The Bestiary of Blood (magic item)

This is a magical book.  On facing pages are paintings of monsters and a spell written in invisible ink, which can be revealed only by applying some blood, squeezed from the heart of the creature illustrated.

  • Goblin
  • Chimera
  • Red Dragon
  • Gorgon
  • Troll
  • Salamander
  • Pegasus
  • Roper
  • Cyclops
  • Manticore
  • Minotaur

you could choose spells related to the monster (Polymorph other Chimera, for Fly for Pegasus, Stone to Flesh for the Gorgon, etc.) but you can substitute any spell, with a level no more than 1/2 the monster’s HD.  These spells should not be otherwise available.

Alternately, the book sits at the entrance of a dungeon.  Soaking the image with the right type of blood will open the portal to a deeper level, or open areas of levels already revealed.

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  2. […] book set on a podium in the building’s foyer was not a visitor’s register but in fact a Bestiary of Blood, completion of which would open the magically locked bank […]


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