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Apocryphal Well
Category Undercroft (Symbolic Decor)
Quality Legendary
Limit Type Traditional Furnishings
Bind Bind on Pickup
Behavior Light, Interactable
The liquid in this well never stills and resembles a roiling portal to the realm of Hermaeus Mora.
Apocryphal Well

The Apocryphal Well is a unique Antiquity Furnishing that is available via the Antiquities system. The furnishing is split into 3 fragments, found throughout the Telvanni Peninsula and Apocrypha.

If interacted with, it can cycle between inert water, Apocryphal tentacles and ink, and bubbling Hermaeus Mora eyes.

Available From[edit]

  • After completing this entry in the Antiquity Codex, this furnishing may be purchased from Vasei in Necrom for 00100000100,000 Gold.
  • Codex Entries required: 9


This antiquity furnishing can be obtained via the Antiquities system. First, you must obtain the following Antiquity leads:

Icon Lead Location Source(s) Difficulty Codex
ON-icon-furnishing-Shadow Tendril Patch.png Lead: Arms of Glory Telvanni Peninsula Apocrypha Treasure Maps Master Amalien Ugron gro-Thumog Gabrielle Benele
Unlike the swirling mass, these tendrils are quite real. This well creates a small puncture in the skin between us and Oblivion. So far, the tendrils appear relatively docile. You know, for otherworldly tendrils. I do not often suggest caution when examining our findings, but I must insist we stay clear. These sorts of punctures are used by cultists to bring creatures into our realm. The First Era Graykeepers of Skyrim used these wells for combat often. Your caution is well-taken, Ugron, but we are fine. This is not an invasion point, but a reverent decoration. The tendrils a like a potted plant used by Nord cultists to adorn their ritual sites. They're as dangerous as a fern.
ON-icon-lead-Emergent Shadow.png Lead: Emergent Shadow Telvanni Peninsula Apocrypha and Telvanni Peninsula Treasure Maps Master Gabrielle Benele Amalien Reginus Buca
Adding more pieces to this artifact has awoken a swirling mass above the well's pool. I don't feel it poses a threat, but it's certainly uncomfortable to witness. Perhaps one of you could explain this effect. Unmistakably the influence of Hermeus Mora, but I agree that it poses no threat. I passed my hand through the haze and it didn't appear to acknowledge my presence. I don't think this was an actual sacrificial well, but a iconic replica. I believe you are both correct. Once a well, I believe this was changed into a ritual idol for worshippers of Hermaeus Mora. So, Dunmer in origin but repurposed by others, perhaps Nords? Cults in Skyrim have gone largely unstudied.
ON-icon-lead-Ring of Stone.png Lead: Ring of Stone Telvanni Peninsula Apocrypha and Telvanni Peninsula Treasure Maps Master Ugron gro-Thumog Gabrielle Benele Reginus Buca
Strange. A base fragment of larger column that broke away at some point. The most obvious curiosity is the dark liquid pool at its center. I attempted to drain away the fluid, but it filled itself up to the previous level. Look closely at the stone enclosure and you'll see lines worn away on the exterior. They appear organically arranged. Perhaps where roots grew around it? Suggests that this existed underground for a significant period. Some remote Dunmer cultures once built these rings of stone deep below ground much like a water well. It was common practice to drop sacrificial animals down the well to satiate their chosen Daedric Prince. This may be the base of such a well.

Release Notes

Update 38 (Necrom - June 2023)

  • Released