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Handwritten Note (LUM4) is 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:

No magic! Long blue green! Back, magic, back! -L. t. M.


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

It details in an abbreviated manner a combination sequence that must be selected to initiate the "no magic" result.

The machine will bestow a permanent effect that grants 5% Magic Resistance to the character entering the combination - which is pulling the Long Lever, turning the Blue Dial, and turning the Green Dial. The player's info screen will display a text reading:

A swirling globe of glowing light materializes around you, then vanishes. You feel an aura of magical protection that seems to seep down into your very bones This is followed by <CHARACTERNAME> gained permanent MAGIC RESISTANCE..

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.