Touch of history provides you with a full, detailed history of the target. This includes its age, when and how it was handled, and where it had been. You see this history as though you were in the object’s presence in the exact position at the time of casting.
The amount of information gained depends on the time spent casting touch of history, as indicated on the chart.
|Casting Time||History Learned|
|1 round||1 minute/caster level|
|1 minute||1 hour/caster level|
|1 hour||1 day/caster level|
|1 day||1 year/caster level|
Digesting the amount of information a caster gains can be staggering. Although you gain the entire history immediately, you must focus on details to learn from the knowledge you have acquired. Even experienced diviners use mnemonic techniques like asking themselves questions aloud to properly use the histories they gain. If you do not focus on specific aspects of the histories you learn, the information remains dormant, much like lost memories.