History: Long ago
an insane and corrupt lich named Pandruul created this twisted tome
for for the purpose of gaining magical power and to drive pure minds
into the warm, tight grasp of insanity. The birth of The Tome of
Insanity began in a fortress hidden within the icy shelter of The
Mirrorshard mountains. Pandruul had put his long study of magic
to crafty use in creating the mountain fortress, where he then began
his scheming and planning to turn the living to dead, and the holy
to darkness while gaining in magical strength. After two months
and five days he began to put his master plan to work in creating
this spell book. He mixed the blood of humans with the ink that
tainted the pages of the large, flesh-bound book. Not a page was
left empty, for the dark magic of insanity had been inscribed on
every last inch of parchment within the Tome of Madness...
Abilities: The Tome of Madness is a large flesh-bound
spell book containing a variety of spells from levels 1 to 5 (DMs
choice) and a slow passive acting version of the spell Insanity.
When the Tome of Madness is opened, those viewing
the the book at that time must succeed at a will save DC (30) or
be unknowing inflicted with 1d4 points of wisdom drain. This is
to lower the resistance of the reader to have them read more. Those
who have been the victim of this wisdom drain from opening the book
are no longer affected by this magic.
When either a spell from the Tome of Madness
is cast, memorized, or copied into a an existing spell book, the
wizard must make a will save DC (30) or be unknowingly inflicted
with 1d4 points of wisdom drain.
Only after about losing 1/3 of their wisdom will
their comrades notice something is wrong with the owner of the book.
The owner;s mind will slowly slip as if under effect 21-50 of the
confusion spell. If approached about the book in state and any attempt
seen by the owner to remove or destroy the book in their possession
they will turn around and attack the offenders.
Only a Greater Restoration, Heal, Limited
Wish, Miracle, or Wish performed by another caster will remove
the effects of the wisdom drain and insanity.
As each 50 points of wisdom is lost by those
that own and read this book Pandruul will gain a level in spell