Cruor of Visions

School divination; Level cleric/oracle 5, sorcerer/wizard 5, witch 5


Casting Time 1 min.
Components V, S, F (a bone needle)


Range special; see text
Effect magic pool of blood
Duration 1 min./level
Saving Throw Will negates (see text); Spell Resistance yes


When casting this spell, you prick yourself with the focus and deal 1 hp damage (if that damage is somehow prevented or negated, this spell is not cast). This drop of blood grows into a pool that is 1 ft. in diameter. You must have some horizontal surface that can accommodate the pool without spilling the blood, otherwise the spell ends (a platter or even a flat rock will do).

This pool can act as a crystal ball for anyone adjacent to it, though only one creature can use it at a time (if more than one creature wishes to use it, the final decision is yours).

If you have a drop of a creature’s blood (or dried flakes of preserved blood) and place it into the cruor of visions, the creature suffers a -4 penalty to any Will save to prevent you from scrying on it. (This is in addition to the -10 penalty built into the scrying function of a crystal ball for having a bit of a creature.) Additionally, you gain the ability to treat the pool of blood as a crystal ball with telepathy (see the item’s description).

If you have divine blood (you are a demigod, an outsider with 20 or more HD, or have godling class levels), the pool of blood acts as a crystal ball with see invisibility.


The pool of blood acts as a crystal ball with detect thoughts and true seeing.

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