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6.18 Personal journals, books and scrolls
Personal journals are books in which you may record whatever you like. Journals, Books, Tomes and Scrolls may be purchased, for a rather hefty price, at many markets throughout the land. These items are designed for you to record your journeys in the land, keep notes in, compose poetry, and generally write whatever you please. They may only be written in by the owner of it, though it may be read by anyone. Journal, books and tomes have 50 pages upon which to write. Scrolls only have 1 page. Each page can hold a limited (though still fairly large) amount of text. Commands: TITLE <item> <title> Gives your book or scroll a title. BOOKMARK <item> PAGE <#> Place the book's bookmark on whatever page you wish. Doing so will cause the READ and WRITE commands to operate on that page, if no specific page number is specified. READ <item> PAGE <#> Read page <#> in <item>. If you omit the PAGE <#>, then it will read, by default, the page that the bookmark is on. WRITE <journal> PAGE <#> [IN <language>] Write page <#> in <journal>. If you omit the PAGE <#>, then it will read, by default, the page that the bookmark is on. If a language is not specified, then Common will be used.