The Lexicon was a device created by the Dwemer used as a portable information repository, stored with the sophisticated knowledge of the Dwemer.

It is a quest item found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is received from an Argonian, From-Deepest-Fathoms, who can be found on the Riften Docks. Receiving the Lexicon from her will initiate the quest "Unfathomable Depths."

Physical appearance[edit | edit source]

The Lexicon is a small, black cube with glowing red hieroglyphics crafted by the Dwemer.

Function[edit | edit source]

The Lexicon opens after being placed on the pedestal.

The Lexicon is actually a portable information repository, containing the memories and knowledge of countless Dwemer. Accessing this knowledge is done with the use of a Lexicon Receptacle.

Once the lexicon cube is returned to its stand, "Elder Knowledge" is received, and grants the active effect "Ancient Knowledge." The perk grants a permanent 25% armor bonus when wearing Dwarven Armor and Smithing increases 15% faster.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

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  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
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  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   After completing the "Unfathomable Depths" quest and the Lexicon is removed from the pedestal in Avanchnzel, it may remain flagged as a quest item, meaning it cannot be removed from the inventory.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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