Book of Infernal Extortion
Aura moderate conjuration and divination, evil; CL 9th; Weight 2 lbs.
Slot none; Price 8,000 gp
These black-bound tomes emulate the great Black Tome carried by Sathax himself, though only a laughable shade in power. By taking a full-round action, the possessor can make a +6 monster knowledge check upon a target within 30 ft., and if the result is 15 or higher, the target’s name or description can be found within. Once identified and named by the book of infernal extortion, the caster may thereafter always use command and forbid action upon the named target, and always has a sanctuary effect in place against them, with a DC 15 Will save. These effects can also be inflicted on the target indirectly, with a delivered written message, a whispering wind spell, the user’s familiar, or similar effect. The effects of a book of infernal extortion last until the item is destroyed or has had dispel magic cast successfully upon it, or the target has break enchantment, remove curse, or similar magic cast upon them.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, Scribe Scroll, command, forbid action, know the enemy, sanctuary; Cost 4,000 gp