The Annals of Karsus

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The Annals of Karsus is a legendary Book which grants the reader the powerful Scroll of Dethrone.

Notes on a certain crown named after its creator; used to unmake magic at its very arcane foundations.

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This book is redolent with the enticing smell of paper and ink

Properties

  • Books
  • Rarity: Legendary
  •  Weight: 0.5 kg / 1 lb
  • Price: 2000 gp

Special

The wearer of this item gains:

Where to find

  • Located in the vault of Sorcerous Sundries. The book can be found in the Karsus section at X: 319 Y: 1000. The Karsus section is unlocked by opening doors in this order: Silverhand, Abjuration, Silver. Pull the lever at the end and return to the beginning of the door puzzle to enter the Karsus door. Alternatively, you can unlock the Karsus door using the Knock spell.

Text

[An ancient handwritten book, rebound at least twice, that purports to be notes written by the Ur-Mage Karsus himself. Much of it is in a personal wizard's cipher, but the final page is written in cleartext.]

My great spell of transcendence is mine alone, not to be committed to ink and parchment, but I have also forged three supreme enchanted items that are the physical embodiments of my wizardry, and of them I shall make record.

There is a Crown, an Orb, and a Sceptre, each night-alive and with its own power and purpose, and these I call the Regalia of Karsus.

The Crown of Karsus: to attract and absorb magical knowledge, and give the wearer dominion over himself so that he remains his own entity apart from the Weave.

The Orb of Karsus: a storage device or battery that condenses mystic power, ever-gathering so that it must be syphoned at intervals of its excess.

The Sceptre of Karsus: an instrument of projection, a focusing utensil for the precise wielding of unimaginably vast forces.

Know of these items you must, for if I fail to achieve immortality, they will persist, and I dare say, 'live' on beyond me.

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