|The Bald Man|
The Bald Man wrote:Option 2 might be viable if preceded by a potent divination spell.
They meet the casting requirements of the spell. Valid target, range, etc.
Make Whole references the mending spell which states: All of the pieces of an object must be present for this spell to function. So you could make a case that because page(s) were specifically removed the spell doesn't work.
I see 3 results - GM's call:
1) Spell fails because a piece is missing. Too strict for my personal liking - devalues the spell.
2) Spell works and the diary is fully restored to its original glory including all text, even on missing pages. Probably too generous especially if it is a plot hook.
3) The present parts of the diary are restored to pristine condition. The cover is clean and free from defects, it looks new, not 800 years old. Any pages that were smudged from water damage and the like are restored and the print as fresh as the day it was penned. BUT missing pages are still missing (or are present, but blank).
Bottom line is GM call. I like option 3.
Yes! That would totally work in my game.