Main article: Books (Skyrim)


According to Calixto Corrium, the words displayed on the pages of the Book of Fate reveal the destiny of the reader. Because of this, the words change with each reader. However, when the Dragonborn reads the Book, the pages are blank. Calixto speculates that this may be due to one of two causes. He suggests that the Dragonborn may have no preset destiny or that the blank pages may indicate that the reader will soon die.

It is also possible that the pages of the Book of Fate appear blank to all readers because the pages are blank. The Book may very well be merely a prop in a con, with Calixto's suppositions about the Dragonborn's ability to control their own destiny being a story he fabricated for the patrons of his museum.



[The pages of this book appear completely blank to the Dragonborn. Whether they truly are blank or not is not known.]


  • Azura mentions a "book of fate" when giving Azura's Star to the Hero of Kvatch in Oblivion.
  • The Book of Fate was known to be found in a secret room within the Arcane University.
  • Its content is identical to Ulfr's Book.
  • Although the pages are blank when read, opening the book by physically picking it up will show written words on the pages.
  • At the end of Arena, Emperor Uriel Septim VII asks his Champion to read from the book of fate and determine his destiny.
  • Calixto's version of the book is likely a fake to disguise his motives.


This section contains bugs related to The Book of Fate. 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 book may sometimes look different out of Dragonborn's inventory than it does while in the inventory. While out, the book also appears to have text on the pages if opened.


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