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    Chapter 0 - Barakas

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    Chapter 0 - Barakas

    Post  Eternity on Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:54 pm

    The nearest town to your home is a place called Truce. A small town, making preparations for the spring festival. With any luck, there's a decent library here, and if there is, everyone will be so busy partying and decorating that you'll have all the books to yourself. In the meantime, though... these crowds are too thick. At least nobody's trying to bother you, though.
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    Post  Nereus on Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:01 pm

    I'm weary of cutpurses and watch my belongings, and I try to shove my way past the crowd to get to a discernible library first and if none is noticeable a tavern to maybe get my bearings in town.
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    Post  Eternity on Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:04 pm

    As luck would have it, you do manage to find a library. Small as it is, sometimes the small ones have the best books. A middle-aged woman sits at a table reading through a particularly large manuscript, and looks up at you, surprised. "Oh my... I didn't think anyone would come today. Is there anything I can help you with?"
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    Post  Nereus on Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:16 pm

    "Greetings, yes, I'm afraid I haven't the time for the festival today. I'm a scholar on an urgent mission, and was hoping to get a quick look at your collection, I have much experience with this kind of thing so if you could just allow me to have a look around it would be much appreciated. Though perhaps you could give a quick explanation as to how you organize the boooks?" I say being as polite as I can, best not to offend anyone when I'm asking for favors. I also try to steal a look at what she's reading, maybe its the library codex?
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    Post  Eternity on Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:27 pm

    "It's... a little confusing to be honest. What sort of book are you looking for, I'll point you to the right section." she says, setting down her book, which is, apparently, a history of armed conflict.
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    Post  Nereus on Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:35 pm

    "My research is actually rather broad, I wouldn't want to bore you with the details. Perhaps you could show me where you keep the older tomes, specifically those relating to the great magicians or the great conflicts of history? and I could quickly peruse them to see if they are what I'm looking for. I'm very good at keeping things tidy you wouldn't need to worry about me making a mess of anything."
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    Post  Eternity on Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:29 pm

    "Not at all. They're near the back. There aren't many, but you can tell the right section by the chains. Those books are one of a kind, so we don't loan them out, but you're welcome to sit at the nearby table for as long as you want."

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    Post  Nereus on Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:51 pm

    "Thank you very much, I think I'll do just that."
    And I head to back looking for the books she told me about, and then take a look at the titles.
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    Post  Eternity on Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:53 pm

    Most of them are about royal history, there are a couple tomes regarding alchemy, and a few books regarding various races and cultures.

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    Post  Nereus on Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:57 pm

    seems like what I'm looking for might not be here, but who knows what I might find... I start off by taking a look at one of the tomes on royal history.
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    Post  Eternity on Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:50 am

    In it seems to be most of the stuff in the History thread. Anything specific you're looking for?

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    Post  Nereus on Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:03 pm

    no, not really, just hoping for some reference to something that may be within reach of my abilities. I take a mental note of the shard and take some time to fantasize about being able to wield or examine the crystal palace. I take a quick look at the books on cultures and races trying to find something on tieflings. If we're going to be outcasts I might as well revel in what we've done/do. I also quickly flip through the tome on alchemy to see if there's any odd potions that shouldn't be there... Then gathering my somewhat dented hopes I prepare to leave the library to look for the local inn. What time is it?
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    Post  Eternity on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:04 pm

    It's currently around 4:00.

    Interestingly enough, the only culture that makes note of Tieflings are from the Az-Kellari. It would seem that even if they didn't originate there, they certainly settled the north first. Most rumors point at them having otherworldly origins, but those stories tend to be rather exaggerated.

    The alchemy "tome" is rather disappointing. It's more of a textbook than an encyclopedia, and a poorly organized one at that.

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    Post  Nereus on Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:49 am

    Well it seems this library may have been a bust, so I put away the books and leave the library, giving forlorn glances at other titles as I pass, waving at the librarian and thanking her as I leave. I then set about to finding the inn, its almost supper time and I don't even know where I'm staying.
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    Post  Eternity on Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:45 pm

    The inn is rather full, mostly of large local men, and tourists, getting nice and tipsy for the festival. There are two bartenders on duty and are barely keeping up. A young girl in an apron approaches you and asks demurely "Is there something I can help you with, good sir?"

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    Post  Nereus on Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:26 am

    "could I get some bread and water?" I'm feeling pretty cheap today.
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    Post  Eternity on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:47 pm

    "That's it? Alright..." she says, shuffling some people to make room for another stool at the bar, and fetching you a wooden plate with a loaf of somewhat warm bread, and a mug of cool wellwater. "Is that all for you, sir?"

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    Post  Nereus on Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:15 am

    "Actually, I think I'll have an ale too if it isn't too much trouble," I start munching down, pondering what I know about the local area, if I know about any other towns close by.

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