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Record keeper is a skill associated with the Bookkeeper appointed noble. It is used to determine how quickly the bookkeeper can take an inventory of the fortress and update the records to reflect any changes. It is trained by a bookkeeper doing the update stockpile records administrative labor. To do this, the bookkeeper needs at least a meager office, created from a chair or throne (Since Meager is the lowest possible room quality just a 1x1 room, i.e. just the throne or chair itself, suffices.). For more information on room quality, see Room.
As wealth and items are created or lost, e.g. by dwarves drinking up all your booze, the records will gradually deteriorate in precision, eventually ending up at the lowest precision rating. An assigned bookkeeper will therefore periodically update the records. How often depends on what precision he is trying to maintain, with the highest precision requiring the most work.
An experienced bookkeeper can easily maintain the highest precision level without working around the clock, even in large fortresses. Getting to the highest precision level is mostly a challenge only in the first 2 years or so.
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