Skyrim Dragonborn Walkthrough
Table of Contents
- The Temple of Miraak
- The Fate of The Skaal
- The Path of Knowledge
- The Gardener of Men
- At The Summit of Apocrypha
The Path of Knowledge
Storn Crag-Strider suggests Neloth, a Dunmer wizard, may know the location of more Black Books and tells you to find him in Tel Mithryn, which will be marked on your map. If you want a relatively uneventful journey, follow the coastline.
Speak with Neloth. He will reveal that the Black Books were written by Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric prince of fate, knowledge and memory, and that he knows where to find an other.
Follow Neloth to Nchardak, a Dwemer ruin along the coastline. You will need to clear out the Reavers which have taken up residence on the outer parts of the ruins, as make way to a sealed door.
Neloth will open the sealed door, allowing you to enter the Nchardak Reading Room. Once inside you will see the Black Book sealed in some kind of protective mechanism, and Neloth will inform you that the steam supply must be restored to the Nchardak Reading Room in order to retrieve it.
Follow Neloth to the Nchardak Great Chamber, where he will explain that four control cubes are needed to restore the steam supply. Take the control cube he demonstrates with and follow him to the Nchardak Workshop to seek out three more.
The second cube easy, Neloth will lead you directly to it.
Leave one cube at the end of the bridge way, as Neloth says. Drop into the area below and place a cube in the pedestal on the lowest level – where the floor is still wet – to activate a staircase.
Proceed through the doorway the new staircase provides access to and turn left to locate a control cube. Take the cube, which will cause flooding in the bridged room.
Return to where you left the first control cube at the top of the bridge-way and take it in order to cause the room to flood.
Swim to the doorway across from the stairway you had previously activated -the flooding will allow you to swim through a corridor not otherwise accessible – and claim the fourth control cube. This will result in further flooding and the activation of a Dwarven Centurion Master & Dwarven Ballista Master.
Defeat the foes and head up the stairs where you will find a control switch. Place a control cube on the switch to reveal a bridge leading to the Nchardak Great Chamber door.
Inside the Nchardak Great Chamber, place two of your four control cubes on the pedestals where Neloth had demonstrated their use previously. Follow him as the water level drops and reveals a door. Activate the pedestal outside the door to unseal it and proceed through to the Nchardak Aqueduct.
To lower all three bridges in the Nchardak Aqueduct climb one of the ramps leading up to three pedestals above the entry. Place a control cube on the far right and then the far left.
Cross the bridges which will lead you up to a pedestal and activate it to lower the water level and reveal a sealed door at the bottom of the room.
Proceed to use a control cube to unseal the door and make way through a corridor, to a room with spinning blade floor traps. Pass through the trap and open the gate with a control cube to collect the final control cube. This will result in flooding.
Work your way back through to collect your control cube in the Nchardak Aqueduct room with bridges, causing more flooding.
You will need to swim to reach the door back to the Nchardak Great Chamber.
Once back in the Nchardak Great Chamber reclaim one of the control cubes you had left here and walk down the ramp to a circular area with four Dwemer columns and place a control cube at the base of each, restoring the steam supply to the Nchardak Reading Room.
A Dwarven Centurion Master will be release. Defeat it and grab loot from a chest behind it, including a Daedric Sword of Leeching.
Turn around and head back to the Nchardak Reading Room.
Activate the button in the Nchardak Reading Room to release the Black Book, complete the quest, and unlock the achievement.