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Way to destroy the Tome of the Black Heart?


Maure Castle


Hi,

The thread title pretty much says it: has anyone come up with a way to destroy the Tome of the Black Heart? It's a major artifact, so it should be difficult. My party just got a hold of it tonight, and they've already decided they don't want to read it.

BTW, anyone else have Kerzit die in the 2nd round of combat by massive damage? Yep, he rolled a "1" on his DC 15 Fort save. :-P (The cerebremancer threw a maximized crystal shard at him.)

Greg


Crush it under the heel of Talos, a triple iron golem?

Scarab Sages

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Bathe it in the loving aura of a thousand Care Bears?


Snorter wrote:
Bathe it in the loving aura of a thousand Care Bears?

Not feasible. In my campaign, care bears never congregate in groups larger than 100.

Greg

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They can if you use the Minion rules.


hogarth wrote:
Crush it under the heel of Talos, a triple iron golem?

An interesting concept. What would be considered a "triple iron golem"?

(edit: Do you mean an advanced iron golem with max HD of 54 or triple the normal - 3x18?)

Greg


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GregH wrote:
hogarth wrote:
Crush it under the heel of Talos, a triple iron golem?

An interesting concept. What would be considered a "triple iron golem"?

(edit: Do you mean an advanced iron golem with max HD of 54 or triple the normal - 3x18?)

It sounds familiar, but off hand I'd go with a 54 HD, 6 armed iron golem.


Give the book to an archangel or LG deity (choose an appropriate one) and have said entity read aloud every word on every page, expunging the book of its demonic power.

Hand the book off to Asmodeus himself, who will ensure the destruction of a book dedicated to his Blood War foes (sorta).

Throw the book through the portal to the Seventh Heaven, where no evil can exist.

Expose the book to Pale Night's unveiled form. The utter horror of the obyrith lord's appearance is too great for such a tome to withstand. (I gotta remember this one for my own use.)


Majuba wrote:
GregH wrote:
hogarth wrote:
Crush it under the heel of Talos, a triple iron golem?

An interesting concept. What would be considered a "triple iron golem"?

(edit: Do you mean an advanced iron golem with max HD of 54 or triple the normal - 3x18?)

It sounds familiar, but off hand I'd go with a 54 HD, 6 armed iron golem.

Only Gary Gygax knows for sure, and he's not telling.

(It's one of the artifact destruction techniques recommended in the AD&D DMG.)


This article may be of interest: http://www.canonfire.com/cfhtml/modules.php?name=News&file=article& sid=268 It is content cut from my Living Greyhawk Journal article in Dragon 294, and includes some sample artifacts with means of destruction/nullification, and some general advice on using artifacts in your campaigns.

Allan.

Dark Archive

grodog wrote:

This article may be of interest: link is content cut from my Living Greyhawk Journal article in Dragon 294, and includes some sample artifacts with means of destruction/nullification, and some general advice on using artifacts in your campaigns.

Allan.

linked

hogarth wrote:
Crush it under the heel of Talos, a triple iron golem?

Bravo !


Since I ran the module in the Forgotten Realms, the group decided to hand over the tome to Candlekeep, where they will get future access to a tome that they may need later on in the course of their adventures. The folks at Candlekeep will probably make a nonmagical copy of the tome and then either lock up the original or exchange it to another interested party.

So yeah, they did not "destroy" the tome but they pretty much ensured that the Seekers or Eli Tomorast will not get their hands on it (at least not anytime soon).

I was thinking of having the tome be able to rebirth itself, much like how the Abyss always regenerate demon lords back to life, no matter even if they were eliminated by a sphere of annihilation.

CB Out.


We gave it to the Church. I believe the church of Rao (peace and magical knowledge in Greyhawk City.

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