Like Native American Wampum? That's gooooood!
Okay, now that is seriously interesting. Didn't some Native American (South American, I think) people have a form of "writing" composed of knots tied in string? I could completely believe a bead-based code. And it would have the added bonus of being readable by touch, which could come in handy in the lightless depths.Kahuna Burger said:when I was considering an aquatic campaign, I went with the idea that undersea "writing" would be more three dimensional to begin with - different shapes and substances beaded in strings for instance. So a spellbook would be a bunch of strings you ran your fingers over to study, while a scroll would be activated by snapping the "thread" and running all the beads out through your fingers.