Hey Story Games, let's brainstorm some cool ideas for spellbooks!
Give me some names of spellbooks, their properties, what they look like, links to pictures of them, what they can be used for, and what types of spells are found in them.
I'll go first:
The Jewelled Heart of Quadraksals
is a mighty tome, large and heavy. It's cover is made of gilded and jewel-encrusted dragonskin. Inside it's perfumed pages (made from the pulp of two dozen cypress trees not less than four hundred years old) you will find many spells of illusions both grand and subtle. But how will you read it? Only Quadraksals himself knows how to part those covers and reveal the contents of his jewelled heart!
The Book of Lands
is an ancient tome. Though it contains but a few spells, it's magical pages put no limit on the number of simple words that can be written on them. This book has been passed down from generation to generation through a long line of sorcerous geomancers, all of whom recorded their investigations of stones and soils and the things that grow in them, in all the lands they ever travelled to. No greater store of geological knowledge exists!
The Coiled Ropes of Gorgonas
is an unusual spellbook. It was composed in the ancient language of Khorhaq Ttal, which is much like Ogham
, except that it is not inscribed on stone, but written with knots in rope and string, like Quipus
. This "book" is thus a thick collection of knotted cords. Its current owner, Gorgonas, has saturated these cords in paralytic poison, which he has developed an immunity to, and he uses them as garottes when needs must. Beware their poison! For it has twisted the features of Dread Gorgonas to such a degree that he now wears a hideous mask to hide his mangled features.
But the Elf Queen has by far the strangest spellbook. The Quickling is a small fox-like creature, about the size of a squirrel, that sits upon her shoulders and whispers its spells into her ear.