TES2: Daggerfall Books

This page lists all of the books included in The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall, which was released in 1998.

Fiction & Narrative

A Dubious Tale of the Crystal Tower - An eons old joke about an actor who was hired by a Zoo
A Tale of Kieran - Tall tales of a famous bard
Banker’s Bet - An old joke about a person who made living off of bets
Ius, Animal God - A story about a god, that's also an easter egg
King Edward - The story of the life of a fictional king
Oelander’s Hammer: An Instructive Tale For Children - Child's tale directly referencing "The Ebon Arm"
The Arrowshot Woman - An ancient blonde joke
The Asylum Ball - More about late Pelagius III Septim Might be an apocryph
The Legend of Lovers Lament - A romantic legend
The Sage - A story about a great mage who spent numerous years learning before becoming a teacher
The Story of Lysirius - A story about a hero who had a gift from Boethiah, a shield called Fearstruck
Vampires of the Iliac Bay - One man's journey to cure himself of vampirism

Guilds & Societies

A History of the Daedric Sects - History of the Glenmoril Coven
Confessions of a Thief - I guess this book was initially meant as a gameplay guide for thieves
The Old Ways: The Customs and Philosophy of Grave and Faithful Council - Looks like the mission statement of the Psijic Order
The Origin of The Mages Guild - How Vanus Galerion made Magic available to everyone, and outlines the structure of the guild

Histories & Biographies

A Compilation of Redguard History - A datamined version of several Daggerfall books about Redguard history
A History of Daggerfall - A surprisingly unbiased overview of Daggerfalll, and the Iliac Bay area in general
Biography of Queen Barenziah - An "official" version of Queen Barenziah's early years Approach this book only after reading "The Real Barenziah"
Broken Diamonds - The story beyond the holiday of Broken Diamonds, which is celebrated in Glenumbria Moors
Divad the Singer - Tells about Divad, son of Frandar Hunding Read alongside other stories about Redguards and Sword-singers
Fragment: On Artaeum - The Isle of Artaeum is the home of the Psijic Order
Galerion the Mystic - A biography of Galerion the Mystic, founder of the Mage's Guild
Mysticism: The Unfathomable Voyage - Tells about the origins of the magic school of Mysticism, which lies in the Psijic teachings
Notes For Redguard History - Summary of Destri Melarg's magnum opus about Redguard Sword-Singers
Redguards, History and Heroes - This version tells mainly of Frandar Hunding
The Alik’r - Impressions of a poetic nature who seems to have fallen in love with the Alik'r Desert of Hammerfell
The Fall of the Usurper - Discusses how the defeat of the Camoran Usurper was arranged by the joint forces of High Rock
The Madness of Pelagius - A story about Emperor Pelagius III Septim Read in conjunction with other historical accounts
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
The Real Barenziah [Daggerfall] - A scandalous biography of the queen-mother of Morrowind
The War of Betony [Pro-Daggerfall] - A ridiculously pro-Daggerfall account of the war.
The War of Betony [Pro-Sentinel] - A ridiculously pro-Sentinel account of the war

Manuals & Instructions

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

People & Places

Holidays of the Iliac Bay - Very gameplay-related list of Breton and Redguard holidays, with a brief explanation behind each
The Wild Elves - Describes a rare type of Elf that did not appear in Daggerfall, but became important in later games

Politics & Propaganda

Etiquette With Rulers - A brief explanation of how nobility of High Rock is organized
The Pig Children - A vigorous anti-Orcish pamphlete
Wayrest, Jewel of the Bay - A glorifying story about the past and present of Wayrest, with of-so-subtle bashing of Daggerfall

Religion & Legends

An Overview Of Gods and Worship In Tamriel - Introduction into theology, and gameplay hints for Temple interactions
Ark’ay the God - Folktale of how a shopkeeper called Ark'ay became a god
Ghraewaj and the Harpies - The legend about the origin of harpies, which connects them to the worshippers of Daedric Prince Nocturnal
Invocation of Azura [Daggerfall] - How and why a cultist chose to worship Azura
Mara’s Tear - Child's fairy tale
Of Jephre - A legend about Jephre, the Wood Elven god
The Ebon Arm - A story about Reymon Ebonarm, the God of War
The First Scroll of Baan Dar - A story about mysterious Baan Dar, the Bandit God
The Light and The Dark - An early theological work framed as a story told to children
Wabbajack - A child accidentally summons Sheogorath instead of Hermaus Mora, and pays the price


A Scholar’s Guide to Nymphs - How a nymph made a scholar abandon his scholarly ways
Fake Research Notes - Fall From Glory - Nithilis Lidari
On Lycanthropy - A collection of gameplay hints related to licanthropy, thinly disguised as a book
On Oblivion - An introductory guide to Oblivion and its denizens
Research Notes - Mage's Guild research notes
Special Flora of Tamriel [TES2] - Hints for alchemists making potions
The Faerie - A book about creatures that never made it into the game

Jokes, Songs, Riddles, and Plays

Fools’ Ebony - A funny, lewd play
Healer’s Tale - A well-known medical joke
Jokes - Rather lame jokes
Rude Song - Not so rude, but quite naughty
The Epic of the Grey Falcon - A popular joke about a shipwreck survivor


Bothdorji Scroll - Found in one of the quests in Daggerfall. Its purpose is summoning a Fire Daedra.
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