how do you create black soul gems?

#1igor140Posted 11/19/2011 8:35:39 AM
or can you?
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#2Fatso666Posted 11/19/2011 8:37:35 AM
cast soul trap on a human and then kill them
you need an empty grand soul gem or black azura star however
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#3igor140(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2011 8:38:43 AM
excellent advice!

... that in no way, shape, or form addresses my question.
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#4ZegimaPosted 11/19/2011 8:41:37 AM
You can't create it, although the elf at the Winterhold College of Magic does sell it every 42 hours in game. He should be inside the lodging area from morning and at night. He'll sometimes head out to the town bar to get some drinks.
#5Rob_Van_Dam93Posted 11/19/2011 8:42:01 AM
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#6bighairycamelPosted 11/19/2011 8:42:24 AM

From: igor140 | #003
excellent advice!

... that in no way, shape, or form addresses my question.


Then your question is poorly worded....
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#7blowsephPosted 11/19/2011 8:43:28 AM

From: Fatso666 | Posted: 11/19/2011 11:37:35 AM
cast soul trap on a human and then kill them
you need an empty grand soul gem


No, that's not right at all. Grand soul gems do not turn into black soul gems, and grand soul gems cannot hold human souls..

In this game, unlike in Oblivion, you don't MAKE black soul gems. You just acquire them. They can be found in dungeons as well as occasionally in shopkeeper's inventories.
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#8ShinesmanOWPosted 11/19/2011 8:43:31 AM
You can't create any type of soul gem. You can either buy them or find them.

There are Geode Veins that you can mine for soul gems, but I've never seen a black gem there and you can also just get Corundum ore.
#9AszunnaPosted 11/19/2011 8:44:06 AM

Can create them, just get a black Azuras star and smile.

#10ZetgobPosted 11/19/2011 8:46:25 AM
There's no "ritual" to create one like in past games from what I've found, it's solely from the above vendor and occasionally on necromancer NPCs.

It's a bit of a shame, but the new addition of being able to turn Azura's Star black has made it up to me.