Greetings So much has changed and whilst there's lots to discover, there are some things I have failed to find. I hope you will be able to help! 1) Vollems. I have one of these in a crystal and have found that they are pets of some sort that bond if let out. But what are they? I can't find a reference in the Hunter's Guide or a picture. Can they do anything worthwhile? 2) In the Carpentry menu, there is an option for a filled bookcase, named as an academic bookcase. This requires an ingredient called "academic books". I can't find any information on these. Where are they found? 3) I recall that one needs a certain level of skill to have a powerful pet transferred to one, but what about a less dangerous creature like a snow leopard? 4) Is there any way to get a beard on an elf? I see that the character creation screen doesn't give the option, but what about coupons for a hairstyling (I appear to have a lot of these!) or those options in the alchemist shops? Many thanks in advance.