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Twisted Confessional | Everway

Ersatz Scrivener

Ersatz Scrivener

Ersatz Scrivener doesn't exist - but nobody will admit to that. He's the name scholars put on their work when they can't, or won't, do it themselves. When someone goes looking for him, they'll have "just missed him", or he'll be "on an expedition." Ersatz is somewhat of a sloppy scholar - he occasionally cites himself when writing an entry, something the other scholars would never dream of doing.

Nobody knows when the myth of Ersatz was started, and even the other scholars never admit it to each other, or their apprentices. They all have at least one "Ersatz story", an experience where they met and interacted with the man. Scholars are expected to figure it out themselves - writing one's first Ersatz entry, and telling one's first Ersatz story, is a sort of rite of passage in the Library, a test not all scholars ever pass.

Ersatz entries should only be written if phantom entries have been overlooked, and the group has been backed into a corner; or if an author drops out, and the same thing occurs. When dibbing an entry for Ersatz, claim the entry using his name, but also include your actual name for reference. When the actual entry is written, just sign it Ersatz. Drop hints, if you like, about who the scholar actually is, but leave it a mystery. Don't purposefully cite an entry that's been assigned to Ersatz, but if you have to write a new entry that Ersatz previously cited, don't worry - Ersatz is known for his sloppy academic work.

The top of this page is the only spot where the truth of Ersatz is ever spoken; below the line, scholars are encouraged to place their Ersatz stories.

Anyone who's written an Ersatz entry must write at least one of their scholar's "Ersatz Story" here. Ersatz Stories should be signed by the scholar telling them.

This is a Lexicon Scholar page.


{place Ersatz stories here}