Arcane Anthology, a Pathfinder Player Companion sourcebook by Alexander Augunas, Steven T. Helt, and David N. Ross, was released on January 27, 2016.
|| If knowledge is power, then the eldritch secrets presented in Pathfinder Player Companion: Arcane Anthology represent significant sources of potential might! From magus and wizard spellbooks to alchemist formula books to mystical options for bards, bloodragers, sorcerers, and witches, this volume presents tomes of spells and uncanny knowledge written and recorded by Golarion's mightiest arcane casters. In addition to new spells and secrets of spell preparation found in spellbooks such as the collected Analects of Aroden, the Wisdom of Jatembe, and the Runes of Wealth, this Player Companion also includes archetypes, feats, and character options for PCs of nearly every character class. Inside this book, you'll find:
- Spellbook Styles of the Inner Sea (inside front cover)
- Descriptions of bound codexes, folded codexes, palimpsests, scrolls, and wooden and wax tablets
- Introduction (2)
- A description of the role and use of spellbooks on Golarion.
- Rules Index (3)
- Spellbook Preparation Rituals (4)
- How to create and apply preparation rituals (from Ultimate Magic) to arcane spellbooks, prayer books, and meditation books. Also: new spellbook feats and specific tomes of the Inner Sea region.
- Analects of Aroden (6)
- Describes a series of universalist spellbooks containing spells believed to have been created by Aroden.
- Also, Arodenite spells:
- As well as Arodenite traits and archetypes, including the children of Acavna and Amaznen and sword binders.
- Wisdom of Jatembe (12)
- Describes three editions of Old-Mage Jatembe's collected works, as distilled from the Magaambya's archives of his research and spellbooks. Also, several of Jatembe's spells:
- And feats, archetypes, and arcanist exploits related to or inspired by Jatembe and his Ten Magic Warriors, including access to primal magic.
- Runes of Wealth (18)
- Describes works purportedly derived from a legendary Thassilonian spellbook of Haphrama, an ancient runelord of greed:
- Also, several of Haphrama's spells:
- As well as alchemical anointings from Haphrama's research, and an archetype for those who raid lost empires.
- Cold Irony (24)
- Describes a spellbook of numerology and spycraft by the Nexian bard Merivesta Olinchi, who was purportedly the first victim of the Red Mantis. Spells include:
- And two archetypes, including Olinchi-inspired augurs common among the Bekyar.
- The Workbook of Lokoris Sarini (26)
- Describes Sarini's Workbook, a spellbook owned by the famed Chelaxian entertainer. Spells include:
- And an archetype of sensory-controlling illusionist magi.
- Tome of Stone Wards (28)
- Describes a dwarven spellbook of a legendary abjurist known as the Stone Warden, from the early Quest for Sky, and two archetypes designed for spellcasting dwarves and underground dwellers.
- Arrowsong's Sorrow (30)
- Describes a recent, but popular, spellbook among elven universalists in Hymbria, authored by a poet known only as "Arrowsong". Also, a bardic archetype and masterpiece inspired by her works.
- Next Month (32)