By Teryn the Monk
Shortly after midnight, I patrolled the empty hall of the Lycaeum as part of my duties as a monk. As I approached the eastern hall, I noticed a something moving in the darkness beyond the sandstone archway. I could hear the clattering of bones and thought that a skeleton had wandered in from the Moonglow Cemetery.
I lifted up my lantern and saw a bone mage searching through the bookcases. The bone mage turned towards me and began to chant words of power I have never heard before. Intense magical fire outlined the bone mage’s skeletal fingers as it hurled a potent spell at me. I ducked behind the sandstone walls and called for help, my skin was badly burned from the bone mage’s spell and my robe was on fire!
Then a disembodied voice rang out through the Lycaeum “That is it! Take the tome and flee quickly. You have been seen fool; take the tome where it will be well protected but not where it will be linked to us.”
The other monks searched the grounds but found nothing of the bone mage. All of the books were accounted for, except one. According to our records the missing book is known only as document #3458. Many have attempted to decipher the mysterious missing book, but all have described it as an obscure volume of dark magic.
The monks of the Lycaeum are asking that anyone finding the missing book exercise extreme caution. The book itself is believed to be cursed, and the intentions of the bone mage, and the entity, it serves are unknown. While the monks were working to clean up the mess made by the bone mage a new tome was found hidden under a broken tile at the Lycaeum.
There is a dark tome and a tome of light that can be found. Both tomes contain information about quests, events and the community. The Lycaeum in Moonglow houses one of the tomes. The bone mage secreted the other tome in a place where it will be guarded by undead and necromancers.
Read the related Arcane Guardians storyline here.