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Gather Information (Cha)[edit | edit source]
Check[edit | edit source]
An evening’s time, a few gold pieces for buying drinks and making friends, and a DC 10 Gather Information check get you a general idea of a city’s major news items, assuming there are no obvious reasons why the information would be withheld. The higher your check result, the better the information.
If you want to find out about a specific rumor, or a specific item, or obtain a map, or do something else along those lines, the DC for the check is 15 to 25, or even higher.
Epic Check[edit | edit source]
You can gather information without eliciting suspicion.
Avoid Suspicion[edit | edit source]
By accepting a –20 penalty on your Gather Information check, you can avoid any suspicions that might otherwise be aroused by someone pursuing sensitive information.
Action[edit | edit source]
A typical Gather Information check takes 1d4+1 hours.
Try Again[edit | edit source]
Yes, but it takes time for each check. Furthermore, you may draw attention to yourself if you repeatedly pursue a certain type of information.
Special[edit | edit source]
A half-elf has a +2 racial bonus on Gather Information checks.
If you have the Investigator feat, you get a +2 bonus on Gather Information checks.
Synergy[edit | edit source]
If you have 5 or more ranks in Knowledge (local), you get a +2 bonus on Gather Information checks.