The explosion is a 15-foot-radius burst that deals 8d6 necrotic damage. I am probs not the best qualified, but I will add my 2 cents where appropriate. The Book judges its owner's worthiness. The Book of Vile Darkness knows when someone is handling it. Shapechangers are the most common culprits, although for some reason evil dragons occasionally find themselves attracted to various creatures other than their own kind.
Closer inspec- tion reveals that his entire body is made of razors dripping with blood and oil to keep the blades sharp and rust-free. A trusted servant can abuse his position to steal and gather secrets for blackmail. These concepts are so alien to them that they rarely think to use the emotions of others as leverage. Sometimes a bully uses magical might rather than physical prowess to cow those around her. The d20 System logo and d20 are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
This roleplaying game product is intended for Dungeon. After all, killing is a dangerous and dirty business. Some liars are compulsive; that is, they have a psychologi- cal need to lie. They typically learn other languages, including obscure ones. Non-evil neutral characters suffer 5d4 points of damage from handling the book, and reading its pages causes them to succeed on a save vs.
Trendan is cowardly, lazy, and crude. It is the ultimate expres- sion of their power and their willingness to commit any sort of heinous act. Cultists loyal to Erythnul held the book in a dim vault for many years, using it as a final initiation into their innermost circle. Just take a look at the evil villains discussed below and extrapolate. But evil beings like to capture foes and torture them to death, and some even prefer to torture the souls of their foes, never granting them the release of death.
The hour duration of Husk was, well, I think the original was a spell that makes the target fall unconscious for 1d10 minutes on just a single failed save, which I felt was sorta absurd for a Level 3 spell, if sorta disappointing from a sadistic-evil-sorcerer point of view as well better to keep him wide awake! Rallaster has very few temples. The Book can disguise itself as a less menacing book, or other item. What follows is more than a list that defines evil as opposed to good. However, he does not yet possess the might to animate an army large enough to assault the walled city of Kachel alone, so he has spent years questing for a magic artifact that can dominate the wills of others. Yeathan is asso- ciated with the Evil, Destruction, and Water domains, and his favored weapon is the trident. The deities were in no danger, of course, but they were disgusted by what they had wrought. They often undergo scarification as a part of their rituals and file their teeth into points if they are not natu- rally sharp.
They crave blood and sacrifices to feed the insatiable hunger of the deities to whom they have sworn allegiance. Often, such psy- chopaths have positions of power that keep anyone from easily putting a stop to their terrible activities. Despair-loving creatures delight in spells such as bestow curse, contagion, and sorrow. He sometimes charms his assailants as well, although they are usually found dead later even if they were charmed into submission. Captured Vasharans may speak of a terrible plan, in the works for centuries, that is finally nearing fruition, but they know no details.
Karaan is nor- mally depicted as a hulking humanoid covered in fur, with terrible claws and teeth. Other dangers include physical injury, insanity, and death. Curse of the Putrid Husk 3rd-level Illusion Components: V, S, M powdered human bone Casting Time: 1 action Range: 30 feet Target: One creature Duration: 1 hour concentration This illusion forces the subject to believe his flesh is rotting and falling off his body, and that his internal organs are spilling out. . While abroad, Vasharans treat other races as humans do. One of the creature's spell-like abilities is harder to resist. Core and Complete series is okay, anything else is on an ask-first basis.
However, none of the copies are fully as potent as the true original, of which even the best copy is at best a lesser facsimile. To all outward appearances, however, the shadowchild is a normal elf child. It is not hard to imag- ine other evil cultures, either. Karaan is the patron of lycanthropes and bestial creatures such as bugbears, gnolls, worgs, manticores, and some sphinxes. Non-evil characters who read or handle it may suffer death, insanity, level loss, damage, transformation to evil alignment, or an attack by a. The artifact itself is detailed in that book on page 14. Sorta like an atom bomb.
Authorship of the Book of Vile Darkness began millennia ago when a uniquely wicked spellcaster recorded his studies, experiments and ideas in a few thousand words on a single scroll. A small eye agate worth at least 10 gp. It causes any Chaotic to gain one level. Of course, battlefields are also popular places for grave-robbers—or for necromancers themselves—to seek corpses. Sadism: Sadists love to inflict pain. In twenty years, when such children would have been adults in their prime, Belial intends to unleash a powerful cornugon to steal a valuable artifact from the local church. Temples to the Mistress of Exquisite Pain are hidden behind false facades.
Pages torn from the book invariably find their way back into the book when a later author adds new material. A mind flayer might be possessed by a devil, for example, or an evil wizard could really be a polymorphed dragon. Not all groups optimize, or care for it, so they don't run into this issue as much. Generally, they hate suffering pain themselves, but a few are sadomasochists, who enjoy both giving and receiving pain. However, some characters, particularly those who worship demons or devils or see them as valuable allies, may work with or for fiends to further their own ends. This spell deals +3d6 points of unholy damage to any good charac- ter affected by the spell. Good priests perusing the pages of this unspeakable book, the Book of Vile Darkness must successfully save vs.