|The Library is located in the Guild Hall and is where all of the information
that the guilds collect from their explorers is located. This includes
information on both Items and Monsters. Whenever an explorer encounters
a new item or monster, and can identify it enough to place it in the Library,
it is automatically added for all others to see and use. As a monster
or item is identified more thoroughly by an explorer, the information in
the library will be updated.
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Besides the general item information that is obtainable either by examining
an item in the store or in the Items Window (based on current knowledge),
the Library also keeps track of how many times a specific item has been
found, as well as where, when, and by whom it was most recently found.
Monster information is a little different from item information.
Unlike items, which a character can get info on at any time, a character
can only get monster information while in the dungeon when they have a
companion. However, in the library, general information on monsters
can be found. This can include everything from stats to special
abilities. It is also recorded where the last monster of a specific
type was last seen, and how long ago.
The only way to completely identify a monster is for a character to
have it as a companion and either have the ID skill to learn all it can
about the creature, or take it to the Confinement
store for identification.
You may quite often notice that item and monster entries appear in
the library that you and your characters have not entered. These
entries are made by other explorers that have wandered into the depths
and returned to report their findings (and quite often end up selling the
items and companions that they may have come across during their exploration).