Tome of spell mastery
tome of spell mastery (brewing) This large tome has a thick cover with brass trim on each of the four corners to avoid wear. The cover is sapphire blue and is of a sturdy cloth that has a slight shine to it. The brass trim at each corner is hammered into a pattern of half-moon shapes and in the center of the cover is a brass circle embossed with the same hammered pattern. The pages are of a creamy, heavy vellum. This tome would advance one's mastery of the brewing spell school once invoked.
These incredibly useful tomes can occasionally be found throughout the course of adventurer's journeys through some of the more violent areas of Threshold. Those of the more arcane arts of combat could potentially find the knowledge stored within one of these tomes useful. If you come across one, and the tome is written on a topic in which your skills align, you can invoke it to consume the knowledge within, destroying the tome in the process. With this increased knowledge of a subject, training costs for that skill diminish greatly. This becomes useful when you advance a player level and enhance your training in your skills.
Please note, upon gaining Grand Master understanding of a skill, you will not be able to invoke the tome. Maybe another in your guild could use the knowledge within.
Often confused, there are skills and spell skills bearing the same name. It is worth mentioning that if you have skills and not spells and you try to use a tome instead of a manual, the tome will be removed from the game upon your attempt to use it. When in doubt, you can type skills spells to see what spell skills you have. If you have it listed in spells, then what you need is a tome, and not a manual. If it's not there, and it's in your skills screen, you need a manual.