Codex of Nightmares

Wondrous item, legendary

The binding of this venerable book is made of two ebony plaques, each carved with grotesque monsters. The book has hundreds of worn and darkly stained pages, each containing two columns of densely written Infernal text, which record the deepest fears of every creature in existence. You must be able to read Infernal to use this item.

If you know the name of a creature (a pseudonym, title, or nickname doesn’t work), you can use your action to flip to their entry and begin reading. If the target can hear you (it doesn’t matter if they understand Infernal or not), they must make a successful DC 20 saving throw. On a failure, they become frightened of you for 1 minute. While frightened, a creature must take the Dash action and move away from you by the safest available route on each of its turns, unless there is nowhere to move.

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