A handwritten book

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A handwritten book
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Released15 August 2006 (Update)
Also calledCrystal Singing for Beginners (trans. Oaknock)
Quest itemThe Eyes of Glouphrie
ExamineA book on elven crystal.
Value2 coins
High alch1 coin
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.51 kg
Advanced data
Item ID9627
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A handwritten book is a book written by Oaknock the Engineer that is found in the drawers near Brimstail in his cave. It is a word-for-word transcription of the book Crystal singing for beginners that players receive from Ilfeen.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

The following text is transcluded from Transcript:Crystal singing for beginners.
Chapter 1: Crystal Seed

As you may know, all crystal equipment is grown from a crystal seed. You may not know that all crystal seeds come from the same place; Tarddiad, the ancestral homeworld of the elves.

Reading the 'Cerddi' tells us that crystal seeds are sentient, although no one has ever been able converse with any crystal consciousness other than that of Seren herself.

One of the ways we can see this consciousness in action is in the way that crystal equipment, when first used, becomes aligned to that person.

Chapter 2: Crystal Chanting

As far as we can tell there have always been those with the ability to chant crystal, these tend to be from the Ithell clan, but it has been known for these 'Crystal Chanters' to be born to other clans as well.

The thing that makes 'Crystal Chanters' special is their ability to vocalise perfect pitches.

The idea behind chanting is quite simple: different pitches can change the shape and size of any facet of the seed. This allows a practiced chanter to make any number of shapes.

It is also possible for particularly gifted individuals to imbue powers into these objects. The only problem with this process is that it is very costly and time consuming.

The process can, however, be made more economical: the better the chanter knows the person for whom they are creating items, the easier it is to make.

Chapter 3: Crystal Properties

Although crystal seeds are highly convenient, they do have some drawbacks, the foremost of these is their brittleness.

This means that crystal equipment will eventually revert back to its original form, that of the crystal seed. However, crystal seeds can be reused to create new crystal equipment. Some equipment can also be reinforced to slow degradation.

Crystal seeds are among our most valuable assets, but with us unable to return to our homeworld since the loss of the World Gate, access to this resource has been lost. Luckily, there is no known way to fully destroy a crystal seed.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 July 2019

Some text was modified to be consistent with the elven lore of both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape.