Forae Logos

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Also known as the Wise House and Library of Kortos, the Forae Logos in Absalom's Wise Quarter is the city's largest library, and one of the most extensive archives of written texts west of the Pit of Gormuz.12


The library is comprised of several themed wings that organize its collections,3 as well as reading rooms that sometimes display special relics. The building is located near the infamous Blakros Museum.4

Collection of works

See also: List of written works

As one of the greatest sources of knowledge in the Inner Sea region, the district watch—known as the Learned Guard—jealously protects the library's scrolls, documents, tomes, and other written works. Absalom's Grand Council forbids the removal of any text from the library (as outlined in the Founding Law), except by unanimous agreement.12

The collection is bolstered by a Grand Council order requiring that every book brought into the city either be copied for the library or taxed a silver per page.2 Although enforcement of this law is haphazard, it has been quite profitable for the city both in gold and knowledge. Brivit Nae, the Head Librarian and Conservator of the Logos, also orders two copies made of all works requested by patrons. Under her management, the Logos's collection has grown by 2 percent—a significant rate considering the library's collection dates back more than 4,000 years.1

The Logos also hosts archives of items and relics, many of which are classified as unconfirmed or unidentified and are stored in sub-basements at least three levels deep beneath the library.5

List of collected works and items

The Forae Logos holds written lore dating back to 400 AR.6 The following works and objects are known to be among the tens of thousands7 of items in the Logos's collection. Many of these are reported in letters from Curator of Apocrypha Djavin Vhrest to his fellow faculty:

Unconfirmed, unknown, or untitled works

Scrivener's Guild

The Forae Logos is also home to the Scrivener's Guild, which cares for the books in exchange for free access to the library.1

Learned Guard

The Learned Guard is housed in buildings around the library, and while they are responsible for protecting the entire district, their mandate requires them to protect the Forae Logos above all else.1


Among those serving under Head Librarian Brivit Nae are: 5


Assistant curators



Paizo Inc. published an article on the Forae Logos in Guide to Absalom.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Owen K.C. Stephens. “Places” in Guide to Absalom, 44. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 David N. Ross & Ross Byers. “Avenues of Intrigue” in Inner Sea Intrigue, 10–11. Paizo Inc., 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 Robert Brookes. The Blakros Connection, 14–15. Paizo Inc., 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Judy Bauer, et al. “Lost Treasures” in Lost Treasures, 16. Paizo Inc., 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 F. Wesley Schneider. “Collection Memorandum” in Artifacts & Legends, 2. Paizo Inc., 2012
  6. Owen K.C. Stephens. “History” in Guide to Absalom, 55. Paizo Inc., 2008
  7. Erik Mona, et al. Absalom” in Pathfinder Society Field Guide, 10. Paizo Inc., 2011
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 Jason Bulmahn. “Collection Memorandum” in Occult Mysteries, 2. Paizo Inc., 2014
  9. Tyler Beck, et al. Belkzen Gazetteer” in Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes, 9. Paizo Inc., 2015
  10. James MacKenzie. Echoes of the Overwatched, 5. Paizo Inc., 2011
  11. Robert Brookes. The Blakros Connection, 15. Paizo Inc., 2015
  12. Logan Bonner, et al. “1: Essentials of Magic” in Secrets of Magic, 12–13. Paizo Inc., 2020
  13. Amber Stewart. “The First Daemons” in Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Book of the Damned Volume 3, 3. Paizo Inc., 2011
  14. Amber Stewart. “Oblivion's Creation” in Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Book of the Damned Volume 3, 63. Paizo Inc., 2011
  15. James L. Sutter. “On the Origin of Gnomes” in The First World, Realm of the Fey, 14. Paizo Inc., 2016
  16. Robert Brookes. The Blakros Connection, 9. Paizo Inc., 2015