Book of Illustrated Illusions

Book of Illustrated Illusions

This book of illustrations is usually found in an snakeskin, leather, or wooden cover. A complete book consists of thirty-four pages (plus cover).  When a page is opened at random, ripped out and dropped to the ground, a major image of a creature is formed. The figment lasts until dispelled. The illusory creature cannot move more than 30 feet away from where the page landed, but otherwise moves and acts as if it were real. At all times it obeys the desires of the character who ripped out the page. When the illusion is dispelled, the page turns completely black and cannot be used again for any purpose. If the page is picked up, the illusion is automatically and instantly dispelled. The illustrations in a book and the illusions they bring forth are summarized on the following table:

1 – Dragon (type matches alignment of the person who ripped the page out the book as closely as possible and if more than one possible type, role randomly)
2 – Human fighter and four human guards (sex of fighter is the opposite of the person who ripped the page, others are random)
3 – Human wizard (sex is the same as the person
who ripped the page)
4 – Human druid (sex is the same as the person
who ripped the page)
5 – Cloud giant (random sex)
6 – Male ettin
7 – Female bugbear
8 – Male goblin
9 – Female glabrezu
10 – Elf wizard (random sex) and apprentice (opposite sex to wizard)
11 – Female half-elf ranger
12 – Harpy
13 – Female orc barbarian
14 – Male ogre mage
15 – Female gnoll
16 – Male kobold
17 – Male lich
18 – 3 human clerics (one female, one male, the final one the opposite sex to the person who ripped the page)
19 – Medusa
20 – Dwarf paladin (sex is the opposite of the person who ripped the page)
21 – Frost giant (random sex)
22 – Female troll
23 – Male hobgoblin
24 – Goblin (random sex)
25 – Iron golem (androgynous)
26 – 3 halfling rogues (one female, one male, the final one the opposite sex to the person who ripped the page)
27 – 3 female pixies
28 – Female half-elf bard
29 – Male hill giant
30 – Female ogre
31 – Male orc
32 – Female kobold
33 – Mirror image of the person who ripped thepage
34 – Opposite sex version of the person who ripped the page

A randomly found book is usually complete (11-100 on d%), but may be discovered (01-10) with 1d20 of its pages alredy torn out. If pages are missing, reduce the price by a corresponding amount.

Faint illusion; CL 6th; Craft Wondrous Item, major image; Price 8,100 gp; Weight ½ lb.