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The Long Dark

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Penitent Scholar in The Long Dark

Penitent Scholar247 (30)

Complete all Research books.

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Achievement won on 03 Aug 17
TA Score for this game: 6,611
Posted on 04 August 17 at 07:01, Edited on 06 August 17 at 06:02
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IMPORTANT!! If you hit level 5 on a skill, you can NOT read the appropriate book!! Most people will probably not hit level 5 before they find a book, but you don't want to have to replay to find all the books! (Thanks to Zlodziey for this tidbit.)

There are 7 skills that you can level up, and there are 7 skill books you can use to get there. You need to find these 7 books by looting. If you search most places, especially houses and bases, you'll find a lot of books lying around. These 7 are obviously different because they have different names (although I can't remember their names in retrospect). The spawn is random except that they show up in places with a lot of books. (I found a few in houses, but your mileage may vary. Make sure you search everywhere.)

Each book must be researched with light...obviously you can't read in the dark. That means you're going to need to burn daylight or firewood to read them. Researching a book can be between 5 and 25 hours of game time. You don't have to do it all at once.

Once you've fully researched all 7 books, this will pop. You'll find more skill books afterward, which will help you level up even further toward rank 5, but any books beyond the initial don't matter for the achievement.

Zlodziey provided me with the names of the seven books. (Thanks!)

- Survive the outdoors (advances fire starting)
- Stay on target (advances archery)
- Frontier shooting guide (advances rifle a bit)
- Guns, guns, guns (advances rifle a lot)
- Wilderness kitchen (advances cooking)
- Field dressing you kill vol. 1 (advances carcass harvesting)
- Frozen angler (advances fishing)

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