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    Eorzean Literature

    So whenever I enter another person's world, I often invent books, poems, plays, and the like which I feel might believably fit into it.

    Say, for example, A Lalafellin Guide to Insulting Bigger Peoples, Good and Proper or my as of yet unmentioned, A Midgardsormr Night's Dream (a quick google search informs me that this play on words has already been had by quicker hands than mine -- oh, and A Midgardsormr Night's Dream is a book of poetry, not a play, though the poems follows similar themes).

    Now, while I want others to contribute their imagined Eorzean works, mostly I would like to discuss or compile a list of literature already accounted for within the canon. I am sure some wiki somewhere already has this list, but I mentioned the discussion bit, eh?

    One avenue of discussion, aside from who wrote what, who wrote what where, who wrote what when, and of course, who wrote what when who wrote what, is to consider the actual contents of the "books" thus cited.

    Perhaps this is a silly vein of reverie . . . I can only say that I am quite pleased to be here, in the Lore Forum, creating my first thread! HELLO!

    Oh dear, I think I want to start writing these two invented books of mine...bloody helium atoms, starcatcher! Get it together!

    [Note: Please note here that though the thread title states EORZEAN literature, I mean to also include works which have reached Eorzea, not just the works originating in Eorzea, thank you! (READ: Eorzean Literature sounds and looks prettier than Hydaelyn Literature IMHO and that's really what fueled my naming decision)].
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    I can't really add anything meaningful to the discussion but how about:

    Pride and Prejudice
    - the popular fictional account of a Seeker Nuuh who falls in love with the second daughter of a rouge male who started his own clan.

    Or The Lalafell: There and Back again
    -The story of a plainsfolk lalafell in a previous astral era got tricked into an epic quest by an archon to be the 14th member in a party of 13 Miq'ote in an attempt to reclaim there home from a dragon.
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    The Lusty Roegadyn Maid
    - I dare you to write this. I double dare, you.
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    How about a "Traveler's Guide to Eorzean Women" written by our favorite skirt-chasing bard >.> (Similar to Naruto's Jiraiya and his little naughty books)
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    Of Miqo'te and Lalafell..

    A Novel of two brothers... a Miqote and a lalafell.. The Lalafell was strong.. but really really stupid... and of course miqote was really smart and... well rest of history.. U can understand it if u read the book
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    Thanks to Niqote for the draw! :3
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    Beauty and the Roegadyn...

    FairyTale about a Highlander transformed into a Roegadyn until he can find true love.
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    Just for your reference, here is a list of some of the publications that have appeared either in-game or on the official (1.0) website.

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    Original Publication: The Determination of Being
    Author: Guillaurmand de Padellaint

    Quote: Every soul must needs have a code, a purpose, to guide them. Else chaos would consume us all.

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    Original Publication: Leading the Van
    Author: Owyne Cosserand, master tactician

    Quote: The advancement of a nation may be guaged by its ability to craft weapons, but its future depends on its ability to craft wars.

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    Original Publication: Travel Logs of a Lalafell
    Author: Jajariku Nanariku

    Quote: Never did we expect to encounter such a diverse and so wealthy a people! And so very tall!

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    Original Publication: Treatise on the Principles of Self-Actualization
    Author: Rhylsygg Bhirlonsyn

    Quote: To discern the true nature of man, one need look no further than the palm of his hand.

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    Original Publication: Raimdelle Codex
    Author: Frandelont Raimdelle

    Quote: Know thy quarry, know thyself.

    This compendium contains a priceless wealth of knowledge on the many plants and animals native to the Eorzean landmass, and although penned centuries ago, is still used across the realm by scholars and hunters alike.

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    Publication: Necrologos
    Author: Unknown

    A forbidden tome known to contain wards which bind arcane demons within its pages.

    Chapters Discovered (as of 1.x):

    Lords of Skyey Realms
    Elemental Thralldom
    Lightsome Verdure
    The Abased
    The Boughs Above
    Inferno
    The Light's Corrivals
    Amongst Leaves Most Green
    Levinshower
    All Things Must Die
    Ranine Reveries
    Torn Asunder
    Adamantine Wills
    In Shadow Bemantled
    Celeritous Impetus
    Thousandfold Agony
    The Fallen
    Rockbound Mists
    The Ever-reaching Claw
    The Moons' Mistress

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    Publication: The Enchiridion

    The holiest of Ishgardian scripture, this tome outlines the teachings of Halone.

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    Publication: The Five Ages─An Eorzean Chronology
    Author: Lewphon of Sharlayan, master theologian and astrologist

    Penned in the Year 233 of the Sixth Astral Era to weave together the disparate histories of the nations of Eorzea with a common thread─the thread of time.

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    Publication: Essences & Permutations─A Treatise of the Six Elements
    Author: Unknown

    Comprised of four chapters dealing with the elements and creation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fernehalwes View Post

    Original Publication: Travel Logs of a Lalafell
    Author: Jajariku Nanariku

    Quote: Never did we expect to encounter such a diverse and so wealthy a people! And so very tall!
    I remember laughing at that one! Thanks for the list!

    I wonder which very tall race he is referring to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naria View Post
    I remember laughing at that one! Thanks for the list!

    I wonder which very tall race he is referring to?
    All of them!
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    ZOMG YAY! Ferne-y replied to my thread with infos! /laladance

    Nice contributions so far, my dear peoples. I especially adore "Beauty and the Roegadyn" he he he.

    (Now...how to keep the conversation going...)
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