Havkelaag's Journal

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Havkelaag's Journal is a common book.

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This book is redolent with the enticing smell of paper and ink.


  • Books
  • Rarity: Common
  • Weight: 0.5 kg / 0.6 lb
  • Price: 14 gp


I have named him Ptaris in honour of the Ptarian Code under which he will be raised. We have concocted a means to accelerate his growth that we might condense our learnings into a shorter time period and yield quick results before the season's end.

The child seems to have taken well to the doctrine that is his namesake. He learns fast, with diligence, attentiveness, and fierce hunger. I daresay he is the best student I have ever seen in all regards but one - he has a certain rigidity when it comes to interpreting the rules of the code. For example, the other day I squashed a rat in his quarters, and Ptaris immediately struck me with a blow to the face. When asked why he had done this, he replied, 'Rule Number Five: Honour and Protection to the Lesser Species.' 'But Ptaris,' I reasoned, 'The rat was simply vermin.' The gith child replied, 'First one rat, then the entire species. You did not follow the code.' I had no response to this that would satisfy him.

My notes languish, but with reason. Ptaris' appetite for learning is ferocious, and I am struggling to keep up. I begin to fear for him. He is obsessive, his indoctrination perhaps now too successful. My own injuries are a testament to the vehemence with which he upholds the code. He believes himself to be absolutely good, but any onlooker would be able to see that this is not the case. He is violent, compulsive, dare I say it - dangerous. But what is still not clear to me is whether this is a result of his own self, or his githyanki nature.