River of Blood
Whenever anyone other than you opens the
warded book, a river of globular, black blood
spews from its pages dousing everyone within a
10-ft. radius of the book. The vile substance inflicts
5d4 points of damage and also nauseates affected
humanoids for 5d4 rounds. A successful Reflex
save halves the damage, but does not negate
nausea. Nauseated victims can attempt a Fortitude save each round after the first to end the nausea effect.
Extremely popular among evil necromancers, this spell’s material component requires the usage of ink crafted from humanoid blood. Triggering the spell destroys all spells penned with the ink. It can be removed with a dispel magic or whenever the caster elects to end the spell.