Books for Vala is a Thieves Guild quest in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Gentleman Jim Stacey sends the Nerevarine off to recover four books: all four volumes of Brief History of the Empire. Then give them to Vala Catraso.
- Speak with Gentleman Jim Stacey
- Steal Odral Helvi's copies of Brief History of the Empire, Book I, II, III and IV from the Governor's Hall in Caldera
- Deliver the books to Vala Catraso in Ald'ruhn
- Return to Gentleman Jim Stacey
Upon completion of "Brallion's Ring," if the Nerevarine speaks with Gentleman Jim Stacey, he will tell you to head to Caldera steal copies of Brief History of the Empire from a corrupt man named Odral Helvi and deliver them to Vala Catraso in Ald'ruhn so that she may use them when teaching people to read.
Head to Caldera. Odral Helvi lives in the Governor's hall. To get to him, use the flight of stairs on the far end of the room, to your right. Walk past Helvi and go through the door on your left. In this room, there should be a locked and trapped chest. Helvi's personal copies of Brief History of the Empire should be inside. If you are a member of House Hlaalu, make sure not to get caught stealing them, or you will be expelled.
Head to Ald'ruhn and deliver the books to Vala Catraso. She will be in the Mages Guild, on the lower level, by the shrine. Make sure you are wearing your Bal Molagmer gloves while you present the books to her.
Return to Gentleman Jim Stacey.
|Books for Vala – TG_SS_Plutocrats|
|10||Gentleman Jim Stacey asked me to steal Odral Helvi's exquisite copies of "A Brief History of the Empire" and deliver them to Vala Catraso in the Ald'ruhn Guild of Mages. Odral Helvi is in the Governor's Hall in Caldera.
|30||Vala Catraso accepted four volumes of "A Brief History of the Empire."|
|50||Vala Catraso accepted Odral Helvi's copies of "A Brief History of the Empire."|
|100||Gentleman Jim Stacey thanked me for stealing Odral Helvi's "A Brief History of the Empire" and delivering it to Vala Catraso in the Ald'ruhn Guild of Mages.