The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is an epic, open-ended single-player game where you create and play any kind of character you can imagine. Be the noble hero embarking on an epic quest, or an insidious thief rising to leadership of his guild. Be a malevolent sorcerer developing the ultimate spell of destruction, or a reverent healer searching for the cure to a plague. Your actions define your character, and your gameplay changes and evolves in response to your actions. Confront the assassins' guild, and they take out a contract on you. Impress them, and they try to recruit you instead. No two sagas are the same in the world of Morrowind. Gameplay is further extended with the inclusion of The Elder Scrolls Construction Set (bundled with the game). This powerful tool is being used to create the entire game, and will also allow players to modify and add to Morrowind in any way they see fit. Change character or creature attributes and skills, introduce new weapons or dungeons into the...
a simple mod, adds 50 new books to the game world.
I tried to keep them as lore friendly as possible.
However, these are not just a series of guide books designed to make stuff easier to look up as you play the game (though they still serve that purpose very well).
Each book has its own author, a person who exists somewhere in Nirn (not necessarily in Vvardenfell, but some authors are existing NPCs).
As such, I tried to write each book with the author's particular voice in mind.
Some authors have their own biases, and are not necessarily 100% accurate depictions of the game world, but rather colored through that author's particular lens.
- Alchemy for Beginners: pretty self explanatory. "Written by" Madame Mary Madrigal, an Altmer alchemist.
- The Complete Alchemists Compendium: as a single book and in a five volume set. Also by Madame Mary Madrigal.
- The Vvardenfell Flora Compendium: as a single volume and also a six volume set. By Madame Mary Madrigal.
- The Flora of Mournhold: single volume. By Madame Mary Madrigal.
- The Special Flora of Soltheim: single volume. By Madame Mary Madrigal.
- The Fauna of Vvardenfell: detailing some of the creatures of Morrowind. By Edras Oril.
- The Hunter's Guild to Soltheim: detailing the creatures in the Bloodmoon expansion. By Halgren the Hunter.
- A series of single page alchemy recipes by Madame Mary Madrigal.
- A Mineralogical Survey of Vvardenfell: by The East Empire Company
- Alvo's Book of Blight Diseases: By Endthenal Alvo.
- Alvo's Book of Common Diseases: By Endthenal Alvo.
- Cosmos, by Carlenus Saganus: a book on the Cosmology of Nirn.
- A Complete Traveler's Guide to Vvardenfell: A book detailing the regions and major cities of the island, written by an Imperial author named Orwil Endarr. This book is also available in a four volume set consisting of the Hlaalu, Telvanni, Redoran and Temple controled regions, as well as a book on general tips for the traveler.
- The Traveler's Guide to Vvardenfell: Another book in the series by Orwil Endarr containing useful tips for the traveler; Mentioned here separately because it contains some practical tips that the Complete Guide didn't have room to cover.
- Maps of Vvardenfell: A complete series of maps of every region, major city, and travel routes.
- The Book of Lesser Daedra: A treatise by Omavyl Rhea of the Tribunal Temple.
- Buoyant Armiger's Survey of the Daedric Shrines in Vvardenfell
- The Key to the Dunmer Strongholds: By Folms Mirel
- The Imperial Historical Society Handbook on the Excavation of Dwemer Ruins in Morrowind, Volume I: Vvardenfell
- The Tribunal Temple Tomb Registry: A book containing a list of ancestral tombs maintained by the Tribunal Temple.
- Verena's Guide to Enchanting: A book on enchanting by the Telvanni Verena Uvirith.
- The Armorer's Handbook: by Charles Alton Wayn. These come in three volumes, one for each class of armor by weight. These are not basic game guides to armor. These teach you how to MAKE armor! These methods, for the most part, are real. As a trained jeweler, I have some experience in these techniques, and have researched the rest. Includes illustrations of tools, chain mail patterns, and plate armor.
- The Blacksmith's Complete Handbook: by Charles Alton Wayn. This book will teach you how to create weapons, including complete western and eastern sword making techniques. Includes a full color plate of a steel temperature diagram.
- The Book of Secrets: a book about secrets, author unknown. This book is by Jac.
- Dangerous Places and How to Avoid Them! Volume VI: Vvardenfell, by Ansel the Craven Adventurer: This is the complete antithesis of an in-game guide. It contains the most unhelpful information ever, such as "completely avoid Ashlanders," or "Stick with the Imperial Cult, because the Tribunal Temple are crazies who like to send pilgrims to the most evil places on Nirn just to go have a looksee."
- Imperial Egg Mining: A Tract by Uther Orandus to the Imperial Empire.
- Pack Guars, Our Faithful Friends: a book about taming, raising, and training guars
- The Spirits of Vvardenfell: by Andren Belecosta. A book on all the local alcohols in Morrowind and how they're made..
- A Traveller's Guide to Orcs: by Deandre. An entertaining view on Orcs written by Jac.
- Bloatspore cultivation: this is originally a quest reward from Uvirith's Legacy. Because of this, the upcoming version of UL will disable this book until the quest is complete if UL is loaded (because the author hasn't written it yet). Otherwise it will be fully available for non-UL players.
Fiction, Poetry, etc.
- An Affair of Bards: by the Breton Bard Deandre. A romance book written by Jac.
- Common Jokes and Riddles: A collection of jokes and riddles commonly told throughout Tamriel. Author(s) unknown.
- Crude Jokes and Riddles: Collected and published by Crassius Curio.
- Crassius' Crude Limericks: Collected and published by Crassius Curio.
- Ol' Uncle Crassius' Collection of Bedtime Stories: A book of somewhat bawdy tales.
- Dibella's Whispers: A book of love poetry that is somewhat erotic in nature, but by no means crude. Written by the Breton Bard Deandre (actually written Jac from the PES forums).
- The Most Colourful Insults of the Dunmer: a book of collected insults and witty retorts.
- The Sayings of Tamriel: a book of collected sayings of the various peoples of Tamriel.
- The Tale of the White Guar: an old Ashlander tale adapted by the Tribunal Temple.
This version includes new textures, meshes and icons for all of the books, as well as some book art for some of the volumes.
Each book has its own unique cover, much in the style of the Book Jackets mod which includes titles (or at the very least something unique to differentiate it) on every spine so that the player can easily see what books they have on their shelves without having to mouse-over all of them.
I've also included icons which resemble the jackets of each book so you can easily see them amongst Jobasha's massive selection in the barter window, and so you can easily pick them out of your inventory.
Some of these books contain illustrations. Maps of Vvardenfell in particular is entirely composed of book art.
These books also contain their own version of the Book Rotate scripting, so they work with or without Book Rotate installed.
Vivec: Jobasha's Rare Books. Jobasha has the complete collection of books from this mod, excluding the individual alchemy recipes.
Vivec: Simine Fralinie. Simine is not strong competition for Jobasha, but she does have a small selection of these books. Great if you want duplicate sets of all the alchemy volumes available to fill a second library or alchemy lab.
Balmora: Dorisa Darvel. Has a small selection of books including Alchemy for Beginners, and Maps of Vvardenfell.
Ald'ruhn: Codus Callonus: Has a modest selection of books including all of the individual alchemy recipes not found anywhere else.
The Tribunal Tomb Registry is found in the Temple's secret library. It cannot be taken.
However, there is a small quest involving a copy of the book available to members of the Tribunal Temple.
For non-members of the Temple, carrying the book is a severe crime should you find it and be caught with it, so beware.Change logVersion History:
1.0 - First release, available since 2006
1.1 - Corrected several spelling and grammatical errors and added a couple new books.
2.0 - Added several new books and created unique book covers and icons for all of them.
Also added a small quest for the Temple Tomb Registry.
2.1 - Added several new books, including book art and new covers.
Amended the following books:
- Dibella's Whispers, added new poems by Jac
- Vvardenfell Flora vol. 6, added a missing entry on Kreshweed. Also amended Vvardenfell Flora Complete to match.
- Because of new book rotate scripting, this mod now requires Tribunal due to certain functions being used.
Changed all xSin variables in the Book Rotate scripts to x_Sin in order to avoid any potential conflict with MWSE.
Removed book chest from Nalcarya of White Haven.
Added book chests to all booksellers: Dorisa Darvel in Balmora, Codus Callonus in Ald'ruhn, and Simine Fralinie in Vivec.
2.11 - fixed a couple mismatched mesh references.