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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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.

  • does that mean I can fill any soul in my black star?
    – thingyB0B
    Dec 23, 2011 at 16:01
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    Yes, at least until the bug gets fixed :)
    – Zsub
    Dec 23, 2011 at 16:02
  • The Unofficial Skyrim Patch does indeed fix this now. Dec 19, 2012 at 1:55

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