Bibliomorph

Bibliomorph
Transmutation [Mangkon]
Level 5 (exotic)
Casting Time 1 round
Components V, S, M (a gold-embossed card with the subject’s name on it, worth 120 gp)
Range close (10 ft./level)
Target 1 willing being
Duration 1 hour/level (D)

This unusual spell can serve many different purposes, and is the special favorite of book-loving spellcasters. When cast, bibliomorph turns the target (the caster is often a target) into a small library! The library has 6’ high shelves according to the 6 ability scores, scores of 5 or less taking up a half-stack, 10 or more a full stack, 15 a stack-and-a-half, and 20 two stacks, etc. The books within this library discuss all of the relevant aspects of each of the subject’s abilities, By perusing the stacks for 1 hour per stack, a reader can learn everything about the subject that can be learned, diagnosing diseases, neuroses, parentage, likes, dislikes, fears, etc. The books are real books but cannot be taken more than 10 ft, from the stacks. The contents have hardness of ¼ of the casting level, and damage taken comes from ability scores, either specifically or at random; the spell will end if an ability score reaches 0. Bibliomorph can be used as a disguise or for ambush, though no special advantage is given for reassuming normal form; a Stealth check can be done normally if the subject wishes. The subject can see and hear while in library form, though they need not breathe of sleep, or gain any advantages of either.

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