Studies of the Elder Brains

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Studies of the Elder Brains 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 / 1 lb
  • Price: 14 gp

Where to find

Enver Gortash's Office on the top floor of Wyrm's Rock Fortress, on the long table in the center of the room.


A report for Lord Gortash by Scribe Yanthus

An illithid elder brain is many things: absolute ruler of its mind flayer colony, fount of procreation through its production of illithid larvae, the so-called 'tadpoles', but most of all an elder brain is a supremely powerful organic calculator, a mental machine able to process a vast number of simultaneous thought processes. It is always a hundred moves ahead, and cannot be surprised except by a sudden confluence of unexpected variables. Mortal genius and innovation are no match for its sheer computational power.

[Below this, a note is appended in Gortash's precise handwriting.]

No weakness but the unexpected. It seems I shall need unexpected allies.