After exiting the underground passage way from the jail, the group found itself inside the Library of Deneir. It is the one of the two largest libraries in the world, the other being the Library of Aureon in Northos.
Everyone decided to take a moment and learn more bout the objects they were seeking.
The group found a book of Dwarven Children’s Tales. In it they read the story of Kelmore and Lumeria. The story was a simple fairy tale about the most beautiful Dwarven princess in the land who, to protect her from corruption and dishonorable men, was locked by her father in a tower guarded by a large black dragon.
Many knights came to challenge the dragon and rescue the princess but all failed. One night, the princess pried a loose stone from the walls of her tower and found a gorgeous gem that she fashioned into a diadem. Using this diadem she found that she could reach out across the world and touch the minds of others. She used this Crown to search for one honorable enough and worthy enough to rescue her. She found Kelmore, a farmer’s son. Kelmore, touched by Lumeria’s mind, decided to make his way across the land to rescue her. ALong the way he became stronger, faster, tougher, smarter. Starting his journey as a boy, and ending it as a man.
He slew the dragon, saved the princess and lived happily ever after.
Royal Cup of Karatos
They found out that the Royal Cup of Karatos could refer to the first cup used by Gond, the father figure of the main religion in Hammerton. The symbol of their order, a cup overflowing, is made manifest in their tradition of filling a cup with wine, dunking Helvan Bread into the cup and causing it to overflow onto their alters. This comes from a story where, to illustrate how charity, love, and peace should wash over everyone, Gond took a full cup and filled it with Bread and sweet herbs causing the wine to overflow and fall to the ground.
“It is the duty of the people to see that their neighbors cup is overflowing.” – Lessons 14:30, The Melorican
Evidence to this point was bolstered by the finding of another book, The Royal Linage of the Edricson Line. It told of how Prior to King Edric and the Tolemic War the royal line in Hammerton was known as Karatos.
Scales of the Priests of Fire
The last book they found was on the religious rituals of the Dragonborn Priests of Fire. Most Dragonborn worship Bahamut. They do this by maintaining an eternal flame that is fed by the sacrifice of its priests. Each year a different colored dragonborn priest must take it upon themselves to cut away their scales and feed the fire. The amount is determined by a sacred blood stone that is weighed against their shaven scales.
After learning all of this info, the group decided to leave Arone….by boat.
Making their way through the city, they managed to avoid capture, though not notice, and get onto the Mermaid’s Tongue. Commandeering the Vessel, Firebeard, along with the rest of the group as crew, managed to get the ship out of the city. Along the way Firebeard Set light to one of the cities bridges, causing it to collapse, and he destroyed the chain that ws meant to keep attacker out or runaways in.
It was then decided that the best course to follow was to head south to Hammerton.