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This page is a list of all books in ADOM.

Books in ADOM are designed to be used in conjunction with the Literacy skill to gain knowledge or invoke a special magical/divine effect. Aside from learning spells from spellbooks the actual level of proficiency in Literacy is irrelevant (unless it is at zero level which can be achieved through eating cursed dark sage corpses; zero level is treated as absence of the skill).

Name DL Weight Info Notes
Spellbook 1 100s Grants spell knowledge, does nothing or invokes one of the negative effects
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Casts the spell with energy and PP penalties
Disappears after a number of reads (for spell knowledge only)
The Collected Works of Confucius ? 400s Produces a random fortune cookie message Disappears after a number of reads
Tract of chaos ? 150s Increases piety with the chaotic deity, corrupts the PC, may cause divine retribution from neutral/lawful deities Disappears after a number of reads
Tract of balance ? 200s Increases piety with the neutral deity, moves alignment towards neutrality, may cause divine retribution from chaotic/lawful deities Disappears after a number of reads
Tract of order ? 250s Increases piety with the lawful deity, removes corruption, may cause divine retribution from chaotic/neutral deities Disappears after a number of reads
Manual of bridge building N/A 100s Grants the Bridge building skill, necessary to increase the skill proficiency at level-ups Left on the ground for the PC by Yrrigs if he is saved
Black tome of Alsophocus N/A 400s Artifact; grants spell knowledge in a randomly chosen spell, corrupts the PC proportional to time spent reading Contains the essence of Chaos and Corruption
Weird tome N/A 100s Artifact; contains hints about the mysterious scroll of omnipotence, confuses the PC on unsuccessful attempts Given to the PC by the ghost librarian; can be given to the mad minstrel in exchange for 5 scrolls of corruption removal

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