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You can use your Knowledge skills to extract information from books, scrolls, and other repositories of facts and fi gures.
Benefi t: This feat expands the way you can use the Knowledge skills. It allows you to use a Knowledge skill to navigate a library, an offi ce fi ling system, a chronicler’s repository, or a church’s records storage cell in order to discover information. You must be able to read the language the texts are written in to research them.
Research a Topic: Given enough time (usually 1d4 hours, though the DM can increase the time based on the amount of material you’re examining) and a successful DC 10 skill check, you gain a general understanding of the topic you’re researching. This assumes the information you are seeking exists within the collection of materials you are researching. The higher the check result, the better and more detailed the information (to the extent available withinthe source material).
When you want to fi nd out specifi c information on a specifi c topic, you must fi rst fi nd a library with tomes relating to that topic. The quality of the library or collection can provide a circumstance bonus on your Knowledge check when performing research.
General-purpose libraries (such as those found in some wealthy households, small churches, or towns) contain basic information on a variety of topics and provide a +1 circumstance bonus.
A library devoted to a specifi c topic (usually owned by churches or organizations devoted to specifi c pursuits)
provides a +2 circumstance bonus on Knowledge checks related to its topic.
Comprehensive collections are harder to fi nd, but they provide a +4 circumstance bonus. Such collections
reside with large churches, in some larger cities, in some organizations and institutions, at Morgrave University, and in major chronicle offi ces.
Even rarer and harder to gain access to are master collections, which provide a +6 circumstance bonus. Master collections are found in a few dragonmarked house enclaves, one or two royal libraries, and in the library
Examine Records: Examining books or records to get a general sense of what’s in them takes time, skill, and some luck. Find a stack of ledgers in the alchemist’s lab? Discover records in the crime lord’s hideout? Locate the fi les pertaining to taxes collected in the city? To get a general sense of the information contained therein and whether or not you can use it, you must make a research check using the most appropriate Knowledge skill. The DC depends on the complexity of the code or fi ling system used.
Complexity of Code DC Needed
Basic 10 1d4 hours
Simple 15 1d4+1 hours
Moderate 20 1d4+2 hours
Complex 30 1d4+4 hours
On any successful check, the higher the result, the better and more complete the information you glean. If you start out seeking a specific fact, date, map, or similar bit of information, the DM might increase the DC by as little as +5 or as much as +15.
You can retry a Knowledge check made to perform research, though if the material you are examining doesn’t contain the data you seek, you can’t fi nd it. You can take 10 or take 20 when making a Knowledge check to
research a topic or examine records. This use of the Knowledge skill takes a minimum of 1d4 hours.
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URBAN TRACKING [GENERAL]
You can track the location of missing persons or wanted individuals within communities.
Benefi t: To fi nd the trail of an individual or to follow it for 1 hour requires a Gather Information check. You must make another Gather Information check every hour of the search, as well as each time the trail becomes diffi cult to follow, such as when it moves to a different area of town.
The DC of the check, and the number of checks required to track down your quarry, depends on the community size and the conditions.
Community Size* DC Checks Required
Thorp, hamlet, or village 5 1d3
Small or large town 10 1d4+1
Small or large city 15 2d4
Metropolis 20 2d4+2
*See page 137 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide.
Condition DC Modifier
Every three creatures in the group being sought –1
Every 24 hours party has been missing/sought +1
Tracked party “lies low” +5
Tracked party matches community’s primary –2
racial demographic* –2
Tracked party does not match community’s primary +2
or secondary racial demographic* +2
*See page 139 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide.
If you fail a Gather Information check, you can retry it after 1 hour of questioning. The DM should secretly roll the number of checks required, so that the player doesn’t know exactly how long the task will take.
Normal: A character without this feat can use Gather Information to fi nd out information about a particular individual, but each check takes 1d4+1 hours and doesn’t allow effective trailing.
Special: A character with 5 ranks in Knowledge (local) gains a +2 bonus on Gather Information checks when using this feat.
You can cut the time per Gather Information check in half (to 30 minutes per check rather than 1 hour), but you take a –5 penalty to the check.