Skip navigation

The books from Daggerfall

These are all books from The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall.

Aegrothius Goth

  • The Sage
    A story about a great mage who spent numerous years learning and researching, finally settled in the Kurallian mountains in High Rock and started teaching younger Mages. Looks like this story was initially meant as a gameplay hint, but I don't know about anything of the like in the game.

Anchivius, M.Z.F.

  • Legal Basics
    A brief codex of Iliac Bay law. Quite relevant to gameplay.

Anido Jhone, editor



Asgrim Kolsgreg

Bibenus Geon

Bresne Smythe

Brother Hetchfeld


Butha Sunhous

  • Jokes
    Mostly old ones. Gives you an idea of different races of Tamriel though.


Croll Baumoval

Destri Melarg

  • Divad the Singer
    Tells about Divad, son of Frandar Hunding. Read alongside other stories about Redguards and Sword-singers.

Destri Melarg

Enric Milnes

  • The Alik'r
    Impressions of a poetic nature who seems to have fallen in love with the Alik'r Desert of Hammerfell. Reminded me of Herbert's "Dune".

Erystera Ligen

  • Etiquette With Rulers
    A brief explanation of how nobility of High Rock is organized. Reading this book in the game does not raise one's Etiquette skill.



  • Fools' Ebony
    An interesting, somewhat funny reading. Contains some lewd hints, but nothing explicit. Rather long.


Irek Unterge

  • The Light and The Dark
    This work is the precursor to all the theology that surfaced in and after TES:Redguard. It mentions the struggle of the two entities, Order and Chaos, it also mentions et'Ada... In other words, The Monomyth and its aspects evolved from this book.

Kiergo Chorvak

  • The Wild Elves
    Describes a rare breed of Elves that was never featured in Daggerfall, but resurfaced later.


Makela Leki

  • The Memory Stone
    Personal diary of Leki, one of the Redguard warrior-saints. Connects tightly to Destri Melarg's cycle about Sword-Singers. Leki (or, rather, her image) played a major role in TES: Redguard.

Morian Zenas

  • On Oblivion
    An introductory guide to Oblivion. Lists all Great Daedra. Contains a minor gameplay hint.

Mymophonus the Scribe

  • Ark'ay the God
    How a shopkeeper called Ark'ay became a god. Looks like a folk tale.

Odiva Gallwood

Palaux Illthre

  • The Fall of the Usurper
    Another inquiry in political history, this work discusses how the defeat of Camoran the Usurper was arranged by the joint forces of High Rock, led by Dwynnen.

Pellarne Assi

  • The Brothers of Darkness
    Tells how the religious organization called Morag Tong evolved into a business called Dark Brotherhood.

Plitinius Mero (uncredited)

  • The Real Barenziah (Complete)
    A must read! Very long. Pretty raunchy in some places. Contains a prehistory to the plot of TES:Arena. Features Tiber Septim.

Porbert Lyttumly

  • Banker's Bet
    An old joke about a person who made living off of bets.

Ryston Baylor

  • Broken Diamonds
    The story beyond the holiday of Broken Diamonds, which is celebrated in Glenumbria Moors.


  • The Origin of The Mages Guild
    How Vanus Galerion made Magic available to everyone. Describes the structure of the Guild, which is not relevant to gameplay.

Sathyr Longleat

  • Wayrest, Jewel of the Bay
    A glorifying story about the past and present of Wayrest, with of-so-subtle bashing of Daggerfall.

Sigillah Parate

Stem Gamboge

  • Biography of Queen Barenziah
    An "official" version of Queen Barenziah's early years. Approach this book only after reading "The Real Barenziah".


  • A Brief History of the Empire
    A nice account, covers the whole 3rd Era, from the conquests of Tiber Septim to the reign of Uriel VII. Retells the storyline of TES: Arena. The composition and the tone of this work reminded me of "Annals of Kings and Rulers".

Szun Triop

  • The Faerie
    A book about creatures that never made it into the game.

Taurce il-Anselma

Tetronius Lor


  • Holidays of the Iliac Bay
    Very gameplay-related list of Breton and Redguard holidays, with a brief explanation behind each.


  • Ghraewaj and the Harpies
    The legend about the origin of harpies, which connects them to the worshippers of Daedric Prince Nocturnal.


  • The Madness of Pelagius
    A story about Emperor Pelagius III Septim. Read in conjunction with other historical accounts.

Tyston Bane

Varnard Karessen

  • On Lycanthropy
    A collection of gameplay hints thinly disguised as a book.

Vegepythicus, editor

Vondham Barres

Vulper Newgate

Waughin Jarth

  • The Asylum Ball
    More about late Pelagius III Septim. Might be an apocryph.

Witten Rol

  • The Ebon Arm
    A story about Reymon Ebonarm, the God of War.