Studies of the Elder Brains
Studies of the Elder Brains is a common Book.
- Rarity: Common
- Weight: 0.5 kg / 0.6 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.