Gaven asks Oloc to light the candelabras so he can read through the old tome.
Oloc uses the torch to light the candles on either side of the lectern. As the candles light up, he notices the iron stands are severely rusted. He then moves to join Gaven in trying to figure out what is in the tome. "Very interesting," mutters the Mage.
Duran stands watch with his bow and arrow at the ready as Gaven and Oloc read the tome.
Gaven recognizes immediately what the book is – The Way of the Light – a book which conveys the fundamental beliefs of the Church, the mysteries of the Light, the history of the Church and of its greatest heroes and prophets. Gaven is intimately acquainted with all the details as he was required to study them in his religious training.
However, Gaven notes that the language used in the text is somewhat dated. Oloc is able to determine that the text is in one of the many versions of "old common" – the specific version here is over 500 years old.
To the surprise of both Gaven and Oloc, the book appears brand new. Not a single blemish or mark of age or wear is to be seen anywhere on the book. Its pages, writing, illuminations, binding and ornately tooled leather cover are all in pristine condition.
Peering between the cleric and the mage, Filbert lets out a low whistle. "That's a pretty book – and I know a thing or two about fine objects. Odd that it would be in such good shape unlike everything else down here. Rust on the candelabra, mildew stains on the wood of the lectern... I'm not sure how it's possible, but that book is beautiful."
Current Torch Expires:16:10
The torch is about to go out (in 5 minutes), though you'll have plenty of light from the candles until you leave the book nook.