This Investigate Skill represents a character's ability to thoroughly search an area to find objects, information, or hidden compartments. Investigate can allow a character to pick useful information out of a pile of documents, find the valuable items in a monsters hoard, or find the disguised lever that opens a hidden door. Investigate is also useful in locating traps, either on doors or upon treasure chests. Investigate can further be used to gather information out of large groups of people, either by eavesdropping on conversations or making small talk with locals.
Investigate Lore allows a character to recognize clues or items tied to famous mysteries. It includes knowledge of famous investigators and their techniques. You also are also familiar with locations where you might be able to find more information on a particular topic.
- Use Search to find traps, secrets, or hidden objects.
- Use Search to pick useful items or information out of a cluttered area.
- Use Gather Rumors to garner interesting information from a crowd.
- Identify information or objects connected with famous mysteries or famous investigators.
|Search through a chest for a particular item||DF 2||DC 10|
|Notice generic pit trap*||DF 3||DC 15|
|Find typical secret door*||DF 4||DC 20|
|Find particular document in stack of papers||DF 4||DC 20|
|Find useful object in cluttered room||DF 4||DC 20|
|Find mechanical trap on door*||DF 5||DC 25|
|Notice hidden wall compartment*||DF 5||DC 25|
|Find needle trap on keyhole*||DF 6||DC 30|
|Notice magical trap*||DF 7||DC 35|
DCs for traps and secrets can be highly variable and depend on the constructor of the trap or secret.
|Learn common rumor||DF 3||DC 15|
|Learn uncommon rumor||DF 4||DC 20|
|Learn rare rumor||DF 6||DC 30|
Powers that Use Investigate
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