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Image 1: Shelf Southwest 15R, dedicated to Medomai the Perspirant

PLUVIAM DE TIMORE

Of the myriad calamities that have befallen the Library in its existence, few were as revolting as the Year of the Putrid Discharge, an era demarked by the presence of Medomai the Perspirant. Afflicted with a rare condition native to her homeworld of Dolpices, Medomai perpetually excreted an odorous sweat from every pore in her body. Branded an undesirable by the aromamancers of her home, Medomai fled Dolpices to escape her impending execution and took sanctuary in the Wanderer's Library, where she dwelt for the remainder of her life.

Although possessed of an innocent curiosity and a compassionate disposition, Medomai's condition quickly earned her the ire of both the Librarians and her fellow Wanderers. An acrid stench was the perennial harbinger of Medomai's impending approach, with a streak of rancid sweat always trailing in her wake. An untold number of texts were irrevocably damaged when exposed to Medomai, whose perspiration ruined the pages of Anton Fisk's Seventh Treatise of Multicorporeal Entities and rendered Karlov's Sonnet of the White Dwarf illegible.

In an effort to bring the senseless massacre of tomes to an end, an assortment of Wanderers captured Medomai and sequestered her in the Southwest wing. As they deliberated on how to deal with Medomai and her excretions, the issue resolved itself when Medomai quietly expired to dehydration. A brief memorial was held, the nearest shelf dedicated to her, and Medomai's remains were returned to her homeworld.

And so, for the stains she left upon the Library, Medomai is remembered.


Image 2: Shelf Down 889, dedicated to The Last Cherub

UT MORTEM ET CLAMATE


Image 3: Shelf Outer South KA-2, dedicated to Kingdom Animalia

IN BESTIA SED


Image 4: Shelf East-by-Southeast 08, dedicated to Abosh im-Zaphur

UNITATIS IN DISCIDIUM


Image 5: Shelf Southwest 7-41, dedicated to Washer Turiqois

DE COLORIBUS ET DOLOREM


Image 6: Shelf North 0.4 x West 2.25, dedicated to Polyfractus-9

POLYGONUM RABIDUS


Image 7: Shelf Western 96P, dedicated to Wistful Dave

PARS PER PACE


Image 8: Shelf Upper-Right XII, dedicated to King Bishimon III

AETERNUM IN CARNEM


Image 9: Shelf Greater South 81203, dedicated to Ungo No-Chin, Scourge of the Ways

MINE MEUM MEA


Image 10: Shelf Inner 56-IRT, dedicated to Maximillian van Holdt

AD CURARE QUIDAM TEA?


Image 11: Shelf Southwest KFC, dedicated to The Flesh Connoisseur

DIGITUS LAMBENDO BONUM


Image 12: Shelf Upper 7984, dedicated to Ablor-gon'gil Jabbur Set-Hardr

ET AMICUM, MIKE


Image 13: Shelf Outermost 89-Upsilon, dedicated to Zaggoth, God of Extremities

MANUS LOQUI


Image 14: Shelf East-West QX2, dedicated to Zachariah Shortbow

CAPUT SUPRA CALCEM


Image 15: Shelf High East 49Z, dedicated to Shabbalor, Lesser Sphinx of Gur

PULSO PULSO


Image 16: Shelf Major Northwest 5667, The Minstrel of the Pale Court

CADERET MORTUUS RIDENS

Minstrel, jester, singer, fool,
juggler, poet, bard, footstool
acrobat and puppeteer
watchful eye and open ear

hand to princes, hand to kings,
hand to gods and greater things
loyal from first to final breath,
witness birth and witness death

father, husband, battle-brother
advisor, confidante, and lover
bitter rival, villain, hater
killer, nemesis, and traitor

reign to reign and age to age
another scene, a different stage
a single actor with many roles
the only script, which he withholds

he lives to serve, and serves to live
he takes all his master has to give
bows to all but kneels to none
swears his fealty to One

dancer, comic, musician, clown,
to bear the noose as if the crown
Minstrel, jester, singer, fool,
harbinger of the Pale Court's rule


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