Campaign of the Month: September 2013
Step: Rank + PER
The adept retrieves information previously memorized with the Book Memory talent which has faded over time or been pushed out of the adept’s memory by other books. While there is no real limit to how much information an adept can learn, the Recall Difficulty is equal to the book’s Spell Defense, +1 for each book the adept has currently memorized. This is because of the difficulty of sifting through all the information readily available to the adept through the Book Memory talent in order to access information he has previously memorized, and which is stored in his subconscious. The adept makes a Book Recall Test against the Recall Difficulty. If successful, the adept retrieves the lost information, which remains in memory for a number of hours equal to his Book Recall Rank. During this time the contents of the book are readily accessible to him; the adept can read, transcribe, or look up information as though he had an actual copy of the book in front of him. The adept may even return it to active memory if desired, provided he has a free Book Memory Rank available. On a Pathetic Result the adept’s knowledge of the book in question has degraded to the point where he can no longer recall any information from it. All knowledge of the book is effectively lost to the adept, although he can always take the time to memorize the book again using his Book Memory talent.