Phrase Tablet (3.5e Equipment)
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|Price:||100 gp times the level of the phrase squared.|
|Caster Level:||Double the level of the phrase.|
|Aura:||No school; strength varies.|
|Activation:||Standard action or --|
Phrase tablets are stone tablets with a single phrase of truespeech etched into them and reinforced with magical force. Phrase tablets can be read to create the effect of the phrase tied to them or studied to learn the phrase.
To read a phrase from a tablet requires you to have the tablet in hand. Other than this requirement, speaking a phrase from a tablet works exactly like speaking a phrase normally. Reading a phrase from a tablet does not require you to know the phrase, qualify to learn the phrase, or even have the truespeech class feature at all.
To learn a phrase from a tablet requires you to spend one hour studying the tablet. At the end of that hour, you must spend 20 xp per level of the phrase. When you do, the phrase is added to your Lexicon. Doing this requires the Truespeech class feature, and you must qualify to learn the phrase.
After you read the phrase successfully or study and learn the phrase, the magic in the tablet is expended and the stone tablet breaks. Failed attempts to read the phrase do not use up the tablet.
If the phrase etched into a tablet has an XP cost, the etcher does not need to pay this cost. If you use a tablet to read a phrase with an XP cost, you must pay that cost.
Prerequisites: Craft Truespeech Item (3.5e Feat), creator must must know the phrase being etched.