Tome of Arcane Secrets

Tome of Arcane Secrets

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An enigmatic tome capable of absorbing bast amounts of magical power.

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06/14/24

Legendary Artifact, requires attunement.

The Tome of Arcane Secrets is a powerful and ancient magical tome that allows its user to store and cast spells from any class spell list. This tome is enchanted to grow in power, gaining new abilities and spell storage capacity as it levels up through the user's interactions and the spells it contains.

Appearance

The tome appears as a large, leather-bound book with intricate arcane symbols embossed in gold and silver on the cover. The pages inside are made of a shimmering, indestructible material that glows faintly when a spell is written upon it.

Abilities:

  • Arcane Insight: While attuned to the tome, the user gains proficiency in Arcana. If they are already proficient, they gain expertise.
  • Spellcasting: The user can cast any spell stored in the tome as if it were on their spell list, using their spellcasting ability and spell slots as usual.
  • Absorbing Abilities: At Level 3, the tome can absorb abilities from artifacts. These abilities can be cast as spells and remove the ability from the artifact.
Level Number of Spells Absorbed Additional Requirements Maximum Spell Level Stored Additional Abilities
1 0 - 10   Cantrips & 1st Level Proficiency in Arcana
2 11 - 20   2nd Level  
3 21 - 35   3rd Level Can absorb abilities from Artifacts
4 36 - 50 Must absorb three abilities from artifacts to reach this level 4th Level  
5 51 - 70   5th Level  
6 71 - 90   6th Level Proficiency in Intelligence Saving Throws
7 91 - 120   7th Level  
8 121 - 150 Must absorb 20 abilities from Artifacts to reach this level 8th Level  
9 151 - 199   9th Level  
10 200+  

Unlimited

Unknown

Mechanics

  • Leveling System: The tome can level up through use, with a maximum level of 10.
  • Spell Storage Capacity: At each level, the tome can store spells of increasing power:
    • Level 1: Cantrips and 1st level spells.
    • Level 2: 2nd level spells.
    • Level 3: 3rd level spells and abilities from artifacts.
    • Level 4: 4th level spells.
    • Level 5: 5th level spells.
    • Level 6: 6th level spells.
    • Level 7: 7th level spells.
    • Level 8: 8th level spells.
    • Level 9: 9th level spells.
    • Level 10: Unknown, theoretically capable of storing an unlimited variety of magical effects.

Usage

  • Transcribing Spells: To transcribe a spell or ability into the tome, the user must either:
    1. Copy the spell from a spell scroll into the book (following the same rules as writing a spell in a wizard's spellbook).
    2. Cast the spell or use the artifact's ability directly on the tome.
  • Permanent Loss: Casting a spell on the tome has the potential to permanently removes the user's ability to cast that spell on their own without the tome. When casting a spell on the Tome, the caster must succeed on a DC 20 Intelligence (Arcana) or permanently lose the ability to cast the spell.
  • Artifacts: Using an artifacts ability on the Tome removes the ability from the artifact. If an artifact's last ability is removed this way, the artifact crumbles into dust.

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