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Enscrollers

Artifacts of Legend

 

A classic image of Wizards includes them holding some old and powerful tome of knowledge as they weave their magic. Of course, those who know Wizards know that once they learn a spell that the spell will be at their disposal whenever they need it, and there's no requirement for some spell book. However this classic image is not without basis, even if the details have long since been lost to the passages of time.

During the Time of a Thousand Magicks, and continuing well into the Age of Elves, there existed powerful books of magic known as Enscrollers. The power of these books came from the pages contained within, each made out of a magical scroll. Instead of using a scroll in the traditional way, a scroll is sewn into the book using a silver thread. The scrolls power would be absorbed into the book. Though its power drained and the specific words on the scroll meaningless, any time the Enscroller was opened to the page, and sufficient P.P.E. provided, the spell could be cast as normal. This provided a useful tool for Wizards and other magic users, as it allowed them to cast magic they haven't actually learned!

This means that even if a mage didn't know the Armor of Ithan spell (but if an Armor of Ithan spell had already been added to the Enscroller), the sorcerer could open the book to the proper page, read the words written (approximately 15 seconds/one melee round), and for 10 P.P.E. cast the spell. Since the power of the scroll was consumed by the book, the words on the former scroll are permanent and don't disappear. On the other hand, something about the way the Enscroller absorbs and casts magic, spell magic cannot be learned or deciphered from the pages within. Though the specifics of this difference may have once been known, today it remains a mystery.

 

Hisory

Enscrollers are magical tomes with a variety of magical spells and power at its disposal, and in the hands of a skilled practitioner of magic perhaps the most powerful weapon imaginable. Unfortunately for magic users, Enscrollers were created through a combination of Elven and Dwarven techniques. When the two empires erupted into war, the ability to create new Enscrollers became lost forever. Many of the existing Enscrollers were destroyed during the continuing madness of the Elf-Dwarf War and the Millennium of Purification that followed. Today, uncovering one of these few remaining relics can be as rare of a find as a rune weapon.

What few stories remain of their creation tell that it required some Elven variation on Diabolism, though perhaps something more similar to Mosaic Magic as the stories remain unclear. Meanwhile the Dwarves needed to craft a special type of metal that shone like gold, but with a reddish tint. This rare metal, mined only in select mountains within the Elven Empire and forging techniques known only to Dwarves, held a series of gems in place and served as conduits for the magical power. Whenever the magic from the Enscroller is summoned forth, each these gems radiate with a warm glow.

Since the ore could only be mined from Elven territory, and the ore only crafted by the Dwarves, the Elf-Dwarf War prevented any further use. In the generations that followed, the Dwarves have forgotten the techniques to process this rare metal. Those who continue to try and rediscover its secrets believe it was once called Orichalcum. There are unconfirmed reports by a few who have traveled to the Citadel of the Sun on Phi to have seen warriors clad in a reddish-gold armor. If the rumors are true, then it seems the Magi atop Mount Phi may have unraveled the lost secrets.

 

Enscrollers

Gems: The most common gems found on an Enscroller are a red-orange agate, a fire agate, and a star sapphire. The three gems are placed in a triangle shape on the book, usually placed on the borders of an etched circle with various magic symbols on the cover of the book. Though there are rumors that other gems could be used with varying affects. In the thousands of years since their creation though, many Enscrollers have been looted for their gems by those who didn't realize the true value of the book. New gems must be used to replace the missing ones, if the metal that once housed them hasn't been sold for scrap.

Types: There are three main types of Enscrollers: Spell Book, Tome, and Grimoire. All Enscrollers have at least 10 scrolls sewn into the binding, and as none has ever been found with less pages it is believed to be the minimum number of scrolls required to create one. Spells Books are the smallest of the books, and can contain up to 25 pages. Tomes are medium sized, and can contain up to 50 pages. Grimoire are the largest of all the Enscrollers, and can contain as many as 100 pages. Note: Pages can be added (up to its limit) or removed (down to the minimum), with each change affecting the following stats. Though even if a page is removed, it does NOT regain its magical power and can never be used as a magical scroll again, but can allow it to be replaced by another scroll/spell (allowing each owner to customize their Enscroller).

P.P.E.: Through the absorption process of the scroll, the Enscroller retains a piece of that power. Spell Books have 8 P.P.E. per page, Tomes have 5 P.P.E. per page, and Grimoires have only 3 P.P.E. per page. Regardless of type, all Enscrollers recover P.P.E. at the rate of 1 P.P.E. per day per page. The owner of the book may increase this rate by channeling from his/her personal P.P.E. reserves into the Enscroller.

S.D.C.: 10, plus 2 S.D.C. per page. The Enscroller regenerates only 1 S.D.C. per day. This slow regeneration only repairs damage, but if the book (or some of its pages) is completely destroyed then it remains destroyed forever. While some Enscrollers may be the best piece of armor a Wizard has, using it to absorb damage is something few self-respecting practitioners of magic will ever do. This is a powerful magical artifact that is irreplaceable!

Other Abilities: At least one other variation of the Enscroller has been found with a fourth gem, a white pearl, placed on the cover. Whenever the name of a spell contained within its pages was uttered by whoever held the book, the book would magically open up to the corresponding page. As such the owner could quickly (one action) locate a spell contained within by just uttering the name, instead of having to hunt through the book for the proper page. This variation is most commonly found on grimoires, as it is the largest, and as rare as a Greatest Rune Weapon.

People have claimed to have seen an Enscroller with a fourth and fifth gem, diamond and ruby, contained on it. Some even say that one of the standard three gems (which one varies from story to story) was replaced with a lapis lazuli. Allegedly, the Enscroller contained Fire and Air Elemental Spells within its pages. When asked to provide proof, the book suddenly vanished and never found (stolen? Or could it teleport itself away somehow?). This has caused it to be discounted by the vast majority as only a rumor. Though there are a few believers who refer back to the legends of Jichaun, an Air and Fire Warlock who later went on to study Wizardry and countless other schools of magic. He's considered the famous Alchemist during the Time of a Thousand Magicks, a truly legendary feat (if he ever even existed at all).