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"Book for learning the battle skill "Common Support Symbols."
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

Story

This Symbological tome can be written by any number of writers throughout the universe. The studious reader of this text can learn how to utilize Common Support Symbols--effectively making them Symbologists. This tome is quite thick with an orange hardcover marked with two red x's on each face and gold script up the spine. It contains detailed explainations for using basic, common support symbology. Apparently, the runes within this book can be activated directly instead of tattooing them onto one's body.

Utility

The book will allow characters who don't learn Symbology naturally to have Healing, Antidote and Silence in their ability list. Since Cliff, Mirage, Albel, Roger and Peppita learn no spells of their own through leveling, this can let them fiddle around with the prospect of being casters. Special care must be taken as there are a limited number of these books per playthrough and they can't be made via Item Creation or stolen from any enemies once they're all used up. While the three spells the tome teaches are basic rank Symbology, they can allow for some characters to be valuable backup healers, especially if they don't learn any Killer Moves that use their MP (Cliff) or have ultimately large MP pools (Peppita). The best part comes from the fact Healing heals on a percentage rather than the intelligence stat, so essentially anyone can be a healer with this book.

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