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Occult Rituals

Kreighton's Perusal

Source Pathfinder Society Primer pg. 10
School divination; Level arcanist 1, bard 1, cleric 1, magus 1, oracle 1, skald 1, sorcerer 1, warpriest 1, wizard 1


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S


Range touch
Target book touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless, object); Spell Resistance yes (harmless, object)


You gain a brief but incomplete understanding of one book’s contents, equivalent to having skimmed its pages for 1 hour. This insight is not sufficient to translate unknown languages, decipher codes, or memorize text, but it does allow the caster to learn what topics the book discusses— invaluable to a Pathfinder who must make a snap decision when performing research or deciding whether or not to abscond with a volume. In addition, you instantly benefit from any bonuses or effects the book would normally grant to anyone who reads it for 1 hour (such as the bonuses gained from reading volumes of the Pathfinder Chronicles; see pages 26–27).