The Book of Duna
Duna's commands to the people of Emtia were simple: To love one another and work together for the betterment of each other and their community. No slavery, no murder, or anything else that would challenge their way of life. ~ Saita, The First EmtianThe Book of Duna was written by Saita in the year 346. It tells of how The Kamsi, made up of the gods Duna, Lina, and Xana, created the land, the seas, the skies, and then details how Duna created Emtia.
For many centuries, the story of Duna's creation was passed by word of mouth by both the first unicorns and the first Emtians. Somewhere around the 300s is when Emtians began to adopt the common tongue. To preserve the information for future generations, they decided to make a written account in both Old Emtian and in the common language.
As of 878 it has become clandestine.
This document, or book, is simply the written account of Duna's creation and what his commands for the people of Emtia are. It was written in both Old Emtian and in the Common Tongue so that future generations would know about where they came from.
The book was well received and well loved among the Emtians. In 878, when Darad and his men invade, they burn every copy of the book that they can find. Very few copies remain among the Emtian slaves, and they keep those copies as secret and hidden from the invaders as they can.
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