Codex Plate

Codex Plate

Category & Rarity

Wondrous Item, Very Rare

School of Magic

Conjuration and ‘minor’ Abjuration (from attunement).

Attunement

Meditation for 5 minutes then you must speak the Command Word. While attuned to the artifact the user receives “Protection from Evil” (PHB270).

Description

In ancient times there were a collection of copper plates that covered the lineage of various royal dwarven families throughout the region. Over the centuries these pages were lost or stolen, eventually disappearing altogether. In time however some of the pages had begun to re-appear as copper plates, each depicting a given dwarf within the royal lines of the original tome.
Appearing as a highly detailed and well-crafted copper plate with a large 1” hole near each corner. On one side there’s a depiction of a dwarf with dwarven script below but in a form impossible understand. On the back side there’s an ornate pattern that is so highly detailed it appears to move of its own volition. Each Codex Plate belongs to a singular dwarf and is thought to contain power beyond the sum of its parts when brought together as a tome.

Details

Minor Property: Beacon (DMG143), light sheds in the direction of the dwarf it depicts. 

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