Stranggore Library

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Tomes on the Hermetic Arts

Due to our house rules for books, all the tomes in the library of Stranggore are tractatus.

The highlight of Stranggore's Hermetic collection is a complete fifteen-volume set of the treatises of Eudoxus of Bonisagus, a third-generation descendant of the Founder who undertook the ambitious task of writing an authoritative book on every Art. These works are still available and widely copied from the Great Library of Durenmar. Although later authors have written better texts on the individual Arts, Eudoxis's treatises are still considered important and useful works, albeit somewhat dated. Stranggore spared no expense in acquiring beautiful copies, each masterfully scribed, illuminated, and bound. Unfortunately these fine books were neglected in the early twelfth century and suffered some damage from worms and mildew.

Subject Title Author Language Quality Notes
Animal De Animalibus Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Animal The Nature of the Beast Harold of Bjornaer Latin 10 Gift from Alderic, Summer 1204
Animal Charms of Fish and Fowl Priscilla of Bonisagus Latin 9
Aquam De Aqua Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Aquam Aquam A  ? Latin 10
Auram De Aura Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Auram Auram A  ? Latin 10
Corpus De Corpore Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Corpus On the Humors Theophilus of Jerbiton Latin 10
Creo Creo Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Creo Intermediate Conjuration Matthias of Bonisagus Latin 10
Herbam De Herbis Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Herbam Of Fruits and Flowers Christopher of Bonisagus Latin 10
Ignem De Igne Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Ignem Liber de Lumine Elaine of Flambeau Latin 11
Imaginem De Imagine Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Imaginem Imaginem A  ? Latin 11
Intellego Intellego Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Intellego Intellego Ominum Tysium of Jerbiton Latin 11
Mentem De Mente Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Mentem Mentem et Manes Demoria of Guernicus Latin 10
Mentem On the Hearts of Men Alice Hartwick ex Miscellanea Latin 8
Mentem Beyond the Veil of Death Anonymous Latin 10 Acquired by Sandre Summer 1202
Muto Muto Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Muto Transformations of the Elements Gerd of Verditius Latin 10
Perdo Perdo Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Perdo Liber de Tenebrea Elaine of Flambeau Latin 10
Rego Rego Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Rego Seven Principles of Occult Action Druscilla of Jerbiton Latin 10
Terram De Terra Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Terram Non-traditional Combative Arts v.III Percoles of Flambeau Latin 9
Terram Commentary on Volume IX of Pliny's Natural History Jana of Bonisagus Latin 9 Acquired by Sandre Summer 1202
Vim De Vi Eudoxus of Bonisagus Latin 11 Skilled binder, illuminator, scribe; damaged (-1)
Vim Vim Circuitum Sorib of Criamon Latin 9
Vim Treatise on Ethereal Vibrations Lanneus of Bonisagus Latin 9

Tomes on Abilities

Arcane Abilities

Subject Title Author Language Quality Notes
Code of Hermes Tribunal of Stonehenge, A.D. 1054, Vol. 1 some Quaesitor Latin 9
Code of Hermes Tribunal of Stonehenge, A.D. 1061, Vol. 1 some Quaesitor Latin 8
Faerie Lore The Fair Folk Lyria of Merinita Latin 10
Faerie Lore The Mabinogion translated by Morwith of Merinita Latin 10
Finesse Exercises for Improving Magical Focus Apius of Tremere Latin 11
Finesse Techniques of Spellcasting, Vol. 2 Parania of Jerbiton Latin 8
House Merinita Cult Lore The Ballad of Quendalon' Anonymous Latin 7
House Merinita Cult Lore Rendezvous with the Winter Queen; Quendalon's Second Excursion' Anonymous Latin 8
Infernal Lore Seleucus' Journal Seleucus the diabolist Latin 9 James borrowed this book from Argus and has not returned it.
Infernal Lore Numbering the Legion Gilbert of York Latin 8 This is James book and he will lend it out if asked.
Infernal Lore Principles of Necromancy Anonymous Latin 8 This is James book and he will lend it out if asked.
Magic Lore Aberdeen Bestiary Anonymous Latin 10 Skilled illuminator
Magic Lore Ashmole Bestiary Anonymous Latin 10 Skilled illuminator
Magic Lore Pralix's War Glyns verch Marc Latin 9 Ghost written for Iudicium
Magic Lore The Dûn and the Weld Anonymous Latin 10 Donated by Godwyn, Autumn 1200
Magic Lore Legends of the Round Table Anonymous Latin 8
Magic Theory Commentary on the Ritual of Aegis of the Hearth Druscilla of Bonisagus Latin 10 Acquired by Merewen, Autumn 1201
Magic Theory De Magia Sympathetica Elaine of Flambeau Latin 11
Magic Theory Magia Universalis, Vol. 1 Bonisagus Latin 10 Glossed +2
Magic Theory Magia Universalis, Vol. 2 Bonisagus Latin 10 Glossed +1
Magic Theory Magia Universalis, Vol. 3 Bonisagus Latin 11 Glossed +1
Magic Theory On the Houses of the Zodiac Argus Latin 7 Donated Winter 1205
Magic Theory On the Meanings of Names Oxian of Criamon Latin 10 Acquired by Sandre Winter 1201
Magic Theory Saxon and Pictish Runes Aelthred Ex Miscellanea Latin 9 Acquired by Merewen, Autumn 1201
Magic Theory Seventy-Seven Incantations Aurelian of Guernicaus Latin 9 Acquired by Merewen, added to covenant library Spring 1205
Parma Magica Parma Magica Bonisagus Latin 11 Glossed +2
Parma Magica The Invisible Fortress Darius of Tytalus Latin 5 Damaged
Parma Magica Techniques of Spellcasting, Vol. 4 Parania of Jerbiton Latin 8
Penetration Techniques of Spellcasting, Vol. 3 Parania of Jerbiton Latin 8
Penetration To Give a Wizard Strength Apromor of Flambeau Latin 11 Glossed +1, skilled scribe

Academic Abilities

Subject Title Author Language Quality Notes
Artes Liberales Ars Grammatica Donatus Latin 11 2 Copies
Artes Liberales Motions of the Stars and Planets William Edgeford Latin 9
Philosophiae De Consolatione Philosophiae Boethis Latin 9
Teaching The Noble Children Francis d'Eumond Latin 9

General Abilities

Subject Title Author Language Quality Notes
Area Lore (Britain) Arthur Among the Britons Celeres of Bonisagus Latin 5
Area Lore (Britain) Historia Regia Anglorum et Dacorum Symeon of Durham Latin 10 Glossed
Area Lore (Britain) Historia Regia Anglorum Geoffrey of Monmouth Latin 9
Area Lore (Britain) Chronicle of the Kings of Stranggore Various, anonymous Latin 8
Area Lore (Britain) Historia Brittonum Nennius Latin 5
Area Lore (Somerset) Somerset A - Latin 8
Bargain Merchant's Guide to Somerset and Wiltshire John the Merchant English 7 Written Summer 1203
Civil and Canon Law The Ecclesiastical History: Canon Law Oderic Vitalis Latin 7
Concentration Oculum in Tempestatem Marcus Bonisagus Latin 10
Concentration Techniques of Spellcasting, Vol. 1 Parania of Jerbiton Latin 8
Order of Hermes Lore Tribunal of Stonehenge, A.D. 1054, Vol. 2 some Quaesitor Latin 9
Order of Hermes Lore The Life of Pralix the Founder Cedric the Silent Latin 7
Order of Hermes Lore Pralix's War vol. 2 Glyns verch Marc Latin 7 Ghost written for Iudicium

Supernatural Abilties

Subject Title Author Language Quality Notes
Sense Holiness/Unholiness "Emanations of the Soul" Cardinal Luigi Cavazzi Latin 11

Lab Texts

Grimoire

The grimoire is the collection of lab text for spells (as opposed to lab texts for enchanted items). It totals 278 build points.

Animal Spells

Piercing Lance of Bone (CrAn) L20 -- tLatL p. 60

Wizard's Faithful Hound (CrAn) L30 -- like the Wizard's Mount but summons a Size 0 hound

The Wizard's Mount (CrAn) L35

Voice of the Sparrows (InAn) L20 -- allows caster to speak to songbirds, R: Eye, T: Ind., D: Conc. From Braid's grimoire, Autumn 1207.

Hunter's Sense (InAn) L30

Doublet of Impenetrable Silk (MuAn) L15

Blunt the Viper's Fangs (PeAn) L20

Cripple the Howling Wolf (PeAn) L25

Ward Against Beasts of Legend (ReAn) L20, p. 120

Commanding the Harnessed Beast (ReAn) L30, p. 120

The Gentle Beast (ReAn) L25

Aquam Spells

Enchantment of the Scrying Pool (InAq) L30

Auram Spells

Broom of the Winds (CrAu) L15

Charge of the Angry Winds (CrAu) L15

Wings of the Soaring Wind (CrAu) L30

True Sight of Air (InAu) L15

Whispering Winds (InAu) L15

Quiet the Raging Winds (PeAu) L20

Ward Against Rain (ReAu) L10

Clouds of Thunderous Might (ReAu) L30

Corpus Spells

Bind Wound (CrCo) L10

Purification of the Festering Wounds (CrCo) L20

Restoration of the Defiled Body (CrCo) L25

Sight of the True Form (InCo) L15

Whisper through the Black Gate (InCo(Me)) L15

Revealed Flaws of Mortal Flesh (InCo) L10

The Inexorable Search (InCo) L20

The Eye of the Sage (InCo(Im)) L30

Disguise of the New Visage (MuCo) L15. Donated by Godwyn, Autumn 1207

Gift of the Bear's Fortitude (MuCo) L25, p. 131. From Braid's grimoire, Autmn 1207

Cloak of the Black Feathers (MuCo(An)) L30

The Wound That Weeps (PeCo) L15

Lifting the Dangling Puppet (ReCo) L15. Donated by Godwyn, Autumn 1207

Herbam Spells

Trap of the Entwining Vines (CrHe) L15

Wall of Thorns (CrHe) L20

The Bountiful Feast (CrHe) L35 Ritual

Intuition of the Forest (InHe) L10

Piercing Shaft of Wood (MuHe(Re)) L10

Aegis of Unbreakable Wood' (MuHe) L15 - HoH:Societates, page 46

Twist the Living Tree (MuHe) 25, p. 139. From Braid's grimoire, Autumn 1207.

Allies' Ward Against Fey of the Forests (ReHe) L10

Ward Against Faeries of the Wood (ReHe) L20

Freeing the Striding Tree (ReHe) L30

Calling the Council of the Trees (ReHe) L45 Ritual

Coils of the Entangling Plants (ReHe) L20

Ignem Spells

Lamp without Flame (CrIg) L10

Quench the Raging Conflagration (PeIg) L20

Imaginem Spells

The Ear for Distant Voices (InIm) L20

Summoning the Distant Image (InIm) L25

Aura of Ennobled Presence (MuIm) L10

Notes of Delightful Sound (MuIm) L10

Veil of Invisibility (PeIm) L20

Mentem Spells

Words of Unbroken Silence (CrMe) L10

The Far-Speaking Voice (CrMe) L20 -- HoH:Societates, page 97

Posing the Silent Question (InMe) L20

Thoughts Within Babble (InMe) L25

Lay to Rest the Haunting Spirit (PeMe) L10

Ring of Warding Against Spirits (ReMe) L20

Coerce the Spirit of the Night (ReMe) L20

Terram Spells

Silvery Scales of the Knight (CrTe(An)) L30 -- HoH: Societates, page 37

Earth that Breaks No More (MuTe) L20

Hauberk of Sublime Lightness (PeTe) L30 -- HoH: Societates, page 38

Vim Spells

Wizard's Eye for Vis (InVi) L10

Piercing the Faerie Veil (InVi) L20

Piercing the Magical Veil (InVi) L20

Wizards' Communion (MuVi) L20

Wind of Mundane Silence (PeVi) L25

Aegis of the Hearth (ReVi) L30 - Ritual

Circular Ward Against Magical Creatures (ReVi) L15

Gather the Essence of the Beast (ReVi) L15

Maintaining the Demanding Spell (ReVi) L15, L20

Opening the Intangible Tunnel (ReVi) L15

Watching Ward (ReVi) L25

Lab Texts for Enchanted Items

Over the years Stranggore had created magic items for the Kings of Stranggore to aid in the defense of the realm. Many of these items have been lost, but a few remain and detail notes on how to create some of these items exist in the library and are collectively called the Armature of Stranggore or, informally, the Teeth.

Amulet Against Demons
Rego Vim 29; effective up to Might 9. Added Autumn 1207.
Armor Tunics
Muto Animal 19
Mail of Stranggore
Perdo Terram 34
Charm of Dragon Slaying
Perdo Animal 30
Unbreakable Shield
Muto Herbam 19

Casting Tablets

Spell Arts Level
Cheating the Reaper CrCo 30
Gentle Caress of Aesclepius CrCo 30
Touch of Midas CrTe 20
Aegis of the Hearth ReVi 30