The Color of Night
Journal of Abdul Alhazred
An ancient book of crumbling leather, parchment and iron.
The reader simply states what bonus they want, from + 1 to + 6. After making their Investigation or Knowledge roll, they must then make a Spirit roll with a penalty equal to the bonus they gained. On a failure, the reader goes slightly insane and loses one point of Sanity.
This unique item has been attributed to many madmen throughout the ages, though in reality it is not the work of a single person, but a collection of writings from numerous authors, all totally insane.
Contained within the pages of gibberish and mad ramblings are many secrets. A reader can use the journal to get a bonus to any Investigation or Knowledge roll, but they risk losing a little piece of their mind each time they do so.