Rise of the Runelords
The Syrpents Tane: Fairy Tales of the Eldest
Tales of Fancy
An old and beautifully filigreed tome with numerous hand-drawn illustrations.
The book presents tales of Tane—the most feared of a group of notorious fey known as the Twisted, goliaths of war and madness dreamt and stitched into being by the Eldest.
The Tane are said to be terrible to behold, and the stories speak of them stumbling into mortal lands, where they ravage kingdoms by creating firestorms, crushing keeps with their feet, and eating dragons.
Specific Tane described include monstrous creatures like the Jabberwock (a thing of scales and fire and crushing fury), the Thrasfyr (also known as the Dreaming Hill of the Dark, a chimeric monster wrapped in chains that the book claims took part in the Three-Thousand-Year War of the Eldest), and the Sard (the Storm of Insanities, a thing of boughs and briars and misery, an ancient Wychwood Elm given life and hate by the Eldest.
This fine tome is appraised at 500 gp.
Found among Justice Ironbriar’s belongings at the Skinsaw Mill.