[A passing by Nethsus makes a comment to the Half-Elf that because she isn't wholly tainted, he'll do her the favour of pointing her in the right direction. He mentions that the lesser kind of Shadow Spiders is uncommonly found within the Underdark, and recalls books mentioning Duergar around their most common sighting areas.]
The Head Librarian gives the scowling woman a polite nod, whilst explaining that few come to the library and write rumours. However, there have been several rough reports of barbarian tribes wandering the snowy peaks of the Stormhorns for quite some time. Many which are said to be lead by elderly shamans, but otherwise he cannot say much more.
The librarian nearly leap out of their seat as Irene display the seal, eagerly explaining it hails from the original Mage whom built Maleen's Spire. The symbol was later adopted by the first Mage Guild of the tower, which was many centuries later reformed by the late Lord Maleen.
The Libraria advices the man to contact Chronicler Sigfried or Battlemage Coltsbury in regards of the gold curse, but does mention that it was first discovered after a band of adventurers pursued a cyric into the ancient ruins earlier this year.
The Librarian appears puzzled, but does mention that there was once over two decades ago an adventuring group, who were said to have freed a Netherese man or spirit from the ruins using a legendary hammer heart. Rumours had it soon afterwards that the hammer heart had been lost in the Underdark.
The librarian explains that teleportation spell are extremely powerful and only a few handful of wizards are known to master them without the use of magical items. Even the majority of War Wizards and Red Wizards are known to use items to teleport themselves.
Krows is informed that since Torm is such a minor, inconsequential faith who is strangely incredibly popular amongst adventurers- that there is no real 'relics' of torm found within Cormyr, or shrines beyond personal household altars or symbols worn by knights who do not follow the far more relevant and meaningful god helm. Basically, the Librarian tells you that Torm is a minor god, whose strict guidelines and adherents dispel more followers than it attracts.
The librarian indicates she was an infamous spectre that haunted the hullack some several centuries ago, one that kidnapped a host of children for some unknown reason.
He is uncertain as to the 'lavender fields' and the connection she might possess with Hags, however.
The librarian explains that sadly no one has written a book of such ideas or experiments, despite many attempts to force the local portal master to write it down. So far, the library has had little success.
The librarian chuckles and explains that the Palace of Wonders was a "gang" of Old Town, without any real criminal records to its name other than perhaps tax evasion. Mostly made out of ladies and men of the night, the Palace of Wonders is lead by Madam Zhou. The Palace of Wonders supply workers various establishments in the City, but rumours has it the Madam has her eyes on the Fine Hells. Currently most of the "Petals" as they are known, work in Albon's House of Relaxation.
[Baltasar offers Falconer an excerpt of a report, the next time he shows up.]
I dreamt of many things, the first of which was an old Eastway fairy tale, of a woman lost in the Hullack and approached by a Hag, whom offered safe return of the woman back to her home if only she would give her 'four stars'. The woman gladly accepted this offer and was shown a path out of the forest. As the woman went home she tucked her four children into bed, kissing their brows before going to sleep herself. The Hag returned that night and took the children, none of them woke and neither did the woman. These were the four stars.
As the woman awoke the next morning, so overcome with grief was she that she plunged a dagger into her breast in an attempt to kill herself, only for the Hag to save her, telling her that she will live forever with children, a mother of the children if you will. She accepted, maddened by grief, and the tale tells that she lacks her children to this day, looking over other children taken in the past, present and future, eternally, weeping ceaselessly for her four stars were never returned.
[The librarian explains that there is little known of Darkblight. But now SPORE BLIGHT, that he can tell about. Sporeblight dangerous and very illegal substance, he does however note that it came first into light after the late Lord Hardcastle was struck by a strange magical illness soon after an assault upon his estate. It is said his only child, the late Lady Ann-Marie Hardcastle, sought the aid of a rag tag druid and his gather to find a cure. How the Lord was cured, and what came to be of the druids is still a mystery which the library offer a lot of gold for being uncovered. But he does note the Lady and druid, whom turned out to be the late Lord Emil Wyvernspur, fell in love during their adventure. Only to die on their wedding day, known as the Blue Wedding. Since there is a lack of documentation, the librarian suggest Sammie search for her answers in the Helmlands and the surrounding areas which is said to have been the source of the mysterious illness of the late Lord. Perhaps they have a similar source?]
Anebril finds a book called Polymorph for complete and utter dummies. It tells Anebril all about the feat Extend Spell which allows you to extend a period of transformation, and about different forms the user can take. Off to one side he finds a short book on shifters.
Change, change, to whatever you may be
I am the Lord of the Shifters said me
I will crush you all wherever you may be
So don't you dare mess around with me
Reminding people that when searching the forums it means also reading books and past inquiries by other players for information.
Don't be lazy, read a book else you won't get any help if we know that information you are after is there, or close enough to build a foundation upon.
There is information on monsters, weapons, locations, Artefacts, history, noteable people, and not all of it directly contains the specific keywords you might look for. Some of it may have vague references. That means you may have to broaden your search and read a lot.
Riuals and magic in general, outside of Artefacts, is generally not in a library however some information is available if you search.
One of the Librarians comes up to Anebril and speaks to him
"Get out with that vial! By the God's, if you so much as spill a drop on these books I'll make sure that you never come back in here again!"
Search function can cover a bunch of what you are looking for, I suggest you use it
A late middle aged man with white streaked red hair by the name of Richard Morley helpfully points out a book on Lady Winter that seems to explain things in some detail.
*The Shou Chronicler stumbles upon the woman and points her toward a book titled The Lurker. It refers to a beast who's spawns can sometime be found in the sewers. She also inform the woman they do not have anything concrete on the sewer beast and would reward whoever would write a tome on the subject.
She also informs her there used to be a shrine to Talona below, and rumors of cults of the Slime Lord living in the sewers, but again, no tomes on the subject were ever written.*