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There are three major ways to create paper for books and scrolls - each depending on a different raw material.
The finished sheets can be stored in their own stockpile.
 Raw materials
The raw materials that can be used:
The method, workshops, and labors required to process a material into sheets depends on the type of material.
Processing animal hides is more complex; you need to produce quicklime from calcium carbonate stones at a kiln, then process the quicklime to milk of lime at an ashery. Finally, the hide and milk of lime are used in a tanner's shop using the tanning labor to create a parchment sheet. For each sheet of parchment 1 hide is needed disregarding the size of the original animal.
If the hide is from a cow, it's called "vellum sheet", otherwise it will take on the name of the animal (i.e. pig parchment sheet, sheep parchment sheet).
 Plant fibers
 Finished goods
The sheets can then be further processed into finished goods.
|Primary Industries||Beekeeping - Farming - Fishing - Gathering - Meat - Poultry - Stone - Wood|
|Secondary Industries||Alcohol - Armor - Arms - Ceramic - Extract - Finished goods - Fuel - Furniture - Gem - Glass - Metal - Paper - Soap - Textile|
|Tertiary Industries||Military - Health care - Noble - Trade|