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The Forgotten Language is the language of the ancient Incarna that Alcatraz the First broke so that no future generations could use the knowledge to bring destruction to themselves. Scholars tried to decipher it for centuries, including Attica Smedry, thinking that its secrets might lead him to the Sands or Rashid. After finding the lens, he was able to write in the language.
The written language appears as random scribbles, including things like random circles, zigzags, and loop-dee-loops. The language has no pattern. 
The known Forgotten Language books have various subjects. These include forging a "Truefinders Lens," Smedry Talents, Inhibitors Glass, philosophy, building chariots, chicken selling records, and cooking.