Selias Jodame

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Warning: This page concerns archaic world setting information from the I.C.E. Age of GemStone III. It is not canon in contemporary GemStone IV, nor is it canonical for Shadow World as the details may be specific to GemStone III. It is only historical context for certain very old parts of the game and these things should not be mixed.

Selias Jodame was a Sage who wrote a history of Shadow Valley based on tavern tales in "Northern Jaiman", surmising that its originator must have been a first-hand witness of the events that happened. He was tasked with surveying what happened there by his "masters" after he finished his studies in Emer, most likely in the early 6000s Second Era, prior to the Wars of Dominion. This is suggested by the fact that he does not call the region Quellbourne. Since he was visiting with the aid of a hired Navigator and is a Sage, he was likely supposed to be a world traveling Scribe of the Library of Nomikos.

Selias was familiar with the settlement of Velaskar from his youth with his parents, and was surprised to hear what had happened to Silver Valley. His story recalls a young common man named Jaron Galarn who acted as a tour guide for the wild horses of the valley. The valley was exploited by miners who inadvertently awakened a powerful extra-planar entity that was dormant deep underground.

Behind the Scenes

The modernized form of the story labels him as a "Master of Lore" and Advisor to the Council of Biblia. This pre-dates later development of the Masters of Lore in the Illistim documentation and whatever is done with the Library of Biblia now that the Isle of Ornath exists. "Sage" was also later used to refer to the Order of Lorekeepers. "Selias Jodame" is probably constructed out of other languages, most likely Greek and Hebrew respectively. Research:Shadow Valley constructs a theory about a possible allegorical layer of meaning encoded in the names of the places, characters, and creatures of the story.

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