Knowledge refers to information about a general class of people, locations, or objects. Information about specific individuals is covered by intelligence.

A character rolls a knowledge check to determine if they know about such a class, or to identify the class of a person, location, or object.

Most knowledge checks use the following attributes:

Equipment Equipment Quality Base Time Span Base Attention
None No equipment 1 round 0
A relevant textbook or detailed catalogue Poor equipment 5 minutes
A collection of relevant textbooks or detailed catalogues Standard equipment 30 minutes
A library of relevant texts Exceptional equipment 3 hours