Sedefkar Scrolls

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The Sedefkar Scrolls are a collection of fictional manuscripts which first appeared in the Horror on the Orient Express campaign.

Description

The Sedefkar Scrolls are a collection of five manuscripts written during the eleventh century by Sedefkar the Osmanli. The scrolls deal with a magical artifact known as the Sedefkar Simulacrum and the rituals required to use it. The manuscripts are written in Old Ottoman Turkish in the Arabic script.

The scrolls are protected from decay by virtue of the power of the Skinless One. Any observer with a good knowledge of anatomy will notice that the scrolls themselves are composed of flayed human skin.

Contents

The Scroll of the Head 
The Scroll of the Head records the history of Sedefkar and details how he learned about the Simulacrum's power.
The Scroll of the Left Arm 
The Scroll of the Left Hand contains a ritual that must be used to balance the power of the Simulacrum.
The Scroll of the Right Arm 
The Scroll of the Right Arm contains the complex ritual required to activate the Simulacrum and control its great magical powers.
The Scroll of the Belly 
The Scroll of the Belly deals with the worship and rites relating to a being known as the Skinless One. Some of the contents of this scroll may inspire a fear of bare flesh in those who read it.
The Scroll of the Legs 
The Scroll of the Legs contains a large number of spells relating to the body and the skin, on which Sedefkar's power was based.

Location

The exact location of the manuscripts are uncertain. though the Topkapi Museum in Constantinople is said to hold or have held four of the scrolls in its archives.

Game Stats

The Scroll of the Head  
Sanity Loss 1D6+1; Cthulhu Mythos + 5 Percent. Average 40 hours to study and comprehend
The Scroll of the Right Hand 
Contains the spell Ritual of Enactment [x2].
The Scroll of the Left Hand 
Contains the spell Ritual of Enactment [x2].
The Scroll of the Belly 
Sanity Loss 2D6; Cthulhu Mythos + 7 Percent.
Scroll of the Legs 
Contains the spells: Animate Flesh Thing [x3], Call Skinless One [x1], Contact Skinless One [x2], Control Skin [x5], Create Flesh Creepers [x2], Create Skin Beast [x1], Curse of the Putrid Husk [x1], Detransference [x5], Melt Flesh [x4], Prepare Corpse [x4], Skin of the Sedefkar [x2], Skin Walker [x4], Transfer Body Part [x3], Turn to Skin [x3].