Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tome of Tomes

Continuing with my reading today, so lets look at another book from the bookshelf.

Insects of the Eastern Jungles
Author: Spree Waghorn
Race: Halfling
Dimensions: 8x8x1
Weight: 4lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, stoneboard, parchment
Rarity: Rare
Fields of Study: Fauna, humankind
Special Knowledge Categories: Insects, sociology
Value: 200 gp

This smartly illuminated manuscript is found throughout libraries of the west as one of the few studies of eastern insects. This, coupled with its clever writing concerning the strange people’s encountered in the eastern jungles, makes it a desired tome. Over fifty years ago, Spree Waghorn made the long and perilous journey homeward after failing to disarm a particularly nasty teleport trap. His trip was postponed for two years in the sweltering eastern jungles during which time he created an illustrated account of the insects of the area while incorporating observations concerning the people therein.

Unknown to all but the most erudite, the book is entirely a work of fiction based upon existing scholarship. Waghorn lives up to his name, reaping a significant retirement by organizing reproductions and sales of his work.

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