There is a place in the fortress (up then left from the main area) that you can get all the lore you have ever collected into your game.As I understand it, that part is bugged at the moment and the lore doesn't carry from char to char properly. Maybe next version it'll get fixed.
So if you have ever gotten that scroll in any game and you check the area, they it will could for the purposes of the game.
I got sick enough of this fact that I went ahead and downloaded this
addon that's supposed to fix it. I'm not entirely convinced it's working though.
After a short and horrible game with a Rogue (mine always are, for some reason) I decided to try out a Thalore Doomed. Because hey, most aptly named class in the game!
Anyway, turns out Doomed are fun.
After a rocky start, I managed to pump up the shadow tree enough that I'm now a walking infinite persistant asshole factory. I just completed Daikara and unlocked the Sher'tul fortress and I'm sitting with 3 lives left. I have my doubts I'll actually beat Dreadfell but I'm having a good time, anyway.
The game was also kind enough to hand me this out of a gold chest early on (either Labyrinth or Trapped area, I forget):
Dagiharadig the stralite amulet
Changes stats: +3 Mag / +13 Cun / +17 Con
Spell Save: +6
Don't mind if I do.
By the way, just how scary are the farportal dungeons? I've unlocked the ability to go to one a few times but I've always avoided it because I don't want to waste lives.