A method of written record dating back to the beginning of settlement on mainland Titania. Malskethe are comprised of long wooden cylinders inscribed with runic characters. They were the most prominent form of record keeping before parchment and vellum scrolls.
They are used for a variety of things, including folklore/fairytales, histories, and religious texts as well as things such as merchant transactions, prison records, and bookkeeping. They are notched at the edge to indicate the start of the document.
Malskethe often contain extremely condensed version of a story or history, serving as prompts for storytellers. For this reason, they are also often used as tools for teaching children how to read.