Scrolls are valuable items in Barony, found throughout the entire dungeon and having a very wide range of effects depending on their contents.
Scrolls are lightweight and easy to appraise, being found as early as the Mines and up until the end of the game inside the Citadel. There are several notable locations for Scrolls, such as in chests where multiple scrolls can be stored at a time, Shopkeepers vending as a bookstore often sell several scrolls, and the Mystic Library is one of the largest and most consistent source of scrolls in the game.
Each scroll has a corresponding type, functioning differently from other types in order to perform differing actions. Some scrolls are exceptionally powerful, being able to bolster artifact weapons and armor past their base stats, while other scrolls can be dangerous to read, or completely useless outside of reading off a mailed message. Blessed versions of scrolls will have extra benefits, while cursed scrolls may reverse the intended effects.
At the beginning of each game, Scrolls are labeled in some unknown language, requiring the player to first identify the scroll to see its intended effects. This naming system is consistent within the player’s designated game seed, meaning one scroll of a certain name will always correspond to that scroll type. Once the player begins a new seed however, these names are once again randomized.
This is especially helpful for use of the Enchanted Feather item, where the player inscribes this unknown language onto blank scrolls for that name’s intended effect.
List of Scrolls
|Scroll of Food||Spawns five pieces of food at fresh quality. Includes Meat, Cheese, Apple, Fish, and Bread.||All food spawned is blessed to the same level as the scroll.||All food spawned is cursed to the same level as the scroll.|
|Scroll of Identity||Identifies a chosen item in the reader's inventory.||Same effect.||Same effect.|
|Scroll of Light||Temporally casts a light around the reader.||Stronger, brighter, lasts longer.||Same effect.|
|Scroll of Teleportation||Teleports the reader to a random location in the dungeon.||Same effect.||Has a small chance to disorient the reader, otherwise works the same.|
|Scroll of Fire||Sets the reader on fire.||Sets the reader on fire!, but for a shorter time.||Smokes and crumbles to ash.|
|Scroll of Enchant Armor||Blesses a random piece of the reader's currently equipped armor.||The blessing is twice as strong.||Curses armor instead. If the armor is blessed, it will invert the blessing.|
|Scroll of Enchant Weapon||Blesses the reader's currently equipped weapon.||The blessing is twice as strong.||Curses weapon instead. If the weapon is blessed, it will invert the blessing.|
|Scroll of Remove Curse||Removes a curse from a single chosen item.||Same effect.||Randomly curses an uncursed object in the reader's inventory.|
|Scroll of Repair||Repairs a piece of selected armor, equipment, or weapon up to two levels of quality.||Fully repairs applicable items.||Randomly damages one of the player's equipped items. If none are equipped, no effect.|
|Scroll of Destroy Armor||Destroys a random piece of the reader's equipped armor, useful for cursed armor.||Same effect.||Causes a random piece of armor to vibrate, with no effect.|
|Scroll of Magic Mapping||Reveals the entire dungeon's map to the reader instantly.||Same effect.||Erases the reader's current dungeon map progress.|
|Scroll of Summon:||Summons a random set of friendly critters.||Summons higher level, stronger creatures.||Summons some evil. non-friendly, critters who will attack.|
|Scroll of Conjure Arrow||Spawns a quiver of random Arrows, the quantity is also random.||The spawned quiver will be blessed and contains more.||The spawned quiver will be cursed and contain less.|
|Recharges a Magic Staff, or an Enchanted Feather, increasing their quality substantially or recharging the feather by 50%.||Completely refills Staffs or Feathers.||Destroys a random piece of equipment, similar to a Scroll of Destroy Armor.|
|Blank Scroll||Piece of paper which is used with Enchanted Feather to create other types of scrolls.||Will produce a blessed scroll when used with the enchanting feature.||Will produce a cursed scroll when used with the enchanting feature.|
|Piece of Mail||Can be read to display a short text on the event log. Every piece of mail has a single message which is randomly chosen.||Same effect.||Same effect.|
Each piece of mail selects one message for it to contain when read. Regardless of curse, blessing or the actual type of message, there is no effect on the player for doing so. Often these messages serve as Easter Eggs for the player to find, though a few are generic messages.
|This is a letter:||The opening message after reading the messages below.|
|"This is Moe. I like you Maggie...
so much that... I want to...
eat you... for dinner."
|Reference to a letter from the game "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker".|
I am waiting for you inside Lord Jabu Jabu's belly.
PS: Don't tell my father!"
|Reference to a letter from the game "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time".|
|"Double the amount of copper excavated from the mines.
The gnomes will pay extra for anything above above the standard amount."
|May be a message from Baron Herx. Has a typo of using "above" twice.
Potential reference to a "Private letter" from the game "Skyrim"
|"Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."
|Reference to William Shakespeare play "Macbeth".|
|"Our exploration of the Devil's Bastion has
failed after an extended encounter with the dungeon's inhabitants."
|"A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!"||Reference to William Shakespeare play "Richard III"|
|"It is tradition to speak with the royal 'we',
and to use THIS MUCH VOLUME WHEN ADDRESSING OUR SUBJECTS!!!"
|Reference to a quote from show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".|
|"swim swim hungry"||Reference to video game "Commander Keen: Secret of the Oracle".|
|"Of all the words of mice and men,
The saddest are,
'It might have been.'"
|Reference to Kurt Vonnegut novel "Cat's Cradle". Original quote from a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier "Maud Muller".|
|"Please disregard the previous letter."||-|
|This is an old scrawled note:||The opening message after reading the messages below.|
|"I lie here in the dark now,
waiting for death."
|Possible reference to Joseph Conrad novella "Heart of Darkness".|
|"The Dopefish lives!"||Reference to video game "Commander Keen: Secret of the Oracle".|
|"Mee wurst troll evurr
nobuddy pay brijj tole
me nott sceary enuf
mee gett drunc an kil sellf
|Reference to a letter from the game "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion".|
|This is a scrawled note:||The opening message after reading the messages below.|
|"These donuts are great! Jelly-filled are my favorite! Nothing beats a jelly-filled donut."||Reference to the Pokémon anime.|
|"Hey, I know! I'll use my trusty frying
pan... as a drying pan!"
|Reference to the Pokémon anime.|
|This is a hand-written note:||The opening message after reading the messages below.|
|"Ten paces northeast from the mizzenmast;
27 steps down to the hold;
And five paces to the right;
And dig at spot marked 'X'"
|Reference to "Mutiny on The Bunny", a 1950 Looney Tunes cartoon|
|"Alright everybody, let's mosey!"||Reference to video game "Final Fantasy 7".|
|"There's daggers in men's smiles."||Reference to William Shakespeare play "Macbeth".|
|"It's a secret to everybody."||Reference to "The Legend of Zelda".|
|"They say life is wasted on the living."||-|
|This is just an advertisement:||The opening message after reading the message below.|
|"%s's %s has
the finest items in all the realm!"
|"%s" are placeholders, replaced in-game with a random Shopkeeper name and vending option.|
|This is a blood-stained note:||The opening message after reading the message below.|
|"Yes, Avatar, seek a way home!"||Reference to a quote from video game Ultima VIII|
|This letter is covered in crumbs:||The opening message after reading the message below.|
|"Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew!"||Reference to a quote from Samewise, a character from "Lord of the Rings".|
- With a scroll of destroy armor or a cursed scroll of charging, an equipped Spellbook can become "shredded" without degrading to ash like normal. This is one of the only ways to create shredded books in Barony.