The Writing Desk allows you view and rename Descriptive Books and Linking Books, view, rename and reorganise Notebooks, and copy Symbols from both. By writing your own Descriptive Books, you can lessen the risk of instability in your Ages.


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Writing Desk


The left side of the Writing Desk has 25 tabs to store Descriptive Books and Notebooks.  The selected tab will display its symbols to the right in the large viewing area.  Notebooks can have their pages moved freely around this space, or placed neatly by moving the page to the tab holding the notebook.

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Writing Desk interface

The top right side of the Writing Desk is where the paper and ink vials for copying Symbols is placed.  To copy a symbol from the left side, right-click the desired Symbol and it will appear next to the text entry field.  If a Notebook is placed in the same slot, symbols will be copied directly into the book, and a title can be assigned.  Descriptive Books can also be renamed here, and if it has not yet been visited, blank pages can be filled with copied Symbols.  The vertical bar on the right side shows the desk's ink level.  When empty, it will automatically consume the ink from an Ink Vial in the upper right slot and place the bottle in the slot below.

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  • Writing desk: how to use it Written tutorial

    • It took me a long while to find out how to work with this thing. It is indeed solely meant to organize your symbols + copying them into 1 gr...
  • Mystcraft- Writing desk

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    • When a descriptive book is made at random (no symbols added at creation) and world generation occurs at random, can you no longer copy the ran...
    • the only way to get them legit is to find them.  the other way is..... well... cheating. first change your gamemode to creative then you want...