Issue 5 of The 9th Scroll, an e-magazine produced by The 9th Age project, was released in September 2017 and is available for free download HERE.

The issue contains, among other things, official background texts about The 9th Age. These are used as Sources on this site. Most notable among these sources are two full page spreads about the Empire of Sonnstahl and Kingdom of Equitaine respectively.

Contained sources[edit | edit source]

Issue 5 of The 9th Scroll contains the follow sources, in the order they appear. Some texts use an unspecified narrator, these texts are referred to as simply "Informative text about ...".

On races and their magic (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p8)[edit | edit source]

A rare omniscient source by the Background Team. It describes how all the different factions use magic.

Interview with Sigmund Selig, the Great Sage, third session (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p12)[edit | edit source]

The third session of an interview with Sigmund Selig. In this session, Selig is asked the following question:

  • How intelligent are the Beast Herds? Are they purely driven by primal instincts or is there a grander plan for their herds? Are minotaurs just big wildhorns, or do they have their own tribes and agendas?
Presentation on the masterful progress and achievements of the great academies of Sonnstahl (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p13)[edit | edit source]

A poster about a presentation on the achievements of Sonnstahl to be held at Narrenwald Colllege. It refers to Emperor Matthias, meaning it is relatively recent.

Leopold Truehearted (201 A.S.) Brothers and Sisters of the Goddess (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p36)[edit | edit source]

A speech held by Leopold Truehearted when the Empire of Sonnsthal was founded.

Informative text about the Empire of Sonnstahl (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p36)[edit | edit source]

The narrator refers to the speech by Leopold Truehearted (above), and claims to have had a meeting with Princess Josefa.

Six Seized in Sacrilegious Scheme (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p37)[edit | edit source]

A note dealing how 6 people, called the "Heinous Half-Dozen", believed to have been connect ed to the Dark Powers, were captured by the Inquisition in eastern Scharland. According to Commander Jorgen Roehr of the Scharland Inquisition, the prisoners are to be sent to Her Holiness the Supreme Prelate in Reva, Arcalea.

Letter from Werner Geetz (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p37)[edit | edit source]

Geetz writes to a noble lady and apologizes for failing to delver goods. The goods include a barding, 60 breatplates, 200 handguns, coffee and chocolate.

Historical notes about the Kingdom of Equitaine (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p48)[edit | edit source]

Two unnamed notes that describe parts of the history of Equitaine. The first details the king Gilles the Raux, in the time before the liberation of Avras, and that he was replaced by Uther of Gasconne. The second talks about Uther's reign and of the nation's relationship to The Lady.

Royal Family Tree (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p48)[edit | edit source]

A section of a royal family tree. It details mostly Equitan kings, but also relations to the nobles of other nations. The tree also shows some heraldry.

Informative text about the Kingdom of Equitaine (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p48)[edit | edit source]

The narrator claims to have had an audience with King Henry the Young.

Note about Knightly Orders (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p49)[edit | edit source]

An unnamed note that details a few of the knightly orders in Equitaine. Including: Knights of the Realm, Knights of the Quest, Knights of the Grail, Paladins and Knights Forlorn.

Historical notes about the The Lady (The 9th Scroll, issue 5, p49)[edit | edit source]

The note talks about how Equitaine turned back to the Lady under Uther's reign, and about women marked by the lady.

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