How many books are in the Dukes Archives and what is the subject matter of them?

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    How many books are in the Dukes Archives and what is the subject matter of them?

    Post by MiketheMushroomMan on Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:01 pm

    When i get time, i will try to estimate properly the number of books contained in the Archives. At a rough count i have counted around 20 on each shelf and typically 5 shelves per standard Bookcase. so there are approximately 100 books for each "bookcase"

    As yet i have not gotten around to counting how many book cases there are. There are also stray books scattered around certain areas.

    I am currently guessing that the total number of individual books is somewhere between 250,000 and 500,000.

    I wonder what amazing lore is contained within them.
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    Re: How many books are in the Dukes Archives and what is the subject matter of them?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:06 pm

    It doesn't make that much difference because if you look closely there's a pattern in the books that repeats over and over again.  There's (I'm guessing but it's probably close enough) maybe 12-20 titles that are repeated over and over.

    EDIT: That's not to say what you're calculating isn't interesting in it's own right but it's more of a math problem (I used to be a mathlete so I think it's fun) than anything else.


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    Re: How many books are in the Dukes Archives and what is the subject matter of them?

    Post by Animaaal on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:24 pm

    I'm a self-proclaimed "Wizard" and have spent countless hours in the archives.

    There are only 10 "books" per shelf. The rest are merely covers with the pages ripped out and stuffed with Playboys. However, there are also other books that have been hollowed out to hide "stashes".

    I really hate to reveal the secrets of the archives like this, but Seath and Logan were just perverts and hippies.

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    Post by GrinTwist on Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:30 pm

    I've never bothered counting how many books there are in the archives, to be honest I think I saw a few books with blank pages.

    I'd think the subject matter would probably be about magic, the occult, dragons, and yellow.


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    Post by drdrack on Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:11 pm

    It's hinted that it's content is engouh to drive logan mad.

    Either that's from the obession of the knowledge from logan or it is contents within the books itself.

    We will probably never know, now back to smacking monsters in the face silly
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    Post by Hue on Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:27 pm

    Most of it must be results of experiments on dragons, scales, crystals and sorcery.
    Maybe he also wrote random things that did not directly affect his research, if those books were readable like in the elder scrolls....
    Apocrypha wouldn't have **** on Seath's archives

    Thousands of books about everything in the Dark Souls world...


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    Post by Sneezer on Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:57 pm

    I'm sure Seath has all volumes of The Lusty Argonian Maid.


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    Re: How many books are in the Dukes Archives and what is the subject matter of them?

    Post by Green__Eagle on Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:35 pm

    Hmmm.. Seath is (supposedly) blind and he lost all his scales. Now I wonder what would cause that...


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    Post by Sneezer on Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:53 pm

    Green__Eagle wrote:Hmmm.. Seath is (supposedly) blind and he lost all his scales. Now I wonder what would cause that...

     We just need to check if he has hair on his palms.


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    Post by GenericUsername on Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:55 pm

    How bored do you have to be to count books in a gargantuan library in a video game?
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    Post by MosquitoPower on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:25 am

    Ever page of every book has this repeated over and over:
    "All work and no play makes Seath a dull boy"


    Although later on there were the addition of several books with this repeated over and over again on every page:
    "All work and no play makes Logan a dull boy"


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    Post by cerealaire on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:28 am

    its impossible for me to count the books everytime i go there seath destroys the the books because he tries to read it


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    Post by AnCapaillMor on Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:35 am

    I think i saw a few "Where's Oswaldo" books in there.


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    Post by PierreSBK71 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:44 am

    I want a DLC, that allows people to be able to read EVERY book in the archives.


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    Post by MosquitoPower on Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:01 am

    PierreSBK71 wrote:I want a DLC, that allows people to be able to read EVERY book in the archives.
     
     It would have to have a little warning when you downloaded it:
     
    Warning, may cause:
    confusion, mumbling, incoherence, aggression, immortality, crystallization, blue bolts of energy and longing for music consisting of one long note.
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    Post by PierreSBK71 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:03 am

    MosquitoPower wrote:
    PierreSBK71 wrote:I want a DLC, that allows people to be able to read EVERY book in the archives.
     
     It would have to have a little warning when you downloaded it:
     
    Warning, may cause:
    confusion, mumbling, incoherence, aggression, immortality, crystallization, blue bolts of energy and longing for music consisting of one long note.

    LOL!
    A warning? In a Souls game? Shrug


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    Post by Hue on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:03 am

    PierreSBK71 wrote:
    MosquitoPower wrote:
    PierreSBK71 wrote:I want a DLC, that allows people to be able to read EVERY book in the archives.
     
     It would have to have a little warning when you downloaded it:
     
    Warning, may cause:
    confusion, mumbling, incoherence, aggression, immortality, crystallization, blue bolts of energy and longing for music consisting of one long note.

    LOL!
    A warning? In a Souls game? Shrug
    You forgot loss of clothes.

    This would be the best RPG ever if the chosen undead actually benefitted from those books.
    It would suck if he went insane though :/


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    Post by PierreSBK71 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:08 am

    Hue wrote:
    PierreSBK71 wrote:
    MosquitoPower wrote:
    PierreSBK71 wrote:I want a DLC, that allows people to be able to read EVERY book in the archives.
     
     It would have to have a little warning when you downloaded it:
     
    Warning, may cause:
    confusion, mumbling, incoherence, aggression, immortality, crystallization, blue bolts of energy and longing for music consisting of one long note.

    LOL!
    A warning? In a Souls game? Shrug
    This would be the best RPG ever if the chosen undead actually benefitted from those books.
    It would suck if he went insane though :/

     Well, it IS already the best RPG ever. LOL

    Or a serious contestant at least.

    Imagine if it was like the Elder Scrolls, as you said, and you could actually READ books and gain experience (souls here) or just permanently increase your stats.

    ''Hey, I got to the Duke's Archives!''

    5 Minutes later: Game-breaking. XD


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    Post by Serious_Much on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:11 am

    If you look in the back rooms you'll find Logan's booze stash too. It has since been "Seized for research" by the Sunlight Coalition


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    Post by PierreSBK71 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:28 am

    Serious_Much wrote:If you look in the back rooms you'll find Logan's booze stash too. It has since been "Seized for research" by the Sunlight Coalition

     FOR SCIENCE! Praise the Sun


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