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Jazabelle
12-03-2010, 05:31 AM
<p><a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?start=0&topic_id=491336�" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: medium; color: #ff0000;">If you are interested in selling or donating books to the Library, please click here to be taken to the post listing the books I am looking for!</span></a></p><p>Ahh, so you came here to see a hint of what the Norrathian Research Library is all about, eh? If that's the case, I should begin at the beginning!</p><p>(Fair warning. When I talk, I talk a LOT. Feel free to ignore the big blocks of text, and instead scroll through to find the pictures scattered throughout <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" />)</p><p>The entrance of the Library, located at Aerie Kolmas in Kelethin, under Library. (If you take the world bell to Greater Faydark, there's a teleporter right near the globe you appear at. Take the teleporter to the Far Residential Aerie, right-click the Aerie Kolmas door, and type in Library)</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201001.jpg" width="1024" height="608" /></p><p>How the Norrathian Research Library -- or the Library for short -- came to be is a long and sordid tale. It involves angst, romance, daring rescues, and distressing damsels! Or is that damsels in distress? Either way, the short of the matter was, "I ran out of room in my house for books, since I insist on collecting every single book that comes my way. With the encouragement of Rakuno and Aurelis, I decided to build myself a Library. But not just any Library. I had just discovered the joys of the layout editor, and had stumbled upon the circle feature. With a little bit of fiddling with some erudite bookcases, I realized I could make a <em>tower</em> if I broke out!"</p><p><a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=486068" target="_blank">The original tower</a> was a sort of flexing of untested muscles. I thought to myself, "No one's done a tower yet that I know of. I mean, I've seen places that claim to be "A Wizard's Tower" or whatnot, but never actually <em>seen</em> a tower with multiple stories. I'll steal Aurelis' cataloging system, and make a floor for each set of books!" Eventually I settled on 8 floors (Six for books, the bottom floor entryway, and a mid-point lounge.) I stumbled around a bit with the editor and came up with something I was pleased with, but not particularly proud of.</p><p>However, people kept praising the tower (likely because it's the only one of it's kind. Won't more of you please build towers so that I don't feel all alone in my ivory tower? <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" />) To be honest, while I was flattered by the praise, it started to annoy me. I didn't feel the tower was worthy of praise. My house was so much more difficult to build, and yet people seemed to like the tower better. Plus, the ramps running around the interior of the tower -- while easy to navigate -- really cut into the useable room on each floor.</p><p>In addition, the tower felt incredibly dark with only the stained glass windows to make it feel less cave-like. And while I love the stained glass windows, they just aren't a substitute for the <em>real thing</em>.</p><p>So I decided to rebuild it. This time, with <em>planning</em> and <em>diagrams</em> and <em>calculations</em> to make sure I did it <em>right</em>.</p><p>*Ahem* To be honest, my diagram consisted of a vertical rectangle divided in eight. With a sloppily drawn 9th floor added when I said to Rakuno, "Oh, I'm debating adding a 9th floor, kind of an observatory maybe. Entirely walled in glass. But that seems like it'd be a lot of extra work." And Rakuno, that level-headed, intelligent man that he is, said to me, "Dooooooo eeeeeeeeet! You know you want to!" *siiiiiiiiiigh*</p><p>And my calculations... well. I let the layout editor do those for me. Most of the time. Aside from using the default calculator Windows comes with to occasionally figure out how high I needed to make the next floor.</p><p>And my planning. My <em>planning</em> consisted of me saying, "This time, I'll do it right!" <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/499fd50bc713bfcdf2ab5a23c00c2d62.gif" border="0" /></p><p>***</p><p>So of course, the first thing all Libraries need (aside from the entry doors. You saw those above. They're exactly the same as the original, it's the one thing I didn't change. Well that, and the dimensions and shape of the rooms.) is a front lobby.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201003.jpg" width="1024" height="608" /></p><p>One thing about my original tower versus this one was I always wanted to put in a donor wall. A lot of people (Okay, maybe only about four) donated to the construction of the first tower. However, because of the ramps running along the inside walls, I didn't have room for it in the old tower. So I built one (and made sure it was promenently displayed) for this tower even before I started shelving books.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201008.jpg" width="1024" height="608" /></p><p>A closer view of the donor wall. The plaque I'm mousing over (which is the top plaque on the lefthand side -- the very first plaque) is for those people who wish to donate to the Library, but do not wish to be acknowledged in-character as it would be out of character for said person to donate to a Library. Or those individuals who wish to remain completely anonymous, but that <em>I</em> wish to thank publicly by letting people know that something <em>was</em> donated to the tower. So far, we've only had someone wish to remain anonymous ICly.</p><p>Here's a sample of what clicking on a plaque brings up:</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201009.jpg" width="998" height="589" /></p><p>I'm really not sure what I've done to deserve Sensqui's lavish kindness, but he keeps bringing me little gifts. At this rate, he's going to fill a book and need a second before the month is out...</p><p>Oh yes, and all those plaques on the wall? All but seven of them read "A blank plaque not yet engraved by Jazabelle." <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /> I haven't had <em>that</em> many people donate to the library. Yet. I'm sure in a few years' time, with me constantly badgering people for things, I'll have to shrink the plaques down to make room. But not yet. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201004.jpg" width="1024" height="608" /></p><p>I lied above. I also kept the exact same layout for the library desk and directory. In fact, it's so similar, I might even have saved that section with <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=490417" target="_blank">new-from-diff</a>, dragged it over with the layout editor, and rotated it around the center of the tower to fit against it's new home! But of course, I didn't <em>really</em> do that. I'm just so good at rebuilding stuff, you think it looks exactly the same! In fact, if you counted pixels, I bet you'd find that <em>everything</em> is <em>exactly</em> the same distance from each other as they were before. (Because I'm lazy, I love that counter setup -- it looks like the library where I used to spend my summers as a kid -- and the layout editor makes it so easy to move things around, I did indeed drag it over with new-from-diff)</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201005.jpg" width="1024" height="608" /></p><p>No, this is not the same exact screenshot. This time, instead of mousing over one of the Library Catalog "plaques," I'm mousing over the painting on the left. Amazing how it's an image of a tower-y thing.... and can it be that it says "Map" on that tooltip? What happens when we click the "map?"</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201006.jpg" width="340" height="519" /></p><p>Ahh! We get a really very badly done ASCII image of a tower.... with words telling us what each floor contains! How....neat?</p><p>Turn to look to the right of the directory, and you'll see a giant floor-to-ceiling window. Through that window, you'll see two unlikely lovers.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201007.jpg" width="1024" height="608" /></p><p>I truly blame the entire Homeshow channel for those two. Really. It's all your fault, Antonia_Bayle.Homeshow! Because you could not help me figure out a way to get Antonia and Lucan out there, and because you all started suggesting amusing things since I couldn't think of a female to use... these two hooked up while we weren't looking! (Yes, I know I could have used mannequins with the Lucan and Antonia masks. I did not like how they looked. Besides, the dryad keeps kissing the treant. Much more amusing!)</p><p>I tried to make it feel like you're in the cliffs above Kelethin. After all, you go through such a pretty little valley to get to the Library, and it doesn't make sense for something like that to be up in the trees. I know I didn't manage completely, but I <em>tried</em>.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201010.jpg" width="1056" height="620" /></p><p>The visible tooltip says it all. I've moved the sale of my fairy tales from my home to the Library. It just made more sense to me. Plus, this way the Library will (hopefully) get traffic from people coming to buy books. Who will then wander around, and tell their friends about this Library in (mostly) neutral territory that's easily accessable, and that has books on the shelves that you can actually read! Who will then tell their friends, who will tell their friends, who will actually stop by to read books sometimes. Maybe.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201011.jpg" width="1290" height="880" /></p><p>I found a use for the male and female mannequins I had intended to use as Antonia and Lucan! Meet Jazatwo and Jazifshewereaman! She's a librarian, busily shelving more copies of the Fairy Tales. He's a guard, posted to ensure none of the books wander down from the upper floors. This is <em>not</em> a <em>lending</em> Library, after all. Study to your heart's content, but do <em>not</em> try to walk off with any books, or he'll unsheath his scythe at you! ....or at least stand there and look stiffly.....not really intimidating.</p><p>The second use for the two mannequins is to scare the ever lovin' ....smelly stuff... out of me every single time I see them. I am not used to them being there, and I keep going, "WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE LURKING IN MY LIBRARY?!" If I ever get real visitors, I just may accidentally try and maul them out of startlement.</p><p>Moving right along! I'm not going to post images of every single floor of the Library. That's just too many, and aside from some decor changes, it doesn't really change <em>that</em> much on each floor, aside from the contents of the shelves. Suffice to say, I tried to decorate each floor according to what the book subject was. Rare Tomes has a rare statue and a tapestry made from a rare, Mythoi has Frostfell decorations -- yes, Frostfell falls into the "mythoi" category in my mind! -- and an Erollisi bow statue, Notables and Mortals has a Firiona Vie statue, etc. I'd <em>like</em> to put up a Venril Sathir painting, but I do not have access to one currently so!</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201013.jpg" width="1024" height="608" /></p><p>This is Lands and Beasts. I thought it appropriate to stick a globe in the center of the floor for <strong>Lands</strong> and Beasts. Lands and Beasts also happens to be my third floor.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201014.jpg" width="1024" height="552" /></p><p>The sign telling you what floor you're on and what subject that floor holds. This is the catalog for the floor, divided up into the North bookcase, East bookcase, and South bookcase. Each bookcase is then divided up into shelves (five shelves per case). Hopefully that makes it easier to find the book you're hunting for.</p><p>Remember! Books are first divided by subject, then by bookcase, then by shelf. Finding the book on the shelf is up to you... (Although if you actually look carefully at the shelves, the books are pretty easy to find. First off, <em>most</em> of them highlight when you mouse over them. Only the oldest of them do not, and I'll be replacing the older versions with newer versions as I get them. The older versions will then be moved to Rare Tomes. Which currently has no books on the shelves, because every single "Rare Tome" I have is a duplicate of another book that's already on the shelf, and I was too lazy to put them up.)</p><p>As I said, I added a 9th floor to my tower. A few of you may remember that my 8th floor on the old tower had a lovely (I thought) glass roof. I decided I would one-up myself.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201020.jpg" width="1024" height="608" /></p><p>Welcome to the 9th floor Observatory. <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?start=15&topic_id=486068�" target="_blank"><strong>The table is currently occupied by a set of rare volumes I am attempting to decipher and order. Please feel free to stop by and help me out with this task! (The old thread has more information. Clicky to be taken there.)</strong></a></p><p>Here is my lovely glass roof, transported all the way over to it's new home on my new tower!</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201021.jpg" width="1024" height="608" /></p><p><a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?start=15&topic_id=486068�" target="_blank">A closeup of the table of books. If you're a Lore scholar, or have any passing knowledge of the Lore of EQ1 and EQ2, please do stop by! I'm begging you on bended knee.</a> Help is much appreciated -- while I know the entire contents of my library and a bit more, I am more of a librarian than a scholar! (Plus, any sort of history -- be it real life or in-game -- seems to ooze out my ears. Well, except <em>really</em> ancient history.)</p><p>And to give you an idea of the scale of the 9th floor room...</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201023.jpg" width="1024" height="608" /></p><p>Jazabelle is small for a half elf, but still. To be honest, I myself did not realize how tall the ceiling was until I took this screenshot.</p><p>Now, some of you may be wondering "What about this 10th floor you were babbling about in Homeshow?" A <em>very big</em> thank you to Nef for offering to donate tiles for it. I am holding off on building the 10th floor until I can decide how I would like to configure the 9th and 10th floors, and what exactly I want to have on them. As someone else said to me, "You have all the floors you need, why would you build more? What would you put on it?" Plus, I started to work on building it, then realized it would actually take quite a bit of work to build it higher since I've put all these finishing touches in. And I need a break after cataloging, rearranging, and shelving all of my books. Not that I have even a drop in the bucket when compared with some of the others like Aurelis, Barx, and Maurna, but still. Over 200 books is nothing to sneeze at shelving.</p><p>And just because they make me giggle... a view from the second floor of the two lovers.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201024.jpg" width="841" height="691" /></p><p>And a closeup that no one but a trustee will see, since it's outside the window, right by the lovers. I just had to show off my wicker picnic hamper. It's not really a basket. Hamper really is the best word. Thanks much to Toade for the two sides of the hamper handle! I'll get those dividers to you soon, I swear!</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1202201025.jpg" width="1024" height="761" /></p><p>Awwww, she's leaning in for a kiss!</p><p>Thank you sooooo much for bearing with my incessant chatter. I hope you enjoyed the screenshot tour, and I do hope you'll come visit, if only to see the rest of the floors! (As Gracey says, "One of the neatest things about a tower is how the view out the window changes level by level.")</p><p>If you're all reeeeeeeeeally good boys and girls (and only if you're actually interested) I'll take a screenshot of the tower from outside and post it, just so you can see how tall and ugly it truly is. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p><p>Alright! My ego is all huge and bloated from praising myself now, so I'm going to end this post before it segues into my entire life's story from the moment of my birth or something.</p>

Nefariaa
12-03-2010, 08:29 AM
<p>Absolutely Stunning. All that hard work has paid off!</p>

Gzelle
12-03-2010, 10:47 AM
<p>Great job - this version is better than the first!!!  When I first heard you say you were re-doing the library, I couldn't figure out why you would do that...  but now this one is so much better!!!  Love the outside scene!!</p>

Tyrus Dracofire
12-03-2010, 11:53 AM
<p>yeah, this is lot better than first version.</p>

Eveningsong
12-03-2010, 02:37 PM
<p>Wow, amazing work!  Such bravery to tear down and start all over, lol.  And the picnic tableau is perfect <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Jazabelle
12-03-2010, 03:52 PM
<p>Thank you for your kind comments (and putting up with my chatterfingers)!</p><p>A few more screenshots for you all.</p><p>This one, I forgot to put up last night. It's a sample image of <em>reading a book</em>! The glowing blue book on the left is the one I'm reading. There are actually four clickable books visible on that shelf alone. One all the way to the left, one right next to the highlighted book, and the red one directly to the left of me.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1203201001.jpg" width="1024" height="413" /></p><p>Here's an image of the tower from the outside, because you <em>were</em> good boys and girls! And also because someone asked if it looked the same as before. I'll try to get a shot of the side with windows, since it looks even more different than before, but I don't currently have that handy.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1203201002.jpg" width="848" height="958" /></p><p>Annnnnnd here's an ogre at max ogreplosion. Thanks for testing my doorways for me, Tock! We found that ogres have to crouch to get through, but they don't get stuck. Poor ogres. This research library is apparently for smaller races for the most part.</p><p><img src="http://inkalot.org/images/EQ2/krl/krl1203201003.jpg" width="1024" height="889" /></p><p>Tock ALSO gave me ideas for the forest entryway, so that maaay be getting an overhaul soon!</p>

Maurna
12-03-2010, 04:49 PM
<p>I don't know how you'd do it... but you could add a floor to feel like the backroom of a library.  Recently acquired books, books set aside for repair etc.  If you're decorating for the various holidays at all, you could have little stashes of off season items...  Would be more of a basement feel than a 10th floor though <shrug></p><p>I do like the floor changes with moving the ramps to the edge.</p>

Eldrie
12-03-2010, 08:46 PM
<p>Love this so much (and your house, too). I wish I had half as much creativity as you do!</p><p>My only issue was that I had a really hard time clicking the door to leave, and wound up leaving via /house. Dunno if other people have the same problem. Since not everyone knows about /house I was hoping no one ever gets stuck inside!</p>

Jazabelle
12-03-2010, 10:29 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bayle wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Love this so much (and your house, too). I wish I had half as much creativity as you do!</p><p>My only issue was that I had a really hard time clicking the door to leave, and wound up leaving via /house. Dunno if other people have the same problem. Since not everyone knows about /house I was hoping no one ever gets stuck inside!</p></blockquote><p>Hmmm I'll have to work on that. The problem is the grassy knolls - they block the door a bit. You have to run all the way up to the door to click it. I'm so used to it, I don't even think about it anymore...</p><p>I'll be working on revamping the front room, and I'll definitely keep that in mind when I do it.</p>

Barq Bandit
12-04-2010, 08:17 AM
<p>An inspiring construction, to be sure!  Was great fun exploring it's many floors.  I think the top floor is my favorite bit, but the views out of the windows up the sides of the tower were fantastic.  Really loved that.</p>

Jexi
12-04-2010, 11:18 AM
You're doing well. Good job.

Cloudrat
12-04-2010, 04:54 PM
<p>Fabulous as always<img src="/eq2/images/smilies/e8a506dc4ad763aca51bec4ca7dc8560.gif" border="0" />  /bow before the Queen  I love the picnic!</p><p>Kudos,</p><p>Cloudrat</p>

Jazabelle
12-04-2010, 08:25 PM
<p>There are several more plaques up on the wall! Thanks much to everyone who's donated. (Too numerous to name here, they're up on the donor wall!)</p><p>I've had several people ask me what books I'm missing from the Library, as I'm trying (although I'm not sure I'll ever reach my goal) to gather at least one copy of just about every book out there, so that the Library really is a gathering of the books of Norrath.</p><p>My original vision for the Library was that all of the books would have been collected by a single character -- Jazabelle. That's already not the case, since I have books from just about every alt I have in there. So it makes me <em>much</em> more willing to accept donations of books, and <em>incredibly</em> grateful and humbled that people are willing to donate books at all! Citizens of Norrath, you are indeed the most generous of gamers.</p><p>The list of books I need is below.  Some of the books listed are <em>rare, no longer obtainable</em> books, so if you'd like to check and make sure the book you're thinking of donating won't net you a pretty penny elsewhere, check it out at <a href="http://biblionorrath.com/" target="_blank">BiblioNorrath.com</a>! Any book with a <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">strikethrough</span> on Aurelis' website is a book that is no longer obtainable, and is quite valuable. (Yes, I am <em>not</em> going to scam you out of your rare, expensive books. If you want to donate them, I will take them with many lavish praises and happy dances. If you want to sell them, I will see if I can scrounge up the plat. If you want to sell them to someone else for even <em>more</em> plat, that's fine too! Each book I get is one less off my list, each book I don't leaves me no worse off than before <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" />)</p><p>A few of the books listed are actually the rare versions, and I am looking for the non-rare versions. That means, they highlight when you mouse over them, and open the book interface. The rare versions usually open up that little blue window and don't highlight when you mouse over. So strangely enough, I may turn down your rare book even though I have it's title listed here <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" /> I would prefer that all of my shelved books are the non-rares when possible, so that it's easier to find them on the shelves.</p><p>Many of the books I am looking for are available for purchase off of the sages in Qeynos, Freeport, and New Halas for 1 copper once you have completed the corresponding quest.</p><p><strong>A * next to the name means I already have a version of the book, but need the 1 copper sage purchased copy, available after the corresponding book quest has been completed.</strong>1st Lieutenant Dergud, 289 AS3rd Lieutenant Gerrog - Logbook"The Age of Cataclysms""The Age of Destiny""The Age of Monuments""The Age of Scale""The Age of Turmoil"The Amygamalion - The DullingThe Amygamalion - The Four That Are WeAnaz Mal, BlackfangAn ancient grimoire (black icon)An ancient grimoire (orange icon)Architecture of the Vermin's SnyeThe Archives of SebilisThe Archtome of HaoaeraArdathium, Volume IArdathium, Volume IIArdathium, Volume IIIArdathium, Volume IVArdathium, Volume VArdathium, Volume VIA Book of Gnollish Orders"Bronsin"Chronicle of Gromok, Volume IChronicle of Gromok, Volume IIChronicle of Gromok, Volume IIIChronicle of Gromok, Volume IV<strong>* Cleaning with the Cryptkeeper</strong>Clockwork Chirurgeon User ManualDance of the AncientDay log of R.F."Destroyer's Folly"A Dilapidated JournalA disenchanted ancient grimoire<strong>* End of the Rending</strong>Eternal BloomExcerpts from the Journal of Puab CloskThe Final Days of the Leaky DrakeThe First VisionThe Forbidden PagesFrom Below to CastleFrom Daughter to FatherFrom Pond to Paladin, Vol. IFrom Pond to Paladin, Vol. IIFrom the Trial of Kane Bayle<strong>* a goblin's notebook - History of the Condemned Catacomb</strong>a goblin's notebook - The HideoutGuide to Collecting Crypt PlatesFreeport Coalition of Tradesfolke's Basic GuideHistory of the HandHistory of the Runnyeye Goblins, Vol. IIHistory of the Runnyeye Goblins, Vol. IIIA History of the Vah Shir, Vol. IA History of the Vah Shir, Vol. II"Horguz"How to Serve Mortals - Flowing ThoughtsHow to Serve Mortals - Slow ThoughtsIdentifying BeetlesThe Idol of Mor'Tael<strong>* Ignatia Cellus' Family History Book</strong><strong>* Isabella Cellus' Family History Book</strong>The Journal of Samantha RageshreeThe Journal of Ubdub of the ReetThe Journal of Yasva V'Alear"The Lyresmith Poetry Collection - Children's Rhymes"The Maiden of Masks, IncompleteMaj'Dul Inhabitants Catalog<strong>* A Martyr's Tale</strong>My True BelovedThe Necropolis of Lxanvon, Vol. IThe Necropolis of Lxanvon, Vol. IIThe New PathOn the Origins of the PhylacteryOne Last VoyageOrder Book: Blackshield Destroyer SaltspewOur Lady of BetrayalOver Halas"The Pawn"Paying Homage to the Past"The Pirate Queen and the Heart"The Pirate Queen and the Map"The Pirate Queen and the Nightmare Creature""The Pirate Queen and the Seafury Buccaneers""The Pirate Queen and the Temple"Prayer Book PageThe Rat Queen of Vermin's SnyeRed Lake"Remembrances - Norrath"Remembrances - Nyalla-Phon"Remembrances - Prime"The Rise of YkeshaRoyal ScrollA Seeker's Diary"The Shadows of Lonesome Hollow""Ship's Log - Bountiful Mane"The Stone Frum Pazt, Vol. IThe Stone From Pazt, Vol. IIThe Story of AnkexfenThe Tale of Alexander SimondThe Tale of the Silent CityA Tattered Journal"Telanius Menonius Ledger - Warmstill"Termble Clankerbang Findings Vol. 98a Thexian log bookThe Three Keys - The First Key<strong>* The Three Keys - The Second Key</strong>The Three Keys - The Third Key<strong>* Through the Rathe Mountains</strong>The Tragedy of YsaThe Tragic Tale of SlezafThe Varsoon Collection, Volume 3 - The Gift of ImmortalityThe Varsoon Collection, Volume 5 - The War of Plagues"Watcher of the Mauls Theriig"well-worn log book"The Words of Freedom"Xass's Notebook</p>

Aiana
12-05-2010, 01:28 PM
<p>Amazing Jaz! It's really beautiful. Way to use the layout editor!</p>

Jazabelle
12-06-2010, 09:05 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Amazing Jaz! It's really beautiful. Way to use the layout editor!</p></blockquote><p>Thank you! I'm working on modifying the outdoors a bit, to make it feel more like we're in the cliffs over Kelethin. It should be completely complete (until I decide to change something else) soon!</p><p>Also, <em>thank you so much</em> to everyone who has donated books! So many kind people on AB have responded, that I'm down to only three blank plaques left. At this rate, I'm going to have to add more plaques! When I asked for donations, I did not expect quite the wholehearted, generous flood of books that have been walking through my door. A trickle, maybe. Definitely not the flood. It's to the point where the thought of shelving them all is almost overwhelming! I'll get them up there as quick as I can. Thank you thank you thank you!</p>

Arboreal
12-11-2010, 08:41 PM
<p>I visited the library tonight and must say I was awestruck at your cleverness. I don't know why, but the directory and other "signs" impressed me terribly. Even breaking down the categories of books by floor is neat. I stayed for about an hour, but didn't do any reading. That's for next time.</p><p>Thank you. I don't know how many times a smile crossed my face during my visit (it was many) . Well done!</p>

kelvmor
12-12-2010, 12:27 AM
<p>I once had a wizard named Astraan that I wanted to build a tower for. But I never got around to it. :</p><p>Nice work!</p>

TrueWildMan
12-12-2010, 02:47 AM
<p>As Toade would say, "2.0 can only mean stupendously magnificent fantabulousness!!"  And he would be right.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" /></p><p>Even if his book wasn't in there....</p>

Artemis Cale
12-12-2010, 06:06 AM
Love the changes, makes it feel much more open and airy a real place of research and learning. Love it <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Atmu
12-12-2010, 06:57 AM
<p>Hello Jaz,</p><p>I have been now a couple of times there and brought  people for visits and they all love the idea and execution of it. I am still hunting for the missing books  and hope the list here is uptodate =) The thing I like most is the changing view through the windows  out to Kelethin as you walk up the floors.</p><p>Greetings  Mu!</p>

Jazabelle
01-21-2011, 11:22 PM
<p>Thank you to everyone who donated books while I was away from Norrath. I had to take an unexpected leave of absence, but I'm back now!</p><p>I've updated the <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?start=0&topic_id=491336�" target="_blank">list of books the Library still needs</a> to reflect what's been donated!</p><p>I'm up to 325 books, with only 110 more to go! Over 80 of those books were donated by <strong>you</strong>!</p><p>(I had the wrong number of books. Oops!)</p>