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Poetry Appreciation Overview
Poetry Appreciation is widely agreed to be one of the most difficult spells to level. It has no real purpose besides doing it for its own sake.
To level this skill, first you find an extremely rare Unidentified Poetry Book. Once you're identified it (provided you have the appropriate Art History level), you can read the book, rewarding you with a usually tiny amount of XP.
Skill in finding the meaning of poems, especially difficult and tedious ones.
Training Poetry Appreciation
- To learn this skill, read several level 0 Poetry books or read a Poetry Primer.
Poetry Appreciation Mechanics
Poetry shares a loot table with most scrolls, and therefore has a chance of dropping from high-level mantises, faces of death, and skeleton assassins (and whatever other mobs drop scrolls). The scrolls in Under the Hand dungeon are occasionally poetry books as well. Poetry book buffs last 2 hours, and buffs of the same type (+50 armor, +100 armor, +150 armor) will overwrite with the highest valued one being used until its duration runs out rather than stacking.
There are 4 different unidentified poetry books. The one that requires Art History 20 produces books from Set 1, 25 produces Set 2, 30 produces Set 3, and 35 produces Set 4. Gruzark's Chapbook comes from Gruzark.
|Poetry Name||Buff||Level||XP||Set #|
|Poetry Primer||None||0||500||Set 1|
|"Who Loves Mort?"||+50 Max Armor||0||50||Set 2|
|"Worm Food"||+2 Direct Damage||0||50||Set 1|
|"Song of Ir-Hetsu"||?||0||?||Set 4|
|"Rain Dances of the Lost Tribe"||+25% Psychic Mitigation||3||75||Set 2|
|Gruzark's Chapbook||+2 Direct Damage||5||10||N/A|
|The Magic Belt||+25% Psychic Mitigation||5||75||Set 1|
|"The Fall of Man" by Zini||+2 Direct Damage||5||75||Set 1|
|"The Tonsils of Truth" by Su-Moltik||+25% Psychic Mitigation||7||200||Set 4|
|Gammo's "Legions of Stone"||+25% Psychic Mitigation||10||100||Set 1|
|"Till The Land By Moonlight"||+2 Direct Damage||10||100||Set 3|
|"Why Are There Bees" by Jim Hatcher||+50% Psychic Mitigation||15||200||Set 2|
|"Battle of Fok"||+100 Max Armor||20||400||Set 2|
|"The Face of Umrad" by Gammo||?||23||?||Set 4|
|"Commentary on Slavery"||+75% Psychic Mitigation||25||500||Set 3|
|"Horse, Carry My Topaz"||+75% Psychic Mitigation||30||600||Set 3|
|"Collected Works of Gammo"||+5 Direct Damage||35||750||Set 3|
|"Sunsets" by Enst||+150 Max Armor||35||750||Set 2|
|"In Defense of Rakshasa Food"||+10% Combat XP||38||500||Set 4|
|"Kur Hauntings" by Zuk-Ghu||+150 Max Armor||45||1000||Set 3|
|"The Harpy Lands" by Rosediah||+150 Max Armor||48||1000||Set 4|
|10||+1 to Vocabulary|
|15||+1 to Flower Arrangement|
|20||+1 to Artistry|
|25||+1 to Flower Arrangement|
|30||+1 to Vocabulary|
|40||+1 to Lore|
|45||+1 to Flower Arrangement|
|50||+1 to Vocabulary|
Poetry Appreciation is probably a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy], given that the Vogons used "Poetry Appreciation Chairs", and the fact that all the Poetry books have descriptions talking about how awful they are.