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Background[]

Located under the old keep at Sarth are large vaulted chambers with shelving along the walls and free-standing shelves in the center of the rooms. All shelves are packed with books. From the top of the hill to the lowest level there are over a thousand chambers housing thousands upon thousands of books. The vaults are tended by Brother Anthony and Brother Marc.

Sections[]

Theology[]

Theological texts include information on Ishap, Dala, and Kahooli. There are hundreds of volumes on Ishap alone.

Strategy[]

  • A book largely concerning tactics against ballistics or magic advises choosing one's battlefield, gaining the element of surprise, and closing range with opponents to deny them the ability to load weapons.
  • A basic soldier's text advises knowing the natural weaknesses of one's enemy, detailing that trolls are vulnerable to magic but resist physical harm, magicians tend to be poor hand-to-hand fighters, and wyverns, though never used for battle in the author's knowledge, are vulnerable to blades treated with an Althafain's Icer.
  • A magician's text, though muddled in terms of tactics, notes the effectiveness of the Invitation spell in dragging enemies into traps, a tactic first used by Althafain against a band of Dark Brothers in the battle of Carse against the goblins.

Commerce[]

Medicine[]

Sarth's most extensive collection features healer's journals.

  • A field manual on healing, written within Sarth, lists steps to be taken for those injured near to death: the patient should be bedded down at an Inn for three nights, while being administered an herbal treatment and four dosages of restoratives.
  • A book of home remedies concurs that sleeping indoors in an inn provides beneficial effects for the sick.
  • A volume on herblore points out the benefits of restoratives for near-fatal injuries.
  • A journal by a healer traveling with a large Bordon military company explains that herbal packs offer great beneficial effects over an extended number of days, but restoratives offer more immediate healing effects to get a patient out of danger.
  • A volume on poisons remarks on the use of Silverthorn in the attack on Princess Anita conDoin ten years ago, the creation of an anti-venom by Father Nathan of Krondor, its potential as a treatment for armor to neutralize Silverthorn-treated blades, and the lesser strength of modern Silverthorn strains as compared to that grown in the Northlands.
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