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Dead Sea Scrolls
Dead sea scrolls pieces

Origin

Unidentified Jewish Sect

Type

Scrolls

Effects

Immerses user in the setting of the text

Downsides

Releases a stream of saltwater seeking to pollute fresh water

Activation

Reading aloud in Hebrew

Collected by

Warehouses 3, 8, 11, 13

Section

Carter-95KV

Aisle

375966-2458

Shelf

652368-4195-865

Date of Collection

Various

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OriginEdit

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 981 different texts discovered between 1946 and 1956 in eleven caves in the immediate vicinity of the ancient settlement at Khirbet Qumran in the West Bank. The caves are located about two kilometers (1.2 miles) inland from the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, from which they derive their name. Many of the scrolls were found in jars as tattered fragments rather than complete scrolls. The texts are of great historical, religious, and linguistic significance because they include the third oldest known surviving manuscript of works later included in the Hebrew Bible canon.

CollectionEdit

Many more Scrolls exist then are known. The examples held in public display are mostly pieces that exhibit no extraordinary abilities and have been deemed a non-hazard. Due to the remoteness and skill of hiding the caches, many remain unaccounted while others were located earlier and made their way to the Warehouse through excavation or trade. Starting with Warehouse 3, subsequent Warehouses have uncovered several hoards of documents.

EffectsEdit

Many of the scrolls have remained in pristine condition, although the same amount has been ravaged by time. Although some are written in Aramic and Greek, they all respond the same to spoken Hebrew. Each scroll will glow with a golden-white light, temporarily repairing any damage while in effect. The speaker’s recitations will slowly transform their environment into that described in the text, bringing the scripture to life. Eventually the tale will play out by itself without oral input by the user. Anything created will exist in a state of semi-solidification, allowing physical interaction but only for brief moments. Although each passage has a predetermined course, the user can explore and deviate from the main parable for short periods of time before reorienting back to normal. The worldscape will then slowly fade away and be reabsorbed into the parchments.

Over the centuries, the scrolls have unintentionally picked up a nasty habit from generations long proximity to the Dead Sea. It periodically leaks out saltwater that will try to find the nearest body of fresh water and disperse its molecules into it. Sometimes it will leak into the system pipes and into the neutralizer system, corroding away artifacts instead of neutralizing them during washouts.

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