The Library of the Wise

It is more accurate to say that, rather than referring to a specific place, this terms refers to the more than 2500 benches with their more than 30,000 reels of beadcord which constitute the written works of the Wise. That said, there are two specific locations at which the Library is generally found: the Halls of Thunder and in the lower palace in the wall of the Plain of Thrones. The benches, closed for transport, accompany the Wise as they join the yearly migration of the court from the Labyrinth up into the heights of the Pillar of Heaven and back again.

The Library consists not only of the benches with their reels but also of a system of indices which allow the chamber in which a bench is located, the particular bench itself as well as a specific reel to be found.