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"I know, Rook, I know. The thirst for knowledge is a powerful force. But in future...just don't get caught!"

-Alquix Venvax, talking to Rook after he was caught reading the library treatises.

Alquix Venvax was an elderly Librarian professor who took a liking to Rook. He intended to take on Rook as his apprentice, but this never came to be, for Rook set off for the Free Glades to become a Librarian Knight.

Demise

When the Great Storm Chamber Library was evacuated because of the Dark Maelstrom, Alquix refused to leave. He helped Magda and Xanth escape, but he was soon captured by the goblin armies of General Tytugg, and was killed by an arrow shot by a shryke.