3 Works in Kielly Shatterglass
They were three days out of Highmark when they spotted a familiar figure up ahead.
So that was how, after a bit of asking around, they came to be standing in the library of Melech Damakos, the noted scholar, wizard, and collector of Turathi artifacts and lore. His home in Overlook was well-appointed but not ostentatious, and the library, though small in physical size, was lined floor to ceiling with rare and ancient tomes, scrolls, and even a few tablets.
"It's entirely possible I have something on that symbol," the tiefling said with a shrug. "I can suggest some starting places for your research, but beyond that..." He gestured to the rows of books as if to indicate that he had no idea what they might all contain.
"What will we owe you for the use of your library?" Tilma asked, ever practical.
"Oh, I'm sure we can come to some arrangement," Damakos said with a smile that showed off his pointed teeth.
Roth was never sure later why he went in, why he didn't just walk on by to his own room, or at least knock first, but he was drunk enough that it must have seemed like a sensible thing to do.