Running a wizard. He is doing Azuth’s will by discovering magic, using it in daily life, and spreading it when he can. I was able to harvest an Aboleth brain. If he eats it, will he gain knowledge going back to the beginning of the realms? Risks? Maybe he can help. I know The Sage of Shadowdale himself ate a mindflayer’s brain (volo’s guide).
Wonder what would happen here…
— Adam (@TheOneXalted) March 1, 2019
Heh. Can help, because Gary Gygax and I discussed this very thing (humans delving into dead beholder, mind flayer, and dragon brains, as opposed to sharing the thoughts of a living being) long, long ago. Consensus: he will gain confusingly fragmentary visions (vivid moments… 2)
…of the life experienced by the aboleth), that he can try to interpret. NOT coherent knowledge, as human and aboleth brains are 'wired' so differently. If brain devoured, visions will come in a rush, then 'pop up' from time to random time, jarringly.
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) March 1, 2019