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Scorpio 5. A sculptor creating large, fragile works of art out of paper.

In 4197 the sculptor Synosrap Relt finished his 11 year project of creating the 7 story tower made of paper known as the Obelisk of Sandar, which still stands today, after 700 years, in the Grand Park on the outskirts of the city of Peth. It is amazing in its scuptural details and origamic virtuosity, and is said to have more than 1000 gargoyles made solely of folds covering its surface.

The alchemist Tonar Rason, shortly after the tower was erected, enveloped the area in which it stands with several spells – formulas to prevent the stirring of any air, others to make the tower itself impervious to rain, and others to maintain a steady and mild atmosphere surrounding it. To this day the spells still hold and the tower is visited every year by thousands, though none could ascend it due to its extreme fragility until the year 4269 in which the alchemist Durad Ramas installed at its entrance a magic stone of his making, which, if kissed, would render most visitors light as a feather for several hours and hence allow them to ascend the tower, in which they could admire its elegant spiral staircase, elaborate system of vaulting, and rooms in which Relt had placed some of his most inspired sculptures, the most famous being his “War of the Butterflies.”

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