The Watcher of the Mists
History of Shalast
Ancient text on Thassilon
A History of the Great and Prosperous Land of Shalast
Aura none; CL —
Slot none; Price 500 gp; Weight 7 lbs.
Author Phuralib of Xin-Shalast; Language: Thassilonian
This oversized tome is a detailed history of the province of Shalast, from the founding of the Thassilonian Empire through the first twenty years of Runelord Karzoug’s rule. Shalast was founded on the Principle of Abundance, although from the sound of it in the text, is described more like Greed. Of particular interest to the author was Karzoug’s longstanding feud with Runelord Alaznist, the Runelord of Bhakaran, (founded on the Principle of Righteousness, which became Wrath).
One disturbing note about this book is that several pages have been cut out— including any and all maps, and any passages that would seem to have included geographical information. Despite the missing pages, consulting this book grants a +2 circumstance bonus on all Knowledge (history) checks regarding Thassilon. It takes 2d4 minutes of perusal to find the relevant passages to gain the bonus.
This book was found in a secret bookshelf in the library of the Chambers of Truth, beneath the streets of Kaer Maga.