The Attunement Sphere is a device created by the Dwemer that was used in conjunction with a Dwarven Mechanism to access Blackreach.

It is a miscellaneous item in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim given to the Dragonborn by Septimus Signus during the quest "Discerning the Transmundane."


They were used in three specific Dwemer cities: Alftand, Mzinchaleft, and Raldbthar to unlock the way to Blackreach by placing them into Dwarven Mechanisms.


  • There's also a second Attunement Sphere in Sinderion's Field Laboratory in Blackreach.
  • The Attunement Sphere changes color as it plays music that the Dwemer ruins uses to open ancient doors.
  • If the Attunement Sphere is taken from Septimus' corpse, it may be stuck in the Dragonborn's inventory, listing it as a quest item. The same can apply to the Blank Lexicon and Runed Lexicon as well.


This section contains bugs related to Attunement Sphere. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • The inventory image of the sphere was changed in the 1.4 update to a red color, along with the Runed Lexicon, but there seems to be a problem with it keeping this new color. It sometimes switches back and forth.
  • If the Attunement Sphere or the Runed Lexicon have been taken after completion of the quest, there is no way to get them out of the inventory.
  • Septimus may not even take the sphere from the Dragonborn after returning with the Runed Lexicon.
    • One possible solution is to use the console command player.removeitem 0003532c #, where # is the number of spheres present in inventory.


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  • Quest items stuck in my inventory

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