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The Green and Gold Eastern Mercantile Fund

Shataina, the most Exquisite Desert Rose, Lady of Legends, tells the tale:

The Green and Gold Eastern Mercantile Fund was only one of the enterprises of exceeding ingenuity thought up by the brilliant charlatan Verdigris. In this instance, he used his silver tongue to convince various powerful sorcerers of his age that he had come up with an invention which would make the then-popular concept of Substantia Obsessa (Essence investment) a reality, and they gladly offered him raw magic, imagining that the power would be returned hundredfold.

However, in the end, his intentions were uncovered by Quicksilver Scribe, a then-famous poet-sorceress whose name has since, sadly, lapsed into obscurity. The Fund was an attempt to gain enough Essence to actually power the incredibly inefficient Wicker Codex. Verdigris had somehow managed to obtain it while visiting the Court of Silk and Steel, where its original owners, ignorant of its true nature, had been using it as a coffee-table ornament.

Quicksilver Scribe wasted no time in using, for the first time, the Sound-Mesh Style which she had invented that same year; it worked admirably, entangling Verdigris in a web of enchanted bronze runes. But she, overconfident, left him bound alone in order to go visit her fellow investors, intending to consult them on the subject of how best to punish him; and when she returned, both Verdigris and the Wicker Codex had disappeared once again.


~ Shataina

See also Shataina's other Lexicon entries


You need to create two phantom links, going to two articles that don't exist yet. Their starting letters will be after 'G'. (i.e. in the range from 'H' to 'Z'.) - Quendalon

... Okay. I got confused again from the conversation under G.\\

How come you took off my "original citation" link?\\ I picked my phantoms on the sole basis of "rare letters"; so if anyone thinks a different selection would be more interesting, feel free to comment.\\ ~ Shataina

Forget Quicksilver Scribe. I'm more interested in this "Wicker Codex." (Hmm, on momentary reflection... that wouldn't happen to be a thinly-disguised reference to ExaltedWiki itself, would it?)\\ _Ikselam

<grin> Man, I wish I could pretend to be that clever. No thinly veiled reference here (well, maybe subsconsciously) ... although I did find something else among the phantoms which, it occurred to me, could end up being the same thing as the Wicker Codex (or have both of them secretly be faces of each other, etc). Can't write my own phantoms ... <pout>\\

There's already a Codex of the Wyld under "W", too, so I hesitated when I spotted that. But hey, maybe having two Codices will inspire creativity, since the authors will have to make up different things.\\ Why aren't you playing, Ikselam? I bet you'd be a fantastic contributor to the Lexicon.\\ ~ Shataina

I've wondered that, too. You should play! You have a lot of cool ideas you could bring to the game. - Voidstate