Friday, September 16, 2016

1000 Books Appendix II

Note: "Named" spellcasters are those who have spells named after them.


Author: Unknown
Description: This over-sized, sizable tome measures 12" x 24" 30 cm x 61 cm and contains 132 pages 183 illustrations. Printed in black ink in an unknown tongue. Sheep parchment pages are unbound, but wrapped with a hemp cord to the human skin stretched over bone cover. Numerous illustrations which are well done sketches. In addition, there is a picture of a mystic symbol on the white cover.
Age: Unknown
History: This book is believed to be cursed.
Contents: The contents are unknown because no one can decipher the text, however, accompany images have shown to be useful for magical rituals.
Writing Quality: Considered to be the rantings of a madman.
Accuracy: 2%, however the quality of the illustrations renders the overall accuracy to 9%.
Availability: This text is unique.
Value: Somebody with the appropriate skill would value it at around 200 x base currency.

Almanac of Apotropiacs
Author: Hegaullum, Named Enchanter
Contents: enchantments
Description: The manual-sized, big grimoire measures 12" x 15" 30 cm x 38 cm and contains 551 pages. It is printed in Common, with black ink. Vellum pages are double-stitched into the spine and cover with silk to the silk stretched over thin wood cover. A wizard' s sigil pressed in gold leaf adorns the violet cover The book is secured by two metal clasps.
Age: The book is very old 1000 years.
History: The original author, a famous wizard was known for being magically powerful.
Contents: .enchanting items; talismans, amulets, & curse tablets
Writing Quality: Considered indispensable in its field.
Accuracy: 73%
Availability: This is a rare book. Four copies are available.
Value: Collectors will pay 7349 x base currency to acquire this document.

Ancestors and Animal Spirits: Parables of the Inner World
Author: Forgotten Bear
Description: The codex-sized, moderate libram measures 9" x 12" 23 cm x 30 cm and contains 45 pages 33 illustrations. It is written in crude Common, with black ink. Linen paper pages are glued into the spine to the amber with a wood backing cover.
Age: This book is aged 25 years.
History: The author of the book, an unremarkable medicine man of the book died of natural causes.
Contents: shamanism, detailing 42 totem animals and their associated fetishes, along with a discussion on the proper prayers and offerings to make to ancestor spirits to receive their guidance, also includes the primary rituals for communing with totem animals, ancestor spirits, and a guide to vision/spirit quests
Writing Quality: A dry and uninteresting read.
Accuracy: 65%
Availability: The book is uncommon. 15 copies are available.
Value: Somebody with the appropriate skill would value it at around 54 x base currency.

Arcane Accountancy
Author: Nyrmyr, Named Conjurer
Description: The manual-sized, big grimoire measures 12" x 15" 30 cm x 38 cm and contains 551 pages. It is printed in Common, with black ink. Vellum pages are double-stitched into the spine and cover with silk to the silk stretched over thin wood cover. A wizard' s sigil pressed in gold leaf adorns the indigo cover The book is secured by two metal clasps.
Age: The book is very old 1000 years.
History: The original author, a famous wizard was known for being magically powerful.
Contents: conjuring magic
Writing Quality: Provides many captivating insights into the ancient understanding of it's subject material.
Accuracy: 68%
Availability: This is a rare book. Three copies are available.
Value: Collectors will pay 6877 x base currency to acquire this document.

Ars Arcanum
Author: Dragauster, Named Evoker
Description: The manual-sized, big grimoire measures 12" x 15" 30 cm x 38 cm and contains 551 pages. It is printed in Common, with black ink. Vellum pages are double-stitched into the spine and cover with silk to the silk stretched over thin wood cover. A wizard' s sigil pressed in gold leaf adorns the blue cover The book is secured by two metal clasps.
Age: The book is very old 1000 years.
History: The original author, a famous wizard was known for being magically powerful.
Contents: Incantations
Writing Quality: Considered to be one of the definitive works on the subject.
Accuracy: 89%
Availability: This is a rare book. Two copies are available.
Value: Collectors will pay 8968 x base currency to acquire this document.

Astrological Faith Observatories
Author: unknown
Description: The manual-sized, big grimoire measures 12" x 15" 30 cm x 38 cm and contains 551 pages. It is printed in Common, with black ink. Vellum pages are double-stitched into the spine and cover with silk to the silk stretched over thin wood cover. A wizard' s sigil pressed in gold leaf adorns the orange cover The book is secured by two metal clasps.
Age: The book is very old 1000 years.
History: The original author, a famous wizard was known for being magically powerful.
Contents: Covers 12 observatories which study the stars, sun & moon
Writing Quality: Provides many captivating insights into the ancient understanding of it's subject material.
Accuracy: 75%
Availability: This is a rare book. Four copies are available.
Value: Collectors will pay 7577 x base currency to acquire this document.

Corgoth's Guide to Glyphs of the Western Kingdom
Author: Corgoth, the Reasonably Lucid
Description: A guide-sized, substantial incunabulum measuring 5” × 7” 13 cm x 18 cm and containing 155 pages 350 illustrations. Printed in black ink in a broken argot of Common. Paper pages are bound with metal staples to the bamboo cover. Is full of illustrations that contribute to the high quality of the writing.
Age: The book is old 200 years.
History: Highly valuable to collectors.
Contents: magical wards & defenses; Contains information on the preparation of 72 diabolical signatures lemegetonian demons, 72 sigilic seals deaconry angels, 22 guardian glyphs, and 22 defensive wards.
Writing Quality: Classic for the ages.
Accuracy: 70%, however due to the roughness of the translation, only 61% of the information is regularly used.
Availability: The book is uncommon. 11 copies are available.
Value: Rarely sold for 3276 x base currency.

Crimson Codex
Author: Kazulg The Devourer
Description: This journal-sized, substantial codex measures 8" x 10" 20 cm x 25 cm and contains 177 pages. Printed in Infernal using ichor instead of ink. Covered in human skin stretched over bone, the papyrus pages are sewn into the spine with human gut. In addition, blood stains parts of the book and the book is wrapped in a dirty white velvet cloth. This work has been translated into Goblinoid and Common.
Age: The book is quite old 300 years.
History: This book caused a religious schism for its content.
Contents: blood magic Contains notes and information on the usage of ritual sacrifice and blood magic. Stresses the so-called Six-Tiered Hierarchy of Blood; Animals, Beasts, Humanoids, Fairies & Magical Creatures, Dragons, and Deities.
Writing Quality: Not entirely accurate.
Accuracy: 58%
Availability: The book is uncommon. 27 copies are available.
Value: A powerful spy has spread the word that he will pay 2450 x base currency for this document.

Diabolerie
Author: Saramen the Lesser
Description: This digest-sized, substantial tome measures 7” × 10” 18 cm x 25 cm and contains 158 pages. Calf parchment pages are bound with metal staples to the pressed leaves over thin wood cover. Written in red ink in Diabolical Signatures. The book is secured by two gold clasps and the book is enclosed in a wolf fur pouch.
Age: The book is old 100 years.
History: The book was stolen from the original author.
Contents: sorcery - magical banishment rituals includes the so-called True Names of the 72 goetic demons and the appropriate magical circles and associated rituals with which to banish them. Ritual details include candle types & number, types of incense to use, materials for inscribing the magic circles and incant the exorcisms.
Writing Quality: A solid work worth consulting.
Accuracy: 66.6%
Availability: This is a rare book. 6 copies are available.
Value: A powerful witches' coven is hunting this document and will pay 6510 x base currency for proof of it's destruction.

Dire Dirges & Dweomercraft
Author: Barivar Rockpounder
Description: A novel-sized, average illuminated manuscript measuring 6" x 9" 15 cm x 23 cm and containing 55 pages 57 illustrations. Written in black ink in Dwarven. The etched iron pages are bound with metal chains, with a cover of slate stone. Has plenty drawings contribute to the high quality of the writing. Translations of this work exist in the Futhark script of the Frozen North, Trade Tongue, Common, Orcish, and Gnomish.
Age: The book is old 220 years.
History: Highly valuable to dwarves.
Contents: dwarf magic
Writing Quality: Provides many captivating insights into the ancient understanding of it's subject material.
Accuracy: 76% with regards to the primary topic, however dwarves will find it 93% accurate.
Availability: This is a rare book. 11 copies are available.
Value: An influential dwarven clan will pay 3800 x base currency for a copy of this document.

Dogmatic Theurgy
Author: unknown
Description: The manual-sized, big grimoire measures 12" x 15" 30 cm x 38 cm and contains 551 pages. It is printed in Common, with black ink. Vellum pages are double-stitched into the spine and cover with silk to the silk stretched over thin wood cover. A wizard' s sigil pressed in gold leaf adorns the red cover The book is secured by two metal clasps.
Age: The book is very old 1000 years.
History: The original author, a famous wizard was known for being magically powerful.
Contents: augmentation magic
Writing Quality: Considered to be one of the definitive works on the subject.
Accuracy: 92%
Availability: This is a rare book. Five copies are available.
Value: Collectors will pay 9249 x base currency to acquire this document.

Esoteric Enchantments of the Forest Lords
Author: Seftillan Silverpen
Description: The journal-sized, average block book measures 8" x 10" 20 cm x 25 cm and contains 97 pages 111 illustrations. Covered in carved and gilded thin yew wood, the green paper pages are bound with metal staples. It is printed in Elven, with yellow ink. There are numerous drawings which are strangely compelling. The green cover features the initials S.S. in silver ink and brown velvet lines the inside of the covers.
Age: The book is quite old 470 years.
History: The book was stolen from a tomb.
Contents: elven magic
Writing Quality: Classic for the ages.
Accuracy: 61%, however due to the esoteric nature of the writing, only 55% of the information is regularly used.
Availability: This is a rare book, three copies are available.
Value: Commonly valued at 2394 x base currency.

Etheric Concordance
Author: Marandia Soulstorm
Description: This manuscript-sized, hefty illuminated manuscript measures 8½” × 11” 22 cm x 28 cm and contains 284 pages 118 illustrations. Paper pages are unbound, but wrapped with a hemp cord to the paper-mâché cover. Written in black ink in Trade Tongue. In addition, there are notes scribbled in the margins, in the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom and securing this book are three clasps in the form of skeletal hands. There are limited illustrations which contain hidden clues.
Age: The book is aged 17 years.
History: The book has been lengthened by additional notes added at the end.
Contents: elemental magic primarily a collection of tables of correspondences for each of the four elements; fire, air, earth, and water. Each element is given a list of affinities including cardinal direction, color, shape, elemental ruler, season, positive number, negative number, number of souls, climate, development, personality trait, planet, spirit, musical note, vowel, sound, emotion, major animal, minor animal, male animal, female animal, sense organ, body tissue, body system, flavor, odor, fruit, grain, mineral, flower, tree, lunar phase, livestock animal, humanoid race, bone, finger, body fluid, sense, life, weapon, etc.
Writing Quality: Well-written but difficult to understand for non-experts.
Accuracy: 56% for the primary portion of the text, while the additional notes are 63% accurate.
Availability: This book is believed to be lost. 4 copies might be available.
Value: A certain scholar is known to be looking to pay 3339 x base currency for this document.

Galdr of the Trickster
Author: Hjalprek the Keen-Eyed
Description: A single granite tablet, measuring 3' x 5' 91 cm x 152 cm . It is carved in the Futhark script of the Frozen North. The tablet is enclosed in a black bear pelt.
Age: The tablet is very old 780 years.
History: The original author, believed to be a deity in disguise, was known for his famous flyting of the other deities at a banquet.
Contents: runestones
Writing Quality: This tablet has just enough right information to hold up the wrong parts.
Accuracy: 57%
Availability: A legendary text which may not actually exist.
Value: Any mystic will pay 3240 x base currency for this document.

Hedge Workers Chapbook
Author: Argoth Dyn Hysbys
Description: This codex-sized, skinny illuminated manuscript measures 9" x 12" 23 cm x 30 cm and contains 17 pages 30 illustrations. Sheep parchment pages are sewn into the spine with silk to the tarnished silver cover. It is written in Common, with black ink. Filled with wood block prints are painstakingly colored. This work has been translated into Trade Tongue and the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom.
Age: The book is historic 25 years.
History: This book is highly popular to a mages' guild.
Contents: enchantments, hexes, curses; see also cunning man
Writing Quality: Covers the subject well enough for the idly curious.
Accuracy: 39%, however annotated versions exist which raise the accuracy to 52%.
Availability: The book is commonly copied. 1000 copies are available.
Value: Universally accepted at a price of 632 x base currency.

Manual of Substitutiary Locomotion
Author: Astoroth
Description: A manual-sized, average incunabulum measuring 12" x 15" 30 cm x 38 cm and containing 88 pages. Printed in black ink in the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom. The vellum pages are unbound, but wrapped with a hemp cord, with a cover of carved and gilded thin walnut wood. There is a picture of a magical symbol on the brown cover.
Age: The book is quite old 380 years.
History: Highly valuable to scholars.
Contents: magical locomotion; particularly using bedknobs, broomsticks, flying carpets, and magical ropes
Writing Quality: Considered to be the rantings of a madman.
Accuracy: 27% accurate in it's given field, while only about 13% is of use to enchanters.
Availability: The book is uncommon. 12 copies are available.
Value: A certain professor is known to be looking to pay 1596 x base currency for this document.

Mefistofele's Memoirs
Author: Kh'nyaikesh, Servant of the Unhinged Devourer
Description: A guide-sized, moderate incunabulum measuring 5” × 7” 13 cm x 18 cm and containing 62 pages. Printed in black ink in a guild cipher. The vellum pages are double-stitched into the spine and cover with silk, with a cover of verdigrised copper. The pages covered in graffiti and the covers have scorch marks on them.
Age: The book is old 189 years.
History: The author, an infamous sorcerer, died and then wrote this book.
Contents: sorcery demon summoning
Writing Quality: The material has been heavily romanticized by the author.
Accuracy: 72%
Availability: This book is believed to be lost. One copy might be available.
Value: Somebody with the appropriate skill would value it at around 666 x base currency.

Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla, bing bang
Author: Mibbi Klup
Description: This over-sized, average block book measures 12" x 24" 30 cm x 61 cm and contains 80 pages 66 illustrations. Covered in ivory on a wood backing, the sheep parchment pages are sewn into the spine with twisted gut. It is written in High Goblin, with green ink. This work has been translated into the pictographs of the Utter South and the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom. Multiple drawings contribute nothing, but the writing is good.
Age: The book is historic 90 years.
History: The book was rewritten by a sage.
Contents: witchdoctor practices, juju, fetishes; goblin practices of the Utter South; ; stresses the use of toads, salamanders, lizards, and snakes as fetish cures for most ailments as well as protective talismans created from "pretty crystals", animal sacrifices of chickens, goats, and cows; chants, dancing, and drum playing to ward off evil magic and spirits; divination with bones, pebbles, seeds, and shells; the creation of concoctions from common plant and animals of the region for smoking, drinking, eating, inhaling, or smearing on the body; the creation of fetish staffs through the use of certain woods, feathers, fur, claws, skulls, and fangs; rain summoning dances and songs played on giant hollow logs type flutes; and destructive curse magic through the use of poison charms created from blood of the intended victim and poisonous roots, the use of poppet dolls, and shrunken heads; lastly it stresses the ritual importance of cannibalism and blood drinking as the primary means of gaining a defeated enemy's power
Writing Quality: Covers the subject well enough for the serious.
Accuracy: 44% for goblins, 31% for other races.
Availability: This is a rare book. 5 copies are available.
Value: Unusually valued at 1540 x base currency.

Ren Ba Ka Sheut Ib: The Spirit Papyrus of the Utter South
Author: Kheperkar
Description: long papyrus scroll of 33 sections
Age: The scroll is ancient 4940 years.
History: This scroll is cursed
Contents: sorcery - spirit summoning on the 30 types of spirits and how to invoke them for guidance, power, or servitude
Writing Quality: Classic for the ages.
Accuracy: 78%
Availability: This text is unique
Value: 33,000 x base currency.

Saga of the Storm Riders of the Frozen North
Author: Kraki Draugrbjorn
Description: This journal-sized, hefty incunabulum measures 8" x 10" 20 cm x 25 cm and contains 281 pages. Printed in silver ink in the Futhark script of the Frozen North. Covered in pitted niello, the blue paper pages are bound with twine to wooden boards. Translations of this work exist in the logographs of the Mysterious East, Gnomish, and Goblinoid. Spilled sauce covers a section of the book.
Age: The book is historic 30 years.
History: This book has suffered a lot of wear and tear.
Contents: weather magics, control of wind & waves, as well as summoning rain, snow, thunderstorms, lightning, and hail
Writing Quality: Covers the subject well enough for the idly curious.
Accuracy: 50% accurate in it's given field, while only about 32% is of use to elemental spellcasters.
Availability: The book is infrequently distributed. 40 copies are available.
Value: Occasionally purchased for 1458 x base currency.

Symphonies of Serenus Sammonicus
Author: Yarkel the Mumbler
Description: A guide-sized, sizable monograph measuring 5” × 7” 13 cm x 18 cm and containing 135 pages. It is written in the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom, with black ink. Covered in tooled deer hide, the white paper pages are loosely attached. There is a picture of a G-clef on the brown cover and the glyph for "music" is carved into the spine.
Age: The book is historic 34 years.
History: The book was shortened by deliberately removing pages.
Contents: magical songs
Writing Quality: Well-written but difficult to understand for non-experts.
Accuracy: 70% for the magical spells of the text, while the musical notations are 82% accurate.
Availability: This is a rare book. 5 copies are available.
Value: Bards will pay 1400 x base currency to acquire this document.

The Baron at the Crossroads
Author: Bokor Caiman
Description: A pocket-sized, average illuminated manuscript measuring 4” × 7” 10 cm x 18 cm and containing 51 pages, 17 illustrations. The rag paper pages are sewn into leather thongs which are laced together, with a cover of red coral glued to thin wood. Written in red ink in a creole of Common. Additionally, there is a black residue throughout the book. There are a sprinkling of illustrations which contribute nothing, but the writing is good.
Age: The book is aged 12 years.
History: This work has been banned by authorities.
Contents: dark voodoo rituals The creation of several types of poison make their way into this evil tome. Includes the Baka Ritual designed to let one shapeshift into their "heart beast", Zombi Ritual, Skull enchantment, bone enchantment, summon caiman, summon python/anaconda, summon Djab a supernatural entity, Djab Pact like a devil/demon/witch pact, Summon Senior Djab. Also describes the nature and type of ritual sacrifices foods, rum, tobacco, and alcoholic drinks are popular for low level entities, rare jewels & gems as well as mystic items for medium powers, while higher powers require special beast or human sacrifices, often of a unique nature such as betraying a deep friendship/trust, emotionally scaring another, etc.. Recent additions to this book are a variety of sacrificial rituals, pacts, and resulting magical spells acquired from Aztec & Mayan sources; and include summoning for vampire bats, jaguars, flayed ones, etc.
Writing Quality: Little original content, mainly repeats what is already found in The Zombi and the Voodoo Doll by Bokor Veve and The Doktor Serpent's Voodoo Spellbook by Maman Marinette.
Accuracy: 50%, annotated versions can be found with minor corrections raising the accuracy to 60%.
Availability: The book is uncommon. 17 copies are available.
Value: A certain apothecary is known to be looking to pay 1464 x base currency for this document.

The Cognitive Cure
Author: Urlos, Named Healer
Description: The manual-sized, big grimoire measures 12" x 15" 30 cm x 38 cm and contains 551 pages. It is printed in Common, with black ink. Vellum pages are double-stitched into the spine and cover with silk to the silk stretched over thin wood cover. A wizard' s sigil pressed in gold leaf adorns the white cover The book is secured by two metal clasps.
Age: The book is very old 1000 years.
History: The original author, a famous wizard was known for being magically powerful.
Contents: healing magic
Writing Quality: Considered indispensible in its field.
Accuracy: 86%
Availability: This is a rare book. Six copies are available.
Value: Collectors will pay 8649 x base currency to acquire this document.

The Grandiose Grimoire
Author: Zaurroth, Named Wizard
Description: The manual-sized, big grimoire measures 12" x 15" 30 cm x 38 cm and contains 551 pages. It is printed in Common, with black ink. Vellum pages are double-stitched into the spine and cover with silk to the silk stretched over thin wood cover. A wizard' s sigil pressed in gold leaf adorns the yellow cover The book is secured by two metal clasps.
Age: The book is very old 1000 years.
History: The original author, a famous wizard was known for being magically powerful.
Contents: high wizardry & thaumaturgy
Writing Quality: Considered to be one of the definitive works on the subject.
Accuracy: 96%
Availability: This is a rare book. Three copies are available.
Value: Collectors will pay 9677 x base currency to acquire this document.

The Morbid Grimoire
Author: Jakath, Named Necromancer
Description: The manual-sized, big grimoire measures 12" x 15" 30 cm x 38 cm and contains 551 pages. It is printed in Common, with black ink. Vellum pages are double-stitched into the spine and cover with silk to the silk stretched over thin wood cover. A wizard' s sigil pressed in gold leaf adorns the black cover The book is secured by two metal clasps.
Age: The book is very old 1000 years.
History: The original author, a famous wizard was known for being magically powerful.
Contents: necromancy
Writing Quality: Provides many captivating insights into the ancient understanding of it's subject material.
Accuracy: 88%
Availability: A legendary text which may not actually exist.
Value: Collectors will pay 8849 x base currency to acquire this document.

Third Tome of the Altered State
Author: Radivan, Named Thaumaturgist
Description: The manual-sized, big grimoire measures 12" x 15" 30 cm x 38 cm and contains 551 pages. It is printed in Common, with black ink. Vellum pages are double-stitched into the spine and cover with silk to the silk stretched over thin wood cover. A wizard' s sigil pressed in gold leaf adorns the green cover The book is secured by two metal clasps.
Age: The book is very old 1000 years.
History: The original author, a famous wizard was known for being magically powerful.
Contents: glamours, alteration, & shape-shifting
Writing Quality: Considered indispensible in its field.
Accuracy: 79%
Availability: This is a rare book. Two copies are available.
Value: Collectors will pay 7997 x base currency to acquire this document.

Umbral Tome
Author: Crone Diregrin
Description: The codex-sized, thick illuminated manuscript measures 9" x 12" 23 cm x 30 cm and contains 407 pages, 436 illustrations. Paper pages are bound with twine to wooden boards to the soft leather cover. Written in black ink in the Witches' Alphabet. The book is secured by two animal claws acting as clasps and the book is wrapped in a blue velvet cloth. Plenty celtic knotwork decorating the corners that liven up the precise scattered sketches.
Age: The book is quite old 130 years.
History: This book is highly popular to certain witches' covens.
Contents: witchcraft Divided into thirteen chapters. 1. Rites of the deities Horned God & Triple Goddess 2. Organization of the Coven 13 members, etc.. 3. Wheel of the Year calendar of Sabbats 8 high holy days and esbats lunar celebrations. 4. Tables of Correspondances for herbs, minerals, and astrology. 4. Divination & Scrying techniques. 5. Magical Recipes unguents for flying, love potions, sleeping potions, healing elixirs, poisons, etc. 6. Spells, Bewitchments, Glamours, Incantations, Cantrips, Hexes, Jinxes, & Curses cause for disease, sickness in animals, bad luck, sudden death, souring milk, spoiling food, impotence and other such misfortunes. 7. Poppetry 8. Consecration of Ritual Implements & Tools. 9. Demonic Pacts. 10. Familiars 11. Sacrificial Requirements 12. Summoning of Lares 13. Rituals regarding
Incubi & Succubi.
Writing Quality: A collection of journal entries rather than a cohesive work.
Accuracy: 79%, however annotated versions exist which raise the accuracy to 97%.
Availability: The book is uncommon. 13 copies are available.
Value: Sporadically purchased at 1080 x base currency.

Xyr's Annals
Author: Xyr, Master of Battle Magicks
Description: A codex-sized, substantial block book measuring 9" x 12" 23 cm x 30 cm and containing 176 pages, 21 of which are blank, 32 illustrations. Printed in silver ink in the Alphabet of the Magi. Covered in rusted iron, the vellum pages are bound with metal staples. Few copper plate prints are inked in blood. In addition, the covers have scorch marks on them and smoke stains are found throughout the book.
Age: The book is recent 8 years.
History: This book has been damaged by being partially burned in a fire, only 100 of the pages are still legible.
Contents: offensive combat magic Originally contained 84 spells broken down into 12 spells from each of seven offensive areas fire, heat, ice, cold, lightning, acid, & poison. Each of the twelve spell types is a different form of attack, and include a missile, ball, cone, blade, storm, cloud, blast, spear, spray, touch, trap, and breath.
Writing Quality: An excellent introduction to the subject.
Accuracy: 90%, however the damaged sustained by the book means that only 45% of the remainder is usable.
Availability: This text is unique.
Value: A powerful thaumaturge has spread the word that he will pay 2340 x base currency for this document.