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The Great Library of Perpustakaan, or simply Perpustakaan, was a library in Perpustakaan in Kesasar Valley in Shou Lung. It was one of the most magnificent depositories of knowledge in all of Kara-Tur. Unfortunately, most of the people outside the Shao Mountains had forgotten the existence of Perpustakaan[1]

HistoryEdit

Perpustakaan was built in ancient times by the Shao Mountains Empire. After the fall of that civilization, the existence of the library was forgotten in the rest of Shou Lung.[1]

In 1358 DR, however, an adventuring party rediscovered the library and told the Emperor's Wu Jen about it.[2]

DescriptionEdit

Perpustakaan was made of black granite. It was a huge building with a tall pagoda stretching into the sky.[3]

Inside, the library was divided in many Reference Sections, one specific section for each of these topics: literature, astrology, geography, ancient history, military history, philosophy, biography, mathematics, arcane lore, and one section for each member of the Nine Immortals.[1]

There also a conference room, a rotunda, rooms and cubicles for visiting scholars, a foyer, and residences for staff members.[1]

PopulationEdit

Perpustakaan had a limited librarian and clerical staff but a large militia that enforced the respect of the library's rules and maintained peace inside.[1]

RulesEdit

Perpustakaan was open twelve hours a day, from dawn to sunset. To use the library, one needed to register six months beforehand. It was possible, however, at the head librarian's discretion, to bend rules under special circumstances.[1]

AppendixEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

Perpustakaan might be considered to be the Candlekeep of Kara-Tur.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Curtis Smith and Rick Swan (1990). Ronin Challenge. (TSR, Inc), pp. 64–69. ISBN 0-88038-749-1.
  2. Curtis Smith and Rick Swan (1990). Ronin Challenge. (TSR, Inc), p. 84. ISBN 0-88038-749-1.
  3. Curtis Smith and Rick Swan (1990). Ronin Challenge. (TSR, Inc), p. 64. ISBN 0-88038-749-1.

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