The Dryad’s Memories
Wondrous item, legendary (requires attunement)
This book was made from paper made from a dryad’s tree. The spirit of the dryad resides in the book and may impart her wisdom and some of her powers to a reader.
Shared Insight. By perusing the Dryad’s Memories, you gain advantage on Nature and Survival checks and are considered proficient in these skills.
Living Dictionary. Using the Dryad’s Memories, you can communicate with beasts and plants as if you shared a language.
Fey Charm. Once per day, you may use fey charm as a dryad.
Tree Magic. The Dryad’s Memories allows you to use the innate spellcasting normally possessed by a dryad.
Sentience. The Dryad’s Memories is a sentient true neutral wondrous item with an Intelligence of 14, a Wisdom of 15, and a Charisma of 18. It has hearing and darkvision out to a range of 60 feet.
The Dryad’s Memories communicates by having writing and images appear on its pages. It writes and understands Elvish and Sylvan.
Personality. The Dryad’s Memories is still very much a capricious woodland spirit. Understanding what happened to her, the Dryad’s Memories purpose is to protect and preserve natural woods and their inhabitants. She feels a special kinship with trees which are isolated within civilized areas, such as in a city park.
Aside from her general capriciousness and her purpose, keeping her out of sight of any tree for more than a day will also provoke a conflict between her and her reader.
After ending up with the idea of a magical tree-spirit-paper-book, D&D was just an easy and straightforward game to stat it in (also very forthcoming to such high magic concepts in general).
Loot-a-Day is a month-long German blogging challenge by fellow German blogger Greifenklaue, who was inspired by ArtifactaDay which we ran last August as a counterpoint to RPGaDay in Germany. We followed up on this with two more marathons of daily content about artificial creatures and science-gone-too-far, respectively, and now Greifenklaue seeks to spread the format.