The Book of Oard
Originally written in the First Age of Man, the original was tainted by the King of Angust to bear a curse. Anyone who would try to glean the truth out of it would go insane. The author, a Chaos Lord named Sotith, was a member of the Cult of Na May Hob and was very opposed to the use of chronomancy. Sotith would project himself into alternate realities and into the Outside to learn the truths of planar structure and the cosmos. Many of the chapters in this tome are little more than his erratic ravings after his projections. This is a long, confusing, but very detailed work, and contains a secret history of the Empire of Angust. It is this portion that bears the taint of Angust, and those reading it are affected as if they stood in one of the ancient ruins.
The original was written in the Angustian tongue. Seventeen copies were made of this strange tome, none of which were thought to survive, however one of these copies was found by Roland. However, many other esoteric tomes mention this one, so it is known to many scholars, most of whom would pay dearly for a chance to peruse its ancient pages. It contains the spells of Body Warping of Oard, Banishment of Sotith, Chant of Thoth, Create Psi-Gate, Dismiss Deity, Find Psi-Gate, and Summon Balor Demon. Anyone willing to risk insanity and pay the price may cast or manifest these powers, regardless of their ability to cast or not cast arcane or psionic spells.
Examination Period: 2d6 weeks (DC 24). Contains 3d6 spells. Sanity Loss: 1d4 initial and 2d4 upon completion. Cthulhu Mythos: +2 Ranks
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