The One Ring: Fellowship of the New Alliance
Chamber of Mazarbul Under Erebor
Beyond the Great Hall of Thráin, protected by a sturdy stone door, lies a wide rectangular hall. This chamber holds the great librar y and records of the Dwar ves of Erebor. Ignored by Smaug (for he could smell no gold here) the hall holds books, stone tablets, ledgers, scrolls, and annals stretching back to well before the foundations of the Lonely Mountain. The dry air of the chamber serves as an excellent preservative for the paper here and many of the centuries-old books appear as if they were recently written. Dwarves are always on the lookout for ancient manuscripts of their folk to bring to this hall, and would pay handsomely any adventurer who would return from the ruins of a fallen mansion of the Dwarves with any sort of document. Little by little, Munin, the Keeper of Records, is adding to the collection with great care and reverence, hoping that the time will come when the chamber will be the greatest repository of knowledge in the North.