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Occult reference material

Source Occult Adventures pg. 249
Price 80 gp; Weight 1 lb.
Category Tools


These books come in all manner of shapes and sizes, from hardbound, illustrated manuscripts to collections of journals, notes, and scrolls from multiple authors. When used as a reference (an action that typically requires 1d4 minutes of searching the text), occult reference material grants a +2 circumstance bonus on Knowledge checks related to the occult topic covered by that manual. Some common topics for occult reference materials include astral projection, auras, dreams, ley lines, medium spirits, and rituals. Occult reference materials devoted to general subjects—such as spirits as a whole—provide an overview but don’t give enough detail to grant a skill bonus.