Title: The Enchiridion
Physical Description: The Enchiridion is a plain book, about a hand and a half high by a hand wide, containing 100 pages of rag linen paper rather than parchment. It is traditionally bound in dull red calfskin, and has three leather flaps attached to the back cover that fold over the edges and spine. A leather tie holds the whole collection together. The pages are bound into five sets of twenty pages each, arranged so that any pair of pages in the book can lie completely flat, thanks to the coptic-stitch binding. Each page contains a plain letter title in red ink, while the main text is in black. Most pages have a diagram or a seal in sienna ink, as well.
History: The Enchiridion is the most common and most widely known spell-book in the region, since it holds nearly the complete catalog of basic spells. More than ninety-nine complete copies are known to exist in the Archipelago, and hundreds of incomplete copies exist as well. Some are even in the collections of secular princes, where their own wizards may use them. The book is so common and well-known that no wizard must make an effort to understand the book; it is simply part of a wizard’s training that he learns to read the Enchiridion, which is the common spell book for training apprentices. The book’s creators, the wizards Tamloc and Hardiala of Frihalt, developed the Enchiridion as part of an effort to standardize the training of apprentices in their city’s wizard guild. For seventy-five years now, it has been the standard reference work for training apprentices, and most young wizards learn their art by copying the book for themselves. A collection of supplemental volumes exist for the use of the scribes, explaining how to achieve a certain standardization in assembling the book, but because they are not magical, the reference works are only an additional 600 gp.
# of Pages: 100 pages
# of Spells: 65 spells (1st-3rd)
0-level Cantrips (19 pages) 19 spells
Resistance, Acid Splash, Detect Poison, Detect Magic, Read Magic, Daze, Dancing Lights, Flare, Light, Ray of Frost, Ghost Sound, Disrupt Undead, Touch of Fatigue, Mage Hand, Mending, Message, Open/Close, Arcane Mark, Prestidigitation
1st level spells (23 pages) 23 spells
Alarm, Endure Elements, Hold Portal, Protection from Chaos, Protection from Evil, Shield, Magic Weapon, Mage Armor, Mount, Obscuring Mist, Summon Monster I, Unseen Servant, Comprehend Languages, Detect Secret Doors, Detect Undead, Identify, True Strike, Sleep, Burning Hands, Magic Missile, Shocking grasp, Silent Image, Disguise Self
2nd level spells (40 pages) 20 spells
Arcane Lock, Obscure Object, Fog Cloud, Summon Monster II, Web, Daze, Monster, Touch of Idiocy, Flaming Sphere, Darkness, Gust of Wind, Blur, Minor Image, Magic Mouth, Bear’s Endurance, Darkvision, Rope Trick, Levitate, Whispering Wind, Spider Climb, Mirror Image
3rd Level spells (18 pages) 6 spells
Dispel Magic, Phantom Steed, Tongues, Hold Person, Daylight, Deep Slumber
Spellbook: The Enchiridion
Title: The Enchiridion