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Boethiah’s Proving Lorebook

Collection: Daedric Princes
Location(s): Auridon, Glenumbra, Stonefalls
Auridon
Location Notes: This lorebook is located in vicinity of Toothmaul Gully – public dungeon, southwestern Auridon.
Image walkthrough:

Loc.1 – On ground, next to a three trunk trees.

Loc.2 – On shore, close to water, next to a rotten tree trunk, few meters away from a nearby boat.

Map:
Auridon map

Glenumbra
Location Notes: This lorebook is located in vicinity of The Wolf’s Camp (eye icon), eastern Glenumbra, northeast of Aldcroft Wayshrine.
Image walkthrough:

Loc.1 – Found in the camp where you kill the werewolf group boss in “The Wolf’s Camp” POI. You can see the Wolf’s camp straight ahead.

Loc.1 – If you have a few friends around or if you vastly outlevel the werewolf, you can easily defeat it. Once you do that pick up the lorebook next to his lodgings.

Loc.2 – On ground, next to a brown backpack, at the edge of a small hill.

Loc.3 – on ground, in front of a wrecked cart, next to dead body of a large crocodile and a Mercenary that starts quest “Crocodile Bounty”.

Map:
Glenumbra map

Stonefalls
Location Notes: Central part of Stonefalls, inside Mephala’s Nest public dungeon (torch icon), or if coming via the nearest wayshrine – East of Brothers of Strife Wayshrine.

In order to enter Mephala’s Nest, you need to find a cellar door that leads to it. This cellar door is found at the edge of a circular, stone platform at the map location of Mephala’s Nest. Lorebook is at the Northern part of Mephala’s Nest cave. You can find it waiting for you on a small table, next to a candle, next to an open book and a piece of paper.

Image walkthrough:

Mephala’s Nest Entrance Map Location.

Lorebook we are out for is at the Northern part of Mephala’s Nest cave.

Map:
Stonefalls map

Lorebook text

(The following account is true. May it serve as a warning to those with ears to hear and hearts to know.)

On a certain day, at a certain time, the faithful gathered to perform certain rituals, hoping to gain a glimpse of their master. The day was correct, the summoning true.

Slashing a smoking tear through the Veil, She, her-very-self, appeared before them, terrible and resplendent. She came arrayed in ebony darker than a moonless night, wielding a blade burning hotter than the surface of the sun. And though she wore the guise of a Dunmer warrior-queen, she towered above them like a statue carved from the Red Mountain itself.

"Why have you disturbed me?"

Surprised, the first among them prayed: "O Boethiah, Prince of Plots, Deceiver of Nations, Queen of Shadows, Goddess of Destruction, we come to worship thee!"

She looked down upon her followers, gathered to bear witness. Frowning she asked the first:

"Tell me, you who profess to know me, how shall I know you?"

Afeared he exclaimed: "Each night I pray to thee, each night I call out thy wondrous names. Surely thou must recognize the sound of my voice? Thy most devoted of believers?"

She frowned and let out a long sigh, and then of a sudden he was gone, the air from her lungs dispersing him.

Turning to the second she asked:

"And you? How shall I measure the worth of your existence?"

Stunned by the power of her voice, he bowed before her darkening visage.

She clapped her hands, and he too was gone.

To the third:

"And you, tell me, how shall I know you apart from such as were they, of whom there is no trace?"

Shaken and speechless from the nullifications of his brethren, he whispered: "Have mercy upon us!"

She blinked twice. Once, he was in agony. Twice, he was destroyed.

She cast a withering glance across those remaining and said:

"I do not grant mercy."

And so it was with the others. She putting them to proof, they offering none.

Finally she came to me, eyes aglow with anger, tongue wet with hate, and said:

"Of all my believers, but two remain. Tell me, second-to-last, with what shall you prove your existence?"

Without hesitation I drew forth my blade and buried it in the chest of the other who stood beside me, and without fear replied: "Ask him whose blood now spouts from my blade if I exist."

She smiled. And the gates of Oblivion opened between her teeth. Then she said:

"Tell me, now-last of my followers, wherefore do you remain where the others do not?"

I retrieved my blade, and offered it up saying: "I am alive because that one is dead. I exist because I have the will to do so. And I shall remain as long as there are signs of my handwork, such as the blood dripping from this blade."

Accepting my gift, she nodded and said:

"Indeed."

(If in the reading, your blood boils in your veins, and your mind blazons with fire, then Boethiah calls you. It is then most wise to heed her call.)

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