Beadcord is the ‘braille’ system of the Wise. It is a form of ‘writing’ that allows the Wise to use their only sense—touch—to read and ‘write’ texts without using their homunculi as intermediaries. Beadcord consists of beads threaded in sequence on to a cord. The resulting cord can be woven into brocades, tapestries and wound on to reels to form books. The Library of the Wise consists of a large collection of these books that […]
When the new Halls of Thunder were constructed, the Wise continued to use the chambers they had used in the ancient halls. The diagram here shows the location of the Library of the Wise, the positioning of the ammonite arrays, as well as the chamber that is the terminus of the heliograph system providing the Wise with a direct link to every watchtower in the Guarded Land and every legionary fortress.
More than a location, the Library of the Wise refers to the 2500 or so benches with their more than 30,000 reels of beadcord that 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 Halls of Rebirth built into the wall of the Plain of Thrones. The benches, closed for transport, accompany the Wise as they […]