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Exploration LensItem 10+

This Item may contain spoilers from the Strength of Thousands Adventure Path

UncommonDivinationInvestedMagical
Source Pathfinder #171: Hurricane's Howl pg. 76
Usage held in 1 hand
Activate Interact
An exploration lens is a magical glass lens designed for a bull's-eye lantern. When light from the lantern passes through the lens, it alters the light to make it easier to perform a common exploration activity with the lantern. You can find more information about exploration activities related to these lenses on page 496 of the Core Rulebook. Alternatively, an exploration lens can be installed in a wayfinder like an aeon stone. In this case, light (such as that from a lantern, torch, or light spell) must still pass through the lens and you must hold the wayfinder in your hand for it to function.

There are several different types of exploration lens, each granting benefits with a different type of exploration activity. Each type of lens is distinguishable from all the other types by holding it up to a bright light.

PFS LimitedExploration Lens (Detecting)Item 10

Source Pathfinder #171: Hurricane's Howl pg. 76
Price 1,000 gp
When held up to light, this lens sparkles as though infused with glitter. While Detecting Magic in exploration mode, when the lantern's light falls upon something you detect as magical, it pulsates faintly. This makes it easier to triangulate the magic, since you can use the cone of the bull's-eye lantern instead of the circular pulse of detect magic. You also gain a +2 item bonus to checks to Identify Magic within the light.

PFS LimitedExploration Lens (Investigating)Item 12

Source Pathfinder #171: Hurricane's Howl pg. 76
Price 1,750 gp
The outer rim of this lens glows faintly when held up to the light. While activated, the lens grants you a +1 item bonus to skill checks to Recall Knowledge while Investigating by outlining potential clues in a way that triggers your memory. If you're Investigating something while using the lens, you can always roll a Recall Knowledge skill check appropriate to the investigation for initiative.

PFS LimitedExploration Lens (Searching)Item 14

Source Pathfinder #171: Hurricane's Howl pg. 76
Price 4,000 gp
This lens has an opalescent sheen when held up to light. The lens subtly outlines hidden doors and concealed hazards, granting you a +2 item bonus to Perception checks to spot such features while Searching. Even if you aren't Searching, you get a check to find traps that normally require you to Search.