From the Journal of Aframos Longjourney, Pilgrim
With notes by Avos Torr, Scholar of Rheve Library
Marday, 19th Cycle, Seventh Year, 81st Turn
Forty-Third Day in the Trees
We left Pella Veypal this morning, leaving with the good-wishing of our hosts as well as some fresh supplies. They were very generous, and our supplies will last us until we are out of the swamp and can do our own hunting again.
There was a light rain this afternoon, but no more, and it looks as though it will be clear long enough for me to write this entry. Torne promised to keep an eye on the weather, so I should not be taken unaware.
I looked at the book again this evening. There are words there, but they are in no script I have read. The pictures accompanying these words show a large beast, like the crocodiles that lie on the banks of the Trescu. However, the humans in the picture with it are completely dwarfed. There is a scale picture which shows it as ten times longer than their height. If Torne is a typical specimen, this would make the creature the size of a large dragon. However, a dragon tends not to be built that way, having its legs coming down from its body, not from out of its sides. Also, the jaws are much the same as a crocodile's. I am fairly certain that it must be a related creature1.
There is also a picture of two humans in a room filled with books. The older one is shouting at the younger one, and they are both watched by a rat. The humans both wear robes2.
This book puzzles me greatly.