Shadows of Absalom
As one of the greatest sources of knowledge in the Inner Sea region, the district watch—known as the Learned Guard—jealously protects the library's scrolls, documents, tomes, and other written works. Absalom's Grand Council forbids the removal of any text from the library (as outlined in the Founding Law), except by unanimous agreement.
The collection is bolstered by a Grand Council order requiring that every book brought into the city either be copied for the library or taxed a silver per page. Although enforcement of this law is haphazard, it has been quite profitable for the city both in gold and knowledge. Brivit Nae, the Head Librarian and Conservator of the Logos, also orders two copies made of all works requested by patrons. Under her management, the Logos's collection has grown by 2 percent—a significant rate considering the library's collection dates back more than 4,000 years. The collection is estimated to be somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 books.
The Logos also hosts archives of items and relics, many of which are classified as unconfirmed or unidentified and are stored in sub-basements at least three levels deep beneath the library.
The Forae Logos is also home to the Scrivener's Guild, which cares for the books in exchange for free access to the library.
The Learned Guard is housed in buildings around the library, and while they are responsible for protecting the entire district, especially Wisdom Gate, their mandate requires them to protect the Forae Logos above all else.