Rise of the Northern Star
The Broken Winged Crane
All copies of The Broken-Winged Crane are slightly different. Demons and demonologists say the original does not yet exist. Someone shall write it millennia or Ages from now and reveal all the blasphemous secrets of the Yozis. The exquisite horror of that day echoes throughout time, inspiring depraved madmen to pen imperfect copies of the text. A nameless Nexus prostitute
wrote one copy in the blood of her murdered children; another was written by Veloz, the mad daimyo of Neshavane, in his Palace of Executions. The tome of damnation’s name is spoken only in whispers. Its possession carries a death sentence in all civilized lands. Bold scholars conjecture that if all current versions of the book were gathered together and destroyed at
once, the future tome’s potential would be eliminated and it could never be written. Few have tried, however— for a competing theory claims that this event would constitute the writing of the original.