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Fable: The Lost Chapters

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a.	Introduction [IntroAA]
b.	Book transcripts [BookTranBB]
c.	Thanks
d.	Contact info
e.	Legal Info

A.	Introduction [IntroAA]
I have been on the Fable TLC board a long, long time and I thought every 
necessary guide had been written. Just recently 0bihashi suggested that someone 
write a Book transcript guide and I though "Why the hell not."


B. Book transcripts [BookTranBB]

A Hero's Journey I  

Page 126, "You stand before a rocky mountain and look up to the ragged clouds 
cloaking it's peak. Suddenly, you feel a cold wind on your face. It seems to 
come from a cavern straight ahead. It's black mouth wails to engulf you as you 
move closer. If you choose to enter the cave, go to page 241. If you would 
rather take the path west of the mountain, to page 37." 

A Hero's Journey II  
Page 241. "The cavern sends a chill down your spine as you are swallowed into 
it's shadow. The stench of rotting flesh is overpowering. You light your torch 
and its flickering flame illuminates a terrible collection of bones, half-
chewed limbs, and thick gore. You notice a hand protruding limply from a mass 
of tissue, the glint of emerald on one of its fingers. As you bend down to pick 
it up, a huge roar echoes from behind you. You turn around to see a Undead 
horned Bear, its face a nightmarish contortion of teeth, saliva, and scars. You 
face it ready to attack. If you rush towards it with your sword, go to page 
112. If you try to direct an arrow into one of its eyes, go to page 294. If you 
decide to cast a fireball, go to page 89." 

A Hero's Journey III  
Page 167, "The wasp-headed creature at the door is fooled by the pass you took 
from Koroln's corpse and lets you in. The dark robes you wear as a disguise 
can't quite disguise your corpulent appearance, but the tavern's patrons pay 
little attention to you. The lack of windows in this underground chamber, the 
black curtains hanging raggedly from the walls and small number of torches, 
make it hard to see anyone clearly. In one corner is a group of assassins, 
hunched over a table and whispering. Near the door, two lizard-men, a woman of 
great beauty but evil red eyes and a large man, whose hirsute face gives him 
away as infected with a Balverine's bite, are playing a card game. To their 
left, the bar man scowls as he pours a thick, black liquid into a skull. If you 
order a drink, go to page 15. If you would rather join the card game, go to 
page 101. If you wish to sit close to the assassins and maybe try to listen in 
on their conversation, go to page 76." 

A History of the Guild (TLC)  
A passage at the back of the book has been marked out: "The tale of Avo's Tear, 
the mythical sword that would one day strike down all evil, emerged from the 
death of Solcius, the most powerful Mage ever to train in the Guild. Solcius 
famously died closing a vortex that threatened to engulf the city of 
Bowerstone. In order to perform this most dangerous of spells, Solcius required 
an object to focus all his Will into one point in space. He took the sword from 
a fallen guard and imbued it with all his powers before casting it into the 
mystical void. The explosion killed Solcius and those around him, and the sword 
disappeared along with the vortex. A legend soon began to spread: that the 
sword still existed in this world, hidden somewhere deep in the Guild, and 
awaiting a Hero worthy of wielding the formidable might of its blade." 

A Love Story  
Ralf was a hero who fought bravely and well. But his face showed the scars of 
battle and frankly, no woman would look at him. In his despair, he robbed the 
ancient trader barons of Greatwood and bought a house and a pile of presents to 
give out. Women fell at his feet and eventually he chose a gorgeous one to 
marry. But too late, he realized that the type of female who is impressed by 
gifts and houses is too shallow to make a good bride. So Ralf decapitated her 
and waved her lovely head about in triumph. And the phrase 'Trophy Wife' was 

Arban's Thaumaturgica  
"The ancient volume describes the forgotten rituals and magic of Hook Coast, 
including ways of erecting and disabling force fields. It's written in an 
arcane language you can't decipher. Perhaps the Guildmaster will be able to 
read it." 

Book of Spells  
Berserk sends the Hero into a frenzy, with greatly increased speed and 

This spell creates a powerful blast of energy which radiates out from the 
caster, sending nearby enemies sprawling. Useful when greatly outnumbered.

Enflame blasts the area surrounding the caster with a wave of fire.

This spell creates and arc of pure energy which leaps from the fingertips of 
the caster to the target. Higher Levels can strike more than one foe at a time.

The magician's favourite! This creates a ball of fire in the palm of the 
casters hand which flies toward the target when released. Larger Fireballs are 
extremely explosive.

This spell propels the caster through space in the blink of an eye. If a victim 
is targeted, the spell enables the caster to move behind this unfortunate 
instantaneously. The thief's greatest friend!

This Insidious spell confuses the enemy, turning the target into an unwitting 

Slow Time affects the very fabric of time itself: slowing everything in Albion 
to a crawl.

Once this spell is cast, each arrow fired is magically transformed into a 
multitude of death delivering projectiles, causing much greater damage.

For the most passively minded, this allows the caster to reduce the damage of 
enemy attacks by surrounding him in a protective sphere of energy.

This allows the caster to trade in his magical energy for health. A magician's 

A singularly unpleasant spell. Drain Life allows the caster to heal himself by 
draining his enemies life-force.

This spell imbues the user's blade with the ability to strike multiple times 
with a single blow. Combined with other spells, this little trick is 

The Battle Charge propels the caster forward at great speed, smashing any in 
his path, and blasting all nearby aside.

Summon pulls an allied creature's soul from the netherworld to help the caster. 
If this creature kills another, it is replaced by soul of the newly fallen 

This Spell summons a number of ethereal blades from the netherworld to do 
battle on behalf of the caster. 

Creatures of Albion Book I  
Nymphs are ethereal, yet dangerous creatures. There are three known types. The 
Water Nymph, The Wood Nymph and the very powerful Succubus Nymph. All will be 
eager to send you to an early death if you stray across their path.

Mindless, attacking animals bred by the old Kingdom wall-guards for attacking 
intruders, minions are keen to rip the flesh of anything in their way. The only 
thing they fear are their masters and the bigger, more powerful minions known 
as Dreadwings.

Born of the fires of ancient Bolewood, scorpions are armored beasts with evil 
hearts. Hushed voices tell of larger scorpions, bred in captivity for fighting.

Horrific entities caught in the netherworlds. Screamers have long struck fear 
into the population at night. They roam the land and are dangerous in their 

Creatures of Albion Book II  
The Wasps have stings that more than match their size. They are aggressive and 
can kill if enough venom is injected into their foes. Their aerial antics make 
them tough to hit, and weary travelers should especially fear the Wasp Queen, 
leader of the hive. 

The Beetles of Albion's woods are tough, dangerous foes when they attack en 
masse. Those skilled at weaponry are required to defeat them. Villagers, even 
armed, strong ones risk great harm if they take on a nest of Beetles.

Born from beneath the ground of Albion, trolls are ancient, powerful beings. 
The Earth Trolls are single-minded and extremely dangerous, but the mighty Rock 
Trolls inspire awe and fear in all who behold them, Lumbering hulks they may 
be, but they make mighty foes and demand respect from even the most powerful 

The Undead are unthinking and impervious to what mortals consider pain. Wave 
upon wave will keep advancing until they overpower their victims, so the only 
way to stop them is with extreme force. 

Creatures of Albion Book III  
The wolf-people of the forests, Balverines are strong, cunning and fast. They 
are evil through and through, but especially so are the stronger, more cunning 
White Balverines born of a full moon. These are said to be the result of those 
bitten who resisted the poison and, instead of dying, became one with the clan. 
The Old Kingdom tells of silver weapons built especially to kill these White 

The under-race of the dells and hollows, the Hobbes are short and squat half-
people whose genetics are entwined with the mud and slime of the deep country. 
Often dim but always aggressive, Hobbes are led by tougher leaders. The 
brainiest can even learn to use spells, some say.

Albion is surrounded by nine seas, and the Krakens rule them all. These aquatic 
creatures were here long before the Kingdoms of Old, yet few have ever seen 
one. And not even the most boastful Heroes claim to have defeated a Kraken in 

What more can be said about these fiery creatures who own the mountains? A race 
in decline, they were once revered, but now they are just an ancient, albeit 
powerful and dangerous relic of the Old Kingdom. 

Creatures of the North (TLC)  
This well-worn book was written by the local Snowspire historian and 
adventurer, Rewer, but one of the blank pages at the front has recently been 
filled with Scythe's uneasy handwriting: "This ancient volume contains the only 
description of Summoners I have found. Their presence at this time is highly 
unnatural. They should have faded with the centuries as I have. Unless 
something else has returned them to this world..."

Closely related to the Earth and Rock Trolls, these impressive beasts have 
adapted to their arctic environment. Their frozen attacks are not to be taken 

Related to the Nymphs of mainland Albion, though many have found them more 
resilient. Their death is not brought about easily. They are able to conjure up 
what local people call Wraiths, though many scholars prefer the term Hoar 

These are Undead creatures, whose frosty visage perfectly mirrors the icy 
spectre of death that permeates them.

Colossal undead warriors reanimated through dark magics. Older accounts record 
their ability to summon creatures from the underworld to unleash upon their 
victims. More recent observers -- those few who have survived -- have dismissed 
this as a myth. Still, their name remains, as does their reputation as one of 
the most powerful creatures to ever walk our lands. Their command of lightning 
is especially arresting. 

Dusty Notebook  

The book says: "I, Elvira Grey -- known from this day forth as Lady Grey -- 
have come of age and, finally, to the power I have so longed for. This day 
marks a turning point for the Grey family; an end to weakness, indecision and 
regret. As I look back on my past, my only dissatisfaction lies in wasted time. 
I wish that the masked messenger, whose words made the world so clear to me, 
had arrived earlier in my life. Tonight I take my leave of this house, and 
begin anew. Bowerstone will find its new leader a formidable woman..." 

Eyes of a Killer  
This handbook gives some tips on making yourself scarier to other people. 
Performing acts of great evil, have certain tattoos applied to your body and 
mastering a really nasty laugh are all considered winners. 

Jack of Blades   
He is known by no one, and he is known by all. He is said to be as ancient as 
the Old Kingdom, and yet he has the strength of ten Heroes. Some say he is not 
of this world, and has come to us only for the pleasure of death and 
destruction. Some say he is but a legend, and the mask has covered the faces of 
dozens over the centuries, all claiming to be the same Jack of Blades. Whatever 
he is, he prevails in stories and in nightmares, and he is feared even by the 

Making Friends  
Among the gems of wisdom contained in this book are these: "It is generally 
considered ill-mannered to hit people". "Albion is a materialistic place: 
shower people with gifts and they'll love you for it" and "Performing good 
deeds will make everyone appreciate you much more. 

Scrawled Parchment  
The fragment reads: "The air is running out and I have hardly the strength to 
scratch the words on this letter. The lamp was extinguished hours ago, and my 
life cannot be long in following it. Now that I've resigned to my fate, 
however, I am concerned solely with my duty as the eldest of the Grey children, 
rightful heir to the office of the Bowerstone Mayoralty. I can only hope that 
these words are one day found, and the truth they speak become known to all. I 
die at the hand of my sister, Elvira. The new Lady Grey is a murderess. I grow 
weary now... Sleep is upon me and..." The final Scrawl is illegible. 

Sisters Diary  

"Harvest, Day 15 - Mother is away again. She never tells us where. I think 
father is a little sad when she goes."
"Harvest, Day 18 - I had that nightmare again last night. There's a big room, 
and right in the middle of it there's a big swooshing light that feels like 
it's going to suck me in. I still couldn't see what was in the middle of it. I 
don't think I ever want to."
"Harvest, Day 19 - I had another dream. I was opening birthday presents and I 
was so happy. Then something happened, and it was so horrible it woke me up. I 
think that part was only a dream though."
"Harvest, Day 21 - It's my birthday today! I bet my brother forgets again, but 
at least mother will be back. I got up early to look out over the sea, and now 
I'm going to play in the top field." 

The Arena  
Heroes left the Guild and made their choices, good or evil, in Albion. But, 
with the freedom to do as they chose, they often clashed. Sometimes they fought 
to the death. These bouts were often arranged in advance and people traveled 
from miles around to see them. Eventually the Arena was built, and the bouts 
became bigger and more spectacular. Creatures from across Albion were captured 
and brought there for Heroes to kill. One rule remained from the olden days, 
though. Should either combatant so choose, the battles could be to the death. 

The Balverine Slayer  
This book is a worshipful, some say exaggerated, history of Knothole Glade's 
most famous Balverine Slayer, Scarlet Robe. It tells the story of her first 
encounter with one of the beasts, and the tender age of fifteen, when she 
astounded Knothole Glade's elder warriors by killing a particularly fierce 
Balverine using only a piece of wood. It goes on to give a detailed account of 
her stay with the Heroes Guild, her pivotal role in the Great Balverine 
Extermination battle and her triumph in the Arena. 

The Bloodline  
Though the Old Kingdom vanished centuries ago, pieces of it remain scattered 
throughout Albion. The Guild in its magnificent glory, ruined architectural 
corpses, dark and unholy secrets throbbing beneath the earth. But more survives 
than stone and magic. For there is still among us the living legacy of the 
Kingdom itself. A lineage that is connected with all that made the Kingdom 
great and somehow ended up destroying it. Whether they are descendants of 
Archon himself, or of the makers of the sword, or perhaps of those who managed 
to extinguish its power, it is not known. Though generations separate them from 
the days of the fall, their walk today survivors of this bloodline, and an 
ancient power courses through their veins. They may live as Heroes or they may 
hide among the masses, but their link to the sword wielded by Archon himself, 
the sword of Aeons, is confirmed in all the documents I have unearthed. If I 
can find the living descendants of this Bloodline, I may be able to uncover 
what happened to the sword, and perhaps the days of the Old Kingdom can be 
restored. There is one to whom all the signs direct me. Though she lives a 
quiet life now, she has done much to mark her as the one. And now the bloodline 
continues through her children. A son and a daughter. And the power that lives 
in her will be passed on to them one day. 

The Dragons  
Many Dragons lived in Albion, but the Old Kingdom huntsmen killed them for 
sport. The survivors fled to the mountains and the Northern Wastes and overtime 
they grew less powerful, and their fiery breath less dangerous. Without man 
they had no natural enemies. But a dragon is a dragon and to this day when an 
Albion child has an accident in this underpants it's known as 'Seeing a 
Dragon'. Although sometimes it's just known as 'pooing yourself, you dirty 
little boy'. 

The Guild of Zeroes  
This satirical pamphlet purports to be a journal of a Zero in training, and is 
a thinly veiled attack on the Guild, the self-claimed superiority of its 
members and the cult of celebrity that surrounds them. The author disappeared 
shortly after its publication. 

The Hierarchy of Weapons  
The close range weapons of Albion are broadly divided into four types based on 
their materials and process of manufacture. The first and lowliest weapons are 
made of Iron, usually forged by blacksmiths. Better are the steel weapons. 
These are stronger, lighter and sharper. Only the Steelmasters can create 
these. Next are the Obsidian Items. This secret, magical material is still not 
understood, but it's believed to be dark and evil. The weapons are often 
blackened and twisted, but very light, strong and powerful. Then there are the 
Master Weapons. Blessed, worked to a high degree and anointed, these are the 
best a combatant can get, apart from the Legendary Weapons. These have names 
and are unique. Very few have seen them, and fewer still have ever wielded one. 

The Northern Wastes  
The nine seas surround Albion, but to the North is the Wasteland. Some say 
there's nothing, and others that it is Jack of Blade's true home. The old 
Scribes say that it was once a mighty empire before the glaciers came. 
Libraries of arcane knowledge still exist beneath the ice, and those who once 
lived there sleep deeply beneath the cold blanket, ready to reawaken when the 
time comes and Albion is ruled again by one man. 

The Oakvale Raid  
Written by one of the few survivors, this is a harrowing account of the night 
Oakvale was burnt to the ground in the most savage Bandit raid in Albion's 
recorded history. Despite the honesty of the author's grief, the book raised 
some controversy by refuting the established theory that laid the blame on the 
Bandits of the Twinblade clan, and suggesting that the feared Jack of Blades 
masterminded the attack. 

The Old Kingdom  
Long ago the kingdom of Archon ruled every corner of Albion. The World was 
peaceful and in perfect order, though many wondered if the force that held it 
altogether was not corrupt. For Archon had in his possession a sword of vast 
and mysterious power, and Albions elders wrote of gradual changes overcoming 
their leader. These changes spread to the kingdom itself. Strange structures 
were erected round the world, and huge armoured figures were seen guarding four 
hubs of energy and Archon's Castle itself. Every living thing was touched by 
the Swords influence, and soon foul creatures the world had never seen before 
darkened the peoples lives. And yet no record exists of what caused the fall of 
the Kingdom. So suddenly, so irrevocably. Archon and the Sword disappeared, but 
the darkness remained. 

The Other Land  
During the Old Kingdom, people fled the hatred, the pain within Albion in their 
masses. Boats sped from the shores in every direction. And one group of 
emigrants pitched up in paradise. Warm seas, palm trees and coral sands 
beckoned. And the inhabitants welcomed the visitors with food, comfort and 
grace. But the people of Albion had headcolds and when they passed these onto 
the islanders, almost all of them died. And the Albion Settlers, not knowing 
how to farm the weird fruits, catch fish or hunt the wild pigs and chickens, 
died too. But the few islanders who survived buried the dead and rebuilt their 
paradise. With new, impenetrable beach defenses. 

The Pale Balverine  
There was an Archer who believed he was the best in the land. He was also a 
lord, but had fallen out of favour with his people and had been imprisoned for 
lying. Determined to prove himself on his release, he set off to battle 
fearsome Balverines. He was bitten but did not die. Instead he changed and over 
time became a powerful, evil Balverine. Normal weapons hardly hurt him. So 
thick was his skin. But he hadn't counted on a red-robed woman's solid silver 
arrow of truth which pierced him and killed him. 

The Repentant Alchemist  
This is a play by Philipth Morley, Albions most celebrated dramatist. It is the 
story of a Bowerstone innkeeper who discovers his wife is cheating on him with 
every man in town. As revenge, he concocts a new ale with the peculiar 
properties of making anyone who drinks it die horribly if they should have 
indulged relations with the innkeeper's unfaithful wife. He soon finds himself 
without living customers and decides to partake of his malevolent beverage 

The Rotten Apple  
This classic political treaty uses the first metaphor to provide a theoretical 
solution to all of society's problems. The most controversial of these ideas 
involves the abolishment of the Heroes Guild (symbolized by a rare breed of 
crop-destroying insect immune to most pesticides). By an extraordinary 
coincidence, when taken literally, most of the advice is also extremely 
effective in actual fruit farming. 

The Sock Method  
Subtitled 'How to Make Yourself Sexier in Ten Days', this guide advises its 
readers to master really Heroic poses, learn to flirt, wear stylish clothes and 
avoid bad haircuts. 

The Story of 'X'  
A story about something. 

The Tailor's Tragedy  
This is a play by Philipth Morley, Albions most celebrated dramatist. The 
title's tailor is a young man from far away lands who washes up on the shores 
of Oakvale after the merchant ship he is traveling in is torn apart by storms. 
Thanks to the generosity of the townspeople, he is able to open a store, and 
the outlandish style of his suits and dresses soon make him a success. he 
eventually marries a beautiful girl and dies a happy old man surrounded by 
loving children. The title is thought to be a misprint. 

The Tale of Maxley  
As everyone knows, Hobbes are stupid creatures. But every so often a clever one 
comes along. Maxley was one such Hobbe, and tired of eating raw flesh and 
sleeping in streams, he left to seek his fortune in the world of humans. He 
murdered a nobleman and stole his clothes, dressed up and walked tall on the 
road to Bowerstone. When he arrived people complimented him on his appearance. 
When he answered, his Hobbe grunting gave him away. The guards killed Maxley 
and put his head on a spike. It is better to keep quiet and be thought and 
idiot then to open one's mouth and prove it. 

The Tale of Twinblade  
Heroes, good or evil, need self-discipline. And Twinblade, a young, powerful 
swordsman, was no different. After graduation, he stopped taking Quests at the 
Guild when he realized he could take what he wanted from anyone. His love of 
gold and growing resentment of other Heroes drove him to live in the woods as a 
thief. His strength and ruthlessness led him to face and kill other Bandit Clan 
Leaders and he united the Forest Clans and became King of the Bandits. But deep 
inside him, Twinblade never lost the code of honour and respect the Guild had 
instilled in him. 

The Trials of Aarkan  
This epic poem was once taught in every school, but its themes were 
regurgitated so often by lesser verse makers it lost all its power and is now 
virtually forgotten. It tells the story of a young boy whose village is 
destroyed by a band of savages. Orphaned, he is taken in by an old warrior who 
teaches him the ways of the sword. As a grown man, he slays an ancient evil and 
restores order to his world. 

The Trigamist  
This cheap and racy novel tells the story of a no good scoundrel Geroneous 
Wilkout, a young man who marries three women in three different towns and pays 
the ultimate price. Having posed as a Hero from the Guild in order to win the 
three ladies' hearts, Geroneous finds juggling three households a difficult but 
rewarding lifestyle, until one day his deceit catches up with him. After a mix-
up in his busy schedule in the more intimate of his matrimonial duties, the 
three wives discover their husbands secret and devise a terrible punishment: a 
visit from the Mythical Castrating Mountain Monkey. 

The Ugly Guide  
Though admittedly writing for a small market, the author of this manual has 
many handy tips on making yourself less attractive. Among the chief ideas are: 
eating plenty of fattening pies, releasing that uncomfortable build-up of bowel 
gases and making rude gestures to your would-be admirers. 

Theresa's Letter  
Dear Brother, I have always known we were special, and now I have found proof. 
This book tells of a bloodline from the days of the Old Kingdom, and its 
connection to a sword powerful enough to rule the world. A bloodline mother 
belonged to, I am certain. a bloodline you and I belong to as well. Perhaps 
with your eyes you will understand it better than I do. I speak to the pages, 
but they don't speak back. Theresa. 

Three Haikus by Miko the Bard  
Terrible beauty, Buildings scream in agony, Oakvale is burning. Warrior or 
Mage, Choose evil or choose goodness, A beard or moustache. Sword of Albion, 
Sleeping until the true blood, Flows red on its blade. 

Windbreaker Rule Book  
This guide to making yourself obnoxious, includes the following tips: learn to 
swear and do it whenever you please, hit people for no reason at all, and break 
wind with wild abandon. 

You Are Not a Bad Person  
Originally written to help reformed Bandits and serial killers to become 
accepted members of society, this book teaches you how to appear less scary to 
impressionable villagers. It seems not waving your weapons about, avoiding dark 
clothes and evil-looking tattoos, and letting out the odd giggle all work a 

B.	Thanks.
Thanks to all the usual Lionhead, Gamefaqs, blah, blah.

Special thanks to the TLC board vets:
Saul(bah exploits)89

A Very Special thanks to the Undisputed Masters of the board:

C.	Contact Info
Questions, complaints and suggestions can be emailed to me at 

D.	Legal Info
I don't give a good goddamn if any site, person or entity (human, AI or 
otherwise) copies this information.


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