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The Complete Illustrated Book of Divination

A complete illustrated spellbook of Divination spells for Dungeons and Dragons 5e.

The Complete Illustrated Book of Divination

A complete illustrated spellbook of Divination spells for Dungeons and Dragons 5e.

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About

This is an illustrated spell book for the DIVINATION spells for DUNGEONS and DRAGONS 5e

This beautifully illustrated spell book is over 100 pages and includes a personal grimoire in the back of the book for your personal homebrew spells for the game.  It is available in PDF, Soft Cover, and Hard Cover versions.  

The money is needed for printing costs, art, and shipping.

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Thank you!  We have hit the stretch goal!  I have added 4 OPTIONS for the stretch goal item Marvins Marvelous Magical Items.  This is a neat little catalog of magical weapons and armor for Dungeons and Dragons 5e.  This book comes in SOFTCOVER only.  32 pages +

Realm travelling merchant Marvin has collected the finest in magical weapons and armor and has put them into this mail order type catalog.  You will find an ease of shopping, giving you the opportunity to procure the most wanted magical arms and armor, in this the first of many catalogs to come!


Below is the story of how this tome came to be.....

Check out the reward option to get both spellbooks DIVINATION AND NECROMANCY!
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I had been travelling westward for weeks.  Sometimes on foot, other times when I was lucky, on the back of a farmer’s mule-pulled cart.  But I had eventually landed at my destination just outside of the town of Appenfeld. 

Walking through a field of grains towards a tree line separating opposing crops, I could make out the peaks of the temple roof that was to be my destination.  This was a temple to the goddess Chauntea, and there was a man residing there to whom I needed to speak with. 

A path led into the swath of tree line that enveloped the temple, there were no guards, no wandering priests, or no one person for that matter.  The woods surrounding the temple stood still and silent, unmolested by human kind.  I had always heard about these places where one is blanketed in silence and tranquility, an easy place to lay your head down for a spell and not wake from slumber for at least a hundred years. 

And then a bell had rung, and it was as if every beast had awoke at once and resumed their duties as if nothing had ever stopped them.  The bell’s low and rhythmic bellow had vibrated my chest so that every organ within me pulsated in harmony.   

The temple of Chauntea was a two-level structure of the simplest design.  It was obviously constructed by human hands but lacked the usual canon of symbols and effigy to its patron god on the exterior.  The only way one would recognize the temple for what it was, was the large heavily carved doors in which I had stood before prepared fully to knock on it with my fist.  The carvings on the doors were subtle, yet told the story in full of the goddess and her deeds.  Before I could pound on the doors to attract a host, the right door had swung softly open as if it weighed not an ounce. 

I was ushered in by two male monks without a word exchanged between us.  Once the door was closed behind me, I went to walk into the temple further but was stopped abruptly by four strong hands attached to the robed monks.  The foyer was deceivingly immense, none would suspect such a grand entranceway from the appearance of the exterior of the temple.  Flowers and vegetables grew up the walls, trickling water could be heard coming down the large sandstone walls, giving life to everything it touched on the way downward to the small gutter along the floor.  I was an amazing sight that very few had ever seen.  The air was different in that place.  It was a spring time dampness that permeated your nostrils, giving you energy and hope. 

The monk's hands went straight for the large satchel at my side, bringing me out of my awe and drawing my attention abruptly back to the matter at hand.  I knew exactly what they were concerned about.  It was the recent book I had acquired back in Eastbourne, they must have had felt its presence the moment I stepped into the tree line.  The book was pure evil, I had been foolish to think I could just wander about with such an item on my person here.  Especially one written by such a foul necromancer as Lire Goest.  

I started to slowly pull the book from the satchel when the monks shoved it back in.   

“Books can see as well,” declared the monk to my right. 

“We will keep your belongings in a safe place, please, undress, and we will summon you new clothes for the duration of your stay here.” 

How did they know I was staying?  How was it that they knew I was even coming?  I grew more confused as I undressed as instructed and was given a simple burlap robe in exchange.  I started to ask how they knew, but it seemed they already knew my questions before I could utter them completely.   

“You are here to see Gallion Perling, are you not?” The monk who handed me the robe asked. 

“I am, but how did you...” 

“Follow us, we will take you to him” 

Gallion Perling was a simple farmer who tended the land surrounding the temple.  He was also a lonely man.  Gallion had lost his wife and two children to a goblin raid in the middle of the night years ago.  He had fought them to the end, but could not save his family considering his best efforts at killing all of the foul beasts.  After burying them, Gallion suppressed his anger and guilt, and put all of his energy into the crops. 

Year after year, Gallion had a high yield for his efforts, but could only commemorate the record harvests with his lone mule who pulled the plow.  It was a near isolated world that he lived in.  Perling never visited the temple adjacent to his crops, instead, he chose to pray to Chauntea goddess of agriculture alone along the tree line every day when he was done for the day.  He gave thanks to her for what he had even though so much had been taken from him, and Gallion never asked for anything in return from the goddess.  

Gallion seldomly spoke, save for the times to get the old mule with the plow to budge.  The beast of burden was getting old and Gallion feared that he would have to pull the plow himself one day, for he hated going into town to deal with the merchants.  Someone would always remark on his late family and how they felt sorry for him.  Gallion wanted none of that, he need not be reminded from strangers of his personal loss and mental hardship.  He decided he would rather pull the plow himself until his back broke under the strain. 

The accident happened one afternoon in the field as Perling was seeding the field with the mule.  The beast began walking oddly and he realized that something had gotten stuck in one of its hind legs.  Gallion went to remedy the problem by getting behind the mule and crouching down to get a hole of the affected hoof.  A bird swooped down and pecked the mule on the head causing it to jerk and kick with its hind legs, catching Gallion square in the temple of his skull.  Gallion flew back, but before his head hit the ground, he was already gone.  Gallion Perling had died. 

I must note here that the story I had originally heard from a colleague collector about Gallion’s plight must surely have been exaggerated upon.  It had been some years since the accident by the time the tale had reached my ears at my residence, so I was almost positive that it had been skewed and puffed up from the telling of it from town to town over those said years. 

I had to know if it was true, what happened after the accident to Gallion Perling.  Did he genuinely become resurrected by the goddess Chauntea herself, and had he been granted the sacred knowledge of Divinity by her?  If it was true, I needed to document it straight from his lips.  And if there were a diary of some kind that he had kept since then, I needed to scribe it for my own collection.  His last known location according to the tales was this very temple, and I was about to meet him in just a few moments. 

The monks leading me down the hallway of simple wooden doors stopped abruptly in front of one in particular.  There were no markings on the doors deeming who’s room was who’s, they just knew.  The monk to my right knocked soflty on the door and put his ear to the rough wood to listen.  The door’s latch and knob worked simultaneously and it slowly opened, yet there was no one there to perform the task.  The monk at the door looked back at me sternly and motioned me to walk in.   

There he sat on the edge of the bed.  Gallion Perling in white simple robes with the mark of the Divine upon his forehead, just as the tales were told.  It was the Third Eye presented to him from beyond death by the goddess Chauntea.  He motioned me to sit next to him. 

A short time went by as I recorded his story in my notebook.  It was a short story to say the least.  Nothing like the tales told by travelling bards, or loose tongues in taverns.  Gallion Perling had died, that much was true, and he had in fact met the goddess Chauntea.  He had also met his family who were with her, they had not aged, and they understood that he had done all he could during the attack in the night from the goblins.  He spent more time talking about his family to me than he did the afterlife, or the goddess.  There was not much to tell he informed me.  The afterlife was not much different than the temple in which he resided.  It was calming, free.  Being there released all of one's earthly burdens so that one could truly feel freedom. 

Perling recollected nothing about the knowledge being bestowed upon him.  He awoke in the field bewildered.  A few villagers happened to find his mule wandering about far from his home and they thought to bring it back to him, and that was how he was found.  He doesn’t remember talking to them, but remembers their astonished faces and the villagers constantly touching his forehead.  They took him to the temple, and the monks took over from there.  He was bathed, bandaged, and fed.  He was given the room in the temple and permanent residence.  He was also given a personal scribe.   

My eyes lit up knowing that something had been documented, and judging by the look in Perling’s eyes, he understood that that was what I had come for.  From under the bed he procured a tome.  And without saying a word, handed it to me.   

“Take my story and tell it true,” he began, “but most of all, even before my story, tell of the wonders of the goddess Chauntea and all that she bestows.” 

I took the book and held it close. 

“Let those who use this knowledge understand from whence it came.  Chauntea chose me to choose you to spread the wisdom of the gods, all I had to do was be patient.  Keep the tome safe, use your inner judgement on those to whom you impart it with.  Be wise, be humble, cause no harm to others.” 

I was led out immediately.  My belongings returned and sent on my way before I could utter any other questions.  The tome was placed in a separate satchel from Lire Goests’. 

The tome that you hold in your hand now is the exact wording that my scribes and I copied from the original text of Gallion Perling.  You have been chosen, go forth, and bring the light!” 

Phil Stone 

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