Mage Knight: Machination
Book of Souls
You can see....vague faces that appear to be screaming, soundlessly, in the matte-black cover.
This well-made tome is always of small size, typically no more than 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 1 inch thick. All such books are durable, waterproof, bound with iron, and locked.
Constructs may not wield Book of Souls. Creatures from the Elemental Remnant gain a + 2 morale bonus to all attacks targeting the wielder. As long as there are spells prepared in this book, its owner may return any dead creature to life as an ally, once per day, as the spell revenance (but may be cast on enemies or allies). The wielder gains a number of temporary hit points equal to the HD of the creature so raised when he uses this ability, and he loses these hit points when the spell’s duration ends. This book is never found as randomly generated treasure with spells already inscribed in it.
Moderate conjuration; CL 7th; Craft Wondrous Item, revenance; Price 20,160 gp; Weight 1 lb.
Feeding on fear and suffering, the Book of Souls compels its owner to consume the weak and drive the living mad with rage and grief. The Elementals of the Dragon Grove have a bitter history with this cursed book, and their agents have battled to destroy the text throughout the centuries.