Rise of the Northern Star
The art of Sorcery
The solar Suman Tzung, one of the original students of the Silur school of sorcery, invented many powerful runes. Tzung created only one key to his personal runic language, weaving thousands of sigils into a magnificent mosaic running through all 77 rooms of his manse. The Art of Sorcery is one artist’s rendering of that work, copied and recopied through the centuries. The first copy of The Art of Sorcery was an excellent
rendition of Tzung’s mosaic, but could not reproduce all the spatial relations between runes and texts, obscuring some of their hidden meanings. The problem intensified through the years, particularly after the Usurpation: Suman Tzung’s home sank beneath the waters of the Western Ocean when he was murdered, though nearby islanders retain legends about it. Extant versions of The Art of Sorcery are copies of copies. Most are incomplete, thousands of details are lost, and the drawings’ accuracy can no longer be checked. Yet sorcerers value The Art of Sorcery despite gaps and errors: The runic texts still burn with occult meanings so intense that even ignorant
mortals feel they could almost read them. The Heptagram would rejoice at any opportunity to examine a yet-unseen version and compare it to copies it already owns, in hopes of compiling a more accurate edition.