The books we love, they love us back. And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us. I can see it in you, sure as I see it in me. You're a daughter of the words. A girl with a story to tell.

Aelius to Mia Corvere.

Aelius is The Chronicler of the Quiet Mountain, charged with maintaining some semblance of order in the Red Church's great Athenaeum. He also wrnagles the bookworms that roam the library.

Like everything else in the Library of Niah, Aelius is dead. A fact he seems a little ambivalent about.