- Grants the skill Cartography if the player character has not learned it.
- Grants 2 points in the skill Cartography if the player character has learned it.
Contained within the leather-bound pages of this book are the swash-buckling adventures of Captain Hale. Eschalon's most famous explorer. You read accounts of him and his crew aboard his enormous ship, the "Mist Cutter", as they sailed the oceans and mapped the unknown world.
One story depicts the ship being swallowed by a Kraken: the crew reportedly used cannons to blow a hole in the side of the beast and sailed to freedom.
Although the accuracy of the stories is questionable. there is valuable information within the pages. You learn how Captain Hale created the first full map of Eschalon by navigating the coastlines and pinpointing landmarks using a constellation chart, compass, and a sextant.