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Ocular Codex is a skill book in Book III.

EffectsEdit

  • Grants the skill Spot Hidden if the player character has not learned it.
  • Grants 2 points in the skill Spot Hidden if the player character has learned it.

ContentEdit

You are unable to understand the book’s text as it appears to be written in an ancient, forgotten language. Luckily, the text is sparse as it seems to be mainly a picture book of sorts. The first several pages you turn over are just simple drawings of shapes and animals. There are several images in a page that match, with one that doesn’t belong mixed in. After flipping a few pages you surmise that this may have been some sort of children’s educational book. Despite your disappointment with this discovery, you find yourself unable to simply stop turning the pages.

As you slowly leaf through the tome, a gradual understanding permeates your being. The images are starting to become more and more complex, to the point where you doubt this is any ordinary educational tool. One page is full of cryptic symbols you have never seen before, yet after a short time you are able to pick out the rogue character. Another page contains a very detailed scene in which you finally notice a single blade of grass drawn out of place. On yet another page of strange writing you are able to find a symbol that is hidden amongst the text.

One thing that you are not aware of is the passage of time. Before you realize, you have turned the last page and find yourself closing the book. Looking around you, you begin to see the world in a different way. A small mouse that was hiding nearby scurries away under your gaze. A speck of dust floats by on a current of air. Details that you would not have noticed before become glaringly evident. You finally conclude that your ability to discern things normally hidden from plain view has been increased greatly.

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