Wiki: The Morgan Library


The Morgan Library was an important location in Fragment Eight. It contained a copy of the Ackerly Green book Seven Cradle Songs, which in turn contained the spell used to release Deirdre Green from the state in which she had been magically cast by her father, Sullivan Green, in which she was unable to come into contact with magiq.


The Morgan Library is a historic library in New York City. In the Briarverse, it is also a well, a place deeply connected to the other side of the veil and therefore filled with echoes of memory and magic. Wells are disorienting for all but the most experienced of magimystics, as are libraries.


The Morgan Library holds a special status in the Briarverse. When a copy of Ackerly Green’s Guide to MAGIQ was found by a demolition crew tearing down the New York Lunatic’s Asylum, it was sent to the Morgan Library to be digitally scanned and preserved. Unfortunately, efforts to preserve or restore the Guide proved impossible, and the Guide was stolen from the library in 2005. All scans of the book were corrupted.

Because of its status as a well, Sullivan Green chose to hide his copy of Seven Cradle Songs in the Morgan Library, along with a note to his daughter Deirdre, explaining why he had hidden her from the magical world and how she could reverse the spell he placed on her if she wished to open her eyes to the truth.

In Fragment Seven, recruits tracked down several locations from triptychs within The Monarch Papers journals, in the process creating the words Mor, Gansu, Lye, Brierly. From this, recruits realized they were looking for the Morgan Library. At the same time as recruits realized this, so too did Lauren Ellsworth, who had been following the path of the journal in hopes that it might contain a spell to protect The Cagliostro from the people who controlled him.

The Mountaineers sent Cole Sumner to retrieve the book, who arrived shortly before Lauren did. Lauren set the library partially ablaze, stealing the book from Cole, but unknowingly left behind the book’s inner contents, including the Calling the Corners spell. Cole delivered these contents to The Mountaineers.