Mau Diwa-Net Item in Saleh'Alire | World Anvil

Mau Diwa-Net

Our Divine Guardians

The only currently known copy is being held by a Rare Books Dealer named Atu Hanif- an Ilerian male who owns and operates a Bookshop called The All-Seeing Eye in the city of Sotep-Shiran, located in the Chisisi Desert.

The Mau Diwa-Net is a gold leather bound book measuring nine inches long, eight and a half inches wide, and two inches thick. The only thing on the cover is the book's title and a translation in the Common Tongue (Mau Diwa-Net, or 'Our Divine Guardians').   Written entirely in the Celestial script of the Divine, the book is incredibly clear and easy to read for those who actually understand Celestial; inside it contains a number of black and white charcoal illustrations with fine gold leaf accents- all of which detail religious scenes from Ilerian and Enethian mythology. Additionally there are several notes written in the margins in an archaic tongue (Ayenian) throughout the book. Several more pieces of paper with notes expanding on information in the book are found between pages throughout- though these appear to be written in the Ilerian dialect; some pages within the book are dog-eared and the notes there appear to mark incorrect information in the book for those who can speak Ilerian.   The focus of the book appears to be on those figures who ascended to Divinity within their pantheon, known as the Na Diwa; a study of the book will show no useful information unless they individual is specifically studying Ilerian or Enethian religious mythology.
Item type
Book / Document   Significance
Religious / Spiritual   Rarity
Extremely Rare   Author
9 in / 23 cm long
8 in / 20 cm wide
2 in / 5 cm thick

Cover image: Manuscript by Sam Moqadam


Author's Notes

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