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Cursed Tome is an event found exclusively in Act 2. It involves a cursed book with insight on Neow's origins. The player may read the book to obtain it or walk away.


Numbers in parentheses are for Ascension 15 or higher.

  • [Read]
    • [Continue] Lose 1 HP.
  • [Leave] Nothing happens.


In an abandoned temple, you find a giant book, open, riddled with cryptic writings.
As you try to interpret the elaborate script, it begins shift and morph into writing you are familiar with.
Odd. The book seems to be about an Ancient named Neow.
This piques your interest, but you have a general feeling of malaise.
The Ancient of resurrection, Neow, was exiled to the bottom of the Spire.
You feel compelled to read more, but your body begins to ache.
Seeking vengeance, Neow blesses outsiders, using them for her own purposes.
You are starting to feel very weak and tired.
Those resurrected by Neow remember only fragments of their past selves, cursed to fight for eternity.
As you near the final page, your old wounds begin to reopen!
Upon finishing the tome, you decide to take it with you. With proof in hand, will you retain your memories?
With incredible strain and willpower, you resist the trance of the tome and SLAM it shut.
You turn and exit the temple, feeling drained...
You exit, feeling a dark energy emanating from the book on the pedestal.


  • Taking the book will require a minimum of 16 (21) HP. The TungstenRod.png Tungsten Rod will reduce the health loss to 12 (17) HP.

Update History[]

  • Weekly Patch 42: Reboot
    • Adding page turn SFX to Cursed Tome event.
  • Weekly Patch 17: Patched in the Face
    • Seeds utilized for several events for consistent outcomes: Accursed Blacksmith, Cursed Tome, Scrap Ooze, N'loth.
  • Weekly Patch 16: Back to Work
    • Cursed Tome Event now uses reward screen for the earned book relic (optional pickup).