Friday, October 8, 2010

Tome of Tomes

Lets pick up with the series again. The below book could have many uses within a campaign and might require a GM to avail himself of the internet to find specific codes if the players concoct some game-oriented rational for such detail.

Codes
Author: Jasper Kyanite
Race: Gnome
Dimensions: 6x5x1
Weight: 1 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, parchment
Rarity: Uncommon
Fields of Study: Supernatural & unusual
Special Knowledge Categories: Cryptography
Value: 50 gp

Codes, by Jasper Kyanite, contains detailed explanations of 20 different secret writing systems commonly used by gnomes and dwarfs. It contains various transposition ciphers, substitution ciphers and examples of steganography as well as the making of scytales. Kyanite’s work is considered required reading for any reasonably competent cryptographer.

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