I think he's looking for "The plane of Ooze…" Which is nothing more than a pocket dimension on the Ethereal Plane or Border Ethereal, i.e. The plane of Entropy is the start and ending of existence for the "Prime Worlds".
"The Great Reshaping" seems to be in reference, to a Cult Based a round perhaps the God Null, in some general Nihilist form.
The Rift, can be "The Astral Plane", "The Ethereal" or the Space between two "Crystal Sphere's", which exists in "The Well of the Worlds". In which case:
Just think of this guy as a Mid-evil spaced - out - Hippy. :lol:
He finds a reference to a long lost tome called the Primus Libre Mortis, or the First Book of the Dead. The text is supposedly full of legends and lore about the undead, and is said to relate several possible origins for such creatures–but none in living memory of even the elves have laid eyes upon it since it is rumored to have disappeared long ago, buried with its unnamed author in a hoary crypt.
Their exact dogmas and teachings are likely things they'd only share with initiates, but the Old Order is believed to worship some long dead or lost deity (they're unclear on which exactly and don't even seem to care) whereas the Yellow Rose follow a goodly path, and are devoted to a goodly deity.
The sheriff finds most books to have brief blurbs about the family, speaking of their valiant history of service to the royal family in the past few decades. Their family has been rooted in the military, and had born tactically gifted minds in the two generations that the family had been elevated to the noble class. Their income is derived primarily from mine holdings, light trade, and funds granted by the Crown for military-related services. The only names that come up frequently are that of Sebastian Mertoi, the Lord and first of the House, and his son Winston Mertoi, and daughter Lucretia Mertoi.
More recent texts reflect the family in less favorable lights, depicting them as blind fools who followed the Cormyrean Crown to ruin. Sebastian Mertoi and his son were said to have been slain in the Great War by the treachery of rival nobles, a testament of both his blindness to the broken Kingdom of Cormyr, and the evil and corruption that the City of Arabel is finally free of. His daughter, Lucretia, is said to be dead as well, though the accounts of how it happened appear to lack much consistency.
The Estate in Arabel appears to remain under the control of what is left of the House; those who did not journey with Winston southward during the Great War. They continue to honor the memory of their late Lord; though why they still maintain their holdings remains a mystery.
Search as they will, it takes a rather long while for the librarian to direct him anywhere specific. However, eventually, he finds the following page from a book called "The whispers of brotherhoods".
_Among the faithful of Helm, exist a group of elite bodyguards trained from birth. They are known as the Everwatch Knights. Sometimes loaned out by the church, sometimes assigned to a single charge for life, these Knights devote their entire existence to the protection of those entrusted to their care.
This life requires great sacrifices on the part of the Knight, for they are frequently on the road and almost always in life threatening danger. This is one of the highest callings of the church of Helm and those who answer it are respected throughout the ranks of the church._
Havestrom Lahl was Myrmeen Lahl's husband. Her exact lineage is unknown, but she is believed to have been born in Calimshan in 1333. According to some vague references found in a book by Hanthen Willowspit, Havestrom Lahl was one of Azoun IV's favorite cousins who married Myrmeen Lahl in 1357, Havestrom was sadly killed in an ambush shortly after the marriage by bandits. Lahl is known to have a daughter named Krysten from an earlier marriage, the daughter's whereabouts currently are unknown.
Lhal is well known to have cleaned up crime in Arabel, serving first as the constable of the militia in 1359, she was appointed Lord of the city by King Azoun of Suzail who was impressed with her leadership, honesty, and courage. This is widely regarded to have been Arabel's most prosperous period in its history, a time when rebellion was at a low tide.
There is nothing in the library regarding them, but the librarian remarks that Father Graham Boulderbeard is fondly remembered amongst the dwarven community of Arabel as a spiritual leader of a few years ago, along with Mother Loli Hearthkeep who many believe to have been his lover. The nature of their deaths is not recalled, but their loss was felt hard and affluent dwarven citizens paid for his resting place to be prominent as befitted the esteem with which he was held within the city.