Legends of the Dreaming Sea
Lead Crucible of En Hareen
Owner: Prince Thassios
Artifact: * *
A large lead crucible covered with complex and vaguely disturbing mystic symbols.
Careful study of the symbols over the course of several days could allow a sorcerer to learn Demon of the First Circle (Extended Intelligence + Lore, Interval 1 day, Difficulty 2, Target 12 Successes), or even Demon of the Second Circle (Extended Intelligence + Lore, Interval 1 week, Difficulty 4, Target 20 Successes, Terminus 4).
Getting a botch on any of these rolls results in a flawed version of the spell.
The crucible can be used when casting Demon of the First Circle. If it is heated while containing a mixture of reagents particular to the demon (for example blood, ground cat bones and brass shavings for a blood ape or menstrual blood, seamen and aconite for a neomah) then the demon has its Resolve reduced by 2 (as if from a Major Intimacy).
It can also be used with Demon of the Second Circle, but the reagents required are significantly harder to acquire and the demon only suffers a -1 penalty.