Chronicles of Khaldun: Crux of Eternity
The curator of the Archive Adrift.
A strange, telepathic creature that is humanoid only in the most generous sense of the word, The Archivist has apparently met the Shields of the Sorrowfell several times across multiple timelines as they pass into the Far Realm to confront the Esteemed and Omniscient Peacock Lord. He keeps records of these encounters, compiling them for some unknown purpose.
In stark contrast to the rest of the Far Realm natives, he seems friendly. He also intimates that he was once humanoid, and that the Shields will encounter him again in this form.
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