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[News] Winter Reading

Discussion in 'UO Baja' started by Brytt, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Brytt

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    When the weather turns cold outside and the snowflakes hit the ground, there's little better than a warm cider and a good book. On Baja, the literary need turn no further than their local libraries for a good read.

    Over at the White Stag Inn, you'll find a list of some of Baja's largest libraries and some of the selections they offer. Have a library? Head over to the White Stag Inn and let the readers of Britannia know!
     
  2. WarderDragon

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    For the benefit of Baja Readers.

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    The Mage Tower Library - The Southwestern Edge of Verity Isle in Felucca.

    The Mage Tower on Verity Isle - one of the few True Mage Towers from the era before the Retreat of British - houses an extensive collection of written works that date back more than a decade.

    You can find information on various spells and components - including a section dedicated to the Dark Sorceries practiced by the Acolytes of Na-Krul - and treatise on the various political and social philosophies spread throughout the Realm.

    You can find the most recent Mage Tower Establishment Review here.

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    The Black Library on the Second Floor of House Tarrant - 110o 24'N 49o 51'E in the Old World of Felucca.

    The Private Collection of Nicholas Tarrant - known lovingly as the Black Library due to the Secretive and Dark Nature of its Owner - can be found on the Second Floor of his private estate in Southern Dawn.

    The Collection houses more than 350 pieces of Written Lore - much of which is unique to his collection - ranging from the Poetic Works of Master Canto Canzione and Master Heathard to personal correspondenses and letters exchanged during the War of Shadows and the War of Independent States.

    The Shelves are Engraved.

    - The Life of a Travelling Minstrel: Poetry and Prose.
    - On Chivalry: Tales of Heroism and Romance.
    - The City of God: On the Divine, Theology and Philosophy.
    - The Grimores of Tenebrae: Necromancy and the Dark Arts.
    - The Key of Solomon: Theurgy, Alchemy and the Arcane Sciences.
    - Ye Olde Almanach: On the Geography of the Realm.
    - On the People of Our Land: Correspondenses and Biographies.
    - On the Divine Right of Kings: Sosaria's Kingdoms, Townships and Houses.
    - On the Diversity of Our Land: Elvish, Orkish and Gargish Lore.
    - The Gulgeth Orc Clan Collection.
    - And More.​

    Those who wish to view this collection are encouraged to request an appointment with Master Tarrant.

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    The Kingdom of Dawn Royal Library - 117o 57'N 62o 26'E in the Old World of Felucca.

    The Kingdom of Dawn Royal Library remains one of the most extensive collections in the whole of Britannia. It contains lore on the Chivalric Orders and the Backgrounds of various Kingdoms and Characters throughout Baja History.

    You can find the most recent Kingdom of Dawn Establishment Review here. You can find the Dawn Library Card Catalogue here.

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    The Kingdom of Dawn Palace Library and Na'Krul Private Collection - 124o 44'N 57o 39'E in the Old World of Felucca.

    The Dawn Palace - the home of Prince Regent Riain Cross and his Guardian - houses tales that fascinate the Young Prince including the backgrounds of various characters and the Silver Tongued Tales of Dane Alexander.

    The Dawn Palace also houses a Private Collection known as the 'Na-Krul Library.' It contains various pieces of Dark Lore and Necromatic Incantations that have been lost to even the Tower.

    The Na-Krul Collection remains guarded. To view it one should petition the Duchess of Northern Dawn, Lady Wildstar, who can grant a viewing for scholarly purposes on appointment.

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    The Stonegate Monestary Collection - 101o 41'S 22o 13'E in the Old World of Felucca.

    A small collection can be found on the Second Floor of the Stonegate Monestary near Old Trinsic. (Felucca.)

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    The Dark Tower Library - 66 38'N 10 3'E in the Kingdom of Britannia. (Trammel.)

    The Dark Tower in the Village of Scythe houses one of the most extensive collections of Forbidden Literature in the whole of Britannia.

    It is not for the faint of heart. You can find tales of horror and detailed descriptions of the Towers eldirich rituals amongst the torn and dessicated pages. But be careful. The denizens of the Tower hunger and sometimes the price for such Dark Knowledge is more than one might be willing to give.

    You can find the most recent Dark Tower Establishment Review here.

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    Avalon Gypsy Camp Archive Wagon - 122o 47'N 39o 30'E in the Old World of Felucca.

    A small collection can be found in the Northeastern Wagon of the Avalon Gypsy Camp. The archive includes literature such as Gypsy Marriage Rituals and Gypsy Curses.

    The Scriptorium is maintained by the Mashiara Anya.

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    The Kingdom of Dawn Malas Outpost and Scriptorium - 27o 21'N 41o 12'E on the Dark Continent of Malas.

    The Kingdom of Dawn Outpost and Embassy to the Umbral houses one of the most extensive collections on the Shard of Baja.

    It includes the entire Dawn Royal Library and Palace Library collection but the Gravewater Shores Memorial Shelf and the Gulgeth Orc Clan Memorial Collection.

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    The Avalon Township Library - Location TBA.

    The Avalon Public Library was once regarded as being the most extensive and well known library on Baja. It however was destroyed in an inferno more than five years ago and much of the original knowledge was lost to looters.

    The Purple Llama Society - a group of Scholars and Wizards that have discovered the means to travel between Shards - have taken it upon themselves to begin collecting the various works throughout the land and locate them in one location.

    The location and extent of the library will be announced soon.
     
  3. SuperKen

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    Isn't there a SI library somewhere? Lots of personal missives and origin stories written by members past and present. It's an interesting place.
     
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