Campaign of the Month: September 2013
Step: Rank + WIL
The adept commits the content of a book or other written text to memory for use at a later time. He need not know the language that the text is written in. The adept makes a Book Memory Test against the book’s Spell Defense—typically 5 for ordinary books, but higher for magical texts. The Spell Defense of a grimoire is equal to the Dispel Difficulty of the highest-Circle spell it contains (see Grimoires, p. 131, and Dispelling Magic, p. 138). If successful, the adept memorizes a number of pages per minute equal to his Book Memory Rank. The book remains memorized for a number of months equal to the adept’s Book Memory Rank, before fading, during which time the content is readily accessible— the adept can read, transcribe, or look up information as though he had an actual copy of the book in front of him. An adept can memorize a maximum number of texts at a time equal to his Book Memory Rank. He may voluntarily discard currently memorized texts in order to memorize new ones.