The oldest known book in the world of Vale. 262 years old, tells of the establishment of the kingdom of Vale.
A brief summary:
Before the kingdom under Valencio, there were assorted tribes and villages that coexisted, but often squabbled and bickered about stuff. Minor battles were fought before a great man known as Valencio sought to unite the communities under one centralized government. In an act of peaceful “conquering,” most of these communities acknowledged his wisdom and entered into accord with his newly formed country. The farthest reaches of the planet were a bit more troublesome, but eventually, within a period of 10 years, the whole world was united under the first king Valencio. This summarizes the first half of the book.
The second half of the book is a constitution of sorts, enumerating the various duties of the crown, the people, their rights, responsibilities, and that sort of thing. This second half is actually a copy of a slightly older document held within the Valencian Palace.
Inside the back cover of this book is an odd list of names, which we’ll call THE LIST.*