"I got it, I found his spellbook." The Wizard's voice took on an identity this time. Normally there was this half-rasping whispery quality to it, like the sound a seat-cushion makes under a fat person. Now though he sounded jovial, even enthusiastic. This could only mean bad things.
"What's so special about the book Wizard?"
"Special? More like magnificent! All of my enemies spells were in here, I now have access to each of his greatest powers."
Something seemed off here. We have gone through this before. Find spellbook, steal spells, sell book, profit. It's all very good, the party benefits, we got it. He's just so damned smiley this time though.
" 'sat right?"
"Yes. Every spell of destruction, every powerful enchantment, every last spell he had... I-I can't wait man, I've got to open it."
That was the last time I ever saw him. *Poof*, black smoke, and all that was left was his gear. When people say, friends don't let friends read strange magic texts they aren't kidding. He died because I didn't see the warning signs of trapped magical texts. Here are some tips for things to look out for.
1: Books just lying around. Don't read them until you know what they are!!
2: Books that say, "read me," on the cover or verbally.
3: Books that seem too good to be true. Remember, some things seem better than they are, these things are usually charmed.
4: Books, pretty much. Fear books.
5: Words. Don't trust them. They belong in books anyway.We hope this has been an informative experience. Hopefully none of you will have to know the Horrors of Trapped magical texts. See you next time!Brought to you by the Cult of Shrak.-Shrak he'll