This is probably my favorite one I’ve done thus far! I can’t wait to use this on my players.
The Ink of the Blood Demon, Algortha– The Blood Demon Algortha is crafty and cunning and knows that the way to corrupt others and gain followers is through patient manipulation rather than overt force.
Over the centuries Algortha has created several magical items that grant extraordinary abilities to the user, while slowly corrupting them.
One such devious item is a small ink container crafted of mahogany and lead. The powdered ink never runs out, but stays perfectly preserved while in the container. If the ink is spilled, it swirls around and goes back into the container.
The power of the ink is that it can be mixed with the user’s blood to create demonic ink. The user is then able to draw amazing creatures on paper. Once per day the user is able to cause one of these creations to come alive and serve them for user’s HD +1d6 rounds, or until dispelled or destroyed.
To create a creature the user must cut themselves and drain an equal amount of HD as the creature (IE- a goblin has 1d4 HP, the user drains 1d4 HP. If the user draws 6 goblins that is 6d4 HP. If the user draws a dragon that has 12d12 HP, the user drains 12d12 HP). If the user does not survive the drain then their body crumbles to a fine black powder and is added to the ink container.
The drawn creatures gain all abilities (natural or supernatural) of the actual creature and completely obey the user. Once the duration is over or the creature is dispelled or destroyed it melts in a spray of ink and blood.
The user does not regain sacrificed HP until the drawing is used. The user can have any number of drawings stored up, so long as they have no less than 1 HP.
Drawing a creature takes two hours per hit die (IE- two hours for a goblin and twenty four hours for a dragon).
Each time the user releases a piece of art there is a chance that they become corrupted by Algortha. Roll 1d20- if the result is 1-10, you suffer corruption. Roll 1d20 and consult the table below:
|Corruption of Algortha|
|1||Roll twice on this chart- ignoring result 20.|
|2||You cast no shadow.|
|3||Children cry around you.|
|4||Your skin is constantly warm and red.|
|5||Your hair is black, coarse, and itchy.|
|6||Your teeth become jagged and sharp (1d4 damage).|
|7||Your fingernails are as hard as steel (1d4 damage).|
|8||You cast no reflection.|
|9||You cannot be healed by good-aligned clerics.|
|10||Animals shy away from you.|
|11||You hear voices in your head.|
|12||Your hands are overlarge.|
|13||You cannot step into any church of neutral or good-aligned gods without suffering extreme discomfort.|
|14||You grow small bone spurs along your spine.|
|15||Smoke curls out of your nose and mouth when you breathe.|
|16||You smell like brimstone.|
|17||Cold attacks do 2d4 more damage to you.|
|18||Your clothing always seems to be smoldering.|
|19||Your eyes glow red.|
|20||You manage to suffer no adverse effects.|