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Handwritten Note (LUM5) 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:

Words to the wise-Circle, square, triangle. -L. t. Mad


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 "words to the wise" result.

The machine will bestow a permanent effect that grants a point of Wisdom to the character entering the combination - which is pressing the Circular Button, pressing the Square Button, and pressing the Triangular Button. The player's info screen will display a text reading:

You gain a sudden, deeper understanding of the mysteries of the world, as if a door had been opened within your mind This is followed by <CHARACTERNAME> gained 1 point of WISDOM.

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.