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.

Published in: on March 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm  Comments (2)  
Tags: ,

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://mikemonaco.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/the-bestiary-of-blood-magic-item/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. I approve of this item.

  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 […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Hobgoblin Orange

My return to the world of miniature figure painting and RPGs

booksandopinions.com

The Book Reviews You Can Trust!

Dawn of the Lead

Zombies and Miniature Wargaming

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

hosercanadian

Miniature Motivation

Take On Rules

Jeremy Friesen - a poor soul consumed by gaming.

Age of Dusk

Roleplaying, reviews and associated paraphernalia.

Roll to Disbelieve

"We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different."--Kurt Vonnegut

CYCLOPEANA

playable with paper and pencil and miniature figures

A Book of Creatures

A Complete Guide to Entities of Myth, Legend, and Folklore

CFallsGamer

Geek Gaming Goodness

Making the Past

Diary of an apprentice swordsmith

Ancient & Medieval Wargaming

Using De Bellis Antiquitatis, with the odd diversion...

Riffing Religion

Prophets should be mocked. I'm doing my part.

Cirsova

An encyclopedia of the Cirsovan empire, thoughts on Gaming, Music and more.

2 Warps to Neptune

Documenting the 8-bit era and the origins of geek

Inside the Shadowbox

Rolling the dice. Writing the words. Pushing the buttons. Eating the bacon. Smiling and waving.

daggerandbrush

Miniature painting, wargaming terrain creation and more

Interesting Literature

A Library of Literary Interestingness

Fractalbat

A lair for gaming, sci-fi, comics, and other geekish pursuits.

tenfootpole.org

I bought this stuff and read it so you don't have to.

Role Play Craft

Crafting ideas, options, and modules for your role playing campaign.

The Rambling Roleplayer

I play games and sometimes I write things about them. Geek, dad, husband, gamer, and amateur carpenter, in that order.

Sheppard's Crook

The occasional blog of a closet would -be wargamer and modeller

10 Bad Habits

Where the Wild Things Aren't

The Weekly Sift

making sense of the news one week at a time

inthecitiesdotcom

Just another WordPress.com site

Lost in Time

"What happened to Claw Carver?"

chieflyill

gaming, graphics, and genrefication

Stuffed Crocodile

Mazes, Martians, Mead

Metropollywog

Role-Playing Games, Medieval History, Assorted Legends and Myths, and My Stupid Life.

pipeandscotchdm

Tabletop gaming, Dungeon-Mastering, pipesmoking, and single malts

Wrathofzombie's Blog

A blog of Role-playing Dorkiness!

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 263 other followers

%d bloggers like this: