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Handwritten Note (LUM1) is one just one of eight Lum machine notes found in Watcher's Keep in Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.


This brief note is written in wild, looping, haphazard script. The words seem to be almost nonsensical babblings:

Short medium square makes big muscles - Lum


This particular note is found on the Watcher's Keep Altar Level.

It details in an abbreviated manner a combination sequence that must be selected to initiate the "big muscles" result.

The machine will bestow a permanent effect that grants a point of Strength to the character entering the combination - which is pulling the Short Lever, then the Medium Lever, and pressing the Square Button. The player's info screen will display a text reading:

You feel a surge of energy through your body, causing your muscles to bulge with power. This is followed by <CHARACTERNAME> gained 1 point of STRENGTH.

Note that repeating the same combination a second time (or more) will result in an unpredictable effect, such as being Imprisoned, permanently losing a point of Intelligence and perhaps being Petrified.