The Great Library at Benachdar is one of the largest collections of knowledge in the world - outside of a Keeper sanctuary that is. Or at least, it was, until the despotic Lord Arban inherited the ... Read more
The Great Library at Benachdar is one of the largest collections of knowledge in the world - outside of a Keeper sanctuary that is. Or at least, it was, until the despotic Lord Arban inherited the seigneury after the suspicious death of his nephew.
Now he's cracked down on the region and closed the Library to all outsiders. Rumours from within the Library fortress are scant, but it's said that he's aligned himself with a sect of grimy pagan hedge wizards called the Gaunt Brotherhood, and is attempting to unlock the magic power within the relic known as the Scholar's Hand.
Cutty, who apparently has a contact within the Order of the Hammer, reports that the Hammerites would love to retake the Library but dare not risk the assault while Arban has control of the Scholar's Hand. He's managed to get a contract for its safe return through various intermediaries. Seems like a dangerous game, working for the Hammers, but I'm sure Cutty knows what he's doing, and the money's good.
It's a short journey from the City, but there's an inn at the base of the mountain that should be a good place to lay low until nightfall. Then it's just a matter of making my way up to the Library through the abandoned mines and liberating the Scholar's Hand. I'll make my exit through the nameless ruins east of the Library - the ruins are rumoured to be cursed, so its a safe bet Lord Arban's men won't pursue me far once I've escaped the Library itself.
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