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I just got an Elder Scroll while doing the quest "Elder Knowledge", and I wanted to know if there are any effects to reading an Elder Scroll?

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Yes, you will be stunned and blinded for a few seconds upon reading it. If you read it at the Throat of the World, however, something interesting will happen.

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Also, though this is not directly relevant to the question, you can sell the scroll to a certain orc librarian at the College of Winterhold after the interesting thing has happened. – kotekzot Feb 15 '12 at 13:43
And if you have Dawnguard, you can sell it to the moth priest and he'll give you more gold than the orc at the College Library. – Jim Jones Nov 22 '15 at 17:18

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