Friday, September 16, 2016

1000 Books Appendix IV

101 Bogey Tales
Author: Collected by Sarah Rahzad
Description: This sizable manuscript measures 6" x 9" (15 cm x 23 cm) and contains 144 pages. The pink vellum pages are are sewn into the spine and covers with silk cord to the ivory on a wood backing cover. Written in silver ink in Common.
Age: The book is historic (55 years).
History: Highly valuable to scholars.
Contents: (a collection of short stories concerning a variety of heroes, villains, monsters, and the like) fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. princesses and goose-girls; youngest sons and gallant princes; ogres, giants, dragons, and trolls; wicked stepmothers and false heroes; fairy godmothers and other magical helpers, often talking horses, or foxes, or birds; glass mountains
Writing Quality: A collection of material from several different authors.
Accuracy: 72% for the quality of the stories, while the factual information on the beasts described within are 30% accurate.
Availability: The book is commonly copied, 700 copies are available.
Value: Sporadically purchased at 576 x base currency.


Abyssos Gerasene
Author: Nebkare, Chancellor of the King of the Great River, Doctor, First in line after the King of Upper Reaches of the Great River, Administrator of the Great Palace, Hereditary nobleman, High Priest of the Sun City, Builder, Chief Carpenter, Chief Sculptor, and Maker of Vases in Chief
Description: This grand illuminated manuscript measures 8" x 10" (20 cm x 25 cm) and contains 1114 pages, 913 illustrations. It is written in the pictographs of the Utter South, with gold ink. Covered in polished lead, the copper vellum pages are sewn into the covers with hemp cord. There are many painstakingly colored sketches which accompany the text. Translations of this work exist in Elven, Dwarven, and the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom.
Age: The book is antediluvian (7260 years).
History: The original author, a lesser noble, was known for being magically powerful.
Contents: (commonly known as "Legions of the Dead", a guidebook to corporeal undead)
Writing Quality: A work of average quality, useful for novices.
Accuracy: 62%, however due to the esoteric nature of the writing, only 45% of the information is regularly used.
Availability: This book is believed to be lost, two copies might be available.
Value: An insidious landed gentry is hunting this document and will pay 1500 x base currency to get their hands on it.


Beasthunter's Guidebook
Author: Torvan Huntswell
Description: A shelf-sized, moderate monograph measuring 5” × 8” (13 cm x 20 cm) and containing 59 pages. Written in brown ink in Ranger Trailsign. The paper pages are sewn into the covers with twisted gut, with a cover of papier-mâché. This work has been translated into Elven. In addition, the greem cover features the initials T.H. in blue ink and the pages are dog-eared.
Age: The book is historic (56 years).
History: Farmers are interested in this book.
Contents: (covers beasts such as hellhounds, dire wolves, cave bears, amphisbaena, behemoths, giant animals, sabre-tooth tigers, karkadann, etc.)
Writing Quality: A collection of notes rather than a cohesive work.
Accuracy: 46%
Availability: The book is frequently disseminated, 4,000 copies are available.
Value: Generally sells for 104 x base currency.


Bestiarium Vocabulum
Author: Liviana Flavonius
Description: The hefty tome measures 7” × 10” (18 cm x 25 cm) and contains 285 pages. Written in grey ink in Common. Cedar bark pages are sewn into the spine and covers with twine to the papier-mâché cover. Three animal claws act as clasps to secure this book shut.
Age: The book is quite old (310 years).
History: This book is old enough to have yellowed.
Contents: (common greek & roman mythological monsters; break into two lists; primary = roman, secondary = greek) Fauns, Satyrs, Panes, Pegasi, Sphinxes, man eating birds, giant boars, Cerberus, chimera, giant crab, gold horned deer, kakodaimons, medusa, echidna, gorgons, harpies, hippocampi, manticore, minotaurs, phoenix, sirens, unicorns, Cacus, Strix
Writing Quality: Relies on propaganda to slant the information presented.
Accuracy: 53% for the primary monsters, 37% for other monsters.
Availability: The book is infrequently distributed, forty copies are available.
Value: Certain idiots will pay 3710 x base currency to get their hands on this document.


Bhuta Parables
Author: Swami Arjuna Daeva
Description: A index-sized tome measuring 12" x 24" (30 cm x 61 cm) and containing 210 pages. Written in black ink in Trade Tongue. Covered in precious stones glued to bone, the papyrus pages are loosely attached between the covers by means of a flap and cord. Additionally, there is a colophon at the end of the scroll giving the name of the work and its author and there is a picture of a Longbow on the indigo cover. This work has been translated into the Common Alphabet of the Western Kingdom.
Age: The book is quite old (280 years).
History: This book is widely read by the masses.
Contents: (details on Yaksha/Yakshini, Rakshasha, Devas, Vetalas, Vinayakas, Asuras, Nagas, Sharabha, Hamsa, Makara, Pisaca, Preta, Pischachas, Bhuta, Panis, Apsaras, Astomi, Bhutagana, Gandharva, Vanaras, Vidyadharas, and other monsters from Hindu Mythology)
Writing Quality: Engaging.
Accuracy: 65%
Availability: The book is frequently disseminated, 6,000 copies are available.
Value: Normally sold for 390 x base currency.


Chimaeric Concordance
Authors: Dragaburr Kamer, Elkenhurst Pelham, and Ara Nightpoint
Description: A bulky illuminated manuscript measuring 12" x 15" (30 cm x 38 cm) and containing 676 pages, 667 illustrations. Written in luminous ink in Common. Paper pages are sewn into the covers with leather cord to the soft leather cover. There are multiple painstakingly colored illustrations which are inked in blood. This work has not been translated into any other languages.
Age: The book is old (102 years).
History: The authenticity of this work is in question.
Contents: (chimeras, basilisks, catoblepas, cocaktrices, gorgons, griffins, hydras, manticores, nuckelavees, pegasi, unicorns, rocs, perytons, etc)
Writing Quality: This reference offers a wealth of information.
Accuracy: 69%, however annotated versions exist which raise the accuracy to 86%.
Availability: The book is uncommon, seventeen copies are available.
Value: 2484 x base currency.


Concealed Among Us
Author: Skippy, Your Evil Twin
Description: This modest monograph measures 5” × 7” (13 cm x 18 cm) and contains 22 pages. It is written in the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom, with blue ink. Gray-colored vellum pages are unbound, but wrapped with a leather cord to the precious stones glued to bone cover. This work has not been translated into any other languages. A picture of a Spoon adorns the red cover.
Age: The book is historic (39 years).
History: The original author, an infamous shapeshifter, was known for being a deadly assassin.
Contents: (a guide to shapechangers, dopplegangers, changelings, and other disguised beings)
Writing Quality: The writing is flowery and decorative and obviously the work of a graceful hand.
Accuracy: 33%
Availability: The book is commonly copied, 1,000 copies are available.
Value: Ocassionally sold for 1320 x base currency.


Cycloptic Cylcopedia
Author: Akuab the Myopic
Description: A over-sized book measuring 18" x 36" (48 cm x 91 cm) and containing 23 pages. Written in blood used instead of ink in Giantese. Paper pages are unbound, but wrapped with a hemp cord to the canvas stretched over thin wood cover. Additionally, the book is covered by an oilskin packet and a picture of a single eye adorns the pink cover.
Age: The book is historic (56 years).
History: It is likely the well-known "author" never wrote it.
Contents: (a guide to monstrous giants such as cyclops, ettins, ogres, trolls, etc.)
Writing Quality: Covers the subject well enough for the serious.
Accuracy: 75%
Availability: The book is infrequently distributed, forty-five copies are available.
Value: Generally sells for 3750 x base currency.


Denizens of the Deep
Author: Obed Marsh
Description: The booklet-sized illuminated manuscript measures 3" x 6" (8 cm x 15 cm) and contains 48 pages, 31 illustrations. Written in gold ink in the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom. Scrimshaw pages are loosely attached between the covers by means of a flap and cord to the red coral glued to thin wood cover. There are various badly rendered octopuses, squid, & kraken decorating the corners which accompany the text.
Age: The book is historic (32 years).
History: The contents of this book caused a duel between competing fishing fleets.
Contents: (sea monsters, including serpents, ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, krakens, giant octupi/squid, whales, megalodon sharks, merfolk, sea turtles, etc.)
Writing Quality: Boring and insipid.
Accuracy: 24% for the animals, 9% for beasts.
Availability: The book is infrequently distributed, forty-five copies are available.
Value: Any fisherman would tell you that it'll be worth 280 x base currency in your hands.


Dungeon Delver's Primer
Author: Torearn Scragglebeard
Description: The digest-sized illuminated manuscript measures 6" x 9" (15 cm x 23 cm) and contains 100 pages, 56 illustrations. Covered in polished platinum, the copper-colored vellum pages are bound to the covers with iron chains. Written in green ink in Dwarven. The various horrendous sketches contain hidden clues. Translations of this work exist in the Futhark script of the Frozen North, the Common alphabet of the Western Kingdom, Trade Tongue, Goblinoid, and Gnomish.
Age: The book is old (147 years).
History: This book is highly popular to an adventurer's guild.
Contents: (various notes on 30 dungeon pests and ecologies; dwarvish work) Abhorrent Flyer, Bane Glider, Barrow Scavenger, Blight Worm, Carcass Flayer, Carrion Ooze, Cave Lurker, Charnel Seducer, Chitin Dragger, Corpse Crawler, Corpse Grub, Contagion Beast, Crawling Devourer, Crypt Canker, Cursed Howler, Dire Slug, Dungeon Chicken, Dungeon Pestilence, Grotto Leech, Plague Hound, Pox Spawn, Rot Shambler, Rust Stalker, Sewer Rat, Smut Weevil, Tomb Creeper, Tunnel Chancre, Undulationg Spore, and Vault Pest
Writing Quality: Considered to be one of the definitive works on the subject.
Accuracy: 64%, annotated versions can be found with minor corrections raising the accuracy to 74%.
Availability: The book is frequently disseminated, 8,000 copies are available.
Value: Generally sells for 1260 x base currency.


Dunkelwald Incunabulum
Author: Durc the Daring
Description: The average block book measures 11" x 17" (28 cm x 43 cm) and contains 78 pages, 72 illustrations. Antique sheep parchment pages are sewn into the spine and covers with twine to the carved, gilded, and jeweled thin sandalwood wood cover. It is printed in the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom, with indigo ink. This work has been translated into Goblinoid. Filled with badly rendered sketches decorating the outside corners which form a comic flip-book.
Age: The book is historic (54 years).
History: This book has been scribbled in by previous owners.
Contents: (dark woods wood-block book; covers a variety of (sylvan?) beasts & monsters)
Writing Quality: Covers the subject well enough for the idly curious.
Accuracy: 41%, annotated versions can be found with minor corrections raising the accuracy to 46%.
Availability: The book is frequently disseminated, 3,000 copies are available.
Value: Commonly valued at 145 x base currency.


Fiends, Imps, Manes, Lemures, Balrogs, Grigori, and Familiar Spirits
Author: Fracas the Familiar
Description: A digest-sized, thin incunabulum measuring 6" x 9" (15 cm x 23 cm) and containing 32 pages. Amatl pages are sewn into the spine and covers with silk cord to the human skin stretched over bone cover. Printed in brown ink in Daemonic. The book is enclosed in a sable fur pouch. This work has been translated into Dwarven.
Age: The book is timeworn (30 years).
History: The book was stolen from the original author.
Contents: (demonology guide to lesser demons, breakdown the title list into various numbers of each type (i.e. 4 types of fiends, five types of imps, three types of balrogs, etc.)
Writing Quality: Not patently bad data, but it is not well presented.
Accuracy: 58%
Availability: The book is infrequently distributed, fifty copies are available.
Value: An insidious learning circle is hunting this document and will pay 414 x base currency to get their hands on it.


Golemwerks
Author: Unknown
Description: This monstrous codex measures 25" x 38" (64 cm x 173 cm) and contains 1324 pages, 668 illustrations. Engraved in blue ink in a guild code. The polished bronze pages are attached to the pressed steel covers by gears where the binding should be. Is filled with fascinating illustrations which are presented along with tables and charts.
Age: The book is quite old (493 years).
History: Bandits are believed to have made off with this book.
Contents: (covers the construction of golems, automatons, living statues, animated dolls, autonomous mannequins, clockworks, homunculus, bronze men and bronze beasts, etc.)
Writing Quality: The definitive resource, no better work on the subject.
Accuracy: 87%, however due to the esoteric nature of the writing, only 77% of the information is regularly used.
Availability: This text is unique.
Value: A certain wizard is known to be looking to pay 8806 x base currency for this document.


Hortus Mors Mortis
Author: Aelius Cethegus
Description: This folio-sized, moderate illuminated manuscript measures 7” × 10” (18 cm x 25 cm) and contains 69 pages, 27 illustrations. Written in brown ink in the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom. The cream-colored vellum pages are sewn into the covers with leather cord and there is no cover. The title is displayed on the gold cover in green ink and there is a written dedication at the front of the book. Various horrendous illustrations which accompany the text.
Age: The book is aged (38 years).
History: Scholars are interested in this book.
Contents: (Garden of Death; a tract on 30 killer plants)
Writing Quality: The writing is flowery and decorative and obviously the work of a graceful hand.
Accuracy: 88%
Availability: The book is commonly copied, 500 copies are available.
Value: Rarely sold for 3360 x base currency.


Illuminated Manuscript of Monsters
Author: Peleglas
Description: This over-sized, substantial illuminated manuscript measures 18" x 36" (48 cm x 91 cm) and contains 151 pages, 176 illustrations. Silver paper pages are sewn into the covers with hemp cord to the carved, gilded, and jeweled heavy willow wood cover. Written in ingigo ink in Common. Multiple colored wood block prints that contribute to the quality of the writing.
Age: The book is antique (103 years).
History: This book is widely read by the masses.
Contents: (covers french, spanish, british, irish, and germanic monsters; Alerion, Amphisbaena, Ant-Lion, Asp, Barnacle Goose, Basilisk, Bittern, Boa, Bonnacon, Caladrius, Catoblepas, Centaur, Cerastes, Cinnamologus, Coot, Dipper, Dipsa, Dragon, Echeneis, Griffin, Harpy, He-Goat, Hercinia, Hoopoe, Hydros, Hydrus, Ibex, Ibis, Ichneumon, Jaculus, Leontophone, Leucrota, Mandrake, Manticore, Mermaid, Monocerus, Muscaliet, Newt, Onager, Onocentaur, Orphan Bird, Parandrus, Pard, Pegasus, Peridexion Tree, Salamander, Sawfish, Scitalis, Scorpion, Sea-pig, Seps, Siren, Swordfish, Torpedo, Unicorn, Wether, Wolf, Yale
Writing Quality: Adds nothing to the field, but its organization makes for an excellent reference.
Accuracy: 38%, annotated versions can be found with minor corrections raising the accuracy to 45%.
Availability: The book has wide circulation, 10,000 copies are available.
Value: Universally accepted at a price of 122 x base currency.


Libris Draconis
Author: Alaerthuthrax
Description: This sizable block book measures 11" x 17" (28 cm x 43 cm) and contains 131 pages, 160 illustrations. The vellum pages are bound with ten iron rings to a cover of tarnished silver. It is printed in Draconic, with red ink. Wine marks are found on parts of the book. A profusion of horrendous wood block prints which contribute nothing to the quality of the writing.
Age: The book is historic (75 years).
History: The original author, an infamous dragon, was known for being hideously ugly.
Contents: (dragons, drakes, dracos, thunder lizards, wyverns, flying serpents, horned serpents, wyrms, wurms, nagas, etc.)
Writing Quality: Well-researched but very dry and dense.
Accuracy: 62%
Availability: The book has wide circulation, 20,000 copies are available.
Value: Regularly priced at 396 x base currency.


Maleficium Manuscript
Author: Myntonus Malignous
Description: This grand manuscript measures 11" x 17" (28 cm x 43 cm) and contains 1113 pages, 420 of which are blank. It is printed in an obscure argot of the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom, with brown ink. Rice paper pages are unbound, but wrapped with a hemp cord to the polished cinnabar cover. This work has been translated into Gnomish. Additionally, the book is in a locked case.
Age: The book is ancient (1820 years).
History: The author of the book, a madman, died before completing this work.
Contents: bestiary covering mesopotamian, sumerian, arabic, hebrew, and islamic demons & devils)
Writing Quality: Well-written but difficult to understand for non-experts.
Accuracy: 56%, annotated versions can be found with minor corrections raising the accuracy to 66%.
Availability: The book is uncommon, fifteen copies are available.
Value: Certain apothecaries will pay 2176 x base currency to get their hands on this document.


Menagerie of the Mad Magician
Author: Rotwang, the Hand of Bedlam
Description: The letter-sized, slim illuminated manuscript measures 8½” × 11” (22 cm x 28 cm) and contains 26 pages, 54 illustrations. The paper pages are bound to the covers with metal staples, with a cover of corroded zinc. Written in indigo ink in Trade Tongue. Is filled with badly rendered pictures which make the text difficult to read.
Age: The book is aged (37 years).
History: The book has been lengthened by being re-bound with another work on the topic and the addition of several illustrations.
Contents: (A diary covering a dozen magical abominations created by magic and wizardry)
Writing Quality: Much of the content has been stolen from Rowdaleplen's Experiment Journal.
Accuracy: 52%, annotated versions can be found with minor corrections raising the accuracy to 58%.
Availability: The book is uncommon, nine copies are available.
Value: Ocassionally sold for 1560 x base currency.


Monograph on Mystical Horrors
Author: Arnbella Pawndead
Description: A journal-sized, slim volume measuring 6" x 10" (15 cm x 25 cm) and containing 27 pages. It is written in Common, with orange ink. Covered in tooled soft leather, the white paper pages are sewn into the covers with leather cord. Two clasps in the form of skeletal hands hold this book closed. Translations of this work exist in Orcish and Gnollish.
Age: The book is dated (57 years).
History: This book has suffered a lot of wear and tear.
Contents: (about various monsters with magical powers and abilities) Salamander, Phoenix, Barghest, Nightmare, Thunderbird, Coatl, Gorgon,
Writing Quality: Not patently bad data, but it is not well presented.
Accuracy: 40%
Availability: The book is infrequently distributed, fifty-five copies are available.
Value: Occassionally purchased for 2320 x base currency.


Nobit's Guide to Spirits
Author: John Horace Nobit
Description: This letter-sized block book measures 8½” × 11” (22 cm x 28 cm) and contains 79 pages, 29 illustrations. Printed in red ink in the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom. Paper pages are bound with Nine niello rings to the rusted iron cover. In addition, three metal clasps safeguard this book and the book is wrapped in red leather. There are a profusion of colored jellyfish decorating the bottom margin that contain hidden clues.
Age: The book is antique (165 years).
History: This is a revised edition of the original work.
Contents: (ghosts, apparitions, haunts, fetches, phantoms, specters, spirits, spooks, & wraiths)
Writing Quality: A dry and uninteresting read.
Accuracy: 62%
Availability: This is a rare book, seven copies are available.
Value: Any herald would tell you that it'll be worth 2820 x base currency in your hands.


Penumbral Primer
Author: Jupion the Duskrider
Description: A booklet-sized, narrow incunabulum measuring 3" x 6" (8 cm x 15 cm) and containing 13 pages. The white paper pages are bound with metal chains, with a cover of corroded brass. Written in exposed invisible ink in Trade Tongue. There is an odd, geometric pattern on the cover and four zinc clasps cinch this book closed.
Age: The book is old (239 years).
History: Highly valuable to mystics.
Contents: (a basic description covering various shades, shadows, and other etheric/astral entities)
Writing Quality: The pages are written in a shaky hand.
Accuracy: 51%
Availability: This is a rare book, ten copies are available.
Value: Generally sells for 3136 x base currency.


Sand, Wind, Flame, & Liquid
Author: Salama Abdul Mutamin
Description: This thick book measures 7" x 12" (18 cm x 30 cm) and contains 452 pages. Copper-colored lamb parchment pages are sewn into the covers with hemp cord to the pitted mithral cover. It is written in Trade Tongue, with blood used instead of ink. In addition, three animal claws act as clasps to secure this book shut and the book is in a case of stained wood.
Age: The book is dated (47 years).
History: Highly valuable to collectors.
Contents: djinn, marid, dao, efreet & other elemental monsters
Writing Quality: The book is dead wrong, but not in a way that will hurt you.
Accuracy: 29%
Availability: This book is believed to be lost, three copies might be available.
Value: Anybody could guess the document's worth to be about 2520 x base currency.


Seelie & Unseelie Court Chronicles
Author: Ansretha Nimonaleth
Description: The manuscript-sized block book measures 9" x 12" (23 cm x 30 cm) and contains 120 pages, 105 illustrations. It is printed in Elven, with black ink. The aged cervine parchment pages are sewn into the covers with leather cord, with a cover of tooled and gilded hard leather. Many plain illustrations that fill entire pages. This work has not been translated into any other languages.
Age: The book is timeworn (22 years).
History: The contents of this book caused a feud between competing nobles.
Contents: (fairies, elven work)
Writing Quality: Engaging.
Accuracy: 55% for the descriptions of court life, while the fairy descriptions are 37% accurate.
Availability: The book is commonly copied, 200 copies are available.
Value: A powerful scholar has spread the word that he will pay 1320 x base currency for this document.


Senki Yako Emaki
Author: Hachijo Fumiko
Description: The overlong scroll measures 11" x 408" (28 cm x 1038 cm) and contains 164 pages, 131 illustrations. The engraved bronze are written in the logographs of the Mysterious East, with black ink. The scroll is oriented horizontally and read from left to right. This work has been translated into Common, Elven, and Trade Tongue. Has many well rendered illustrations that contain hidden clues. The scroll is wrapped around two white jade rollers.
Age: The scroll is old (138 years).
History: This scroll is highly popular to artists.
Contents:(Night Parade of One Thousand Demons scroll, primarily Japanese, though some Chinese & Korean) [Commonly known as the Picture Scroll of Monsters of the Mysterious East]
Writing Quality: Covers the subject well enough for the serious.
Accuracy: 78%, however due to the roughness of the translation, only 69% of the information is regularly used.
Availability: The scroll is infrequently distributed. 55 copies are available.
Value: The author will pay 4860 x base currency for the return of this document.


Skaldic Sagas of the Jotnr
Author: Svenja Skullsplitter
Description: The index-sized, modest book measures 12" x 24" (30 cm x 61 cm) and contains 24 pages. The painted nickel pages are loosely attached between the covers by means of a flap and cord to the hard leather cover. Written in gold ink in the Futhark script of the Frozen North. This work has been translated into Common.
Age: The book is antique (197 years).
History: This book has been inked by previous owners.
Contents: (norse stories about giants, trolls, & ogres)
Writing Quality: A widely ridiculed work.
Accuracy: 33%, however annotated versions exist which raise the accuracy to 49%.
Availability: The book is mass marketed, 900,000 copies are available.
Value: A certain healer is known to be looking to pay 240 x base currency for this document.


Stele of Amenptah
Author: author unknown
Description: This cracked, black granite, eight-foot tall , narrow, four-sided, tapering monument ends in a pyramidal top and weighs 2650 pounds. It is engraved in the hieroglyphs of the Utter South and inlaid in gold and contains the equivalent of 1102 pages, 102 illustrations.
Age: The obelisk is archaic (3320 years).
History: Highly coveted by scholars.
Contents: (egyptian monsters; sphinx, ra's children, bennu's children, set's children, sebek's children, amon's children, scarabs, anubites, typhon beasts, heru sheshu, akephalos, pestuchos, serpopards, thaloc, scorpions, Uraeus, tauret's beasts, astennu, etc.)
Writing Quality: This reference offers a wealth of information.
Accuracy: 77%
Availability: This text is unique.
Value: Certain scholars will pay 31,680 x base currency to get their hands on this obelisk.


The Grimm Glossary
Author: Xayter Zagnu
Description: A index-sized, big block book measuring 12" x 24" (30 cm x 61 cm) and containing 575 pages, 111 of which are blank, 411 illustrations. The taupe rag paper paper pages are sewn into the covers with twisted gut, with a cover of tarnished silver. Printed in brown ink in the common alphabet of teh Western Kingdom. This work has been translated into Gnomish. Has several fascinating copper plate prints which are inked in blood.
Age: The book is historic (71 years).
History: This book is highly popular to adventurers.
Contents: (a listing of several goblinkin and their variations, anecdotes collected in 86 entries)
Writing Quality: Considered a breakthrough work.
Accuracy: 60% with regards to the primary topic, however only 23% is suitable for children.
Availability: The book is frequently disseminated, 9,500 copies are available.
Value: Only worth 531 x base currency.


The Legendary Love Letters of Koschei the Deathless & Baba Yaga
Author: Koschei the Deathless & Baba Yaga
Description: The bundle of letters measures 8½” × 11” (22 cm x 28 cm) and contains 59 pages. The faded white paper pages are unbound, but wrapped with a hemp cord, and there is no cover. Koschei's letters are written in blood in the Alphabet of the Magi, while Baba Yaga's letters are written in ichor in the Witches' Alphabet. In addition, the bundle is covered by an oilskin packet and there are many unidentified stains scattered throughout the letters.
Age: The book is classical (337 years).
History: Highly valuable to incubi and succubi, who would love to get their hands on this collection in order to make it into an opera.
Contents: (Russian folk monsters)
Writing Quality: Burn out your eyes bad.
Accuracy: 99% concerning russian folk monsters, unfortunately, there is a 66.6% chance of being mentally traumatized from reading the work to the point where one can extract that information.
Availability: This text is unique.
Value: Certain seers will pay 9240 x base currency to get their hands on this document.


Were Here!
Author: Huvain the Hairy
Description: This shelf-sized, moderate block book measures 5” × 7” (13 cm x 18 cm) and contains 56 pages, 14 illustrations. Printed in blue ink in Elven. Olde white vellum pages are sewn into the spine and covers with hemp cord to the polished pewter cover. A sprinkling of silver-colored initials on a green-colored field contribute nothing to the quality of the writing.
Age: The book is aged (39 years).
History: This book has suffered a lot of wear and tear.
Contents: (a collection of tales about various therianthropes, lycanthropes, etc.)
Writing Quality: A work of average quality, useful for novices.
Accuracy: 51%
Availability: The book is frequently disseminated, 4,000 copies are available.
Value: This document is valued at 1500 x base currency on the black market.


Wondrous Wierds of the Utter South
Author: Zelada Tigerchanger
Description: A guide-sized, average manuscript measuring 4" x 8" (10 cm x 20 cm) and containing 69 pages. It is written in the hieroglyphs of the Utter South, with gold ink. The copper-colored vellum pages are bound with metal chains and there is no cover. This work has been translated into the common alphabet of the Western Kingdom. There is a written dedication at the front of the book.
Age: The book is historic (92 years).
History: Wild animals have chewed on this book, ruining several pages.
Contents: (african fairies, spirits, & undead, as well as common african animals (crocodile, hippo, lion, hyena, rhino, elephant, cape buffalo, etc))
Writing Quality: Considered indispensible in its field.
Accuracy: 91%, however due to the roughness of the translation, only 85% of the information is regularly used.
Availability: The book is commonly copied, 600 copies are available.
Value: Rarely sold for 3240 x base currency.


Yaomo Shu
Author: Yang Kai
Description: This digest-sized block book measures 6" x 9" (15 cm x 23 cm) and contains 136 pages, 376 illustrations. The cream-colored goat parchment pages are cleverly folded together from one long section to the cover of amber with a wood backing. Printed in brown ink in the logographs of the Mysterious East. Translations of this work exist in Common, and Elven. Full of well rendered illustrations that which go poorly with the work.
Age: The book is quite old (412 years).
History: The authenticity of this work is in question.
Contents: (demon writings; chinese) (Hungry Ghosts & Hopping Vampires of the Mysterious East)
Writing Quality: Provides many captivating insights into the ancient understanding of it's subject material.
Accuracy: 56%, however due to the esoteric nature of the writing, only 47% of the information is regularly used.
Availability: The book is uncommon, ten copies are available.
Value: Infrequently sold for 2706 x base currency.