Great Library of Amber

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The Great Library[edit]

The Great Library of Amber is like many of the other spaces in the Castle that Change from time to time, and has a disconcerting amount of space in defiance of a practical examination.

The main entrance is on the interior of the Crown Square of Castle Amber(Location 19). The three stories of the great curved windows look south.

Jeweled Amber


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Arch hall Stacks Third Floor. South Facing. The Arch Hall contains grimores on philosophy, and topical collections of many natures. Reading areas are between each Arch. Topics tend to be grouped together rather then specific to an individual shadow. East Fireplace Nook and the Astrolat Globe Second and Third Floor. East Facing. The great Astrolat Globe is an artifact of Oberon's discovery. It allows the viewer to look into shadow and view many different versions of of a single person or creature. It does not allow the location of these people and will not stay one a person for more then a few hours though many things about the person is given to the viewer. The Astrolat is a tool of great complexity and takes a great deal of practice to use, A querent poses the version of a person they know, then the Globe seeks variations from across shadow. What the globe shows can not be controlled further. The Globe is addictive and Oberon considered it moe dangerous then useful. Fiona is said to have gotten addicted to it in her youth and it took great efforts to ween her from it. To this day Fiona will not enter the East Nook.

The Nook below the Globe is a deeply recessed ara with a great always burning fire place. It has several large padded chairs, and a few sofas. It has many paintings that tend toward obscure topics. The shelves in this area contain obscure texts on macabe poetry, the works of Poe, Tribis, Alaonkic, and Bierce. It also contains autograph books.

Much to the annoyance of the Chief Librarian, Prince Arloxedra has relocated many of the everfull decanter sets and a Barrel of Dame Margot's Kitchen wine here and often sleeps in the nook. A deep shelf has been cleared, and stocked with a mattress pad and pillows for the ex-crown prince to sleep in.

Arloxedra's Niche (Unofficially). One of many small Alcoves, this one is unofficially Arloxedra's main niche. It has a large deep padded sofa he keeps blankets and pillows on. The niche holds map books, travelougs, and world books. There is a large table that is usually strewn with maps. There is a cluttered appearance to the area but the library gnomes keep things clean. THe Crown Prince is a clean and tidy man but can be forgetful if he is binging on some book.
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Fauna Stacks Room and Taxidermy Displays This section includes thousands of books dedicated to animal life. There are also hundreds of stuffed animals. Taxidermy is a hobby of Eric, Gerard, Julian, and Dierdre. As well as generations of Rangers and hunters. Many of their works end up here, or spread around the library. One wall has a Elephant head next to the stuffed head of a tyrannosaurs. A standing bear is in a corner. Prince Gerard once convinced young Prince Caine that the bear sometimes comes alive. Heraldic Reading Room This room has many tables and calligraphy and illumination stations. The stacks are filled with heraldic records books going back to the creation of the kingdom of Amber and beyond. It has the complete Heraldic record of Amber royal and noble houses, and the same of the realms of Diaga, Thelusia, Rebma, and other Golden Circle kingdoms. A small sub-niche contains many slim cases containing charters, award scrolls, original Patents of Arms,and other historically important documents. North Copy Room This room is just off the Heraldic Reading Room. It is set up to allow scribes and caligriphers to copy other works by hand. It has tools and paints and tables. The books in here are mostly a collection of topics for artists and those doing heraldic work and production of official documents.
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Travel Guide Stacks West Hall Stacks Green Chair Nook. A small construct in a big construct in a bigger construct. It has one large padded green chair and several other smaller, but still comfortable green padded chairs. The nook is known for being one of the places no amount of sorting and tending can make look orderly. Its somehow a function of the library, a construct in itself separate from the construct of the castle, that this place represents all cluttered disorganized libraries across shadow.
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Main Lending Station South Reading Stacks Law books and official documents from Shadows. Restricted Sorcery Stacks

Arlo At Play.jpg Arloxedra Reading.

Ciprian Vitalijus doing research.jpg Ciprian Vitalijus doing research. Portrait by Dart of Hale