Tuesday Magic Item – Poet’s Book

9 August, 2011

The half-elf poet seemed nervous, flipping through a small book bound in blue cloth as he waited.  The jugglers seemed to please the Countess and her guests well enough but now it was the poet’s turn, he took one last look in the book and tucked it away.

He strode forward and bowed, beginning with a classic poem to warm up both his tongue and the crowd.  He soon moved onto an ode in honor of the Countess and her court.

The response was everything he had hoped for.

Poet’s Book

These small books contain advice and suggestions, forms and half completed epics.  A wealth of inspiration for any poet and containing much more such material than one would think would fit in such a small package.

The poet’s book provides its owner with a +5 competence bonus to Perform (poetry) check as long as the owner spends at least five minutes consulting it before hand.  Additionally, once per day, it can give its owner a +2 enhancement bonus to Charisma for the duration of one performance.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 3,000; Weight 1 lbs
Requirements Create Wondrous Item, eagle’s splendor, secret page; Cost 1,500 (+120 xp for D&D)

Notes: Just a simple item in celebration of the birth of John Dryden.


  1. Neat idea, and a nice addition to bardic magic items.

  2. I really like magical books. I’m going to see if my warrior-poet can use a tweaked (or maybe untweaked) version of this one before a combat performance (from Ultimate Combat).

    • Excellent, let me know how it works out.

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