Isle of Ornath

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The Isle of Ornath is the location of the Library of Biblia, which is some distance from its Needle of Pentas. Very little is presently known about the wider isle and the library. The only part of the isle that has been seen is Pentas Avenue, which is lined with cypress trees blocking the view of the surroundings. This suggests a relatively temperate latitude, the location of the isle is unknown. The avenue is lined with high iron poles with bright frosted globes acting as street lights. The tiles of the lane itself are gold-veined marble, lined with colored rings along their edges, making patterns out of the symbol of Lumnis.

Places of Interest

The following are places on the isle that can be visited by adventurers. The Library of Biblia cannot be visited yet by them.

Needle of Pentas

The Needle of Pentas is a spire run by an order of Lumnis devotees. It is made of travertine, which is a limestone, so it is white against the night sky. The colors red, black, blue, and green symbolically reflect off it. Quintuple overlapping rings are inlaid on the glass-like walls on either side of the entrance doorways. The interior foyer in contrast is made of granite, with five archways leading to separate gardens:

  • The Garden of Elements
  • The Garden of Chaos
  • The Garden of Order
  • The Garden of the Spirit
  • The Garden of the Planes

The central staircase has a view of a single corresponding garden at each level. The apex of the Needle of Pentas has balconies corresponding to each ring of Lumnis. These contain teleportation disks that provide magical transport to domes on the surface of Liabo where visitors are tested with puzzles and questions. The monks are dedicated to knowledge for all, not associated with the Library of Biblia.

Behind the Scenes

The Isle of Ornath is the replacement term for the Isle of Ormian, which is located off the southern coast of the continent Jaiman in the Shadow World timeline from the I.C.E. Age of GemStone III.