able to access it. During the quest, the book is removed from the table on which the player finds it and is placed in the player's inventory. Upon completion of the quest, it is then removed from the player's inventory and the world as a whole. In order to fix it for those who experienced the bug in the past, it is suggested that, when "Forcing the Faith" is completed, the book be returned to the table from whence it came.
Rhanbiq’s Notes : Hew’s Bane Bookshelf
This book is never actually in the world, since the player retrieves it from a lockbox at one of three inns (depending on the alliance of the player) during the quest “The One That Got Away,” and it is placed in the player’s quest items inventory and removed a step later after talking to Bellulor Chatterbreak in the town’s Outlaw Refuge (both with no notice). As such, it is easy for people to miss their opportunity to obtain this book and, with no copy existing elsewhere in the world, to do so permanently. In order to resolve this, it would be helpful for a copy to be placed somewhere after the quest is over. Possible locations would include the “Hew’s Mane” inn where the player meets Zeira both to progress the quest and to turn it in, or somewhere within the Thieves Den. This way, it doesn’t matter which alliance the player is in or what path they take through the quest as a result.
Invitation to the Kinlady’s Conference : Summerset Scrolls (FIXED: 5.0.1 PTS)
This book is never actually in the world. After the player informs him of goings-on within the Cathedral of Serene Harmony as part of the quest “The Queen’s Decree,” Razum-dar gives the invitation to the player, placing it in the player’s quest items inventory, and it is removed when the player talks to Galmelon one quest step later, meaning that the window to interact with it and add it to one’s collection is incredibly small and very easy to miss. In order to fix this, I would suggest adding a copy either on the front porch or on one of the tables inside the Kinlady’s Mansion. After all, in all the excitement of the party, it wouldn’t be unexpected for Galmelon to have set one of the invitations down on his way to do something else.
Sapiarch’s Recommendation, Writ of Valid Credentials : Summerset Scrolls (FIXED: 5.0.0 PTS)
These books are never actually in the world. During the quest “Culture Clash,” they are placed in the player’s quest items inventory after doing favors for Sapiarch Tandemen and Justiciar Rolumdel respectively, and are removed when the player speaks to Vindilween and hands them to her. Because they are placed in the quest items inventory for a short time, they are easy to miss, and it would be beneficial for copies of them to be added within the world itself. Possible locations could include the area around the steps outside the Alinor Royal Palace, or near where the player speaks to the associated NPCs. For Tandemen, this is the table at 46.70x46.35 (Alinor), and for Rolumdel, this could be on top of the low wall he is standing by at 49.73x39.48 (Lillandril).
Illuminus, The Forest Dark, The Truth of Minotaurs, The Siege of Ald Marak : Summerset Scrolls
These books are part of the quest "Illusions of Grandeur" in the Illumination Academy, and are recovered and shelved as part of the quest (after which they disappear). No post-quest location seems to exist.
Naliara's Notes, Days 2, 8, 13, and 18; King's Haven Territory Record, King's Haven Trade Record, and King's Haven Scouting Record : Summerset Scrolls
These books are part of the quest "Savage Truths." During the quest, they are interacted with, the note pages disappear, and the plaques on which the records are kept become uninteractable. If a bug occurs where the books aren't added to the collection at this moment, it cannot be fixed. Thus, a post-quest location for them is needed.
Lirendel's Family Shrine : Summerset Scrolls
This only appears during the quest "A Duelist's Dilemma," on the statue in Tor-Hame-Khard. After the quest, the plaque is once again uninteractable. I'll need to do this quest again to remember where the duel takes place in order to be certain that a rubbing of it isn't left there, but I do not believe that will be the case.
Bright-Throat Riddle Fragment, Dead Water Riddle Fragment : Lore of Murkmire
These books are added to the player’s quest items inventory during the quest “Whispers in the Wood,” and then removed upon its completion. No real indication is given that they have been added, and no copy is present in the world after the quest is completed. One possible post-quest solution for both of these books would be to place them within the Cyrodillic Collections building in Lilmoth. To that end, there is an empty table to the left of the door (while standing at the door and looking inside), which would be a perfect location.
Books Which Need A Taxi (FIXED: 5.0.1 PTS)
What I mean by this is that, after completing the associated quest, or a step in the associated quest, the only way to obtain these books is by grouping with someone who is at that particular part. While this is not preferable and it would certainly be preferred if ZOS were to add a copy accessible outside the quest, it does still allow players to access books they might otherwise not be able to. If you are on PC-NA, I have a character on my second account who has access to these and can give you a lift. I do not currently have plans to do the same on PC-EU, and do not have access to an XBOX or PS4. However, if someone else on those platforms is willing to offer their fellow players a lift to those areas, please let me know and I’ll list your name here.
No Reason to Worry : Criminal Correspondence (Quest: Moon Sugar Medicament)
This book is located within Hazak’s Lair, a back room of Hazak’s Hollow. It is only accessible after the quest step to enter Hazak’s Lair, and before killing the target inside and turning in the quest. Possible locations that would be accessible after the quest include the area within Hazak’s Hollow but outside Hazak’s Lair, or next to where the questgiver is standing.
Blackguard Instructions, One, Two, and Three : Criminal Correspondence ; The Curse of Beela-Kaar : Rituals and Revelations (Quest: The Cursed Skull)
These books are only available on the island of Norg-Tzel, which is only accessed during the Murkmire prologue quest “The Cursed Skull.” However, one can return to this island, by grouping with someone who is able to access the island, starting at the objective “Commandeer the Blackguards’ Ship.” Note that you cannot teleport to someone on the island as no wayshrines exist to teleport to. Instead, you must travel to the area you found the boat, south of Deep Graves, and speak to the pilot who will be there. To avoid this, a possible location to place additional copies of these books is in Stormhold, by where Concordia Mercius and Jee-Lar are standing to give the prologue dailies.
Books Which Are Unobtainable to Members of Certain Alliances
Updated Instructions from Dortene, Information Request from Emeric : Military Order and Reports (AD, EP)
The only location of these two books is within the Southern High Rock Gate camp, meaning that anyone who isn’t DC is unable to obtain them. If a version were added within the gatehouses at the Gates of Alma Ruma or Ni-Mohk, it would allow members of both EP and AD to obtain them, albeit only after someone captures the keeps necessary to access the gate.
Those Who Stood At Chalman Keep : Tales of Tamriel (AD)
In one of the last few updates, this book was moved from its location in Chalman Keep to a spot on Grand Warlord Zimmeron’s table in the Northern Morrowind Gate. As there was already a copy within the Southern High Rock Gate camp, this did not impact DC players. However, neither of these locations are accessible for AD players. Therefore, they either need a copy placed within one of their gate camps or within an area they are able to access.
If you find any other bugged books, are able to locate a copy of the bugged books I listed, or have any questions about any other books, please don’t hesitate to say so, and post coordinates or map pictures if you are able, so that others are able to find them/ check it out more easily. The entire purpose of this is for the Community to help fellow players find the books they’re looking for, and it doesn’t work without y’all.
Additionally, if anyone at ZOS has any questions or suggestions on how I can make this more useful to y’all, please don’t hesitate to chime in. As evidenced by what I found with Orders to Halskar recently, even a lot of people running through an area can miss things or be mistaken about what’s causing it. If you have evidence that “Hey, I really don’t think this book is broken and I’m not sure why you all are saying it is,” even if it’s just to hint “Go look in this general location,” go ahead! If you have questions about something we’re seeing and want to know our quest status in an area, be my guest! If you just want to chat about the hunt or the books themselves, perfect! You folks are part of this as well, and if we can help y’all pinpoint issues going on with these books or confirm that no issue exists, that’s outstanding! My ultimate hope is that, at some point, we can completely remove the “Bugs” portion of the title, and make this thread (or a different iteration) solely about helping people locate those books they’re having trouble finding or chat about the ones they’ve found, so they can experience the story you’ve created to the fullest without having to wonder “Wait, have I completely missed out on getting that story on this toon?” Y’all and the work you do are an integral part of making that happen.
Anyway, that’s more than enough chatter from me for now. Happy hunting, folks, and I’ll see y’all in Tamriel!