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Cauldron of Blood

Wondrous item, artifact

The cauldron of blood allows you to view past or future events by donating blood from your body to the boiling waters of the cauldron. To use this device, you must bring water in the cauldron to a boil, and then bleed yourself, allowing your fresh blood to drip into the boiling water.

You take hit point damage and temporary constitution damage based on how far in the past or future you wish to look. At this time, you decide whether to view past or future events. The events can concern a person, place, or thing; they can be current or forgotten, or even information that is not yet known (see the divination spell). The cauldron functions for a maximum of 10 minutes before the visions disappear.

Damage* Viewable Time (Future/Past)
2 30 minutes/6 months
4 1 hour/1 year
6 12 hours/20 years
8 1 day/50 years
12 1 week/100 years
16 1 month/300 years
20 1 year/500 years

*Damage is applied to both current hit points and Constitution. Both heal at the normal rate. Note that you cannot bring your Constitution below 1 using the cauldron. The damage lost also represents the effective spell level of the cauldron to penetrate any magical wards against such scrying.

Destruction. The cauldron of blood is destroyed if it is filled with 500 flasks of holy water that are brought to a boil and allowed to boil away over a period of 24 hours.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Rappan Athuk © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors Bill Webb, Clark Peterson, Skeeter Green, Tom Knauss, Lance Hawvermale, WDB Kenower, Casey Christofferson, and Greg Raglund; based on the original creation of Bill Webb.