The Nether Scroll of Azumar from Candlekeep Mysteries reads:

Unlike most scrolls, a Nether Scroll of Azumar is not a consumable magic item. [...] If this check fails, [...] you can attempt the check again after another 30 days of concentrated study.

When you succeed on the check, you gain the following benefits:

  • Your Intelligence score increases by 2, to a maximum of 22. Once you gain this benefit, you can’t use this scroll to increase your Intelligence again.


Can multiple creatures benefit from the intelligence improvement? Or is the magic lost after the first one obtains it?


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The scroll is not a consumable magic item.

The first sentence of the description is the answer:

Unlike most scrolls, a Nether Scroll of Azumar is not a consumable magic item.

The definition of a consumable item is:


Some items are used up when they are activated. A potion or an elixir must be swallowed, or an oil applied to the body. The writing vanishes from a scroll when it is read. Once used, a consumable item loses its magic.

Nothing in the description indicates that the scroll loses its potency upon completing the study, and it clearly states that it is not a consumable item. So yes, multiple creatures may benefit from the scroll, because it is a nonconsumable magic item, that is, an item that, once used, does not lose its magic.


Seems pretty clear.

If the item lost its magic after being used once, that would be a consumable item, by definition. Since the item text is clear that this is not a consumable item, it doesn't lose its effects after giving them once.

Consider, if the item didn't remain a magic item with the ability to improve intelligence after use, there would be no need to specify that it only works for a given creature one time.


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