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Gallus's Encoded Journal is a book in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


This is the original journal, written by Gallus in the Falmer Language to protect his information. A translated version is obtained at the end of the "Hard Answers" quest in the form of Gallus's Journal.




  • Gallus's Journal (and likewise its Encoded version) is the only unique journal to feature the symbol of the Nightingales on its cover.


This section contains bugs related to Gallus's Encoded Journal. 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Gallus's Encoded Journal may be stuck in the inventory as a Quest Item, and may not be translated even after the questline has been completed.
    •  PC(Fix)   Enter the console command player.drop 000CEDA6 1 or player.removeitem 000CEDA6 1 to be rid of the journal.
    • This bug is fixed with Patch 1.9, it is possible that, if the Thieves Guild quest line has been completed before downloading the patch, the book will still be bugged.
    • One can also place the journal in a bookshelf to resolve this problem.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Gallus's Encoded Journal

  • Gallus Journal

    6 messages
    • Mates, Karliah stays at the Twilight Sepulcher, right after the portal!
    • This journal is counter intuitive. If the falmer are blind, then how do they have an alphebet. What?!
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