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Power of the Elements is a book in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Once the Destruction skill reaches level 90[note 1] and Faralda is spoken to, the "Destruction Ritual Spell" quest begins.

The Altmeri professor of Destruction at the College of Winterhold gives the book, which offers instructions on how to locate the other master-level spell tomes. Upon first reading the book, only a single page of text is revealed. Additional text is revealed when the quest advances.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Initial content[edit | edit source]

Northward, haunted northern coastline
And south, Dwemer live and toil,
A simple place, a shield from draft.
At this stand wield mage's craft
So fierce the sea will boil.

Unveiled content[edit | edit source]

More text is unlocked throughout Destruction Ritual Spell quest.

The book is identical in appearance to Shalidor's Insights. Once the final point in the Destruction Ritual Spell quest has been found, the last few pages of the book are unlocked, which, indeed, carry a message from Shalidor himself. This text reads as follows:

Elemental magic wielded,
Elemental thoughts displayed
Havoc wrought as if for sport,
Efforts to impress fall short.
I’ll merely use a blade.

Seeking study, wanting, learning,
Recklessly aroused my rage!
My pupil you would be, or more?
Presume not of Shalidor,
You feeble, foolish mage!

Quickly dispatched, worthless weakling,
Though this tome I gladly claim.
A diamond in the rough, I find.
Shining gem from feeble mind.
Now die, and curse my name!

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The quest is available from Level 90, but a bug with the dialogue with Faralda may cause the quest to not activate unless the Dragonborn has a Destruction skill level of 100.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

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