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Library

Welcome to the BTACDian Library! This page holds an assortment of canon literature, anything from historical tales and lorebooks to stories, poems, and songs! You may use any of these IC as bound books or otherwise, and knowledge of them is widespread. We currently have 55 books in the library!


History Books

These are volumes chronicling true events that have occured all throughout the Realms' past. These books are often kept by historians and librarians alike, and may be found in many a household, bound in thick leather.

Auroch's Folly

Written by: Repentance

A tragic tale of a challenge from an auroch met by the goddess L'zayn, and how the great equines returned to the earth… never to be seen again.


Founding of the Gemstone Factions

Written by: Alurwa D'Angelin

Once, the Ruby and Onyx Factions were a single Guild; but great conflict drove them to split in a decisive battle that would change everything.


History of the Elder Drow

Written by: Queen Risellia and Wilfeln

A chronicle of the very first war between the elven families. It details how the original dark elves came to be, their flight to Felnova, and the death of the prince Agarwath.


History of the Younger Drow

Written by: Lord Blackfeather

A book bound in beautiful midnight blue, detailing the cataclysm that ripped Alubria apart and gave rise to the younger bloodline of dark elf.


Kuraian Kitsune's Tale

Written by: Diakazu

The history of the Kuraian kitsune, and how they came to be. Also explains the existence of their goddess, and her original War demon heritage.


Of the Reapers

Written by: Kyperion

Bound in sealed dragonhide, this book recalls the history two famous Demonic Reapers, servants of the Death Kingdom: Adair and Domentain.


Remnant of Millirand

Written by: Zyther

The history of the Remnant in Millirand. This tome details the horrific tale of Gorg'rauth and the great war surrounding him, as well as Zephyr's role in the saving of Millirand.


Tenants of the Yearning

Written by: Unnamed Sin


Legends

Legends are often historical volumes based on true fact, though twisted or embellished by the author to make them more appealing to any assorted audience. Some legends may hold more fact than others; however, any legend should be held under due scrutiny and not held as an accurate historical retelling.

Catcatching

Written by: Portia

The historical legend of catcatching's origin, as told by its felris inventor.


Catch the Falling Stars

Written by: an anonymous mage

The historical legend of the founding of Erendel, and the asteroids that nearly destroyed everything.


Chronicles of the Wolven Gods

Written by: Kakrau

This book holds the story of the two wolven gods: Cirrus, god of light and his brother, god of darkness, named R'rkain.


Creation of Kurai

Written by: The Darkness

The tale of Kurai's creation and the ravaging of the Realm as the gods do battle high overhead.


He-Of-Cold-Truths

Written by: Jota

The legend of Cipher, a half-Kingdom demon born of War and Famine, as told by a xeriin who's family has known him - or of him - for generations.


I Defy You!

Written by: Ni'Ming

A legend of the First Kirin's final hunt by an ancient Demon Lord of Famine.


Legend of the Traitor Gold

Written by: Nagase

A legend written in a leather-bound book with a bright gem embedded into the cover. It tells the tale of the Traitor Gold, written by Vystriana's princess some time after his death.


Lost Terra

Written by: Dalorys

A terravyrn's sorrowful, secret telling of what became of the lost Realm of Terra.


The Black Moon of Millirand

Written by: Arastus

A black-bound book that has the words of an elven astronomer recorded within it, telling of a mysterious black moon in the heavens of Millirand.


The Day of Bones

Written by: Zirkath

The legend of the Day of Bones and its origin, set directly after the events of the Bloodreign War.


Dry Tears

Written by: Abdul-Haafiz

A tragic tale of pharaoh sphinx who sacrifices his life to bring rain back to his people.


Fire in the Pass

Written by: Nikaela

The thrilling legend of a single man who stopped an entire army in the First Demon War.


The Forgotten City of the Desert

Written by: Heru

A legend about the ruins of a city buried by sand, the only reminder of the foolish pride of its builders.


The Founding of Umbra

Written by: Roderic

The story of Umbra's founding; the city of Fallen Halgians, Black dragons, and one man's sacrifice to secure their ultimate sanctuary.


George the Dragon

Written by: Amunet

The amusing legend of a dragon named George, told widely all throughout the Realms.


The Great Serpent

Written by: Ashrah

A legend of a mystical serpent, a First Being that wished to devour the worlds.


The Iron Maiden

Written by: Sadaotoshi

A thick book covered in scratches that detail the legend of the Iron Maiden and its significance to both War and Death demons.


Legend of the Baobone

Written by: Hai

A legend of the Baobone game, a sport known to have brought peace between Vystrian wolves and Vystrian dires.


Tomb of the Blue Dragons

Written by: Thessus

An old telling of the legend of the blue dragons, their names unknown, and the hidden tomb that is said to hold a library of knowledge that none can now reach.


Twisted Beasts of the Cursed Isle

Written by: Hob

A legend about a small isle off the coast of Khankirae, where an assortment of exiles from the Order of Mages made a grave mistake.


Lore Books

Books that detail information found by scholars about species, magic, places, gods, and many other things. These are often kept by scholars, but may be found in other collections and libraries for the interested individual.

Assorted Prayer Hymnal I: Halgian Prayers

Written by: Hootryan

A unique, bound volume of prayers that holds several common prayers. This volume is dedicated to the Halgian Empire and their worship of Daama.


Assorted Prayer Hymnal II: Prayers to the Ten

Written by: Hootryan

A unique, bound volume of prayers that holds several common prayers. This volume is dedicated to the worship of the Ten and Linath.


A Book on Constellations

Written by: Galazair

Beautifully bound, this tome holds pictures of the common constellations sorted by Realm, and the stories behind their creation.


Dragon Lore: I

Written by: Malakar

A large tome dedicated to the intricacies of dragons, explaining everything from origin to physical differences and more. Sorted by subspecies and split into several volumes.


Dragon Lore: II

Written by: Malakar

A large tome dedicated to the intricacies of dragons, explaining everything from origin to physical differences and more. Sorted by subspecies and split into several volumes.


Dragon Lore: III

Written by: Malakar

A large tome dedicated to the intricacies of dragons, explaining everything from origin to physical differences and more. Sorted by subspecies and split into several volumes.


Dragon Lore: IV

Written by: Malakar

A large tome dedicated to the intricacies of dragons, explaining everything from origin to physical differences and more. Sorted by subspecies and split into several volumes.


Dragon Lore: V

Written by: Malakar

A large tome dedicated to the intricacies of dragons, explaining everything from origin to physical differences and more. Sorted by subspecies and split into several volumes.


Mythological Creatures: A Study

Written by: Wyldrix

The thin novella bound by twine, displayed on the pages of handmade parchment. A traveling scholar with an interest in mythological accounts takes personal notes of particular encounters regarding various legendary creatures. Note that the accounts are incomplete; more notes are to be recovered and rebound into the volume at a later time.


On The Mind

Written by: Malakar

A relatively thin tome that speaks of the secrets of the mind; the golden threads, mindscapes, and mindbeasts are all covered within.


Realm Lore

Written by: Bozatu

A slightly iridescent book with information about the Realms' inner workings in it.


Rift Lore

Written by: Bozatu

A large, illustrated tome with an unusually bound cover; the leather shifts hues like chaos energy, as does the ink. Otherwise, the book does not appear to be magical. Inside, information on the 'Rift' phenomena may be found.


Soulgems: A Study

Written by: Lady Suzaelina

A large book wrapped in leather that looks somewhat singed. It appears to have an actual Soulgem embedded in the bound cover; it swirls faintly with orange, red, and green. It appears to be guarded by some sort of undead creature.


Space, Stars, the Suns, and Moons

Written by: Galazair

Said to be bound in starlight with enchanted pages, this book holds information about space, stars, the suns, and the moons of our Realm Spheres.


The Colors of Emotion

Written by: Auriel

An extensive tome written by an enchantress based on the colors of emotion, as seen in creatures that display such as d'jini (fur color), sarka and leviathans (eye color), etc, as well as visual empaths.


Scripts and Plays

These are stories put into script format for plays and demonstrations; they may be based on true events, but are often complete fiction written for the value of entertainment alone.

Dreaming in Autumn, Act III

Written by: Lantenar

A recently-recovered original manuscript of a classical Evylonian play, restored in part. Differences from modern adaptations intrigue those scholars who have had the opportunity to read it directly.


Story Books

These are general storybooks written by a variety of individuals; they may be based on true events, but are often complete fiction written for the value of entertainment alone.

Bloodline's Fang

Written by: Tazuka

A tale of a War demon general who sacrificed everything for his Lord, Kingdom, and family - unknowingly binding their fates to the Demon Lord of War for all of eternity.


Honorable Warfare

Written by: Vakarian

The story of a War demoness tested as Neiren's Champion. However, this isn't any demoness - it is a lowly lethaos with more honor than an entire Kingdom combined.


Soulcry

Written by: Aluzii

A fictional story of a Void dragon's unique relationship with the spirit goddess Linath.


The Younglings and the Myth-Kin Xeriin I

Written by: Unknown Author

A storybook for xeriin children, of two bonded younglines and their encounter with a myth-Kin xeriin!


Wolves of Blood

Written by: Dakalith

This professionally-bound book is a story of how an individual can change everything; of standing up for what's right, and inspiring others to do the same.


Songs

Songs written and sung by bards are common in the Realms, and are known by many with musical talent. Melodies may vary in lesser-known works, but they are created and spread by bards and minstrels, heard often in taverns and court plays alike.

An Ode to Cuddlesnarf the Precious

Written by: Tyveshel

The amusing song that addresses a peculiar dragon named Cuddlesnarf; sung in most taverns, and a favorite among (usually drunken) bards.


Georgie And The Tower: An Old Nursery Rhyme

Written by: Zikaria

A nursery rhyme known to many children of multiple races, based upon the legendary dragon George.


And Here the Dragon Comes

Written by: Malakar

A ballad of a dragon and warrior, a beloved drake and a madman king. From where enemies clash and die, honor may always be found.


Beloved, Bring The Next Round!

Written by: Kynahi

A flirtatious, bragging shanty that is typically sung by tipsy characters while desiring the attention of nearby bartenders.


Beware the Reapers

Written by: Izanaki

The fear-inspiring, chanting song warning all of the Death Kingdom's fearsome Demonic Reapers.


Poems

These books detail poems written across the years for a variety of purposes, by commoners and nobility alike. Some Realms - such as Kurai - may have specific styles that have been created, though most Realm poetry is distinctly freeform.

Faction War

Written by: Rose

A sorrowful poem about the Onyx and Ruby Factions; written as a warning for what happened to the once-great Guild, and how the Gemstone Factions came to be.


Kuraian-Style Poetry

Written by: Pakri

A collection of poems written in the Kuraian style of poetry, called 'haikus' of the demon lands. Subjects range from common topics in Kurai to things unrelated to Kurai itself.


It's Time Again

Written by: Ysalden

A Lizzarkythian poem dedicated to the changing of the seasons, and the celebrations associated with them.