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Immediately to the right is a table with three soul gems (two random and a black). There is a pod and scrye ahead, which opens a central chamber high in the air. The ''Epistolary Acumen'' book is in the middle of the room, and it allows you to access its secrets. When the book is activated for the first time, Hermaeus Mora appears, and offers to strike a deal in reward for the final word of the shout [[Dragonborn:Bend Will|Bend Will]]. Hermaeus grants you the second word of the shout as an enticement. To exit this part of Apocrypha, use the non-circular part of the black book.
The three [[
Dragonborn:Powers| powers]] offered by this book are:
*[[Dragonborn:Dragonborn Flame|Dragonborn Flame]]: When your [[Skyrim:Fire Breath|Fire Breath]] Shout kills an enemy, a fire wyrm emerges from their corpse to fight for you for 60 seconds.
*[[Dragonborn:Dragonborn Force|Dragonborn Force]]: Your [[Skyrim:Unrelenting Force|Unrelenting Force]] shout does more damage and using all three words may disintegrate enemies.
*[[Dragonborn:Dragonborn Frost|Dragonborn Frost]]: Your [[Skyrim:Frost Breath|Frost Breath]] Shout encases foes in ice for 15 seconds.