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Explore the mysteries of magic through the writings of the Old Sage, Elminster Aumar! 

Throughout a long and illustrious career, the Archmage of Shadowdale has encountered and studied numerous unusual and heretofore undocumented magical practices. Now for the first time he has gone back through his private journals, curating a a collection of studies aimed to illuminate some of magic's deeper mysteries and broaden the horizons of student wizards.  

In this first instalment of the collection, Elminster teaches use (and cautions against misuse) of a widely misunderstood magical art— the primal practice of so-called Blood Magic! The big secret: bloodletting is not required, and without the gory trappings this magical art can still be of use to the modern mage.

Learn how to exchange one's own vitality to offset a lack of material components!

Discover how a mage might, as a desperate measure mid-battle, draw power from the freshly drawn blood of a foe!

Study (but please, dear student, do not emulate) the dark practice of drawing life energy from the helpless and unwilling — the blood sacrifice.

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