Tome of Shadow

This spellbook seems to want to jump straight out of its holder's hands.


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.

Any spellcaster that prepares his spells in this book can “lose” any prepared spell of 2nd level or higher in order to cast baleful transposition as the spell. As long as there is at least one spell of 3rd level or higher prepared in the book, the owner may use shadow phase as a spell-like ability once per day. This book is never found as randomly generated treasure with spells already inscribed in it.

Moderate varied; CL 5th; Craft Wondrous Item, baleful transposition, shadow phase; Price 76,000 gp; Weight 1 lb.


Between one breath and the next Ahzan found himself transported halfway across the battlefield, alone and abandoned on the windy plain. Turning around, the warlord saw the ghostly necromancer standing among his own loyal troops. He cried a warning, but it was too late—a dagger was already thrust through his lieutenant’s heart.

Tome of Shadow

Mage Knight: Machination Vognarian