Humans have always been resourceful, known for their adaptability and cleverness when a situation is not favorable to their desires. Many of the other races of Norrath consider this a flaw, saying that the flexibility of Humans also causes in them an inability to remain stable and to build upon their
past. Humans see this as their greatest gift. They point to their established cities, long-held traditions and powerful role in history as evidence of their gift. In these volumes it is proposed that one of the strongest bonds between generations of Humans, one of the things that keeps them stable and
strong while still allowing them freedom to express themselves, are their symbols. Shown in Human art, architecture, clothing, these volumes concentrate more on their use on armor and insignia.
This volume explores this flexibility and honestly exposes the benefits and
drawbacks of this trait specifically in respect to recognizable symbols. It supposes, and goes on to convincingly prove, that some symbols remain in the culture despite the amount of change that occurs over time. These symbols are very basic in nature and are usually somewhat modified over time, but
their core is definable and consistent. The patterns included in the volume use these symbols to create symbols that can be recognized by any human and have meaning to them all.
Among the pages of discussion about these symbols is a pattern. This pattern combines the basic
symbols of Human culture into a powerful image that has meaning to every Human that sees it. You know that you will be able to reproduce this pattern many times before the book becomes worn and you must replace it.
To create pattern for tailoring armor templates
based on these patterns you will need this book, a large bottle of ink, a roll of vellum, a quill and a compacted backpack to hold the patterns you will make. You'll also need a book binding to do the work.