"An Excerpt from Keeper Records"
Record Number 4972
Revision Dates: -
Preface by Keeper Questinus
In the early months of year 35, sources inside the Garsha Library informed us of a new book added to the restricted section of the library. This book was apparently written by a member of the Rochena (a class of scholar or elite warrior within the Hammerite order - see record 2137 for details).
The book describes how the Woodsie lord was able to create his army of beasts with the speed he did in the maw of chaos (as observed by Keeper Deka - see record 4861). This book was classified restricted by the High Priest (Axanta Markander - see record 4695) and the discovery was deemed too dangerous to be put into practice. Further research on the topic was forbidden due to insufficient safety precautions and the possible misuse of it once research was completed.
Seven months later, reports came in concerning a renegade Hammerite by the name of Karras (see record 4899). Investigation revealed that Karras had learned of the book and sought the power contained within. At the time Karras was seeking to found his own subgroup of the Hammerite order known as the Mechanist Subsection. Karras has tried twice to obtain the book, and thus far, he has failed. A suggestion was made to the council recommending that we intervene and keep the book from ever falling into the hands of Karras.
The council approved the recommendation, and Keeper Ayola volunteered to carry it out. Instructions were drafted and a copy was made. This file was opened and the copy of Ayola’s instructions was placed within. After the success of the operation, the book was added to the main keeper library.
During Ayola’s incursion, a man by the name of Vallon obtained intangible evidence of our existence. A subsequent investigation revealed that our safety was not compromised by this leak.
By order of the keeper council,
Keeper Ayola is charged with the following document. Three alternative courses of action are presented, and she may choose to follow one of them to bring into her possession a book in the restricted section of the Garsha Library.
This book is entitled “Micro-machines and life forms”. It is recommended that she place a blank book in its place containing a forged note from the High Priest claiming that the book has been moved to another location.
Since Markander has halted all proceedings concerning this book, it is unlikely that he will learn of the forgery, and if Karras does obtain the replacement book, it is unlikely that he will query Markander on the book’s location, as that would expose his indiscretion.
If she is unable to achieve this end, she must destroy the book, and if possible, make it look like an accidental occurrence. In this event, she should also destroy the forgery. As mentioned above, three alternative courses of action are presented to Keeper Ayola.
Course of Action Alpha
Course of Action Beta
Course of Action Gamma
In the event of a catastrophe, Keeper Ayola should take steps to ensure that she is not captured alive.
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