Introduction by The Librarian
Let's get this straight. I know you probably think I'm nothing but a Scavenger , stealing magic books from people and getting involved in what I don't understand. Yes, I am a scavenger, but I actually understand this better than you do. Folks around here call me The Librarian--because I've got the most complete set of magical texts in all of Svene. And that's because I'm a scavenger. After years of stealing books and attempting magic in all its least stable forms, I realized that all the magical texts out there were part of the same original body of work. That's why they all keep referencing the same myths and histories. And ever since then, I've been collecting. To put the scattered library back together. And I'm inviting you to see what I have there. No, not everyone on Svene has magic, but more people do than you would think. Because after the Magic War, magic didn't disappear. It fractured. Everyone who had magic went into hiding because they didn't want to be killed for their abilities. They passed those abilities on, maybe even to you. But no one wants another Magic War, so they still keep everything a secret. Now, I can't explain everything in a night. If you stay for a month, it might be a good start--there's a lot of books here. And if you stay, I will tell you all about the thirteen magic systems--where they are, how their societies are structured, and how they make magic (including some methods only known to scavengers.) I'll also tell you everything I know about the history that got us here. Because all those stories that you thought were just stories? They're real.