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5☼ 200 cm³


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Sheets are used in the production of scrolls and quires. They can be made from either paper or parchment, and are stored under Sheet (top stockpile category).

Sheets have quality levels, which don't seem to affect the value of resulting books, however.[Verify]

For more information, see: Paper industry.


Paper is made from plant fibers mashed into slurry (at a quern/millstone) and then pressed on a screw press. Both of these actions use the papermaking labor.

Plant Sheet name Native Biomes
Cotton Cotton sheet Tropical
Flax Linen sheet Tropical Grassland or Savanna
Hemp Hemp sheet Temperate
Jute Jute sheet Tropical
Kenaf Kenaf sheet Tropical
Pig tail Pig tail sheet Underground
Ramie Ramie sheet Tropical
Rope reed Rope reed sheet not Glacier, Mountain, or Tundra


Papyrus sheets are made directly from the papyrus sedge plant (which grows in any tropical wetland) at a farmer's workshop. Note that the simple term "papyrus" can refer to either the plant or the paper.


Parchment is made from skin and milk of lime at a tanner's shop, and has a value of 50☼. Parchment made from the skin of a cow is called vellum.

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