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Tuesday Magic Item – Venturer’s Book of Hours

1 September, 2015

Voddick's one is not this niceVoddick read and ran through the prayer contained in the little book, it was really quite calming.

“Ready to go?” Golloan looked in.

Voddick nodded and tucked the book safely away.  “Thank you again for the book, it really helps me find focus before heading out into another battle.”

“You are most welcome, such a book helped me once,” replied his friend with a smile.   “Now, let us go and earn our pay.”

Venturer’s Book of Hours

These small books are mass produced, usually by a mixture of printing presses for the body of the work with hand colored plates and embellishments.  They contain a selection of prayers and meditations for the traveler and trader, doctor and dilettante, scholar and soldier, with just enough religion to push someone towards a particular faith without being likely to offend.

Once a day by spending ten minutes in meditation and prayer with the Venturer’s Book of Hours, the reader gains the ability to cast one of the following spells on themselves as an immediate action: guidance, resistance or virtue.  The ability to cast a spell lasts until the reader next sleeps or twelve hours, whichever comes first.

If reader of the book is a cleric or a paladin, they can instead call upon the ability to cast spells from the book twice and they can be used to aid an adjacent ally instead of the reader.

Aura faint abjuration; CL 1st
Slot – ; Price 250; Weight ½ lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Item, bless, guidance, resistance, virtue; Cost 125

Notes: Inspired by historical Christian books of hours, but no reason why other faiths could not create something similar.

Book of Hours from The University of Edinburgh image collection and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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