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Orb of Arcane Research

Aura moderate divination; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 7,000 gp; Weight 6 lbs.


Made of a glassy, translucent substance, this orb swirls with the eldritch energy of spellcasters long departed.

When the bearer researches a spell to create a new spell or learn an existing one from another source, this orb provides a +2 competence bonus on Spellcraft checks.

Additionally, when the command word is spoken, an orb of arcane research allows its bearer to gain a +5 insight bonus on a Craft (alchemy), Knowledge (arcana), Knowledge (nature), or Spellcraft check made to research a spell or extract formula. The orb can be used five times in this way before the item cracks, losing all of its magical properties and reverting to a piece of mundane glass.


Craft Wondrous Item, Scribe Scroll, read magic; Cost 3,500 gp