The reinforced walls and steel door have been duly installed about your counting room, but I must warn you that we cannot guarantee them against burrick tunnelling. If you do not move the creatures out of the basement into a more distant area, we cannot be held responsible for the potential damages.
Tol Camrick & Sons"
"'Builds your roofs of dead wood. Builds your walls of dead stone. Builds your dreams of dead thoughts.
Comes crying laughing singing back to life, takes what
you steal, and pulls the skins from your dead bones shrieking.'
-- Clay tablet in an abandoned Trickster temple" M6CLIP: "THE CITY TRIBUNE
A woman from Shalebridge who was acquitted of charges of robbery in a city court last
week has been kidnapped by members of the Order of the Hammer. The woman is apparently
being held in squalid conditions in Cragscleft prison. Whereas the Hammerites did not
cite any official reason for the incarceration, one of the Order was quoted, saying,
"She hath sinned in The Builder's eyes, and thy slothful laws hath touched her not at all."
M6FLWR: "Compendium of Natural Magic, Chapter 15
These flowers grow primarily in the icy mountain caves of the Esse range. By way of
defense, they have evolved a method of warming and swirling the magical energy of the
sentient plants and rocks discussed in the last chapter, lulling them to sleep. The
flowers are named after archemage Tatyana Yokobik who pioneered their use in the
temporary negation of magical spells and systems."
M6INC1: "Mr. Constantine:
I do hope that our final renovations have met with your approval, and
I would again like to thank you for your business. As one of the few
lay architecture houses in the city, we've found that we have quite a
bit of proving ourselves to do, and the patronage of someone such as
yourself is always appreciated. If there's anything else that you
would like built or modified, please let us know. Please also rest
assured that we have no objections to taking further payment in this
form, though we are, of course, deeply curious as to where you
obtained such a quantity of raw gold.
The one who trespassed your Greenhouse is chastised. He did not
know the rules, but spies there no longer."
M6RAKEL: "Rakel's Tome of Magic, Introduction
It is the erudite practitioner of magic who, in these days of pseudo-wizards carelessly
cry for their departed brother. This I decree
Son of the Sky"
M9WATER: "We must soon find a supply of water here
in the city. The Talisman of Fire needs to be
cooled, and our attempts to use the Water
Talisman for this purpose have come close to
destroying both of them. We have reached a
point where we must decide whether to drink or
carry the Talismans. Our water crystals have
been saved for emergencies, but we may soon
be forced to rely on them."
have not much further to go to the Tower."
"'Having pledged our honour as shield over Earth and Air, we must be ever mindful.
Let them be locked away and safe, but ever in view of the faithful.
Future generations are hostage to our care.'
-- Sermon of the Talismans" M10DALE:"Here lies the unhappy Brother Dale: buried here as a symbol of lessons not learned."
M10HallPass: "As approved by his Eminence, the High Priest Markander, we deliver unto you this Novice, under the standard agreement of service. The Novice is sent with full status and
training as such, and should serve with humility and vigor to the best of his skills. He
will endure a standard three-year contract of service, at the end of which he will be
considered for indoctrination as an Elevated Acolyte.
The novice has been instructed in the rules and strictures of the Order, has sworn his warrants to be silent in his vigils, and knows to maintain the marked privacies (as indicated by the standard inverted red hammer sigil)."
"Please remit periodic evaluations of his conduct, as warranted or at six-month intervals.
May the Hammer fall on the unrighteous.
M10Instructions: "The cage containing the Talismans can only be opened when the five locks
have been released; the lock-releases are placed in various locations about this Temple.
One resides with Brother Mason. One is behind the Skull of St. Yora. One is in the
kitchen, by the oven. One is behind the rack which loosens men's tongues.
One is behind the Keystone Tree. The locks must be released within the span of five
minutes; when all of the locks are released, the Talisman Cage can be opened. Then, he
who removes the Talismans must first recite the Prayer of the Wallbuilder."
M10Keynote: "TEMPLE AUTHORIZATION AND ACCESS
Novices, as per the official books, are not permitted keys, and are not allowed
to enter restricted areas for any reason. (These areas are to be designated by the standard red inverted
Temple Guardsman are not permitted keys, but may enter restricted areas in pursuit of their
when authorized by the High Priest. They are also, of course, allowed in their own
quarters, but not in those of other Priests.
The High Priest is granted the Master Key, has no restrictions to access, and will keep in his possession
the Holy Symbol of the Temple."
M10Kitchen: "Terrence: We are almost done converting the old kitchens into the new treasury.
All of the kitchen stores have now been moved up from downstairs, and some of the church
valuables have been moved down. Work should be completed within the week. - Nolman."
M10MASON:"Here lies Brother Mason, truest of scholars."
M10molded: "'The Forge's Child.' This Hammer was the first to be cast out of a
mold. It was brought into the world by Father Tennor, now sainted."
M10NOTIC: "In light of the recent break-in at Cragscleft, all Temple patrols will be doubled until further notice."
M10oldham: "'The First Hammer,' symbol of our ascent from the Trickster's shadow."
M10SKULL: "The sacred Skull of St. Yora, a builder of vision and devout keeper of the faith."
M10TERR: "Here lies Brother Terrence: he fought the unrighteous to his last breath."
M10THEO: "Here lies Father Theol: a teacher without peer, yet ever a student of discipline."
M10TIP1: "Novices aren't allowed to carry personal weapons except on campaign,
so you'd better keep yours under your robes unless you need to use
M10VO2: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 2
When the thief did cry to the master "release me, for I repent, and
shall do good all my days" then did the master strike the thief's hand
from him with a blade. And the master said "Go now and do good, for
thy repentance has been paid."
M10VO7: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 7
When the Builder walks before thee and builds for thee a fortress,
wilt thou go inside and shut the door? Or wilt thou say "Yes, and now
I shalt raise one of mine own!"
M10VO12: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 12
The Builder gave thou the raw stuff of thy life - make thou a great
work of it or thou mockest His gifts."
M10VO36: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 36
Time once past, the harlot did say to the priest "Tarry a while, and
wait upon thy duties" and the priest did tarry."
"And then was the
harlot scourged with birch branches, and was the priest crushed
M10VO39: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 39
Hadst I a hammer, wouldst I hammer in the morning. Wouldst I hammer
in the evening, all over this land."
M10VO53: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 53
To use thy chisel is to blunt its edge 'gainst the stone.
To not use thy chisel is to waste its edge."
M10VO77: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 77
What is a tree but a tower that withers and dies?
What is a pond but a cistern that stagnates and fills with muck?
What is a patch of ground but a road which cracks and washes away?"
M10VO94: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 94
Guard thy tongue from falsehood as thou gardest thy purse from a
jackablade. Guard thy hand from misdeed as thou gardest thy house
"Guard thy heart from doubt as thou gardest thy
tools from corrosion, for thy faith and thy tools are the best that
M10VO108: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 108
Mortar cannot hold when the stone is not strong and clean. Before
beginning thy endeavors, look to thy material, both physical and
M10VO113: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 113
A stroke of thy chisel, once made, canst not be undone, but a stroke
thou dost not make from fear is a worse flaw. Be not cautious - be
M10VO141: "Hammerite Compendium of Precepts, Regimens and Rules of Conduct, Vol. 141
When the Builder came amongst his children and asked "Who is it that
hath spoilt this work?" then didst his errant son answer "I do not
Then didst the Builder cast down his son and smite him with