- "A wattle cloud rising at three strides by quarter sight, obscurity grade high, for instance, must always be stressed with the third finder and an oblique nod, like so."
- —Wilken Wordspool
Cloudcraft was a technique used by cloudwatchers to describe various cloud formations. It was a complex, difficult code involving finger movements and body language. This was taught to the young students at the Fountain House of Sanctaphrax to prepare them to become sky-scholars, and the pupils learnt cloudcraft by repeating the tables in the Great Tome of Skylore until they could recite them off by heart.