Manual of Monsters (Undead)
Aura: minor divination; CL: 3rd Slot: —; Price: 2,450 gp; Weight: 5 lbs.
A manual of monsters is a heavy, hardbound tome of lore, with a hide cover and many pages of illustrations of horrific undead, along with secret lore about them.
Each manual of monsters gives information on a single undead type (detailed below). If the wielder studies the manual for 15 minutes each day, for 24 hours he gains a +8 bonus to Knowledge checks made to identify creatures of that type and their powers and weaknesses. Each manual of monsters can be used for study only once each day—after that its words and illustrations blur into illegibility until 24 hours have passed.
Construction Requirements: Craft Wondrous Items, augury; Cost: 1,225 gp. (Source Loot4Less 9)
The information in these seven tomes were collected by Eva from the secret Sanctuary of the Unknown Necromancer, a dark cleric of Mystra in the dawning years of Waterdeep and his terrible secret obsession with the magic, the dead, and a rising evil cult.