A couple of points regarding this covenant-
- while it is part of Novgorod I feel like it is close enough to Thebes to be considered for the Tribunal Border hook
- correspondingly while the normal logistical reasons to not have as many books would not apply so much in this instance, a few which would:
- your nearest tribunal uses Ancient Greek as its primary language, which means your books would largely need translating (or you would need to commit to ancient Greek and reduce your potential books from other sources)
- warping affects books, including warping from the aura if they are not clarified. Which tend to make it difficult to maintain them for long periods of time when they gain warping at 1/season. Developing Ancient Sumerian as your magical language could be an interesting solution, but source texts for learning would be hard to come by.