How can a fighter still see invisible objects while attending a soiree wherein at the door magic items are confiscated and active spells can be dispelled?
There's a quest in a special dimension where an artifact will be put up for auction. It is rumored that the item can be seen only via see invisibility, true seeing or other equivalent spells, but they can be dispelled on the spot.
I want to steal it but need to see it first.
Way One: A smart fighter finds a friend tattoer with Inscribe Magical Tattoo feat and pays him for See Invisibility Tattoo. Than he activates the tattoo, followed by casting Permanency spell by 11th level friend wizard. This application of permanency can be dispelled only by a caster of higher level than you were when you cast the spell ! Hah
Way Two: A smart fighter boosts his perception skill via feats, skill points etc.
Way Three: A psionic equivalent to See Invisibility or True Seeing, albeit not on an item as it'd get confiscated
Way Four: Acquire somehow scent ability to sniff out invisible artifact