The Red Knight's Final Stratagem

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The Red Knight's Final Strategem is a Legendary Book which grants the reader the powerful scroll of Artistry of War.

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WARNING: Extremely powerful knowledge. May include curses. A volume rife with ploys, feints, gambits - and a smattering of elemental strategy, of course.


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

Where to find

  • Located in the Sorcerous Vault beneath Sorcerous Sundries. The book can be found at X: 368 Y: 1057, behind a wall just north of the entry portal to the vault, locked behind a hidden button (requires a DC 15 Perception check to reveal).


Before her time as an exarch of Tempus and goddess of Strategy, the Red Knight was a paladin most devout. She toured armies the world over as both student and teacher, and thus war she elevated by Tempus to her current status. These pages contain that of her which was left on the material plane after her ascension.


  • Reading the book grants you a Scroll of Artistry of War. This scroll can be consumed to cast Artistry of War Artistry of War once. Alternatively, it can be scribed to a Wizard's spellbook, which allows you to cast the spell using a Level 5 Spell Slot once per Short Rest.
  • The line in the flavour text about 'a smattering of elemental strategy' is a reference to Gilbert and Sullivan's Major-General's Song.