[The librarian sighs deeply, and begins stacking books before Felix]
[ [url=/forum/viewtopic.php?t=185005]After a good few hours of dragon referecing, the Librarian explains how to go on about searching for referencing material himself as well. The Librarian also offers that there is a highly dangerous, mostly hated and feared dungeon in the King's Swamp which is rumored to have a host of draconic references.]
As a religious Knighthood, they do not, they are treated as foreign nobility unless born in Cormyr.
Their presence is limited to roaming knights doing holy work, they do not have a chapter house or any physical presence in the nation.
a young Librarian picks up the request, with a eye of interest *
1. Lore regarding a red colored mist that craves blood. Does this fit any known types of vampire or other similar undead.
Such is documented that vampires can turn into mist, but the color has never been noted in any sources. I dont think many has survived to tell much about them or what the colour means if anything.
2. Lore and rumors regarding other large crypts in the Eastway region, other than Clar Banda's shrine, that served as a burial ground or tomb in the distant past that could have housed a powerful undead entity.
Two stories/books come to mind, one being the House Bresk and troubles in that family and the other is Lord Vhoor. There are other smaller references to vampires but nothing of note.
[The librarians, nor Caru, can speak to her about what she found, seemingly both puzzled and curious.
However, when she goes to bed, she dreams of a woman and a man, holding hands atop a floating city, a strong wind blows, and a woman's red hair dances in the air as it blows past. The man, garbed in the manner of a Netherese Knight, bends down and speaks in a tongue she does know, yet it is deep, rich, and handsome. The woman, beautiful, flawless in her beauty, gasps in shock and happiness, replies, before the dream fades…]
Ankhegs are considered pests and vermins on the roads, preying on merchant caravans and worse, eating cows, goats, and other livestock. They've always been a problem, but tend to lair in small groups in soft soil beneath the ground. The Librarian advises against keeping dangerous animals as pets, in the strongest terms possible.
The Librarian explains that the Gond Temple was well known for its dozen of lava fuelled forges, located deep underground with a narrow tunnel leading to the North West of Tilverton. However, since the fall of Tilverton, no words have been heard of the temple nor its forges, assumed destroyed along with Tilverton.
Generally, common lore states that a lich has an object that it holds precious, and that destroying it will destroy said lich. The only problem is, the object can be anything at all, though generally, it is very close and precious to the horrible creature!
The librarian explains that there isn't much known about the Eclestian Order. They were a highly paranoid group that would adopt children at a young age who were victims of the occult. Their stronghold was rumored to be in the Stormhorn Mountains before their sudden disappearance. It was also widely known that they had a foothold in the Hullack Forest during the Ashby Crusade, but it has long since been destroyed along with the Ashby Castle.
A librarian explains he is a little known saint. Whose silent opposition to evil resulted in his execution, yet, so devout was his faith that it said that his headless body rose up, glowing with ephemeral light to stand in the path of a tyrant. So terrified was the lord, that he fled, and became a hermit in the woods. His sacrifice saved hundreds of lives who were sentenced to be executed that day.
[The librarian appears puzzled of Parrik's question, however mentions that some years ago there was a well known shadow curse lingering in Maleen's Tower itself. Few still live to speak of the events, however perhaps if Parrik find something worthy of Joshau Aldek's attention such as an artefact, clothing of a certain winged humanoid or similar items of Aldek's interest. Then perhaps Parrik could trade them item, in turn for the lore Aldek holds]
Jacaira learns that lesser curses can be broken by many of the priests and mages that walk the realms, but more powerful ones are harder to deal with. For many of the more powerful Geas often the only (and easiest) way to discharge them is by completing the act being compelled.
For someone truely desperate the librarian speaks of a sacred grove deep in the underdark. He tells her that it has been spoken of by several adventuring parties over the course of the years. It is said to be blessed by Ilmatar, and capable of granting reprieve to any that successfully makes the pilgrimage and finds it.
The librarian can offer little else, though says that the tribal people of the Aunaroch, now in controlled Shadovar territory are well versed with curses and geases and speaking with one of their elders may yield her more information.
[She learns that the Church of Clar Banda is a small, local faith, her priesthood to small to even require the organization a 'church' would imply. Yet, rumor holds that her primary mouthpiece of her divine will is an undead werewolf that resides deep within Clar Banda's Crypt in Easthaven.]