Minor point Roack - just because someone is thinking of world domination, doesn't mean he/she is actually powerful enough to be able to do it - more likely he/she is simply deranged (now there's a scenario waiting to happen if ever I saw one)
Now to the Melkesjokolade - chocolate flavoured undead creation potion - what a beautifully sick idea
Considerable difficulty in making it though - balances it out quite nicely - (novice dark mage say "pity about that")
Neat idea - 4/5
BTW Shadoweagle - are you sure the Sick:Creative ratio is that low â I'd have put it at 2:1 at the very least Go to Comment
I have problems.
Halow's eve: Crazy twisted Necromancer solidifies Melkesjokolyde and gives it to children. Town overrun with toddler zombies. (S)he then reanimate all the corpses (both the children and their newly slaughtered parents,) and sends them forth to bring him/her new bodies. come next year, (s)he hides his/her minions and starts on another town, repeats this until a significant army is built up, then conquers the world, and posiibly even the multiverse... Go to Comment
"What is unknown to the librarians however, is that if any question is asked to this orb, the orb will respond..."
Hmmm.... now, wouldn't someone sooner or later try to ask a different question, just for fun or by mistake? If it is there for hundreds of years, that is bound to happen. Another reason why it is kept secure by the librarians. Go to Comment
I never saw Corvus as civic minded. He is about as civic minded as your average adventurer, that is to say... not much. But who knows... maybe when he was sane.
The only problem with said orb is that it has to be publically known, so it will be a target for light fingered adventurers, Evils in need, or politicals who would limit who would have access to it. If it is tucked in the reference librarian's office, you could ask the librarian... he toddles off to his office... toddles back ten minutes later with an appropriate riddle.
One of the little flaws in this sub. Perhaps if The Library is associated with the The Royal Geographical Order and some Tinkers' Order, these things can be tested.
It does the organizational aspects the same way monks and scholars did since Greek times, Logic. As for fact and lore, until scientific rigor became the vogue, there was just sources of various qualities - some more respected than others.
Remember, this is on a pre-industrial age world (like most fantasies are), thus we can not apply Industrial, Modern, and Post-Modern filters to them.
As for your question, whom in the 12th or 13th century would ask that? Now if the world was that sophisticated, its data and sources would be better. Go to Comment