History - Liber Sanguinem

Liber Sanguinem by Ghovhanis

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.

The book contains the first scribing of the spells: Blood Inscription & Extract Essence.

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.

“…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 Converto Elementis
School: Transmuatation; Level: 4
Casting Time: 40 minutes
Components: V, S, M (a Mithril bowl; see text below);
Secondary Casters: (up to 4)
Skill Checks: Knowledge (arcana) DC 26, 2 successes; Knowledge (planes) DC 26, 1 success; Spellcraft DC 26, 1 success.
Range: touch
Target: one elemental essence
Duration: 1 runs per primary caster level
Saving Throw: none; Spell Resistance: no
Backlash: The primary caster is exhausted.
Failure: The elemental essence will be destroyed causing damage to all casters and anyone with 100 feet of the ritual. The damage will be equal to 4d6 plus 2d6 for each secondary caster.
Effect: The elemental essence will be transformed into the appropriate type when placed into the mithril bowl containing the appropriate component for the type of essence desired.
Components
Air: A shard of Quonos Glass
Earth: A piece of bark of an ancient oak tree
FIre: A drop of the Oil of Vra’Lithe
Water: A cup of water salted with Rynin Salt Flakes

…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…

Rites of Procul Converto
School: Transmuatation; Level: 6
Casting Time: 60 minutes
Components: V, S, M (an appropriate gem stone worth at least 500 gp);
Secondary Casters: (up to 4)
Skill Checks: Knowledge (arcana) DC 28, 2 successes; Knowledge (planes) DC 28, 2 successes; Spellcraft DC 28, 2 successes
Range: touch
Target: one arcane essence
Duration: 1 round per primary caster level
Saving Throw: none; Spell Resistance: no
Backlash: All casters are exhausted.
Failure: The arcane essence will be destroyed causing damage to all casters and anyone with 100 feet of the ritual. The damage will be equal to 4d6 plus 2d6 for each secondary caster.
Effect: The arcane essence will be transformed into the appropriate type when placed into the mithril bowl containing the appropriate component for the type of essence desired.
Components:
Necromancy: a splinter of bone from relative


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