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I have tested this twice, both times I had no empty grand soul gems and I had an empty black star. I soul trapped a mammoth and killed it and my black star got filled with a grand soul. I thought the black star was only for black souls!

I know mammoths do not have black souls as their souls normally fill into empty grand soul gems. Think this is some sort of a glitch or bug, has anyone else experienced this?

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If you want to fix this bug on the PC, get the Acquisitive Soul Gems mod. –  galacticninja Nov 21 '12 at 9:34
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According to the UESP wiki, the Black Star should only get filled with black (i.e. humanoid) souls, but due to a bug/glitch (as you said) it also accepts 'white' (i.e. non-humanoid) souls.

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does that mean I can fill any soul in my black star? –  thingyB0B Dec 23 '11 at 16:01
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Yes, at least until the bug gets fixed :) –  Zsub Dec 23 '11 at 16:02
    
The Unofficial Skyrim Patch does indeed fix this now. –  SevenSidedDie Dec 19 '12 at 1:55
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The description here states that while the Black Star should only be able to hold humanoid souls, all souls can be captured and this is most likely a bug.

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