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wildcorn
January 30, 2006
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Book Called Regret    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Cursed)

A sinister book that forces the reader to relive painful memories by presenting idealized versions of their outcomes.

Deranged Elf
January 23, 2006
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The Tome of Life    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Book with initially blank pages which records the life of the holder from the time it is picked up to the day someone else picks it up, at which point it starts again as blank pages.

MoonHunter
January 22, 2006
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Memoirs of the Twin Rose Wars    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Campaign Defining)

They stood on the crest of the rise, three men deep. Their banners, Golden Lions Rampant on a split field of red and blue, fluttering on long poles in the wind. They were silent. By some signal, they all began to rush forward screaming their battle roar. Halberd and blade coming open on the move. The enemy line broke under the power of the Lion’s signature charge.
Major Advarete, Memoirs of the Twin Rose Wars  1320 Greenfield Presses

CaptainPenguin
November 24, 2005
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The Subeya    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

“When I was ten-and-eight years old, I went south to the land of Emhutz, which is near the Holy Land, and I went before the wisest of all God’s creatures but the Prophet, Najaug, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise, who in this time did dwell there, and him I asked five-score questions.”
-The Subeya, “First Song: Going Before the Prophet”

MoonHunter
November 18, 2005
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Libriums D'Arcanum    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)

Flip. Flip. Flip. Flip. The sound softly echoed in the Sanctum’s walls.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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On Flesh and Regrowth    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The Fifth element is that of Spirit, and thus the providence of PrayerCrafters. As Spirit moves, so does the other elements, as there is a connection between them. One is the shadow of the other. When there is a connection, it is always two way. Thus we can manipulate the spirit through the use of the other elements, and obtain healing through the use of non proscribed magic.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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The Way of the Magical Hand    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The Hand is the most important tool in magic. It can be used to trace symbols, focus attention and concentration, and allow for easier manipulation of mystical flows by tying certain actions to similar hand gestures. It is the ultimate tool of civilization.

CaptainPenguin
November 15, 2005
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Don Han, by Don Hazhizhab Takl    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Among the Centasi, especially those of the northern regions (a peculiar debased form of opera is performed among the islands of the north of which we shall not speak), there is no more beloved, ancient, and respected art than opera, that wondrous blending of theater, song, and orchestra. And there are no more respected composers of opera among the Centasi, whether ancient or contemporary opera, than the late masters Signore Anlar Parlat and Don Hazhizhab Takl. Their masterpieces, Phantom Snake and Don Han, respectively, are iconic to all Centasi.

CaptainPenguin
November 15, 2005
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Phantom Serpent, by Signore Anlar Parlat    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Among the Centasi, especially those of the northern regions (a peculiar debased form of opera is performed among the islands of the north of which we shall not speak), there is no more beloved, ancient, and respected art than opera, that wondrous blending of theater, song, and orchestra. And there are no more respected composers of opera among the Centasi, whether ancient or contemporary opera, than the late masters Signore Anlar Parlat and Don Hazhizhab Takl. Their masterpieces, Phantom Snake and Don Han, respectively, are iconic to all Centasi.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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A Book of Cookrye    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Do you know what people should be eating at the social and technological level of your historical analog/ fantasy world?  Do you know what people were eating in the real world at the same cultural/ technological level? Well here is your chance. Did you also know one of the main contributing factors to nationalism and the nation states, post printing press, was the creation of national cuisine through books?

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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The Good Housewife's Jewell    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This work is a real book. It should give you an idea of what people in your historical analog/ fantasy worlds should be expecting to eat. (Or at least if they are English.(

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Utopia    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

A depiction of a island society and it compares that land’s unusual political ideas with the contemporary politics of the Known World. The book is a collection of letters between a known minister and a king of a few centuries ago. They discuss the state of things there and the known world. It is sometimes a biting discussion/ condemnation that has caused the book to be disavowed in many places.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Records of the Grand Historian    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This was the magnum opus of Dougus RecordSmith d’Archerous who had written a number of lesser historical pieces. In this work he recounted history of The Known World and Imperium from mythic and pre-imperial times to his present (a mere 130 years ago).

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Encyclopedia Geographica    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

The Encyclopedia Geographica is the seminal work of Civilization. The Geographic Green books include maps of every place in the known world and articles about the things in those places. One can honestly say, you are holding the known world in your hand when holding this book.

Strolen
November 15, 2005
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The Hilbus Series    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

Penned by a famed artist/naturalist who was known for his wide travels is a series of illustrated books detailing vegetation, animals, and insects that he had studied. Each manuscript has a very detailed picture of the subject with appropriate labelings accompanied by a recourse on the observations and/or uses of the subject.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Memory Book    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

It is a personal journal tucked away in an library. It appears as an ordinary journal or diary from the outside and inside. In the spine or binding there is always a tiny strip of metal that other components and symbols are attached. Yet there is more, if you read carefully.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Legends of "On True Power"    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

Exerpt from the Introduction:
I know the ultimate weapon. Humans commit folly after folly because they are afraid. Fear was once Humankind’s most powerful ally, giving enormous potency to the instinct for suvival. Now, fear has become Humankind’s greatest enemy, and such is the obtusemenss of my species that is members do not realize it is the most powerful element of Human existance.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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On True Power    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

I know the ultimate weapon. Humans commit folly after folly because they are afraid. Fear was once Humankind’s most powerful ally, giving enormous potency to the instinct for suvival. Now, fear has become Humankind’s greatest enemy, and such is the obtusemenss of my species that is members do not realize it is the most powerful element of Human existance.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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Chess Journal    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)

“It is your move.”

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
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An Old Codex    Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)

This Codex is sealed in either a tube or box, containing some works of great age. The scrolls and papers will be of a language of great antiquity.  These scrolls are cut up and pressed flat into a leafed book, called a codex. While the works are not magical, they might as well be, for they can change the world.

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