Scroll of Sapientiae translation

Sacred Deora! I figured it out!
Did you notice I pasted it onto the image of the scroll for best effect? 😁

Students and graduates from the Academy of Omniosophical Arts & Sciences will recognize this pair of phrases as being "parting wishes" in Naturim - the precursor to what are termed the romance languages. To this day, the custom of speaking these two phrases is used when people go their separate ways.

"Cheriste som" translates to "Above all, love."

The response "Alo cheriste pless" translates to "And then love more."

What a relief! I was worried the message might read "Drink more Ovaltine!"

So there you have it. The oldest and most treasured message from antiquity ~ an adage needed perhaps more today than ever.

I can't thank you enough for helping me, not only to unlock this secret that's been hidden for all these centuries, but for reminding me of what really matters. If I ever find myself stuck and in need of a brilliant mind and nerves of steel, I'll be contacting you first. I know there are a more quests coming up, and I'm sure you'd be an invaluable help!

With that, I will sign off. I don't know about you, but I could use a shower and a nap. Thus, I bid you cheriste som!

(... That's where you're supposed to say, "Alo cheriste pless.")

Arcane courtesies notwithstanding, well done and farewell,