**Off one of the eastern sidestreets of The Throughfare, near The Artisan's Quarter, lies a quaint little shop that looks for all the world like a patchwork of various woods and stone, banded here and there with not-quite ornamental wrought iron. Above the door is a sign baring the the mark of a silver pen. This is The Scrivener's Nib.
Inside the shop one will find the shopkeep, a harried looking man named Horace Pince. Usually dressed in singed red smoking jacket and black slacks, he has tiny silver rimmed spectacles, a squarish head, a well-lined face and short mussed brown hair shot through with white.
All around the shop are countless books and tomes, piled on every surface and spilling off shelves. Horace ever seems to be cleaning the place, but makes little headway as a number of magical volumes have been lost amongst the jumble and keep reacting to the proximity of the others, triggering random magical events in the shop that at the least undo all Horace's tidying efforts and at most blow the occasion hole through a wall.**
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNTIL ALL BOOK SHOPS ARE UP AN RUNNING, YOU CAN BUY ANY OF THE UNAVAILABLE TOMES HERE.
Note: The knowledge obtained from books require you to keep the book in your possession to use it, not pawning them after learning what you want to trading them to others.
Cost is Volume/Level number times 40.
Books that grant understanding of elemental arts without the
knowledge of a spell, helpful to expanding LSSs and can teach handy skills and crafts.
FIRE Vol 5. - Incl. Warriors Guide Aclimatizing and Adapting and Ironhide Leather Curing Guide. Vol 6. - Incl. Sparksteel Smithing Recipe and Voice of Embers: The Art of Reading Fire. Vol 7. - Incl. Charwood Carving Guide and Salamander Dust Recipe. Vol 8. - Incl. Fire Prisming Enchanting Guide and Powerpacker Powder Machinist Recipe Vol 9. - Incl. Arted Animal Tracking Guide and Hebology Guide: The Dragon Lotus. Vol 10 .- Incl. Hellfire Potioning Recipe and Rites of the Fire Mountain.
MIND Vol 5. - Incl. One Mind Pet Training Technique and The Secrets of Memory and Perception. Vol 6. - Incl. Riddling Ink Recipe and Dram and Drop: Maximizing Herbal Teas through Focus. Vol 7. - Incl. Amethyst Attunement Technique and Biopotential Triggering Device Blueprint.
Vol 8. - Incl. Mind Prisming Enchanting Guide and Phantom Iron Forging Recipe. Vol 9. - Incl. Arted Animal Tracking Guide and Nightmare Dust Herbalism Recipe. Vol 10. - Incl. Rite of the Fair and Eye of the Mimic Fighting Technique.
FORCE Vol 5. - incl. Stress Points in Marksmanship and of Iron Turtle Combat Technique. Vol 6. - Incl. Featherdraw Crossbow Augment Blueprint and Untouchable Balm Recipe. Vol 7. - Incl. Eagleheart Elixir Recipe and Vibranite Forging Technique. Vol 8. - Incl. Force Prisming Enchanting Guide and Barrier Dust Recipe Vol 9. - Incl. Arted Animal Tracking Guide and Study of Instability in Agates Vol 10. - Incl. Superfuntime Solution Recipe and Probability and Physics of Cascading Events.
OTHER BOOKS Of Textile Arts - Learn Tailoring - 75 gold
The Master Crafter - Learn Carving. - 75 gold
Smithing and Metalcrafting - Learn Smithing - 100 gold
Pocket Scribe - Blank. When held open the words you speak will appear written inside. - 50 gold
Learn To Speak Series - Choose a race and learn to speak their language. - 50 gold
SPECIAL BOOK(S)- Stock Rotates Book of the Dead: Pocket Edition - An easy to carry tome inscribed with phonetic incantations and magic runes. Reading from it while concentrating on a manifested spirit will cause the spirit to be become trapped within the book by the runes. It can be released by reading the a second incantation. Does not grant any control over the spirit. Some spirits are to strong to be held. Can only contain one spirit at a time. - 200 gold
Arl, getting tired from all this dashing, slows down for a bit as she buys the 5th and 6th level spirit tomes for a total of 330gold. This leaves her with only 8 gold to her name. She then happily walks off towards Veny's.
He walked in behind the large Ogofta and they approached the counter. "Greetings sir, I am Christov, the Hunter, and this is Yoko the fox. We are currently on a bounty and I was wondering if you could tell me anything about this book, and more specifically the symbol on the front." He handed over the book.
Horace - Hrmmm....green cover, 7-pointed star....seems familiar. Let me check.
**He went to one corner of the shop and pulled out a massive leather ledger which he preceded to peruse through.**
Horace - Ah, no wonder I recognized it. It appears to be part of the cover of a series of antique books written by the founder of modern magic on magical history, theory and such. A bit of a hot ticket lately...where did you find this?
Horace - Tenchlas Boon has been collecting any volumes in this series I have been able to get my hands on for years, Voracious reader and magical history buff. But lately another party has been asking around about it, trying to outrace or outbid him on any volume I get. Never got a name, just an address to send a runner to when I find a new one. You said crime scene, is anyone hurt?
"That has yet to be determined, however the same Tenchlas Boon has gone mysteriously missing, we found one of these volumes burned on the hearth, and the information that you gave us is the closest thing we have been able to find to motive yet. Would you be willing to provide the address you were given?"
**Makeda browsed for a while, picking up a Force Tome. Her last quest had been a nightmare, and all she could think of the whole time was how much she would have rather been reading a book. So, if the problem ever arose again, she'd be covered.**