Check: The character generally must be within 10 feet of the object or surface to be examined. A character can examine up to a 5-foot-by-5-foot area or a volume of goods 5 feet on a side with a single check.
A Search check can turn up individual footprints, but does not allow a character to follow tracks or tell the character which direction the creature or creatures went or came from.
|10||Ransack an area to find a certain object.|
|20||Notice a typical secret compartment, a simple trap, or an obscure clue.|
|25+||Find a complex or well-hidden secret compartment or trap; notice an extremely obscure clue.|
Time: A Search check is a full-round action.