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Infragris
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Generic Books

Post by Infragris » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:30 pm

Several kinds of "generic" books to be used in offices, libraries, studies, and the like. This should cut down on a majority of otherwise quite useless interior clutter. Most of these books are worth next to nothing, excepting the letters of credit which can be used as an alternate monetary reward.
Legion Service Records
[An exhaustive record of all Legion soldiers who entered service in a certain cohort, noting their age, place of birth, time served, conduct, and, sometimes, date of death. Starting from the Simulacrum period, the record becomes patchy and incomplete.]

Legion Casualty List
[A list of Legion soldiers who have died in military actions. Along with their names is their age, state of service, and the name and adress of their relatives. The back of the book also features several formulaic examples for letters of condolence.]

Business Ledger
[This ledger contains a summary of various business transactions, along with money owned and owed.]

Business Ledger
[This ledger tabulates accounts receivable -- financtial transactions made by people to the company or person maintaining the ledger.]

Business Ledger
[Rows of numbers, along with various abbreviations and remarks in a merchant cypher. The purpose of this ledger is unclear.]

Trade Manifest
[A list of the various goods carried by a trade caravan. The document is marked with half a dozen faded census and excise office seals.]

Trade Manifest
[An exhaustive records of a trade shipment, noting the size and weight of all goods.]

Prison Ledger
[This ledger records all arriving and departing prisoners, along with their crime, sentence, and period of internment.]

Census Record
[This record contains a long list of births, deaths, marriages, and migrations in the last couple of years. Glyphs, marks and seals in red ink attest to the busy work of the Census and Excise Office.]

Administrative Form
[A form issues by some obscure branch of Imperial bureaucracy. It is unclear which purpose the form serves, or how it should be filled in.]

Administrative Form
[This form can be used by trade companies and guilds to request exemptions from certain forms of taxation. It is unused.]

Administrative Form
[This form can be used to make an official complaint to a higher Imperial court of justice. Filling it in correctly requires specialist knowledge of Imperial law.]

Letter of Credit
[This letter promises 500 Septims credit from one of the Nibenay's prominent counting houses. Its actual value fluctuates depending on the market and the reputation of the merchant princes involved. Letters like these are notoriously difficult to collect on, as the merchant aristocracy is fickle when it comes to paying their debts. A merchant might be interested in buying it, if not for its content, then at least for the many wax seals and expensive moth-silk bindings that attest to its veracity.]

Letter of Credit
[This letter promises 400 Septims credit from a well-known guild. It is almost certainly a forgery, and thus functionally useless. However, a merchant might be interested in buying for far less that the given price, as it is a fine example of the delicate art of forging official seals.]

Letter of Credit
[This letter promises a vast amount of credit from a Nibenese counting house that has long gone bankrupt. The fine quality of paper and moth-silk bindings still make it worth something to merchants and collectors.]

Promissory Note
[A declaration of debt from an Imperial noble. Trying to cash in on a note such as this is considered a breach of decorum in Heartlands society. However, notes such as these are often used as a kind of paper currency in the Heartlands.]

Bound Correspondence
[A packet of old letters, collected in a cheap leather binding. Both the receiver and senders are long dead.]

Bound Correspondence
[A thick packet of old letters concerning a property dispute of some kind.]

Bound Correspondence
[This appears to be the collected correspondence of a scholar of some sort. They appear to revolve around the defense of a rather convoluted and long discredited thaumatic theorem.]

Bound Correspondence
[These appear to be letters of an indiscreet nature, lovingly collected and bound in leather.]

Court Verdicts
[A collection of judicial decisions of a local court, going back several years.]

Court Verdicts
[These are copies of judicial decisions made by a local legal authority. They mostly involve small disputes, petty crime, and the removal of vagrants from the public road.]

Court Verdicts
[These are verdicts made by a ruling noble lord concerning high-profile crimes - murder, arson, theft, etc. Each document is supported with excerpts from Imperial law, scribbled in one of the Barrister Guild's legal ciphers.

Message Registry
[This registry records incoming and outgoing messages.]

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Re: Generic Books

Post by Saint_Jiub » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:44 am

Good thinking on these - should definitely help a lot with cluttering :)

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