Magical Artefacts: the Lost and the Legendary is a book by Halus Piaris. It can be found in Erellor and Hilafo.
Magical Artefacts: the Lost and the Legendary
by Halus Piaris
[This book describes many old lost artefacts. A few
pages in particular catch your eye.]
The Armor of the Gods
The ‘Armor of the Gods‘ is a legendary armor of
almost impenetrable strength, thought to have been
crafted by one of the Gods. It is supposed that this
magnificent armor was placed on Erasan as a curious
experiment by one of the lesser Gods in order to see
how the creatures of Erasan would react to such an
There have been numerous mentions of armors which
are said by their owners to make the wearer
untouchable, especially during the periods of the
Great War and the Shadow War. However it is
impossible to prove whether these are references to
items of exquisite mortal construction, or something
more. What does appear clear, is that references of
such armors appear to occur only during times of
great peril for Erasan. So perhaps it would be better if
this artefact remained lost forever.
Since being found in the ruins of an ancient city on
Lindum, the Lolomnicon has been cloaked from public
eyes. The Acadh Cinn of academics and magicians, in
whose keeping the book was given after it was found
by Emposian explorers, remain silent about the book's
contents and whereabouts. Older sources, including
other books and manuscripts also found in the ruins,
often refer to the Lolomnicon as a "source of great
One source even quotes the Lolomnicon's first lines
"True happiness is what you are craving for. You, that
you are holding the Lolomnicon in your hands, know
that truthful felicity is not to be found in a book."
Whether the quote is real or not will remain a matter
of speculations as long as the Acadh Cinn does not
reveal more information. Still, many experts regard
the excerpt as very likely to be authentic as again
other, independent sources speak of the Lolomnicon
as keeper of the secrets of fortune and glee.
Little more is known about the Lolomnicon — the
Acadh Cinn keep it shut up in their archives and stays
silent about any detail. It is often used by theorists
and academics who criticise the Acadh Cinn for this
closeness. Such critics claim it as proof for the Acadh
Cinn's hunger for its own power, rather than a loyalty
to science and pursuit of knowledge. Indeed, many
feel the reason for the Acadh Cinn's behaviour is to
keep this source of power exclusive. However, as is
almost everything surrounding the topic of the
Lolomnicon, this will also stay a matter of speculation.
The Daggers of Almathr
The Daggers of Almathr is a fairytale about how
fortune gets the better of a blacksmith, called
Almathr, when three beautifully crafted daggers
mysteriously appear on his workbench. The story
goes that the daggers were sold to a noble, a knight
and an assassin. Mentions of exquisitely wrought
weapons which match the descriptions of the
fairytale daggers litter the pages of history, and
usually blood is spilt around them.
Their origins are not explained in the fairytale.
However it has been suggested by various scholars
that if they exist, they are likely to be of heavenly
origin; perhaps left on earth as a test, by accident, or
simply for one of the God's own amusement.