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This will be a repository for player created books/papers/treatises/etc that other people can use and reference in their RP! This is not meant to hold full stories if you want to write your book out, that can be a separate thread. This is just so people know what tomes, research papers, etc such and such char made and if they could or would know about it. Just post below and I will edit the thread accordingly!

 

 

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The below threads will be kept for archival purposes but not updated. The OneNote document linked will be instead.

 

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Character Name: Tayu Lamiaceae

Written Work Name: Intro to Transmuation

Written Work Description: Novices' guide to arcane transmuation

Written Work Type: Arcane magic spellbook (if not obvious from description)

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Publicly found in Stormwind's Mage Guild library for general use

 

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Character Name: Urzgog the Foul

Written Work Name: Praise the Legion

Written Work Description: Expert's book of warlock spells

Written Work Type: Fel and Shadow magic

Language: Orcish

Ease of Discovery: Only known to those in (for example) Xatheroc's group, public use in his library

 

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Character Name: Tayu Lamiaceae

Written Work Name: "A Trip to the Beyond: An Overview of Argus"

Written Work Description: A general, in-depth overview of Argus as seen through the eyes of Tayu Lamiaceae, Author. It includes descriptions of landmasses, regions, plants, animals and demonic presence. Also of the genesis of the Ren'dorei and the aid of the Army of the Light.

Written Work Type: A professional handbook

Language: Common, Thalassian

Ease of Discovery: Publicly available with the Tirisgarde libraries or Stormwind Mage's Guild. 

 

Character Name: Tayu Lamiaceae

Written Work Name: "The Touch of the Void: A Self-Analysis"

Written Work Description: An autobiographical study of Tayu's trip through Argus and becoming a Void Elf, her thoughts and feelings on the world and her new, corrupted nature.

Written Work Type: Autobiographical Study

Language: Common, Thalassian

Ease of Discovery: Publicly available with the Tirisgarde libraries or Stormwind Mage's Guild.

 

Character Name: Tayu Lamiaceae
Written Work Name: "The Stormreaver Diary: An Autobiography of Nak'thar Soultusk"
Written Work Description: When  the warlock Gul'dan rose the Tomb of Sargeras from the depths, he did not venture through its halls alone. Joining him were members of his own Stormreaver Clan. Warlocks who, like Gul'dan, sought out great and terrible power. One such orc was Nak'thar Soultusk and he wrote a journal of his journey from the First and Second Wars at Gul'dan's side. The story describes how he joined the mightiest of warlocks and even learned spells from him, some of which were explained in the book. (It is noted, where applicable, when actual fel spell omissions were edited out, leaving only a general explanation) While his actions were not savory, they were deliberate. Nak'thar had a genuine care for Gul'dan. A care that turned into concern and even worry when the warlock's obsession for Sargeras' power led him and the Clan to their deaths. The tale concludes with Nak'thar hiding within the tomb's halls and that the demons were hunting him down. The last phrase was left unfinished. An epilogue was inserted by the Author explaining the unfinished state, her reason for publication and other information.
Written Work Type: Autobiography
Language: Common & Orcish
Ease of Discovery: Publicly found in Stormwind's Mage Guild library for general use, also some Trade District and Mage's Quarter bookstores.


Character Name: Tayu Lamiaceae
Written Work Name: "Advanced Adaptive Properties of Slimes and Oozes"
Written Work Description: Advanced explanation of slime and ooze metamorphic properties regarding a numerous selection of energies and elements. The study also has a more detailed examination of the nature of those metamorphic properties and theories regarding it.
Written Work Type: Scholarly study, arcane focused
Language: Common, Thalassian, Dwarven, Gnomish
Ease of Discovery: Publicly found in Stormwind's Mage Guild library, a few bookstores in Booty Bay and the Stormwind Mage's Quarter, and the Mystic's Ward of Ironforge

 

Character Name: Tayu Lamiaceae

Written Work Name: A Study on Magielectrical Currents in Non-Elemental Living Beings

Written Work Description: Detailed analysis of different creatures that have bioelectrical abilities, such as Thunder Lizards and Wind Serpents or the Shockscale Eels of Draenor.

Written Work Type: Research study

Language: Common, Thalassian

Ease of Discovery: Publicly found in Stormwind's Mage Guild library for general use

 

Character Name: Tayu Lamiaceae

Written Work Name: Treatise on the Thunder Forge

Written Work Description: Detailed analysis of the physical and magical (limited study here) aspects of the Thunder Forge, plus a study on creating Lightning Steel, though this work is from a mage's perspective and thus using it to create lightning steel will probably end in failure.

Written Work Type: General information book with physical and arcane details

Language: Common, Thalassian

Ease of Discovery: Publicly found in Stormwind's Mage Guild library for general use

 

Character Name: Tayu Lamiaceae

Written Work Name: Advanced Transmutative Theory

Written Work Type: Arcane magic information book

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Publicly found in Stormwind's Mage Guild library for general use

 

Character Name: Tayu Lamiaceae

Written Work Name: A Comprehensive Novice's Guide to Spell Inscription

Written Work Type: Arcane magic information/rune book

Language: Common/Spell Runes

Ease of Discovery: Publicly found in Stormwind's Mage Guild library for general use

 

Character Name: Tayu Lamiaceae

Written Work Name: A Scribe's Advanced Guide to Pigments and Inks of Azeroth

Written Work Description: Advanced listing of countless pigments and inks on Azeroth, their general locations (zones) and even some non-magical inks and pigments made from various alternative sources.

Written Work Type: Advanced Profession Inscription information book

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Publicly found in Stormwind's Mage Guild library for general use

 

Character Name: Eleanore de Montarville-Keiramont

Written Work Name: The Contemporary Evoker

Written Work Description: An intermediate guide for an evoker fighting in a contemporary world

Written Work Type: Mage info book

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: In the works, but will be found in the Mage's Guild, Tirisgarde Library, and Galewing Library
OOC COMMENTS: This is drawing from the fights of Eleanore, specifically against Shalera or any old type casters.

 

Character Name: Eleanore de Montarville-Keiramont

Written Work Name: Understanding Arcane Anomalies

Written Work Description: A research collection of different arcane anomalies and effects on Azeroth, drawing examples from the Dalaran Crater, Theramore Isle and Westfall

Written Work Type: Research thesis

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: In the works, but will be found in the Mage's Guild, Tirisgarde Library, and Galewing Library
OOC COMMENTS: This is drawing from an event series regarding anomalies and so on.

 

Character Name: Terrell Therieon

Written Work Name: TelePortals: An Expert's Guide

Written Work Description: Expert's guide to teleportation and portals, plus numerous theories and explanations on the different portal licenses.

Written Work Type: Arcane magic textbook

Language: Common, Thalassian (has been translated)

Ease of Discovery: Found in just about every library in Dalaran, numerous libraries associated with the Stormwind Mage's Guild, and with the Arkanford.

 

Character Name: Darnam Thunderbuss

Written Work Name: Field Manual 110-A: Combined Arms Tactics

Written Work Description: Field manual and operational notes to Dwarven practices of employing Siege Tanks as the mechanized element of non-mechanized infantry units at the squad and platoon level, written in the context of the post-Third War and Stormpike engagements in Alterac.

Written Work Type: Supplementary field manual.

Language: Dwarven.

Ease of Discovery: Not classified as such, but almost exclusively available to Military Ward personnel due to limited numbers and interest.

 

Character Name: Darnam Thunderbuss

Written Work Name: Theories on the Use and Limitations of Alliance Operations in Warfare.

Written Work Description: Thinly-veiled milsperg rant about recent operations in the context of the post-Gilneas alliance, published as a public attack on Alliance command philosophy from the peculiar perspective of a Bronzebeard ex-officer.

Written Work Type: Book on military history and tactics.

Language: Dwarven & Common.

Ease of Discovery: Published by initiative from Darnam's own funds: available in the libraries of Stormwind and Ironforge to people interested in the subject, though not in particularly large numbers.

 

Character Name: Colby [sic]

Written Work Name: Notes on Arcane Induction

Written Work Description: Comparisons between and conclusions on the effects of "arcane corruption" as observed in different Azerothian races: Gnomes, Humans, Half-Elves, and High Elves. Written before the Third War, with accordingly dated social and political references.

Written Work Type: Dissertation.

Language: Common.

Ease of Discovery: Not often printed: a few copies are freely available to the Stormwind Mages' Guild and potentially in Dalaran. More might be salvaged from Old Lordaeron.

 

Character Name: Luther Anderson

Written Work Name: On The Art Of Defense At Sea

Written Work Description: A basic manual of self-defense for the common sailor.

Written Work Type: Treatise

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: One hand-written manuscript, author is seeking a publisher.

 

Character Name: Binky Quickcog

Written Work Name: How I Cheated Death - Tales of the Shadowlands, by Binky Quickcog

Written Work Description: A novel describing a little of Binky's backstory and how she came back from the dead, and describing everything she witnessed as she wandered the Shadowlands as a spirit, on her journey to find a Spirit Healer

Written Work Type: Novel, Documentary, Small Biography parts.

Language: Common, also published on other languages such as Dwarven, Gnomish, Darnassian, and Draenei.

Ease of Discovery: The book can be found on most libraries and book stores across Alliance capital cities.

 

Character Name: Binky Quickcog

Written Work Name: Draenei and Crystalsmithing

Written Work Description: A book Binky wrote on the AU Draenor before her death, when she interviewed many Draenei Artificers and Crystalsmiths, the book tells the story behind Crystalsmithing, and its uses across the Draenei history to this day.

Written Work Type: Guide-book, Interview, Articles.

Language: Common, also published on other languages such as Draenei, and Dwarven.

Ease of Discovery: The book can be found on most libraries and book stores across Alliance capital cities.

 

Character Name: Binky Quickcog

Written Work Name: Trade routes across the Nether - Ethereal history, society and customs.

Written Work Description: A book describing the history of the Ethereal race, how their society works, and their active organizations that exist nowadays, it was wrote by Binky back when she first met them on Outland (TbC backlore).

Written Work Type: Documentary, guide-book.

Language: Common.

Ease of Discovery: The book can be found on most libraries and book stores across Alliance capital cities.

 

Character Name: Binky Quickcog

Written Work Name: Oooga Booga? - A guide on Pygmies, by Binky Quickcog.

Written Work Description: A book describing Pygmies, how they came to exist, and how their tribal society works, her customs, language and what not, it was written by Binky when she spent months being held as hostage by Uldum Pygmies. (Cataclysm backlore)

Written Work Type: Documentary, guide-book.

Language: Common.

Ease of Discovery: The book can be found on most libraries and book stores across Alliance capital cities.

 

Character Name: Scottie Brandt Falx

Written Work Name: Storming in Stormwind

Written Work Description:  A books series of 12 Volumes so far, detailing the experience of a Redridge born, former criminal and now Detective as he wanders around in Stormwind solving it's citizens mysterious, and murders the SI:7 were unable to. With obscure references to the real world (Azeroth), along with a charming cast of characters, this Mystery and Crime novel series has done quite well, and been the trademark book of the Author S.F

Written Work Type: Novel, based on Fiction.

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Can be found in Scottie's shop the Kobolds Hoard, or sold at local bookshops around Elwynn and Stormwind.

 

Character Name: Aeden Theirin

Written Work Name: Society of the Sword, or, A Treatise on the divergence of fighting styles between the Kingdoms of Old.

Written Work Description: A critical analysis of the various preferred methods of swordfighting as practiced by the old northern kingdoms. Includes author's notes on various modern techinques. The work focuses on longswords and hand-and-a-half sword.

Written Work Type: Combat manual, historical

Language: Older common translated into 'modern' common

Ease of Discovery: Uncommon leaning towards rare. Several copies and the original exist in Trautenfel.

 

Character Name: Aeden Theirin

Written Work Name: The Play of the Poleaxe

Written Work Description: A combat manual on various techniques and disciplines surrounding the use of poleaxes.

Written Work Type: Combat manual, contemporary

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Rare. Several copies and the original exist in Trautenfel.

 

Character Name: Aeden Theirin

Written Work Name: Examining Lothar

Written Work Description: A study examining the various battles as commanded by Anduin Lothar.

Written Work Type: Research, educational, historical

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Common. Can be ordered by quartermasters and bookstores alike.

 

Character Name: Aeden Theirin

Written Work Name: Finding the lost, or, a catalogue of the (semi-)legendary weapons, armours and trinkets of old.

Written Work Description: An attempt at finding out where some of the more legendary items of days gone by have ended up.

Written Work Type: Research, educational, historical

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Common. Can be found in most bookstores

 

Character Name: Edmure Theirin, written under the alias of 'G.I.'

Written Work Name: Fall of a Tyrant

Written Work Description: A propaganda piece of sorts, which seeks to portray the fallen Duke of Redridge as a tyrant, and his extended family as lackeys. Many of the crimes and charges are exaggerated.

Written Work Type: Propaganda, 'fiction 

Language: All major Alliance languages

Ease of Discovery: Most commonly found in Old Town, and in the bookcases of likeminded peoples. Sold in shady parts of the world.

 

Character Name: Alderic Bradley

Written Work Name: The Shattered World: Two Decades of Struggle

Written Work Description: the views and experiences of a soldier that spent two decades struggling in what was left of the once beautiful world of Draenor after the Second War of Azeroth.

Written Work Type: Biography and Storytelling

Language: Common, Draenei, Dwarven (translated by former Sergeant Gunther Luckbolt, currently K.I.A)

Ease of Discovery: can be found in Bookshops around Stormwind City and Ironforge

 

Character Name: Lulu Totterfidget

Written Work Name: Stormheim's (Crash) Landing

Written Word Description: A semi-detailed recount of Lulu's time aboard the Skyfire as it ventured to Stormheim. It is also filled with propaganda that paint the Horde as the aggressors who attacked first and insinuates Sylvanas and Nathanos (the latter unnamed, simply referred to as "Banshee's Champion") are demon-worshippers for trying to stop the Alliance from retrieving the Aegis of Aggramar.

Written Work Type: History, Propaganda

Language: Common, Gnomish

Ease of Discovery: Manuscript, looking for a publisher.

 

Character Name: Aeryl'rin Salonar, penned as "Senior Magus Aeryl'rin Salonar, Division of Otherwordly Research and Experimentation"

Written Work Name: Unwinding the Twisting Nether, The Ultimate Introduction of the Waystation of the Universe (vol. 1)

Written Work Description: A 407 page monstrosity of a mix of anecdotal facts, seriously complex magical calculations, and a short list of different worlds visited by Azerothians (with descriptions). It is used in a classroom setting for an advanced practitioner of the Schools of Conjuration and Transmutation.

Written Work Type: Professional Study Book

Language: Common, Thalassian, Dwarven, Gnomish

Ease of Discovery: Extremely restricted outside the the Magocracy of Dalaran. Mostly provided as a textbook to those of Mage and above.

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Character Name: Baltux Gale-wrought
Written Work Name: Necromantic works of art. (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert)
Written Work Description: Four tomes detailing the necromantic line of magic, as if it was art and displays the positives and negatives of each spell within.
Written Work Type: Necromancy tomes.
Language: Common, Orcish and Thalassian(Translated)
Ease of Discovery: Cael'moran Library for all, and forsaken libraries.

Character Name: Djezal Cogsteal
Written Work Name: Pure Power
Written Work Description: Collection of novice rituals and occult spells in a small, commercially-sold tome. Considered dated, written in Gadgetzan years ago.
Written Work Type: Magic Tome, Literature
Language: Common, Goblin
Ease of Discovery: Copies still found on Steamwheedle Market

Character Name: Djezal Cogsteal
Written Work Name: A Modern Horde, New Kajarian Empire
Written Work Description: A Modern Horde is a propagandic book focusing on and expanding on relations between the different nations of the Horde and their races; it repeatedly gives the statement of the Horde's vastly differing cultures being, in fact, the Horde's greatest strenght, and conflict risen out of it can only drive it to self-improve and amend. It underlines cultural similiarities aswell, mostly between Goblinkind and Orc Society, and post-third war Thalassian elves with Goblinkind. Written in a unifying and patriotic tone.
New Kajarian Empire takes a turn towards Cogsteal himself, utilizing aggressive and confident words to express 'veiled' distaste towards the Cartel system, or rather, its effects on individual goblins and their ambition. He provokes the goblin reader to imagine an alternative scenario where Goblinkind awakes from its passive, self-choking slumber and rebuilds its structures and way of life towards glorified imperialism, science, technology, and a society based slightly more on the individual's merit and ability, aswell as reminding goblinkind of their first rise to power on Kajaro thousands of years ago. The last chapters of the book is an open self-glorifiying of Cogsteal, handing promises and big words on every remaining page, including words of condescense towards Humanity, more specifically their Kingdom in Elwynn, the way of end of the War with the Alliance being a great political, economical and common people's mistake, and words of promoting vigilantism in trusting 'capable individuals' (likely referring to himself) with maintaining order and promoting prosperity in a post-war exhausted society. Thus, the last few chapters are greatly indoctrinated into the training and 'ideology' of the paramilitary Cogshirts. A Modern Horde was written in the first half of the (Fourth) Alliance-Horde War. New Kajarian Empire had existed on chapter and page basis way prior, but was fully published by the end of the War.
Written Work Type: Book, Literature, Propaganda
Language: Common, Goblin, Orcish, Thalassian (A Modern Horde), Common, Goblin, Orcish (New Kajarian Empire)
Ease of Discovery: Bilgewater Cartel Market, Crossroads and Orgrimmar Market (A Modern Horde), Bilgewater Cartel Market, Steamwheedle Cartel Market, Orgrimmar (New Kajarian Empire).

 

Character Name: Kaeriel Dawnfury

Written Work Name: The Art of Diplomacy

Written Work Description: a guide for diplomatic relations, personal experiences and tips

Written Work Type: Theory

Language: Thalassian

Ease of Discovery: can be found on bookstores in Silvermoon and a few copies in Dalaran

 

Character Name: Alvia (no last name given)

Written Work Name: Novices; a Selection of Safe Spells

Written Work Description: Novice-tier spell book, written with untrained mage students in mind. Most of it is arcane abjuration magic, however some simple spells from darker schools are also detailed.  How to use necromancy to cast frost magic or stabilize a wound with blood magic. There are no mentions of soul magic or how to raise the dead.

Written Work Type: Arcane/decay magic spell book

Language: Thalassian, Orcish, Common, Goblin

Ease of Discovery: Openly sold in the Undercity, shadily sold in Orgrimmar, Silvermoon, Bilgewater Harbor and Ratchet. Publicly found in the Undercity’s Mage Quarter libraries.

 

Character Name: Alvia (no last name given)

Written Work Name: Mana Management; An Intermediate Guide to Efficient Casting

Written Work Description: Adept’s guide for making spells easier to use without losing firepower. Alvia uses her own experience to explain ways to make spellcasting easier on the mind or less costly on one’s mana. It does not detail new magic or spells but rather new perspectives to go about using arcane magic.

Written Work Type: Arcane magic spellbook

Language: Thalassian, Common

Ease of Discovery: Publicly found in the Magister’s libraries and the Undercity’s Mage Quarter libraries.

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Character Name: Dellorne Silverstream
Written Work Name: Dimensional Dynamics.
Written Work Description: A Thesis on the dimensional structure of all known dimensions and the dynamic interactions between them. This thesis earned Dellorne Silverstream his Archmage of the Kirin Tor status.
Written Work Type: Arcane magic tome: Transmutation/Conjuration/Ley-line knowledge focus.
Language: Thalassian. Common (Translated) Orcish (Translated) Gnomish (Translated) Darnassian (Translated)
Ease of Discovery: Kirin Tor Official Library of Arcane Knowledge (Restricted Access. Apprentice Status required. Restriction reason: Literature contains knowledge on the Twisting Nether classified as "moderately dangerous".)

Character Name: Dellorne Silverstream
Written Work Name: The Salvation of Time.
Written Work Description: A two-part tome. The first part is an essay criticising the Bronze Dragonflights past in keeping chronomantic knowledge away from the hands of mortals. The second part - an introduction to advanced chronomancy in text-book form.
Written Work Type: Arcane magic tome: Transmutation/Chronomancy focus.
Language: Thalassian. Common (Translated) Gnomish (Translated) Darnassian (Translated)
Ease of Discovery: Kirin Tor Official Library of Arcane Knowledge (Restricted Access. Magus Status required. Restriction reason: Literature contains political arguments of controversial nature (Mage Supremacy) and dangerous chronomantic manuals.)

Character Name: Iseult Darkbloom
Written Work Name: Fandral Staghelm: A Backward Glance
Written Work Description: A post Pandaria biography of Archdruid Fandral Staghelm, presenting him in a mostly favourable light. Though fully impartial to the severity of the felling of Andrassil, many points then on from Fandral's deeds portrayed Fandral as either being unfairly treated or blameless in his latter actions. The author cites Valstann's death as the ultimate downfall of Fandral and the reason for his weakness against the magics of the Emerald Nightmare and Ragnaros, though harshly critiques the fair weather nature of the Bronze Dragonflight as a result whilst putting vague blame onto Malfurion for his absence.

Though the author condemns Fandral's actions after the fall of the Lich King, they imply that Fandral was simply possessed by dark magics entirely rather than manipulated by it, thus the true Fandral did no wrong. Tyrande's and Fandral's relationship becomes slightly skewed, portraying Tyrande as an aggressor against Fandral's propositions for the state. The actions of the Dragon Aspects were critiqued as well, though none as harshly as Nozdormu's actions. The book ends on a solemn note, lamenting Fandral's life and recounting on his good deeds, while subtly downplaying his weaknesses. The book ends of a poignant, yet vague note:

"Some by deceit rise, some by trust fall."

Written Work Type: Biography
Language: Darnassian, Common
Ease of Discovery: Found in the Cenarion archives at Nighthaven or Darnassus.

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Character Name: Terrell Therieon
Written Work Name: TelePortals: An Expert's Guide
Written Work Description: Expert's guide to teleportation and portals, plus numerous theories and explanations on the different portal licenses.
Written Work Type: Arcane magic textbook
Language: Common, Thalassian (has been translated)
Ease of Discovery: Found in just about every library in Dalaran, numerous libraries associated with the Stormwind Mage's Guild, and with the Arkanford.

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Character Name: Baltux Gale-wrought
Written Work Name: Necromantic works of art. (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert)
Written Work Description: Four tomes detailing the necromantic line of magic, as if it was art and displays the positives and negatives of each spell within.
Written Work Type: Necromancy tomes.
Language: Common, Orcish and Thalassian(Translated)
Ease of Discovery: Cael'moran Library for all, and forsaken libraries.

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Character Name: Dellorne Silverstream

Written Work Name: Dimensional Dynamics.

Written Work Description: A Thesis on the dimensional structure of all known dimensions and the dynamic interactions between them. This thesis earned Dellorne Silverstream his Archmage of the Kirin Tor status.

Written Work Type: Arcane magic tome: Transmutation/Conjuration/Ley-line knowledge focus.

Language: Thalassian. Common (Translated) Orcish (Translated) Gnomish (Translated) Darnassian (Translated)

Ease of Discovery: Kirin Tor Official Library of Arcane Knowledge (Restricted Access. Apprentice Status required. Restriction reason: Literature contains knowledge on the Twisting Nether classified as "moderately dangerous".)

 

Character Name: Dellorne Silverstream

Written Work Name: The Salvation of Time.

Written Work Description: A two-part tome. The first part is an essay criticising the Bronze Dragonflights past in keeping chronomantic knowledge away from the hands of mortals. The second part - an introduction to advanced chronomancy in text-book form.

Written Work Type: Arcane magic tome: Transmutation/Chronomancy focus.

Language: Thalassian. Common (Translated) Gnomish (Translated) Darnassian (Translated)

Ease of Discovery: Kirin Tor Official Library of Arcane Knowledge (Restricted Access. Magus Status required. Restriction reason: Literature contains political arguments of controversial nature (Mage Supremacy) and dangerous chronomantic manuals.)

 

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Character Name: Darnam Thunderbuss

Written Work Name: Field Manual 110-A: Combined Arms Tactics

Written Work Description: Field manual and operational notes to Dwarven practices of employing Siege Tanks as the mechanized element of non-mechanized infantry units at the squad and platoon level, written in the context of the post-Third War and Stormpike engagements in Alterac.

Written Work Type: Supplementary field manual.

Language: Dwarven.

Ease of Discovery: Not classified as such, but almost exclusively available to Military Ward personnel due to limited numbers and interest.

 

Character Name: Darnam Thunderbuss

Written Work Name: Theories on the Use and Limitations of Alliance Operations in Warfare.

Written Work Description: Thinly-veiled milsperg rant about recent operations in the context of the post-Gilneas alliance, published as a public attack on Alliance command philosophy from the peculiar perspective of a Bronzebeard ex-officer.

Written Work Type: Book on military history and tactics.

Language: Dwarven & Common.

Ease of Discovery: Published by initiative from Darnam's own funds: available in the libraries of Stormwind and Ironforge to people interested in the subject, though not in particularly large numbers.

 

Character Name: Colby [sic]

Written Work Name: Notes on Arcane Induction

Written Work Description: Comparisons between and conclusions on the effects of "arcane corruption" as observed in different Azerothian races: Gnomes, Humans, Half-Elves, and High Elves. Written before the Third War, with accordingly dated social and political references.

Written Work Type: Dissertation.

Language: Common.

Ease of Discovery: Not often printed: a few copies are freely available to the Stormwind Mages' Guild and potentially in Dalaran. More might be salvaged from Old Lordaeron.

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Character Name: Djezal Cogsteal

Written Work Name: Pure Power

Written Work Description:  collection of novice rituals and occult spells in a small, commercially-sold tome. Considered dated, written in Gadgetzan years ago.

Written Work Type: Magic Tome, Literature

Language: Common, Goblin

Ease of Discovery: Copies still found on Steamwheedle Market

 

Character Name: Djezal Cogsteal

Written Work Name: A Modern Horde, New Kajarian Empire

Written Work Description:

A Modern Horde is a propagandic book focusing on and expanding on relations between the different nations of the Horde and their races; it repeatedly gives the statement of the Horde's vastly differing cultures being, in fact, the Horde's greatest strenght, and conflict risen out of it can only drive it to self-improve and amend. It underlines cultural similiarities aswell, mostly between Goblinkind and Orc Society, and post-third war Thalassian elves with Goblinkind. Written in a unifying and patriotic tone.

New Kajarian Empire takes a turn towards Cogsteal himself, utilizing aggressive and confident words to express 'veiled' distaste towards the Cartel system, or rather, its effects on individual goblins and their ambition. He provokes the goblin reader to imagine an alternative scenario where Goblinkind awakes from its passive, self-choking slumber and rebuilds its structures and way of life towards glorified imperialism, science, technology, and a society based slightly more on the individual's merit and ability, aswell as reminding goblinkind of their first rise to power on Kajaro thousands of years ago. The last chapters of the book is an open self-glorifiying of Cogsteal, handing promises and big words on every remaining page, including words of condescense towards Humanity, more specifically their Kingdom in Elwynn, the  way of end of the War with the Alliance being a great political, economical and common people's mistake, and words of promoting vigilantism in trusting 'capable individuals' (likely referring to himself) with maintaining order and promoting prosperity in a post-war exhausted society. Thus, the last few chapters are greatly indoctrinated into the training and 'ideology' of the paramilitary Cogshirts.

A Modern Horde was written in the first half of the (Fourth) Alliance-Horde War.

New Kajarian Empire had existed on chapter and page basis way prior, but was fully published by the end of the War.

Written Work Type: Book, Literature, Propaganda

Language: Common, Goblin, Orcish, Thalassian (A Modern Horde), Common, Goblin, Orcish (New Kajarian Empire)

Ease of Discovery: Bilgewater Cartel Market, Crossroads and Orgrimmar Market (A Modern Horde), Bilgewater Cartel Market, Steamwheedle Cartel Market, Orgrimmar (New Kajarian Empire).

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So many so far! Very good. I'd like help with figuring out a better format either for the required form or just the layout I posted it in. Not sure if I should put Terrell under alliance or other since Kirin tor. I copy pasted all this via my phone so I will check general formatting when I get home.

 

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I like the format as it is right now, it's nice and simple. As for Terrell, the Kirin Tor is apart of the Alliance right now so the book is fine as an Alliance one.

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Character Name: Iseult Darkbloom

Written Work Name: Fandral Staghelm: A Backward Glance

Written Work Description:

A post Pandaria biography of Archdruid Fandral Staghelm, presenting him in a mostly favourable light. Though fully impartial to the severity of the felling of Andrassil, many points then on from Fandral's deeds portrayed Fandral as either being unfairly treated or blameless in his latter actions. The author cites Valstann's death as the ultimate downfall of Fandral and the reason for his weakness against the magics of the Emerald Nightmare and Ragnaros, though harshly critiques the fair weather nature of the Bronze Dragonflight as a result whilst putting vague blame onto Malfurion for his absence.

 

Though the author condemns Fandral's actions after the fall of the Lich King, they imply that Fandral was simply possessed by dark magics entirely rather than manipulated by it, thus the true Fandral did no wrong. Tyrande's and Fandral's relationship becomes slightly skewed, portraying Tyrande as an aggressor against Fandral's propositions for the state. The actions of the Dragon Aspects were critiqued as well, though none as harshly as Nozdormu's actions. The book ends on a solemn note, lamenting Fandral's life and recounting on his good deeds, while subtly downplaying his weaknesses. The book ends of a poignant, yet vague note: 

 

"Some by deceit rise, some by trust fall."

 

Written Work Type: Biography 

Language: Darnassian, Common

Ease of Discovery: Found in the Cenarion archives at Nighthaven or Darnassus.

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BTW, updated thus far.

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Updated

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Character Name: â€‹Luther Anderson

Written Work Name: â€‹On The Art Of Defense At Sea

Written Work Description: â€‹A basic manual of self-defense for the common sailor.

Written Work Type: â€‹Treatise

Language: â€‹Common

Ease of Discovery: â€‹One hand-written manuscript, author is seeking a publisher.

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Updated!

 

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A little bump to remind people this exists. *cough* @Marky *cough*

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On 11/28/2018 at 1:51 AM, Seiryoku said:

A little bump to remind people this exists. *cough* @Marky *cough*

 

Character Name: Binky Quickcog

Written Work Name: How I Cheated Death - Tales of the Shadowlands, by Binky Quickcog

Written Work Description: A novel describing a little of Binky's backstory and how she came back from the dead, and describing everything she witnessed as she wandered the Shadowlands as a spirit, on her journey to find a Spirit Healer

Written Work Type: Novel, Documentary, Small Biography parts.

Language: Common, also published on other languages such as Dwarven, Gnomish, Darnassian, and Draenei.

Ease of Discovery: The book can be found on most libraries and book stores across Alliance capital cities.

 

Character Name: Binky Quickcog

Written Work Name: Draenei and Crystalsmithing

Written Work Description: A book Binky wrote on the AU Draenor before her death, when she interviewed many Draenei Artificers and Crystalsmiths, the book tells the story behind Crystalsmithing, and its uses across the Draenei history to this day.

Written Work Type: Guide-book, Interview, Articles.

Language: Common, also published on other languages such as Draenei, and Dwarven.

Ease of Discovery: The book can be found on most libraries and book stores across Alliance capital cities.

 

Character Name: Binky Quickcog

Written Work Name: Trade routes across the Nether - Ethereal history, society and customs.

Written Work Description: A book describing the history of the Ethereal race, how their society works, and their active organizations that exist nowadays, it was wrote by Binky back when she first met them on Outland (TbC backlore).

Written Work Type: Documentary, guide-book.

Language: Common.

Ease of Discovery: The book can be found on most libraries and book stores across Alliance capital cities.

 

Character Name: Binky Quickcog

Written Work Name: Oooga Booga? - A guide on Pygmies, by Binky Quickcog.

Written Work Description: A book describing Pygmies, how they came to exist, and how their tribal society works, her customs, language and what not, it was written by Binky when she spent months being held as hostage by Uldum Pygmies. (Cataclysm backlore)

Written Work Type: Documentary, guide-book.

Language: Common.

Ease of Discovery: The book can be found on most libraries and book stores across Alliance capital cities.

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Character Name: Scottie Brandt Falx

Written Work Name: Storming in Stormwind

Written Work Description:  A books series of 12 Volumes so far, detailing the experience of a Redridge born, former criminal and now Detective as he wanders around in Stormwind solving it's citizens mysterious, and murders the SI:7 were unable to. With obscure references to the real world (Azeroth), along with a charming cast of characters, this Mystery and Crime novel series has done quite well, and been the trademark book of the Author S.F

Written Work Type: Novel, based on Fiction.

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Can be found in Scottie's shop the Kobolds Hoard, or sold at local bookshops around Elwynn and Stormwind.

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Character Name: Aeden Theirin

Written Work Name: Society of the Sword, or, A Treatise on the divergence of fighting styles between the Kingdoms of Old.

Written Work Description: A critical analysis of the various preferred methods of swordfighting as practiced by the old northern kingdoms. Includes author's notes on various modern techinques. The work focuses on longswords and hand-and-a-half sword.

Written Work Type: Combat manual, historical

Language: Older common translated into 'modern' common

Ease of Discovery: Uncommon leaning towards rare. Several copies and the original exist in Trautenfel.

 

Character Name: Aeden Theirin

Written Work Name: The Play of the Poleaxe

Written Work Description: A combat manual on various techniques and disciplines surrounding the use of poleaxes.

Written Work Type: Combat manual, contemporary

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Rare. Several copies and the original exist in Trautenfel.

 

Character Name: Aeden Theirin

Written Work Name: Examining Lothar

Written Work Description: A study examining the various battles as commanded by Anduin Lothar.

Written Work Type: Research, educational, historical

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Common. Can be ordered by quartermasters and bookstores alike.

 

Character Name: Aeden Theirin

Written Work Name: Finding the lost, or, a catalogue of the (semi-)legendary weapons, armours and trinkets of old.

Written Work Description: An attempt at finding out where some of the more legendary items of days gone by have ended up.

Written Work Type: Research, educational, historical

Language: Common

Ease of Discovery: Common. Can be found in most bookstores

 

Character Name: Edmure Theirin, written under the alias of 'G.I.'

Written Work Name: Fall of a Tyrant

Written Work Description: A propaganda piece of sorts, which seeks to portray the fallen Duke of Redridge as a tyrant, and his extended family as lackeys. Many of the crimes and charges are exaggerated.

Written Work Type: Propaganda, 'fiction 

Language: All major Alliance languages

Ease of Discovery: Most commonly found in Old Town, and in the bookcases of likeminded peoples. Sold in shady parts of the world.

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And updated! If anyone has a better idea on FORMATTING, do let me know. Thanks.

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Character Name: Alderic Bradley

Written Work Name: The Shattered World: Two Decades of Struggle

Written Work Description: the views and experiences of a soldier that spent two decades struggling in what was left of the once beautiful world of Draenor after the Second War of Azeroth.

Written Work Type: Biography and Storytelling

Language: Common, Draenei, Dwarven (translated by former Sergeant Gunther Luckbolt, currently K.I.A)

Ease of Discovery: can be found in Bookshops around Stormwind City and Ironforge

 

Character Name: Kaeriel Dawnfury

Written Work Name: The Art of Diplomacy

Written Work Description: a guide for diplomatic relations, personal experiences and tips

Written Work Type: Theory

Language: Thalassian

Ease of Discovery: can be found on bookstores in Silvermoon and a few copies in Dalaran

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Character Name: Lulu Totterfidget
Written Work Name: Stormheim's (Crash) Landing
Written Word Description: A semi-detailed recount of Lulu's time aboard the Skyfire as it ventured to Stormheim. It is also filled with propaganda that paint the Horde as the aggressors who attacked first and insinuates Sylvanas and Nathanos (the latter unnamed, simply referred to as "Banshee's Champion") are demon-worshippers for trying to stop the Alliance from retrieving the Aegis of Aggramar.
Written Work Type: History, Propaganda
Language: Common, Gnomish
Ease of Discovery: Manuscript, looking for a publisher.

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Updated and again, if anyone has ideas of better formatting, let me know.

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Remember, this is still a thing!

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