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Etched on his cuirass was a stylized scroll, symbol of the Living Library, surmounted by the phrase Auvidestes, Gerani, Molokare. The words were Alaurin, the ancient language of formal scholarship, and they formed the motto of the Librarians: RETRIEVE. RETURN. SURVIVE.

Scott Lynch, In the Stacks [Amazon]

Hermetic quote Lynch In the Stacks symbol living library motto retrieve

Emerald Tablet Scroll


“This is leather scroll with Latin text of Hermes Trismegistus’ Emerald Tablet painted into it with silver paints.
It was made for me by Hildiko for my role of Alchemist-knight in Albigensian Wars LARPG.”


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