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Census Manual

Wondrous item, rare (requires attunement)

A census manual is a heavy tome with a metal hasp and lock and thick, dry pages. The lock opens automatically when commanded by the attuned owner of the manual, or shuts when commanded likewise, with a simple word. (“Open” or “shut” will do; no special magical phrase is required.) The census manual can hold up to 10,000 pages of information, even though it appears to be a ponderous tome of about pages. Each page can hold a brief summary of biographical information about one creature, or roughly 500 words on any other topic. When the attuned owner touches the manual and speaks a name, the manual flips automatically to the page with that creature’s information.

Obviously, the Census uses these manuals for keeping information in the city, and a stolen manual could contain valuable secrets about any number of people. The Census has been known to pay a reward for their return in the rare case that a manual is lost or stolen.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

The Lost Citadel Ropleplaying, Copyright 2020, Green Ronin Publishing, LLC; Authors Keith Baker, Natania Barron, Jaym Gates, Jesse Heinig, Rhiannon Louve, Ari Marmell, Malcolm Sheppard, and C.A. Suleiman.