A young Cowlquape Pentephraxis eagerly reads his collection of barkscrolls.

Barkscrolls were the Edge equivalent of books and documents. Written by scholars, most contained documentaries of the flora and fauna of the Edge, while others excited the readers with tales of famous professors and even sky pirates. With many stored in the underground Great Library of Sanctaphrax, young acolytes and apprentices were encouraged to read and increase their knowledge.