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Tome of Understanding
Category: Consumable (Manual) Value: 5000
Lore Req to ID: 50 Weight: 25

  • Wisdom: Raised by 1 point permanently
  • Usage: Place into quick item slot

How Obtained:
  • Baldur's Gate West (The Lady's Hall) - Pickpocketed from Chanthalas Ulbright
  • Candlekeep Catacombs (Level 1) - Found in sarcophagus
  • Durlag's Tower (Upper Level 3) - Found on altar (TOSC)

A typical tome of understanding contains a sober, if dry analysis of legal battles, historic events, government policies, philosophical treatises, and theories of magic and metaphysics. While rarely interesting to anyone outside of their already well-educated niche market, it is said that some such tomes have even added a single point to the Wisdom of certain half-ogres. Such marvels, however, are the product of a potent magic placed upon the tome as it is being written. Unfortunately, this same magic causes the tome to disappear after a single use.