Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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?

share|improve this question
If you want to fix this bug on the PC, get the Acquisitive Soul Gems mod. – galacticninja Nov 21 '12 at 9:34
up vote 7 down vote accepted

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.

share|improve this answer
does that mean I can fill any soul in my black star? – thingyB0B Dec 23 '11 at 16:01
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

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.