Ok, so I’m looking at the feat Knowledge Devotion from complete champion and the gist of it is that you make knowledge checks for the types of creatures you have relevant knowledge skills for, and gain an insight bonus on attack and damage rolls based on the result. The fluff of the feat says that “You can use your knowledge to exploit your foes’ weaknesses and overcome their strengths”, which seems to me that you get the basic benefits of knowing things about your enemy relative to the check result with the addition of the bonus to attack and damage (i.e you don’t make a knowledge: arcane check to identify an adult green dragon, and then make a second check to gain the benefits of the feat).
Provided that the feat works this way, the skill trick collector of stories came to mind which gives you a +5 bonus once per encounter in order to identify creatures and their traits with the appropriate knowledge skill. Would it be right to assume that the skill trick collector of stories would allow you to apply the bonus to the knowledge devotion feat? I figure that since you can only make use of the skill trick once an encounter and you can use the feat apparently without even an action that it wouldn’t be unbalancing to apply it in such a fashion, but I’d also like a little input from someone else before I start making plans to use it as such.
Thanks in advance for any input.