Absorb Text: New Pathfinder Spell

William T. Thrasher
It's a good book. The words leap right off the page.


School divination; Level bard 0, cleric 0, druid 1, paladin 1, ranger 1, sorcerer/wizard 0

Casting Time 1 standard action

Components V, S, F (a blindfold or spectacles)

Range touch

Target one book or scroll.

Duration instant

Knowledge, wisdom, power, and enlightenment can be found in the pages of ancient tomes. But who has the time? With this new spell scholarly spellcasters can read the contents of entire libraries in a matter of moments, freeing up research time for adventuring.

You can read a book or scroll of any length in a matter of seconds simply by touching it. This spell does not give you perfect recall of the book's contents, but after successfully casting this spell you can remember details about its contents as if you had recently studied the tome. You must be able to read the language in which the text in written to successfully cast this spell. If the text in magical in nature (such as a wizard's spellbook) you must cast read magic before casting absorb text and make a successful concentration check.