Monday, December 26, 2016

Two more Tome of Tomes

Underdeep Languages
Author: William the Wise
Race: Human
Dimensions: 14x12x1.5
Weight: 25 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, brassboard, vellum, silver clasps and lock
Rarity: Rare
Fields of Study: Demi-humankind
Special Knowledge Categories: Languages
Value: 225 gp

This work, coupled with his work on Dopplegangers, provides sages with the strongest evidence that William the Wise was really a doppleganger. How else, they argue, could such a comparative study be undertaken? Underdeep Languages is a comparative, lexigraphical study of 6 common Underdeep languages: drow, duergar, svirfneblin, pech, cloaker and the dreaded fishmen. The work includes over 2,000 words from each language, and demonstrates a link between the languages of the duergar, svirfneblin, and pech. As expected, the cloaker language is the strangest of the six, but William the Wise shows that there is some connection between it and the language of the fishmen.


The Silverleafs of Ostveldt
Author:  Velonia Silverleaf
Race: Elf
Dimensions: 16x16x6
Weight: 20 lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, parchment
Rarity: Uncommon
Fields of Study: Demi-humankind
Special Knowledge Categories: History, politics & genealogy
Value: 40 gp

A massive history of the extensive Silverleaf clan that’s resided in the Ostveldt for over 8 generations, this weight of this tome is only matched by the boredom received in the reading. Instead of focusing on the important Silverleafs (of which there are many) this work treats every Silverleaf equally, dealing out pages and pages of the most trivial information. Still, it is an extremely thorough work that is an invaluable reference on the subject.


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