Two of the adventurers stayed behind to help Thor Giantslayer. Build the new library. Since the lands are small they called upon a master architect’s knowledge to build a tower to act as the library. The foundation needed to be dug down in the bedrock to stabilize it. While digging one of the group members ran into a very old artifact.
They tower is a modest six stories, with a full time staff of ten with three on duty at any given time. One for the upper levels (advanced research), one for the lower levels (academics), and one to maintain the grounds. The funds to pay for these people and their costs of living comes from the lands of Thor Giantslayer.
They are tasked with giving knowledge freely to all those that enter. They are also required to ask for any knowledge that the person has that isn’t already held in the library to be added to it. Thor also let it be known to all traders and travelers who come into his lands that he pays 125% the going cost for a book, for any book that the library doesn’t already contain. Unfortunately he doesn’t make all that much, so he must limit his buying of books to the best value for now. As he gains wealth Thot dreams of adding a second tower to the grounds for a military academy where soldiers can come not just to train in battle and weapons, but in tactics and strategy as well.
For this reason he has already decreed that farmers who help him in the excavating to the bedrock and the laying of the foundation shall pay 25% less taxes then a normal farmer. This might not seem like much, but for a farmer who has a lot of land, the taxes can add up rather quickly. So he already has a crew of fifty men working on their off time starting on the second tower.