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Books can be an important source of knowledge. They can contain needed or valuable information or clues, or they may have value as treasure. There are other books that are less valuable. They may be sensationalist, fabrications, dated or of dubious if any accuracy. This supplement has 100 less important books that can be added to flesh out a Ravenloft bookshelf, covering such as history, travel, myths and outright speculation, as well as a few intended as pure entertainment.

How accurate any of these books are is up to the Dungeon Master, as is whether or not they have any game value other than worth. With books still being a comparatively rare item in fantasy settings most of these books will be worth a small amount of money, with 1-6 gp being the suggested range. Copies encountered may often have been tampered with by various darklords, aiming to spread misinformation about themselves, or possibly improving the accuracy of the information contained if it covers an enemy. Mere possession of some of the books could cause potentially fatal problems in some domains.

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Here are some sample results:

  • Missing Markovia by Milmaren Senseir (A lengthy explanation as to why the largest island in the Sea of Sorrows is actually Markovia, relocated from where the Shadow Rift is; contains some very dubious scholarship)
  • Murderous Turmoil: Gabrielle Aderre and Lord Barkholis by Lengyel Sándor (How Gabrielle Aderre murdered Lord Barkholis of Invidia and the turmoil that resulted from this)
  • Mysteries of the Vistani by Molnár Pál (A completely inaccurate book that accuses the Vistani of all sorts of things and appears to be designed to stir up hatred for them)
  • Night Terrors: The Nightmare Court by Cordia Gellius (Stories about the Nightmare Court in the Nightmare Lands from those who claim to have encountered them, and survived)
  • On the Nature of the Vampire Illithids of Bluetspur by Lou Asselineau (Pure speculation about the origins of the vampire illithids and their powers, with nothing concrete to back any of the speculations up)

One page is the front cover and one the front matter.

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