A note addressed to the Villa's former owner lies next to an anusual device:
I posed a few questions to my contacts in the White Spire. Discreetly, of course, lest they want the piece for themselves. From what I can gather, the device—rustically dubbed a lyrium éperlan--is meant to restore broken runes; they are not widely used. Some suggest that if the rune were affixed to an object, the device could restore the item itself, although I was unable to confirm the truth of this.
This is purely academic, as it required a mage to function. It is nevertheless a rare piece, prized among the collectors of curosities. I trust you are pleased with the purchase,
Sincerely, Émile Fabré Collector & Purveyor of Unique Ephemerae