Wonder - Liber Sanguinem

Liber Sanguinem

by Ghovhanis

The grimoire was found and claimed by Niyut in the catacombs beneath the Tower of Necromancy.

Fûqynn, the Master of Blood, spoke these words telling us of his making.

“…There Gaeruhn stood among man and ate his fill of their flesh, feasting as a ravenous dog eats scraps from his master’s table. For Kiravor was Lord of Death, and it was he who marred the world most; his terrible sword cleaving man and elf in two.”

“Gaeruhn feasted on their flesh and gnawed at their bones sucking the marrow of life as it departed their mortal shells. It was there upon the Red Fields of Duhnym that Kiravor cast his gaze upon the feasting beast and saw the blood drip from his maw as he consumed the first flesh of mortals that Amus had created. Kiravor took thought of blood and wondered at its taste. Kiravor stretched out his right hand and let the first of the blood spill into his palm. As the great spirit tasted the Ether, the blood congealed in his mouth and Fûqynn came to be…”

Fûqynn, my Master, knew from those first moments that the Ether springs from the font that is the blood in all men. To taste a man’s blood is to know him and feel his presence; to see all that he has known or envisioned; to experience all that has made him; and to gain his thoughts and his power. Through his blood, you can divine his location; read his thoughts; predict his future and make him realize the folly of it all. You shall become his master.

All mortals are born with the power to create ethereal energy within them. That was Amus’ unintended gift. By combining energy and life, the Elder had unknowingly created the spring that fills the Ether. As that mortal lives and breathes, they create more ethereal energy, and as they die, that energy returns to the Ether. Gaeruhn knew this before Amus, and that is why he laid his plans and tricked the elder goddess. Gaeruhn desired the energy but not the knowledge for what was not known to Gaeruhn, was that a mortal’s blood holds the inscription of what energy that mortal has produced through the course of his life.

These pages will teach you all that has been revealed to me. How to extract the knowledge from the blood; how to congeal that energy into its essence and how to drink that energy making it your own.

Held Effects:

Research Death

Any caster can research necromancy spells from the grimoire. (Necromancy1)

Triggered Effects:

Spontaneous Death Magic

Once per day, a spontaneous caster can cast any Necromancy spell written in the Liber Sanguinem as if it were one of her known spells, expending a spell slot of the same spell level to cast the desired spell. A spell cast in this way cannot be modified by metamagic. She gains one additional daily use of this ability at 8th level and again every 4 character levels thereafter, to a maximum of five times per day at 20th level. She can ‘offer’ blood from a slain caster to possibly add more necromancy spells to the grimoire. Additionally, when she gains access to a new spell level, she can offer her own blood to the grimoire to gain one additional necromancy spell, or other thematically appropriate spell, in its pages. She currently get to select a 1st and 2nd level spell for your first blood offering to get the book up to her current level. The caster must be bonded with the grimoire to ‘offer’ blood. (Innate)

Necromancy/Blood Spells Written
Extract Essence (Cantrip)
Blood Money (1st Level)
Phantom Blood (1st Level)
Ray of Enfeeblement (1st Level)
Blood Transcription (2nd Level)
Death Candle (2nd Level)
Spectral Hand (2nd Level)
Stricken Heart (2nd Level)
Blood Biography (3rd Level)
Vampiric Touch (3rd Level)
Bestow Curse (4th Level)

The Hand of Death (Bonded Only)

Once per day, as swift action, a spontaneous caster can cast Spectral Hand, prior to casting any spell from the grimoire. (Necromancy1)

The Rituals of the Master

Further, it details the following rituals. The rituals are not detailed in a concise manner and require that the reader piece together several clues and hints the occult rituals to extract and convert essences.

Rites of Converto Elementis

“…and I placed a piece of bark of an ancient oak tree in to the silver bowl and the essence took the form of earth having once been fire. In time, I confirmed that such a reagent would cause all elemental essences to take such form and would be as acid… Not until later, when I acquired her Wand, did I know that such conversion could be enhanced with the Primum Vinculum…”

Rites of Procul Converto

…in to the silver bowl I placed a splinter of bone from my father’s femur and the essence took the form of death having once been life. In time, I confirmed that such a reagent would cause all arcane essences to take such form… I know not what the Herald’s Shiv would do to the transformation, but I shall seek out all the Primum Vinculum…

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