The Book of the Strange
To successfully become the owner of the Book of the Strange, a character must fulfill the following requirements, and must scribe a spell into the book. If the character does not meet these requirements, the book will not hold a scribed spell spell.
Skills: Knowledge (Arcana) 5 Ranks, Spellcraft 5 ranks
Spells: Able to cast arcane spells.
To open the book the first time, the new owner must cast Knock. (It cannot be cast from a scroll.) Thereupon, the owner must immediately make a Knowledge Arcana roll of 30 or better while the book rifles through the wizard’s mind to determine if they are acceptable. If they succeed, the book binds itself to them. Otherwise, the book locks itself again and cannot be attempted until the wizard’s next level.
The book is a well-made tome 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 1 inch thick. It is durable, waterproof, bound with iron overlaid with brass, and locked. This book has a silver circle on the front, with seven brass points irising in.
When it is used, the circle irises open to reveal a large yellow, bloodshot eye.