Elemental Books

Category:
book/scroll
Description:

Each is a large book with a matching rune on the cover depicting the particular element the book is tied to. The books are a foot wide and sixteen inches tall, the covers are of a material like nacre or mother-of-pearl: smooth and white on the outside, and an almost silvery colour on the inside. On the cover is inlaid the rune symbolizing that element, the same as on the wall panels on the niches they were found in. The pages are a blue-white material like paper but more resilient (it seems impossible to tear) yet from some books, the title page has been ripped out.

The book is not ruined for if the page is found (as was found with the Book of Water) and replaced, it will mend itself back into the book and the runes will return. The title page still retains its writing and says in a strange language, which translates to “The Book of (whatever element).” When the page is replaced, the contents of the book return.

They are spell lists, and though they cannot be cast like runes, they will allow the reader to learn one spell per day for every character 3 levels (1 spell at levels 1-3, 2 spells at levels 4-6, 3 spells at levels 7-9, etc)chosen when Power Points are reset to full, up to the power of their own level.

HARP Example: That is, can cast the spell as if you had your level of PP skill in it. As an example, a level 6 character with Book of Water could cast (if this spell was selected) Water Vision at 6 PP’s (normal spell casting time, chances and successful manoeuvre required). Each spell learnt from the book is considered a class spell for the person who memorised it and it is cast at skill level based on ranks equal to the level of the caster. If spell costs more than the user can cast, then it is not useable until the user achieves a suitable level that provides sufficient PP’s.

Casting each spell requires the user to spend their Power Points.

Each book contains a number of spells – which are in an intelligible language that is unknown to you (making a successful Attunement skill check allows enough understanding to use them as indicated above). Each book must be attuned to be so usable, and only allows the last person who attuned to it, to cast spells from it (attuning takes 24 hours after a successful roll). At this stage, the following spells are usable from the books – at each level, others may become intelligible.

Party Note: Next check is at HARP level 8
Bio:

The Elemental Books were found within the Tower of Lost Magic, except for the Book of Ice, which is missing from its obvious location. However the key title pages were torn from all but the Book of Fire, with one missing page from Book of Water found.

Party Note: Elemental Books

BookOwnerStatus/Usability
Elemental Book of FireCosta – Michaelcomplete
Elemental Book of AirCosta – Michaelcomplete
Elemental Book of WaterCosta – Michaelcomplete
Elemental Book of LightCosta – Michaelunusable: title page missing
Elemental Book of EarthCosta – Michaelunusable: title page missing; maybe in Rapata book shop?

HARP Elemental Spell Tomes

Spells deciphered: Book Reference Notes/Requirements
Book of Fire: (complete)
* Extinguish Fires (CoM p 82)
* Fire Wall (HARP p 127)
* Fire Nerves (HARP p 127)
* Heat (CoM p83) [Added at level 7]
* Flash (CoM p83) [Added at level 7]
Book of Ice: (complete)
* Ice Wall (CoM p83)
* Icy Mist Wall (HARP p 127)
* Cool (CoM p 80) [Added at level 7]
Book of Air: (complete)
* Air Form (CoM p 80)
* Air Wall (HARP p 125)
* Fly (HARP p 127)
* Vacuum (HARP p 131)
* Moving Ways (HARP p114)
Book of Water: (complete)
* Create Water (CoM p 70)
* Underwater Movement (CoM p 84)
* Water Vision (CoM p 77)
* Water Breathing (CoM p 77)
* Unfog (CoM p85) [Added at level 7]
* Water Form (CoM p85) [Added at level 7]
Book of Earth Title Page missing Book unusable
Book of Light Title Page missing Book unusable

GM Note: Notes on level usage, etc to be provided

RM Elemental Spell Tomes

Spells deciphered: Book Reference Notes/Requirements
Book of Fire: (complete)
* Extinguish Fires ?
* Fire Wall ?
* Fire Nerves ?
* Heat ? [Added at level 7]
* Flash ? [Added at level 7]
Book of Ice: (complete) 
* Ice Wall ?
* Icy Mist Wall ?
* Cool ? [Added at level 7]
Book of Air: (complete)
* Air Form ?
* Air Wall ?
* Fly ?
* Vacuum ?
* Moving Ways ?
Book of Water: (complete)
* Create Water ?
* Underwater Movement ?
* Water Vision ?
* Water Breathing ?
* Unfog ? [Added at level 7]
* Water Form ? [Added at level 7]
Book of Earth Title Page missing Book unusable
Book of Light Title Page missing Book unusable

Elemental Books

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