The Tortallan Books of Nobility recorded the noble families of Tortall. In the fifth century of the Human Era there are three books in which the names of the ruling families are listed. The books chronicle the noble families of the realm from the beginning of the Kingdom of Tortall to the 5th century.
The Books of Nobility
The Book of Gold
The first book to be set up was the Book of Gold, which was begun more than two hundred years before 0 HE and the banishment of the Immortals, after the fall of the Thanic Empire and the establishment of Tortall as a sovereign nation. The book was named for the gilded letters and plates of gold on the front and back. The pages itself are parchment. The book was restricted to the number of pages it already had, so there was no more room for any more families after a point. Thus, a new book was started with the creation of more noble families.
- Stone Mountain—Never stated explicitly, although it is assumed.
The Book of Silver
170 years after the beginning of the Book of Gold, the Book of Silver was started, still nearly half a century before the beginning of the Human Era and the banishment of the Immortals. It was made in the same way as the Book of Gold was, except for the silver letters and silver plates on the front and back. It lasted 245 years before it ran out of space as well.
The Book of Copper
The Book of Copper was made shortly after the beginning of the third century of the Human Era. The Book of Copper was still used to chronicle new noble families by the fifth century of the Human Era.
Mindelan wasn't in the Book of Cooper yet, it was so new.
Notes and references
- ↑ Squire, Ch. 6 "Lessons" (pg. 107; Random House paperback)