Library Ruins

On the headlands above the city of Nef the library of the ancients overlooked both Nef City and the breadth of the bay. Its many underground chambers were said to have been lighted from dawn to dusk by the sun shining indirectly into cupolas above tall reflective shafts. According to contemporary reports (unverifiable but credible), the library of the ancients held the most complete and diverse collection of world wisdom scrolls, all buried and sealed by a lava flow simultaneous to the earthquake that cut off Nef from the mainland, making an archipelago of islands out of a long peninsula. Three thousand years later, a subsequent earthquake exposed a rift in the lava along the Nef headlands, allowing excavation of the underground ruins.