Mab here, Prospero Inc. company gumshoe.
As part of my campaign to protect you woefully-uninformed humans from your own folly—in hopes of saving even one of you from an elf-induced death, or worse—here is some of my gathered wisdom concerning the supernatural world.
Read. Pay attention. And maybe you’ll live.
For those of you who are just coming in, we’ve started with Tsukumogami, Japanese household objects that wake up after their 100th birthday and become animate.
Description: When ancient scrolls of wisdom sit around gathering dust, ignored by the humans who own them, they come together—compelled by the wisdom of the ages—and form a kind of goofy-looking dragon spirit. It’s kind of a vain thing. Puts its most ornate volumes on the outside, like a paper kimono or something. Even decorates with tassels. With its bird-like beak and long arms, it assaults the ignorant owners who ignored its priceless treasures and knowledge.
Where To Find It: Libraries, boxes in the attic, that kind of thing.
Frequency: Not that common. Wisdom is rare stuff.
Danger Level: Deadly…and musty.
Mab’s Eye View: Anyone who ignores wisdom isn’t going to listen to my warning any way. So, basically, they are toast. Just wave goodbye. And if you can’t bring yourself to read the books of wisdom in your keeping, at least dust them.