|The Temple of Miraak|
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|Temple of Miraak|
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Black Book: Waking Dreams
|The Fate of the Skaal|
Talk to Frea
Talking to Frea reveals that her village has been trying to fight against Miraak's powers, but only a very few were able to resist, Frea being one of them. When the Dragonborn mentions that cultists sent by Miraak have been attempting to assassinate the Dragonborn, it becomes clear that they both must find the source of Miraaks power and put an end to all of this.
As they speak a circular ramp around the Tree Stone drops and two cultists emerge, immediately attacking. A way into the temple thus opens.
Explore the Temple
Find the source of Miraak's power
Read the Black Book
Reading the book, the Dragonborn comes face to face with the presently too powerful Miraak, who leaves the Dragonborn to be dealt with by a pair of Seekers. In the process the Dragonborn is thrown out of the book returning to the temple.
Note: It is possible to re-enter the book. This time Miraak is not there, and this part of Apocrypha can be explored. Tip: The exploration, pretty much to the end of the book, will accelerate later progress in follow-up quests.
Talk to Frea
But one thing the Dragonborn did learn is Miraak's plan to leave the otherworldly Apocrypha and to return to Solstheim. Frea suggests returning to Skaal Village and her farther the village shaman Storn Crag-Strider to discuss what can be done to stop Miraak.
This ends the quest and launches the follow-up quest The Fate of the Skaal.