Price: 10,000 gp
Body Slot: N/A
Caster Level: 6
Aura: Moderate Universal
Activation: Standard Action
Weight: 5 lbs
A weatherbeaten tome sits on the floor in front of you. On the front, in an elaborate scrawl, are a grouping of illegible phrases that seem to speak themselves into existence.
This item is a Truenamer's best friend; once it has been in their possession for a day, they gain the ability to write Utterances into the book. When they do so, they must roll a Truenaming check against the DC that they would use for that utterance normally, and have to fill up a number of pages equal to the effective spell level of the utterance (Lexicon of the Crafted Tool and Perfected Map are treated as 1 and 4 levels higher, respectively), but gain the following benefits:
-That Utterance doesn't count towards the Laws of Sequence or Resistance
-That Utterance has its duration extended to minutes instead of rounds. For example, a Speed of the Zephyr Utterance, once scribed, would have a duration of 5 minutes.
-That Utterance can have any Meta-Utterance feat applied to it by increasing the number of pages used instead of increasing the DC; the Utterance must fill 1 page for every +4 taken off, rounded up. If the Truenamer using this item has Speak unto the Masses, he may instead increase the pages necessary to write the Utterance by 3 to use it with Speak unto the Masses
In addition, you gain an untyped +5 bonus to Truenaming checks.
There are 100 pages to begin with in the book.
prerequisites:Truespeak 10 ranks, Craft Wondrous Item
cost to create: 5000 gp, 400 xp, 10 days
We all know why I made this item, don't we.
Example of use: Bob the Truenamer wants to heal a friend, but he doesn't want to pay the penalty. They are both 6th level, and he has the Lesser Word of Nurturing Utterance and the Extend Utterance feat. He just whips out his Tome, makes a DC 27 Truenaming check, and writes in 4 pages of the book. The ally now has Fast Healing 3 for the next 10 minutes, which is plenty of time. And, he can do this for all of his friends, since the Law of Sequence does not apply. Or, if you are all 17th level, you could give everyone Fast Healing 20 for 10 minutes for the cost of a DC 49 check and 11 pages, or for only half that time for only 9 pages.