Exile on Drochtrèdia
The Liber Mendaciis is a codex of considerable magic with a history as colorful as the contents of its pages. The tome was once the property of a coven of Hags, interesting as Hags rarely record their spells for posterity. After defeating the coven in magical combat, the Elven wizard Gilvaldellin claimed the book and added to the collection of dark fey curses his own illusions and the necromantic spells of the Duke Olsten the Derakhul ghoul. Aptly named “Book of Falsehoods” in Draconic, this eclectic tome contains spells to deceive the mind, inflict malice on one’s foes, and protect from any retribution.
The magical protections imbued within the book reflect the paranoia of its various authors. The Liber Mendaciis is not harmed by fire, and its pages and inks do not spoil or swell from water. Any who touch the tome, aside from the wizard Gilvaldellin and his familiar Saila, without speaking a carefully guarded password will cause the tome to animate. The dark leather cover will magically contort to the resemblance of a face and speak, informing the culprit that they are horribly cursed until the time that the tome is returned to its rightful owner.
The Liber Mendaciis remains in the possession of its most recent contributor, the wizard Gilvaldellin.