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Observations, vol. XXVII is a paper note in Fallout 76, introduced in the Night of the Moth update. It is one of six sacred tomes belonging to the Enlightened.


The note can be found in the church of Point Pleasant in a display case to the right of the pulpit.


Observations, vol. XXVII
annotations by Interpreter Walsh

Woods - Ohio?. Past midnight. Gibbous Moon. The howl of wolves is quieted by the wind-stirring flutter of tremendous wings. Silence settles over the forest, and I sleep unafraid.

IW: As the lesser creatures tame their ferocity under the calming influence of the Wise Mothman, so too should we cultivate tranquility.

Deserted town - Virginia? (Galax? Sign damaged). Dusk. Waning crescent just above horizon. In silhouette against the dying sun, purple orbs shine from a shadow. I am certain it is no longer safe, and must find new shelter.

IW: The Wise Mothman oft appears to guide those with eyes to see and ears to listen. He is without malice, but in his wake travels darkness and danger.

Mountain trail - Tennessee. Late afternoon. Stormclouds. A shadow passes over head, gone before I can see it. The wind carries a fine gray powder, which clings to my face and hair.

IW: As students of his Wisdom, we must remind ourselves that not everything is a lesson. The Dim Ones would rave about the "Holy Blessing of his Dust". We remember: he is Wise, but he is also a moth.

Highway - Virginia. Night, maybe an hour past full dark. New moon. Sitting at a campfire, I hear the beat of his wings, and the sound of him alight behind me. I know he is not here to be seen, and I remain facing the fire. He whispers, and I see forests I have not walked. I awake with no memory of his departure, the sun rising in the east.

IW: Not all students can bear his Truth when heard directly, and not all Knowledge can be understood when learned. We hear his message, and our mind opens, but only when we are ready do we Know its meaning.

Watoga - West Virginia. Nearly dawn. Moon had set. I saw the Wise Mothman eat a robobrain. I was hiding in one of them porta-pottie jobs and the robobrain was shooting all kinds of holes in it. And then the Wise Mothman swooped down out of nowhere and just stuffs the whole robobrain into his mouth bits. Then he says, "It's all good, Dave," and flies away.

IW: Observer Dave has once again fallen prey to the lure of chems. Dave, not the Wise Mothman, unwittingly teaches us a lesson here.


  • The note cannot be picked up.
  • When interacting with the note to read it the title will show simply as "Sacred Tome" just like the other five tomes found in the church.
  • In order to read the note, The Mothman Equinox seasonal event must be completed ten times. Otherwise, a message will appear, stating that the player character is not ready to gaze upon the book.