Book of Dead Gods

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Book of Dead Gods records the names of current and past deities, and is written by an unknown author.

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A hefty, gold-embossed tome, listing gods immemorial.


  • Books
  • Rarity: Common
  •  Weight: 0.5 kg / 1 lb
  • Price: 14 gp

Where to find


[The names of dead gods - most of them unfamiliar and unpronounceable - fill the pages of this ancient tome. Several entries on the last page have been stricken through, the final three thoroughly enough to be completely illegible.]

Checks[edit | edit source]

Opening the Book[edit | edit source]

*This book is far lighter than it should be with such a massive lock.*

Regular[edit | edit source]

  • [ARCANA] Search for an arcane rune to sabotage. Difficulty Class: 15
  • [STRENGTH] Smash the lock open. Difficulty Class: 15

Class[edit | edit source]

Success[edit | edit source]

*As the lock opens, a loose page comes with it. Magic pulses from the parchment.*

Reading the Book[edit | edit source]

*What was once script is now an obliterated scrawl. You have a sense these are names, a list, but of what?*
  • [RELIGION] Examine the book more closely. Difficulty Class: 10

Success[edit | edit source]

*Gods. These are names of gods, once lost, but now restored after the Second Sundering.*

Final Check[edit | edit source]

This check is passive.

Success[edit | edit source]

Intelligence (Investigation): *The last three names in this book sit close together, but are so devastated by the scrawl as to be unreadable.*

Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • Attempting the Religion Ability Check when reading the book will give you a Ray of Enfeeblement Scroll (even if the check fails).
  • If the player has the Sage background or Gale is in the party and succeeds the Religion check they will be become inspired and receive Secrets of the Sundering (1 Inspiration, XP based on character level).
  • If the player has the Acolyte background or Shadowheart is in the party and succeeds the Religion check they will be become inspired and receive Divinity Undone (1 Inspiration, XP based on character level).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The three names mentioned in the Investigation check are a possible reference to the Dead Three.
  • You can also lockpick the book from your inventory and then read it afterward, to get the Scroll of Ray of Enfeeblement, without any of the dialogue above. Difficulty Class: 10.