1. make a stool sprite
2. make the character
3. make "character standing on the stool" sprite
4. make the event to progress like this:
a. place the event with stool sprite as it is grapich
b. set the trigger to be "push by button (or something)"
c. make your "controllable character" goes transparent and change the stool event grapich to no.3 (add some sound effect)
d. place "wait" for the timing of process (character stand on the stool and search a book)
e. process done, revert the c process
more or less like that, send the screenshot how your event process in here if you still dont understand. Other ppl will try to help too
One uncomfortable truth that has withstood the test of time, is how most people will stand by while they see a crime happening, unless it's illegal to stand by. We probably wouldn't have stories about "special heroes" or games about heroes if the "everyday common folk" were largely capable of being heroes. Heroes face dangers that most people are not willing to.
I'm having toooo much fun designing the new MP (Mental Psyche) system. I've only worked it out for enemies so far, but it's fun to stun them, then go after their MP and delete them instead to farm for better item drops.