On the way to Lepidstadt, Gideon started to read some of the evil books that Professor Lorrimor had requested be returned. In one of these books he came across the story of the Hand of Saranae, a scimitar of great power. However it was commonly believe that the scimitar was destroyed. However in this book, it recounts the tale but it states that the hilt and blade for the scimitar were in fact not destroyed, but intentionally hidden by a lich Tibald. A differnet book exlains that Tibald hid some items of great power but does not list these items. That book starts to list these hidden locations. However the page the lists these locations was ripped out. When Gideon retruned the books and asked about the missing page, he was told that it was ripped out when count Caromark borrowed the book years ago.