Ans we finally get the real plot macguffin infodumped all over out faces. The vague joke here was that by random quirk of poor translation the book’s description was actually far more accurate and correct in explaining the elven gods then the original elven text the translation was taken from. Which… wouldn’t even be sort of revealed in the story until about seven years later… Yeeeeaahh. Also we have the first hints that the elves hated the Trolls and that no one actually knows where the fuck humans came from.
Also I’m not sure what Ellis is going on about, cats love the smell of mold.