Well, Sheri had no more use for the dog tracker. She tossed it to the ground, it crawling towards the downed guard's body. That was strange. One would think it would crawl towards the harpy that was currently attempting to murder Vera. Well, appearances were deceiving. Something about Kiska saying it was only supposed to be a test came to mind. Was it some form of noble's murder mansion mystery that she read in one of the chronologues? The customs of the earthern folk often changed. Really, why did they even have recordings of their cultures? The cultures were oddly ephemeral, unlike the culture of Saint Telhan.
Wait. Right. Vera was going to be possibly murdered.
With a motion of Sheri's fingers across a page of Transporation of Tomes, the other floating books--save for the silver directory tome--took an open position in front of the mage. In a brief moment of competence, Sheri flipped through the pages of the books in front of her with a dangerous amount of intent. She tapped various columns, symbols, and pages within each book.
The Book of Increased Weights seemed to shimmer with a magical glow. Preservation techniques to protect its integrity washed over it. The book, well, increased in weight. Finally, she thrust a finger across the Transportation of Tomes once more. The Book of Increased Weights was launched at the harpy. Sheri carefully watched the battlefield. She was ready to redirect it away at a moment's notice. A third because she was predicting the harpy to dodge it. A third was because it may have been sent towards Vera. A third because she wasn't sure if the unconscious guard was good or not.
Well, if it was going to hit Vera, she'd do her best to redirect it upwards.
The Book of Book Destruction, The Book of Increased Weights, Housekeeping for Mages, Transportation of Tomes, and Paper and Preservation