Tomes of Leadership and Influence are magical enchanted tomes which raise the Charisma of the user by one point. After it is used, the tome will be destroyed. It can be used by all classes. Like all tomes, it has a weight of 25 lbs. This item appears in Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

In Baldur's Gate, it can be found in a cave in the Gnoll Stronghold area.


One of the most popular recent tomes of leadership and influence is the cynically entitled book "How to Win Friends and Influence People." Like others of its ilk, it peddles a philosophy of personal ascendancy and manipulation by charisma alone. The authors and advocates of such tomes claim that, by drawing on the most recent theories in sociology and interpersonal psychology, it is possible to raise an individual's charisma by a single point. In truth, such increases in personal charisma are the product of magical spells placed on the text as it is in the writing process. These same spells also cause the tome to disappear after their first use. An excellent marketing strategy, you must concede...


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