What if… you or your main character stumbled across an ancient library?
Somehow the manuscripts remain intact and readable. You carefully pull one off of a shelf, handling its stiff leather binding with reverence and care, and lay it on a worm-eaten table in the middle of the room. The light in here is pale and dusty and you light a lamp to supplement it, placing the lamp off to the side where it can’t possibly cause any harm to the books. Even with the additional light you can’t read the worn title of the book; time has erased all but a few flecks of gold leaf.
You open your chosen book, wincing at the stiff crackle of parchment, but the pages remain intact. You squint at the aged handwriting, trying to make out individual letters and words.
What do you find? What happens next?