Paimon, the Fell Archivist
Paymon is a king of hell who governs 200 legions, half of them from the Angelic Order, and half from the Order of Powers. He appears as a man with a woman’s face riding a dromedary, and crowned with a headdress made with precious stones.
[ Dictionnaire Infernal by Collin de Plancy (1863) ]
Paimon requires that her seal be drawn around a spellbook. The summoner must face toward the northwest during the ritual.
You must not read scrolls while confused.
A crown floats above your head.
The crown can be seen from a distance.
Wear a helmet, so that the crown appears to be supported.
Paimon grants MC 3 and hungerless casting ala wizards (50% cost at int 15, 25% cost at 16-19, and no cost for int >20).
- Read Spell: Read a spell from a wielded spellbook. You don't have to pay the energy cost, and there is no chance of spell failure.
- Book Telepathy: Detect spellbooks on the current level.
- Lives to Pages: Targets struck with a wielded spellbook may lose a level, returning a reading to the book (10% chance per hit).
- Power of Learning: When wielding a spellbook as a weapon, it deals damage equal to your power damage die plus the spellbook's level. For example, a 14th level binder wielding a spellbook of fireball deals 1d5+4 damage. A 30th level binder with the same book deals 1d9+4 damage.
- Warning against magic: You gain warning against spellcasting monsters.
- Master Magician: You gain a bonus to spell failure chance equivalent to wearing a robe. This bonus stacks with the bonus from an actual robe.