The forbidding tome is a sort of magic item, given sentience with the assistance of a purple gem, which must be kept inserted for it to think. People who are touching the book see an imaginary creature unique to the tome, like a skull with a spike through its forehead, or a cartoon fairy; the tome can use its imaginary creature to emote or point out interesting pages in itself.
| Forbidding Tome |
Elite — 16 points
|AD 3 GD 3 Will 0 HP 1 Toughness 5|
|Muscle -4 Accuracy 0 Save DC 4 Magic Power 0|
|Stealth 0 Perception 0 Agility 0|
|Descriptors [ Machine ], [ Pink ], [ Purple ]|
|Movement None, and it can't gain any.|
|Size 0.25 meters Reach 0.25 meters|
|Carrying Capacity 0.625 kilograms Weight 3 Kilograms|
|Race Forbidding tome|
|Classes Special (Common) x5, Adept 1|
|Basic Specialties Pick 5|
|Advanced Specialties Pick 1|
It has no hands. While closed, the tome cannot cast its spells, but recharges its expended charges. While open, the tome can cast, but not recharge. The tome's time to recharge resets when it casts a spell. Opening or closing the tome is a lesser action, but the tome cannot open or close itself. In order to cast spells of colors other than purple, the forbidding tome needs gems of the appropriate color(s).
Forbidding tomes do not need to perform the non-vocal casting actions of spells.
Forbidding tomes have their implanted gems on their covers.