Hello my lovelies!!
I'm here again with another relic book. Like I said I have just loved making these and really can't get enough.
This notebook is called 'De Claris Sancte' which translates to The Lost Saint.
The legend of The Lost Saint is one that many have not heard of. True, the story to this day still lives on, but only amongst a select few, and they are searching. Searching for the infamous journal. The journal which, if found, could turn the world on its head.
The story goes that Acacius was an alchemist, one far ahead of his time, but this was not widely known then. He practised in the public eye as a doctor. His cousin, who was a doctor, and also his trusted friend, travelled with him, he kept his secrets. They were both determined to help the poor with Acacius's gift. Revered by his peers, but put upon his pedestal by the richer classes. They worshipped him, and overtime he became known as a miracle worker, curing illnesses they had long given up on. Moving from town to town 'cleaning' them each from sickness... Performing miracles.
The church believed he was touched by God. And so, he became a living Saint.
However, as time went on, and Acacias' 'miracles' grew, the church became fearful. The potential that someone could throw their power felt real and so, they sent a spy.
Acacius, being a wise man, managed to hide most of his workings and findings, knowing if it fell into the wrong hands, the power hungry could enslave the world, but not before the spy saw and had obtained a small amount of proof. The church could not revoke his Sainthood without destroying their own image, so they quietly ordered his silent execution.
According to his cousin, Acacius was drugged and buried alive, well almost... (But that is a tale you need not hear today) After his death, Acacius' cousin took his most dangerous possessions, including the infamous journal, and ran... The Church were after it...
Acacius' cousin lived the rest of his life on the run, travelling from country to country, hiding what will now be relics, but most importantly the journal.
It is believed, he left behind to a humble servant of a prominent household, his own journal, known as 'De Claris Sancte', with the understanding that it had to be past down his family, to the first born. Just a notebook, but riddled with clues and clippings from Acacius's journal. Those that have the 'gift' could hunt and track the relics and finally find Acacius' Journal, that could turn the world to a place of peace... or a place of ruin.
They are still waiting, still searching...
So yup, I had a story to tell with this one. I couldn't help it! As I was creating it just kept coming to life, and.... has made way for a sequel too :) Acacias' Journal.
More aged papers, more tea :)
Close up of the front, of The Lost Saint.
Hope you have enjoyed today's post (and story) :). If you would like details on the materials I used to make this 'aged relic', please pop across to A Sprinkle Of Imagination blog, where I will list the ingredients used.