Confessions of Ja Leatha

Final Thoughts: Last Hour Confessions of Ja Leatha
Written by Ja Leatha, but collected and bound by Isiah Penovich

This book, written entirely in Latin, dates back to somewhere between 300 A.D. and 600 A.D.. It’s a collection of letters and journal entries by a self-proclaimed “sorcerer” named Ja Leatha as he awaited execution. The first part of the book contains apology after apology to dozens of people and some towns, expressing remorse for all the suffering his careless actions caused. In this bid for forgiveness he goes into great detail as to all the havoc his ego and quest for power caused.

G.M. note: a successful Lore: Demon & Monster roll will reveal that the trouble he describes was caused by the various types of entities.

The second part of the book contains five spell formulas, along with detailed instructions for how one could immediately cast them! These spells seem to be a combination of what he used to cause this trouble, along with ways to try and fix it – all preserved so that someone else could learn from his mistakes and try to clean up his mess.

G.M. note: All five rituals are detailed in such a way that if someone understood the directions thoroughly and followed those directions to the letter, they would be able to cast the spell without having to be a practitioner of magic (caster spell level would be seven – the same level Ja Lathea was when these spells were inscribed)! Additionally, a practitioner of magic can use this book to learn any of these spells as rituals in only half the usual time it takes to learn a spell.

The five spells listed within:

CALL AND BIND THE INVISIBLE SERVANTS
Time to cast: One hour and fifteen minutes.
Requirements: Ley Line or Nexus, animal sacrifice, equinox or solstice, dawn, seven or more trained participants (alcolytes).
Description: For this ritual to work it must be performed at a place of mystic power (Ley Line or Nexus). A minimum of six alcolytes must chant in unison with the ritual leader for the entire hour and fifteen minutes before dawn on the morning of the solstice or equinox. As the sun rises each member kills a large rat, careful to prevent any blood from spilling onto or into the circle. The group sacrifice as the sun rises completes the ritual.
Note: This spell is flawed. Whenever it is cast, there is a 10% chance that a small, invisible portal to the Astral Plane will open and remain open for 1D6 hours. Entities and other Astral denizens may slip through during that time.
Spell: This is the Level 12 spell Summon and Control Entity (P.P.E. cost: 250) as per the HU2 GM’s Guide, page 195, but with the flaw as noted above. Even if a mage learns this spell from this book, the flaw remains.

SEAL THE BREACH
Time to cast: One hour and fifteen minutes.
Requirements: Ley Line or Nexus, equinox or solstice, dawn, twelve or more participants.
Description: For this ritual to work it must be performed at a place of mystic power (Ley Line or Nexus). A large number of people (11 or more) must chant in unison with the ritual leader for the entire hour before dawn on the morning of the solstice or equinox. The sunrise completes the ritual.
Note: The act of casting this spell will drain the ritual leader only of 2 P.P.E. permanently.
Spell: This is the Level 14 Close Rift spell (P.P.E. cost: 200+) as per the HU2 GM’s Guide, page 196.

DOORWAY OF THE MISTS
Time to cast: Ten minutes.
Requirements: Ley Line or Nexus, midday or midnight, three or more participants
Description: For this ritual to work it must be performed at a place of mystic power (Ley Line or Nexus). Two (2) or more people chant in unison with the ritual leader for the entire ten minutes before midday or midnight. When the sun reaching its zenith (midday) or the bells tolling midnight complete thie ritual.
Spell: This is the level spell 7 spell Astral Portal (P.P.E. cost: 60) as per the Nightbane Between the Shadows book, page 126.

REPEL THE UNEARTHLY
Time to cast: Ten minutes.
Requirements: Seven or more participants.
Description: For this ritual to work several people (6 or more) must chant in unison with the ritual leader for the entire ten minutes. This completes the ritual.
Spell: This is the level 10 spell Banishment (P.P.E. cost: 65) as per the HU2 book, page 334.

ENCHANT THE ETHEREAL SLAYER
Time to cast: One hour and fifteen minutes.
Requirements: Ley Line or Nexus, animal sacrifice, five or more participants, a knife.
Description: For this ritual to work it must be performed at a place of mystic power (Ley Line or Nexus). Four (4) people chant in unison with the ritual leader for the entire hour and fifteen minutes. At the conclusion of that time the ritual leader uses the knife to slit the throats of four rabbits. The sacrifice of the animals completes the ritual and empowers the knife with the spells effects.
Spell: This is the level 11 spell The Finger of Lictalon (P.P.E. cost: 150) as per the HU2 book, page 335.

Confessions of Ja Leatha

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