Skills

Weapons and Shield Skills

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The underlying rule is that weapon skills cover the basic weapon style that would be used for a weapon.

Using an axe-hammer weapon would require its own skill, and would not allow you to use axes or hammers on their own.

Using a bastard sword requires both 1H and 2H skills to be developed separately, as the styles used are different enough that one skill won’t cover it.

Weapons can only be used in your ‘preferred’ hand, otherwise they are used as if you were non-proficient in them (unless you have Ambidexterity).

<Melee Weapon> Proficiency

Allows a character to do the base amount of damage with the chosen weapon type.

For example, 1H Weapon (Sword) Proficiency allows a character to do 4 points of damage (the base amount for a sword) with all one handed swords, and gives no skill with any other weapon.

Type Minimum Length Maximum Length Notes
Dagger 0’6" 2’0"
1H 1’6" 4’0" For every 0’6", or part thereof, beyond the Maximum Length the wielder requires a level of Strength
2H 3’0" 6’0" For every 1’0", or part thereof, beyond the Maximum Length the wielder requires a level of Strength
Polearm (e.g. Staff/Spear) 3’6" 7’0" For every 1’0", or part thereof, beyond the Maximum Length the wielder requires a level of Strength

Example: A mace that is 4’0" long can be easily wielded one-handed. However, a mace that is 5’0" long requires the character to have at least Double Strength to wield one-handed.

Example: A 7’6" sword requires at least Double Strength to be wielded two-handed (and an unfeasible level of Septuple Strength to be wielded one-handed).

Example: A 7’6" staff requires at least Strength to be wielded two-handed and cannot be wielded with one hand.

Before you use Fists, familiarise yourself with the Safety Guidlines

<Melee Weapon> Specialisation

Allows a character to do 1 additional point of damage with the chosen weapon type.

The skill <Melee Weapon> Proficiency must have already been taken in the weapon type.

<Melee Weapon> Expertise

Allows a character to do 2 additional points of damage with the chosen weapon type.

The skill <Melee Weapon> Specialisation must have already been taken in the weapon type.

<Melee Weapon> Mastery

Allows a character to do 3 additional points of damage with the chosen weapon type.

The skill <Melee Weapon> Expertise must have already been taken in the weapon type.

<Melee Weapon> Advanced Mastery

Allows a character to do 4 additional points of damage with the chosen weapon type.

The skill <Melee Weapon> Mastery skill must have already been taken in the weapon type.

<Melee Weapon> Legendary Mastery

Allows a character to do 5 additional points of damage with the chosen weapon type.

The skill <Melee Weapon> Advanced Mastery skill must have already been taken in the weapon type.

<Throwing Weapon> Proficiency

Allows a character to do the base amount of damage with the chosen throwing weapon type. A character without this skill does no damage with a throwing weapon.

For example, Throwing Weapon (Throwing Dagger) Proficiency allows a character to do 2 points of damage (the base amount for a throwing dagger) with all throwing daggers, and gives no skill with any other thrown weapon.

<Throwing Weapon> Specialisation

Allows a character to do 1 additional point of damage with a throwing weapon.

The skill <Throwing Weapon> Proficiency must have already been taken.

<Throwing Weapon> Expertise

Allows a character to do 2 additional points of damage with a throwing weapon.

The skill <Throwing Weapon> Specialisation must have already been taken.

<Throwing Weapon> Mastery

Allows a character to do 3 additional points of damage with a throwing weapon.

The skill <Throwing Weapon> Expertise must have already been taken.

<Throwing Weapon> Advanced Mastery

Allows a character to do 4 additional points of damage with a throwing weapon.

The skill <Throwing Weapon> Mastery must have already been taken.

<Throwing Weapon> Legendary Mastery

Allows a character to do 5 additional points of damage with a throwing weapon.

The skill <Throwing Weapon> Advanced Mastery must have already been taken.

<Missile Weapon> Proficiency

Allows a character to do the base amount of damage with the chosen missile weapon type. A character without this skill does no damage with a missile weapon.

For example, Missile Weapon (Longbow) Proficiency allows a character to do 6 points of damage (the base amount for a longbow) with all longbows, and gives no skill with any other missile weapon.

Before you use Bows, familiarise yourself with the Safety Guidlines

<Missile Weapon> Specialisation

Allows a character to do 2 additional points of damage with a missile weapon.

The skill <Missile Weapon> Proficiency must have already been taken.

<Missile Weapon> Expertise

Allows a character to do 4 additional points of damage with a missile weapon.

The skill <Missile Weapon> Specialisation must have already been taken.

<Missile Weapon> Mastery

Allows a character to do 6 additional points of damage with a missile weapon.

The skill <Missile Weapon> Expertise must have already been taken.

<Missile Weapon> Advanced Mastery

Allows a character to do 8 additional points of damage with a missile weapon.

The skill <Missile Weapon> Mastery must have already been taken.

<Missile Weapon> Legendary Mastery

Allows a character to do 10 additional points of damage with a missile weapon.

The skill <Missile Weapon> Advanced Mastery must have already been taken.

Favoured Weapon

Favoured Weapon can be used with a Melee/Thrown/Missile Weapon.

Allows a character to select a particular weapon (not weapon type) that he has used extensively as his Favoured Weapon. The base damage for the specified weapon is increased by 1, and this increase also effects the amount of damage that can be added due to Strength.

Example: Tyrel has chosen a Sword as his Favoured Weapon, and now does a base damage of 5 when using it. As he also has Triple Strength, he can further increase the damage by 5, instead of the usual 4 points of Normal damage.

A character can only have one Favoured Weapon. If he decides to make a different weapon his Favoured Weapon, he must re-spend the Character Points.

Example: Tyrel finds a Masterwork Sword and, having used it for several adventures, decides to make it his new Favoured Weapon. After spending the additional CPs on his new Sword, the base damage for the weapon is 7 (4 base, +2 for being Masterwork and +1 for being a Favoured Weapon). When he uses his old Favoured Weapon, he no longer gains the increase in base damage.

Favoured/Chosen Weapon does not allow you to add extra damage from weapon enhancing spells/miracles

Example: If you have a sword doing base damage 4, Favoured Weapon allows you to do base damage 5, the most you can cast on it is still a Strengthen 4/Blade Sharp 4).

Also you must specify the style as well as the weapon when choosing Favoured/Chosen Weapon.

Example: Uklor’s Revenge an Axe/Mace weapon, you must state Favoured Weapon – Uklor’s Revenge – Mace. Or for Lightblighter a bastard sword, you must state Favoured Weapon – Lightblighter – 2H. Note you can still only buy this skill once, so cannot have it for both Axe & Mace or 1H & 2H.

If you use Favoured/Chosen Weapon on a Bow/Crossbow then you do not need to have a strengthened Bow/Crossbow to make use of the extra base damage with strength.

Example: Felix has Bow Proficiency and Favoured Weapon for his bow, so he can do 7 damage with an arrow. A friendly order priest casts Strength on Felix and he can now do 8 damage with an arrow without requiring a strengthened bow.
After Felix has gained more patrolling experience he purchases a strengthened bow and spends CPs re-buying Favoured Weapon for his new bow. Without at least Strength he wouldn’t be able to use his new bow, so he also spend CPs on Strength. He now does 9 damage with an arrow.
Felix subsequently spends CPs on Double Strength. He now does 10 damage with an arrow.

Skill cost is the same as Expertise for the weapon.

Chosen Weapon

Chosen Weapon can be used with a Melee/Thrown/Missile Weapon.

Allows a character to further focus on his Favoured Weapon. The base damage for the specified weapon is increased by 3, and this increase also effects the amount of damage that can be added due to Strength. However, all other weapons have their base damage reduced by 1 as due to his focus on one weapon, he loses some skill with all others.

Example: Macey has a Mace as his Favoured Weapon, and chooses to improve his skill with it to make it his Chosen Weapon. Its base damage is increased from 4 to 7 and Macey can now add 7 points of extra damage from his Quadruple Strength.

Macey’s secondary weapon is a Sword, which now has a base damage of 3 when he uses it and he can only increase its damage to 6 for his Strength.

Skill cost is the same as Advanced Weapon Mastery for the weapon.

Weapon Adept

Weapon Adepts can be used with a Melee/Thrown/Missile Weapon.

This skill covers a wide variety of different abilities. Each ability must be learnt for a particular weapon type (e.g. 1H Sword).

Weapon Adepts (excluding Disarm) can be bought for Fist or Claw (which includes using the Claw Hand miracle).

Weapon Adept abilities can be combined together in a single attack.

Each time an ability is taken it allows the character to use it once per day. Each ability can be learnt more than once to gain multiple uses in a day.

Certain Weapon Adepts may have other Weapon Adepts as prerequisites.

Weapon Adept abilities must all be attached to a damage call, except the Disarm abilities.

For Missile Weapons you can skip the requirement for learning the Swift and Piercing skills (though Through & Undodgeable are still bought at the Level 2 cost).

Disarm
Level: 2
Prerequisites: None

A character with this adept ability can disarm a character wielding a weapon (not a shield) with less skill than themselves instead of doing damage. To successfully disarm, the attack must hit either the opponent’s arm that’s wielding the weapon or the weapon itself. If the attack misses or hits the wrong location the disarm use is still lost and no damage is caused.

A disarmed character must immediately drop the weapon he using, though he can retrieve it again.

Example: Brend has Legendary Mastery with a 1H Sword. If he bought a use of Disarm, he can call “Disarm Legendary Mastery” and if the disarm attempt is successful and the opponent has Advanced Mastery or lesser skill in the weapon he is using, he must drop it.

Knockback
Level: 2
Prerequisites: None

A character with this adept ability can perform Knockback attacks at their current strength level.

Example: G’Mord has Triple Strength naturally. If he bought a use of Knockback he can call “Triple Knockback”. However if he was suffering from a Double Weakness effect, then he would only be able to call “Knockback”.

Swift
Level: 1
Prerequisites: None

A character with this ability can make Swift attacks.

Undodgeable
Level: 2
Prerequisites: For each use of Undodgeable you buy, you must have bought a corresponding use of Swift.

A character with this ability can make Undodgeable attacks.

Piercing
Level: 1
Prerequisites: None

A character with this ability can make Piercing attacks.

Attacks with blunt weapons don’t actually pierce the armour, but the character has learnt how to place attacks to either partially avoid the armour or to bend the opponent’s own armour into his body.

Through
Level: 2 3
Prerequisites: For each use of Through you buy, you must have bought a corresponding use of Piercing.

A character with this ability can make Through attacks.

Attacks with blunt weapons don’t actually go through the armour, but the character has learnt how to place attacks to either partially avoid the armour or to bend the opponent’s own armour into his body.

True Strike
Level: 3
Prerequisites: For each use of True Strike you buy, you must have bought a corresponding use of Undodgeable & Through.

A character with this ability can make True Strike attacks.

Subdue Proficiency

Subdue can only be used with a Melee Weapon.

Allows a character to do Subdue Damage with a particular weapon. This involves hitting with the flat of the blade, hitting non-vital areas, etc. The amount of Subdue Damage done is the same as having proficiency in the weapon.

Example: Grazer has taken Sword Subdue Proficiency. So when using this skill he calls “Subdue Sharp 4”.

A character must have the appropriate Weapon Proficiency before he can take this skill.

Note that some creatures cannot be subdued (Undead for example).

The following can be added to Subdue damage:

  • Strength – Yes, but it is halved.
  • Weapon Quality (e.g. superior, masterwork etc.) – Yes.
  • Normal damage weapon enhancing spells/miracles (e.g. Strengthen/Blade Sharp) – Yes.
  • Favoured/Chosen Weapon – Yes.
  • Backstab – Yes.
  • Weapon Adepts (e.g. Swift, Piercing etc.) – Yes.
Subdue Specialisation

Allows a character to improve the Subdue Damage with a particular weapon by 1 point.

The Character Point cost is the same as for the Specialisation cost for the weapon. A character must have Subdue Proficiency and have the appropriate Weapon Specialisation before he can take this skill.

Subdue Expertise

Allows a character to improve the Subdue Damage with a particular weapon by 2 points.

The Character Point cost is the same as for the Expertise cost for the weapon.

A character must have Subdue Specialisation and the appropriate Weapon Expertise before he can take this skill.

Subdue Mastery

Allows a character to improve the Subdue Damage with a particular weapon by 3 points.

The Character Point cost is the same as for the Mastery cost for the weapon.

A character must have Subdue Expertise and the appropriate Weapon Mastery before he can take this skill.

Subdue Advanced Mastery

Allows a character to improve the Subdue Damage with a particular weapon by 4 points.

The Character Point cost is the same as for the Advanced Mastery cost for the weapon.

A character must have Subdue Mastery and the appropriate Weapon Advanced Mastery before he can take this skill.

Subdue Legendary Mastery

Allows a character to improve the Subdue Damage with a particular weapon by 5 points.

The Character Point cost is the same as for the Legendary Mastery cost for the weapon.

A character must have Subdue Advanced Mastery and the appropriate Weapon Legendary Mastery before he can take this skill.

<Shield> Proficiency

Allows a character to use the chosen shield type. A character without this skill cannot use the chosen shield type.

For example, Shield (Small) Proficiency allows a character to use all small shields, and gives no skill with any other shield type.

A small shield has a surface area less than 1 square foot.

A medium shield has a surface areas of between 1 square foot and 4 square feet.

A large shield has a surface area of more than 4 square feet.

  • Large shields above 6 square feet require the character to also have Strength.
  • Large shields above 8 square feet require the character to also have Double Strength.

If the character loses the required level of Strength during an adventure, he can no longer use the shield.

<Shield> Proficiency (and higher) allows you to strap the chosen shield type to either arm (not both) and use it.
<Shield> Specialisation

Increases the amount of damage required to break the shield by 3.

<Shield> Expertise

Increases the amount of damage required to break the shield by 6.

<Shield> Mastery

Increases the amount of damage required to break the shield by 9.

<Shield> Advanced Mastery

Increases the amount of damage required to break the shield by 12.

<Shield> Legendary Mastery

Increases the amount of damage required to break the shield by 15.

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Armour

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<Armour> Proficiency

Allows a character to gain the base Normal protection on the appropriate location(s) by wearing a particular armour type.

<Armour> Specialisation

Increases the Normal protection granted by the type of the armour by 1. However, the total protection provided from the armour and this skill cannot exceed double the base Normal protection.

The skill <Armour> Proficiency must have already been taken in the armour type.

<Armour> Expertise

Increases the Normal protection granted by the type of the armour by 2. However, the total protection provided from the armour and this skill cannot exceed double the base Normal protection.

Example: Grunhilda has a suit of Fur, which would normally provides 1 point of Normal protection. Having the Fur Specialisation skill means it provides her with 2 points of Normal protection. She would gain no advantage for learning Fur Expertise, however she can still buy it for the purposes of learning Combination.

Example: Grunhilda subsequently finds a set of superior Fur, which would normally provides 2 points of Normal protection. If she learnt Fur Expertise, it would provide her with 4 points of Normal protection.

The skill <Armour> Specialisation must have already been taken in the armour type.

<Armour> Mastery

Increases the Normal protection granted by the type of the armour by 3. However, the total protection provided from the armour and this skill cannot exceed double the base Normal protection.

The skill <Armour> Expertise must have already been taken in the armour type.

<Armour> Advanced Mastery

Increases the Normal protection granted by the type of the armour by 4. However, the total protection provided from the armour and this skill cannot exceed double the base Normal protection.

The skill <Armour> Mastery must have already been taken in the armour type.

<Armour> Legendary Mastery

Increases the Normal protection granted by the type of the armour by 5. However, the total protection provided from the armour and this skill cannot exceed double the base Normal protection.

The skill <Armour> Advanced Mastery must have already been taken in the armour type.

Combination

Allows a character to increase the effectiveness of wearing two layers of armour. Combination can be applied to all armour types and combinations. Without this skill the amount of protection granted by overlapping pieces of armour is the sum of the two armour types minus one. With this skill the amount of protection is the sum of the two armour types plus one. For Combination to be effective, the character needs to have learnt Expertise in both types of armour being combined.

Example: Grunhilda wears Chain & Thick Leather and has learnt the skills Leather Expertise and Chain Expertise. When wearing Chain & Thick Leather, she has (4 + 6 – 1) 9 points of Normal Armour. She then learns Combination, learning how to effectively combine layers to provide (4 + 6 + 1) 11 points of Normal Armour.

You do not need to specify exactly how the armour is layered.

Example: Grunhilda, with the skills Leather Expertise and Chain Expertise could wear just Thick Leather, just Chain, Thick Leather on Chain or Chain on Thick Leather.

Note that the layers can be either both the same type of armour or two different types. To wear two layers of the same type of armour you would need to buy the appropriate Proficiency, Expertise etc. skills twice.

Example: Grunhilda wants to wear Thick Leather on Thick Leather. She needs to buy the Leather Proficiency skill again. For her Combination skill to be effective she would also need to buy the skill Leather Expertise again.

Enhanced Combination

Allows a character to further increase his Combination skill. Unlike Combination, the Enhanced Combination skill must be learnt for two specific types of armour. With this skill the amount of protection provided is the sum of the two armour types plus 2. For Enhanced Combination to be effective, the character needs to have learnt Mastery in both types of armour being combined.

Example: Grunhilda has improved her skills and learnt Leather Mastery, Chain Mastery and Enhanced Combination (Leather & Chain). When wearing Thick Leather & Chain, she now has (4 + 7 + 2) 13 points of Normal Armour.

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Physical Skills

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Enhance Life

Gives a character 1 additional Life Point each time it is taken.

The cost for learning Enhance Life increases by one for every band, as defined by the Life Point Threshold for the character’s race.

Ambidexterity
Allows a character to use one handed weapons in either hand simultaneously.
A character without this skill does half base damage with the weapon in their off hand.

Example: Halamar has Weapon Expertise (1H Sword) and does not have Ambidexterity. With a sword he does 6 in his main hand and 2 in his off hand.

Example: Halamar does not have Weapon Proficiency (1H Mace) and does not have Ambidexterity. With a mace he does 2 in his main hand and 2 in his off hand.

<Strength> Strength

The character is strong which allows him to do extra damage when attacking and to break out of some spell/miracle effects.

The character does the following extra damage per level of strength:

Weapon +21
Claws +2
Fist +1
Subdue +1

1 Additional damage due to Strength, Double Strength etc. is limited to the base weapon damage.

Example: G’Mord has Triple Strength and hence can do up to +6 additional damage with a weapon.
With a Dagger (base 2) he can do a total of 4 damage.
With a 1H Sword (base 4) he can do a total of 8 damage.
With a 2H Sword (base 7) he can do a total of 13 damage.

Strength, Double Strength etc. can be used with Bows and Crossbows in exactly the same way as for melee weapons, but only if the character is using a strengthened version. Strengthened bows can be used with lower levels of strength. Changing the level of strength used with a bow requires one minute of roleplay making adjustments to the bow.

Strength, Double Strength etc. can be used with thrown weapons in exactly the same way as for melee weapons.

The skill also allows the character to escape the effects of some spells/miracles and help others to escape the effects of some spells/miracles, this is equivalent to 4 people per level of strength (e.g. 4 people for Strength, 8 people for Double Strength, 12 people for Triple Strength etc.)

Dexterity

Every level of this skill gives the character 1 point of Dexterity.

Manoeuvre in Armour

Every level of this skill reduces the Dexterity Penalty by 1.

Example: Karn has Dexterity 3 and usually wears Thin Leather that provides 1 point of Normal armour to his Body, Arms and Legs. His Dexterity Penalty is -1. He then learns Manoeuvre in Armour 1, which removes this penalty and allows him to use his full Dexterity.

Toughness
Each level of this skill gives the character 1 point of Normal protection which is added to the Normal protection he gains from any physical armour he is wearing. In addition, Toughness also reduces the duration of Disease and can reduce the effects of some types of Poison.
Willpower

This skill allows the character to resist the effects of certain effects and also to enhance the effect of certain spells and miracles. In addition, Willpower effectively increases the character’s Death Threshold as the character can choose to use his will to cling to Life.

Example: Kelvor, an Elven Warrior, has a Death Threshold of 2 (having lost one in an unfortunate incident with a Goblin and a large spoon) and a Willpower of 2, which means he can stay alive whilst his Life Points are above -4.

Increased Willpower does not allow a character to be brought back from the dead once his Death Threshold reaches 0.

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Medical Skills

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Bind Wounds

This skill can be used to stop a character from dying in the following situations:

  • the Body Points on his Head or Chest drop below 0.
  • the Body Points on his other locations drop below -10.

A suitable bandage must be applied to the location. The effect lasts for 15 minutes, at which time the blood soaked bandages must be replaced.

Bind Wounds cannot be used to stop damage from a throat slit.

Set Broken Bone

In order to fix a broken location, a character with the skill Set Broken Bone must tend to the break.

If the broken location then receives 20 points of wounds healing in one go (e.g. from a Heal Wounds 20) the location has been set and the bone is repaired.

Discern Wounds

Allows a character to find out exactly how badly each location of a character or creature is damaged and how much Life Points the character has. The skill takes a minute to use to fully determine the extent of the character’s injuries (the player is told the Life and Body Points).

The skill can also be used quickly to gain a quick overview of a character’s injuries. This takes 10 seconds, and the player using the skill is told any location that is on less than one-quarter Body Points and whether the character is on less than one-quarter Life Points.

Discern Disease

Allows a character to discern:

  • If target character/creature is diseased.
  • The level of the disease.
  • The effects of the disease.
  • Whether the disease is Contagious (and if can cross to different race).
  • Whether the disease is Virulent.

Takes a minute to use.

Discern Spiritual Influence

Allows a character to discern:

  • If target character/creature is possessed e.g. by a Warrior Ghost/Guardian Spirit.
  • If target character/creature is charmed e.g. Charm (including by natural abilities like a Vampire), Befriend Animal.
  • If target character/creature is controlled e.g. Control Undead, Control Animal.
    (newtext).The name, number and levels of any Spiritual Influences the subject has (See Spiritual Influences)
  • Other non-rules specific information at the GMs discretion.

Discern Spiritual Influence cannot be used on yourself.

Takes a minute to use.

Discern Poison

Allows a character to discern:

  • If target character character/creature is poisoned.
  • The level of the poison.
  • The effects of the poison.

Takes a minute to use.

Discern Paralysis
Allows a character to discern whether another character or creature is suffering from the effects of paralysis, petrification or similar and how much longer the effect will last. Takes a minute to use.

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Magic Skills

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Recognise Magic

Allows a character to tell whether something or someone within 1 inch of his hand is magical or is under the influence of a spell. It also allows the character to gauge the current Mana of a character as follows:

Current Mana Reading
1–15 low
16–50 medium
51–100 high
101+ very high

When this skill is used on himself, the character can tell exactly how much Mana he currently has.

Read/Write School Runes

Allows a character to read/write the magical runes used in spell scrolls.

You can only learn runes for the schools that you can potentially cast from (note you do not need to be able to cast a spell from the school). Learning your first elemental school spell/runes, means that you cannot learn the opposite schools spells/runes (similarly for luminosity).

Example: a Pyromancer can learn Fire, Earth, Air, Light & General runes, but not Water (unless he was a member of the Circle and at a Rank when can learn an opposite).

The following are the potential School Runes that can be learnt:

  • Fire
  • Water
  • Earth
  • Air
  • General
  • Light
  • Dark
  • Spellsword
  • Necromantic
  • Demonology

Note that you can likely only learn a subset of this list (subject to your Guild etc.) and additionally learning Dark, Necromantic or Demonology runes requires approval from the Character Ref.

Enhance Mana

Each level of Enhance Mana increases the characters Mana by 1.

The cost for learning Enhance Mana increases by 1 for every band, as defined by the Mana Threshold for the character’s race.

Meditate

Allows the character to perform the Meditate action (see The System).

Learn Spell

Allows a character to learn a particular spell.

The CP cost is dependent on the number of schools known (see Magic and Mages).

Multicast

Multicast is a skill which allows a character to cast more than one spell simultaneously. All the spells in the multicast must be:

  • Different types (i.e. if one spell is Fire Dart 6 you can’t have any other Fire Dart spell as part of the Multicast),
  • Known by the character as an instant cast (i.e. the relevant Learn Spell skill must have been taken). You cannot multicast rituals.

The CP cost for the Multicast skill is equal to the total CPs for the relevant Learn Spell skills.

Example: Flare, an Elf Mage has spent 4 CPs on Glowing Mark 2 and 4 CPs on Fire Dart 2. The cost for learning Multicast (Glowing Mark 2, Fire Dart 2) is 8 CPs.

When multicasting although you’re effectively performing one casting, you are in reality casting all spells sequentially. This means that:

  • The number of vocals is equal to the sum of the spells in the Multicast.
  • The life damage from each is counted separately against your Talisman.

You do not need to learn multicast for previous spells in a chain e.g. You can learn the Multicast (Freeze(R), Ice Dart 4) without knowing the Multicast (Freeze(R), Ice Dart 2)’.

If a combined spell already exists e.g. Trip ‘n’ Entangle you can still buy it as a Multicast (Trip, Entangle) and you do not need to know the actual Trip ‘n’ Entangle spell.

If you are a Tower mage specialised in Ice Dart and at Rank 10 learn the Multicast (Freeze(R), Ice Dart 2), then at Rank 20 you can effectively cast this as Freeze(R), Ice Dart 4 and at Rank 50 Freeze(R), Ice Dart 6, without spending anymore CPs.

The ordering of a Multicast may be important.

Example: Faliece wants the spell Shocking Grasp 9 to be on his hands after casting Blink 0. So he learns the Multicast (Blink 0, Shocking Grasp 9). N.B. if he learnt the Multicast (Shocking Grasp 9, Blink 0) the Shocking Grasp would dissipate immediately (due to the way Touch spells/miracles dissipate if another spell/miracle is cast).

You CANNOT combine a spell and a miracle into a Multicast.

Magic Adept

This skill covers a wide variety of different abilities. Each ability must be learnt for a particular spell chain (e.g. Fire Dart).

Using a Magic Adept ability increases the effective level of the spell by the level of the ability, which in turn means that the spell

  • requires longer vocals
  • costs more Mana
  • has increased caster damage

Magic Adept abilities can only be applied to instant cast spells.

Magic Adept abilities can be combined together in a single casting, with each one increasing the effective level.

Each time an ability is taken it allows the character to use it once per day. Each ability can be learnt more than once to gain multiple uses in a day.

Certain Magic Adepts may have other Magic Adepts as prerequisites.

If a spell exists already, then you don’t have to learn the enhanced version

Example: To learn Entangle(R) extended to 40’, you just need to know Entangle(R), you don’t have to learn Entangle(T) extended to range.

Spells which have been enhanced with a Magic Adept dispel/extend at their normal level, not the effective level.

Self To Touch
Level: 3
Prerequisites: None

A character with this adept ability can turn a self only spell into a touch spell.

The call for the spell must include “Self to Touch”.

Touch to Range
Level: 2
Prerequisites: None

A character with this adept ability can turn a touch spell into a spell with a range of 20’.

Note that any Touch to Range location damage spell goes to the least injured location (like a Mass effect). When multiple attacks are done (like Shocking Grasp, which does 2 attacks, one for each hand) they are handled individually, so may go to different locations depending on injuries.

The call for the spell must include “Touch to Range”.

Extend Range
Level: 1
Prerequisites: None.

A character with this adept ability can extend the range of a spell by 20’. The spell must already have a 20’ range.

The call for the spell must include “Extended Range”.

The Extend Range adept ability can be used multiple times for the same spell. Each time this adept ability is used, the character can cast the spell at a range of a further 20’.

Example: Flare has bought Extend Range twice for the Fire Dart chain of spells. In a fight he can cast spells at the standard range of 20’, at a range of 40’, which increases the effective level by 1, or at a range of 60’, which increases the effective level by 2.

Swift
Level: 1
Prerequisites: None.

A character with this adept ability can cast a spell as a Swift spell.
This ability is only useful for offensive, dodgeable spells (not including area of effect spells).

The call for the spell must include “Swift”.

Undodgeable
Level: 2
Prerequisites: For each use of Undodgeable you buy, you must have bought a corresponding use of Swift.

A character with this adept ability can cast a spell as an Undodgeable spell.
This ability is only useful for offensive, dodgeable spells (not including area of effect spells).

The call for the spell must include “Undodgeable”.

Speed Cast
Level: 2
Prerequisites: None

A character with this adept ability can cast a spell with half (round down) the number of standard vocals. Unlike other abilities, the effective level increase does not require a longer set of vocals, though the other effects of casting a higher level spell (e.g. Mana costs) are still applicable.

The call for the spell must include “Speed Cast”.

When combining Speed Cast with other Magic Adepts, half the total number of vocals.

Example: Barel uses Speed Cast on an Ice Dart 20 (level 10) whilst also using Extended Range three times to increase its range to 80’. The number of vocals for an Ice Dart 20 would usually be 30, extending the range 3 times would add another 9 vocals, giving 39 in total. Speed casting it would half the number of vocals to 19.

Instant Cast
Level: 4
Prerequisites: For each use of Instant Cast you buy, you must have bought a corresponding use of Speed Cast.

A character with this adept ability can cast a spell with no vocals other than the spell name. Unlike other abilities, the effective level increase does not require a longer set of vocals, though the other effects of casting a higher level spell (e.g. Mana costs) are still applicable.

The call for the spell becomes “Instant Cast <Spell>”.

Create Talisman

This skill allows the character to:

  • Create any number of brand new Talismans. When a character first creates a Talisman, he places a small portion of his life force into it. This causes no detrimental effect on the character for the first two Talismans, but for every further Talisman created his Death Threshold is lowered by 1. Talismans start at level 1.
  • Upgrade an existing Talisman to increase its level.

Creating a new Talisman takes an entire day.

Upgrading a Talisman takes an entire day per level.

Example: Adiuvo an elven mage has the skill Create Talisman 3 (which cost him 3CPs + 4CPs + 5CPs = 12CPs). He creates his first Talisman which takes 1 day and gives him a level 1 Talisman. He then upgrades it to a level 2 Talisman, which takes 2 days.
He then loses this Talisman and so creates his second Talisman and it takes a day. He then upgrades it to a level 2 Talisman, which takes 2 days.
This Talisman gets stolen and so he creates his third Talisman and it takes a day and he loses a Death Threshold in the process. He then upgrades it to a level 2 Talisman, which takes 2 days. He then upgrades it to a level 3 Talisman, which takes 3 days.

Example: Adiuvo subsequently buys the skill Create Holy Symbol 1 and creates his first Holy Symbol. Which he loses, so he creates his second Holy Symbol which is stolen. So he creates his third Holy Symbol, only at this point does he lose another Death Threshold.

The Create Talisman skill can only be used to create a Talisman for yourself, you cannot create a Talisman for other people.

Transcend Armour

This skill offsets the penalty for wearing metal armour whilst casting spells.

Enchant Item

This skill is used in order to create magical items.

Separate Enchant Item skills are required for each of the Schools of Magic e.g. Enchant Item(Fire), Enchant Item(Necromancy), Enchant Item(General) etc. Enchant Item can only be learnt for the Schools that the character can cast.

Enchant Item starts at level 0.

The CP cost is dependent on the number of schools known (see Magic and Mages).

Magic Ritual

This skill is used when creating and performing rituals to cast a magical effect.

Separate Magic Ritual skills are required for each of the Schools of Magic e.g. Magic Ritual(Fire), Magic Ritual(Necromancy), Magic Ritual(General) etc. Magic Ritual can only be learnt for the Schools that the character can cast.

Magic Ritual starts at level 0.

The CP cost is dependent on the number of schools known (see Magic and Mages).

Inscribe Magic Circle

This skill is used when creating Circles for Magic Rituals.

Separate Inscribe Magic Circle skills are required for each of the Schools of Magic e.g. Magic Ritual(Fire), Magic Ritual(Necromancy), Magic Ritual(General) etc. Inscribe Magic Circle can only be learnt for the Schools that the character can cast.

Inscribe Magic Circle starts at level 1.

The CP cost is dependent on the number of schools known (see Magic and Mages).

Work with Cabal

This skill allows the character to perform rituals with Cabal Ritual Groups. When working with a Cabal Ritual Group to cast spells, this skill limits the effective Magic Ritual level that the character can add to the ritual.

Work with Cabal starts at level 0.

Join Cabal

This skill must be bought to join a particular Cabal, and represents the time and effort required to work with its members.

Join Cabal starts at level 0.

Level 0 simply allows the character to work with the ritualists in the Cabal. Higher levels reduce the casting damage assigned to the character by the Ritual Leader.

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Religious Skills

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Recognise Miracle

Allows a character to tell whether something or someone within 1 inch of his hand is under the influence of a miracle. It also allows the character to gauge the current Standing of a character as follows

Current Power Reading
1–15 low
16–50 medium
51–100 high
101+ very high

When this skill is used on himself, the character can tell exactly how much Standing he currently has.

Read/Write Path Runes

Allows a character to read/write the Path Runes used in miracle scrolls.

The first set of Path Runes a character must learn is always the one associated with his own Path. He can then learn the Temple Runes of the Paths closest to his own (but not diagonally related).

Example: Just is a Priest of Justice and hence the first set of Path Runes he learns must be those of Justice. After that he could learn the Path Runes for Life and Order.

Example: Flint is a Priest of Order and hence the first set of Path Runes he learns must be those of Order. After that he could learn the Path Runes for Justice, Balance and Might.

If a character follows the Path of Nature, then he can only learn the runes associated with his Primary (and Secondary if applicable) Sect.

The following are the potential Path Runes that can be learnt:

  • Life
  • Death
  • Order
  • Chaos
  • Justice
  • Freedom
  • Might
  • Anarchy
  • Balance
  • Tree
  • Animal
  • Weather
  • Seasonal

Note that you can likely only learn a subset of this list subject to your Guild etc. and additionally learning Anarchy runes requires approval from the Character Ref. Dark Druids learn Death Runes.

Improve Standing

Each level of Improve Standing increases the characters Standing by 1.

The cost for learning Improve Standing increases by 1 for every band, as defined by the Standing Threshold for the character’s race.

Prayer

Allows the character to perform the Prayer action (see The System).

Learn Miracle

Allows a character to learn a particular miracle.

The CP cost is dependent on the number of Principles (see Religion and Priests).

Combined Prayer

Combined Prayer is a skill which allows a character to cast more than one miracle simultaneously. All the miracles in the Combined Prayer must be:

  • Different types (e.g. if one miracle is Heal Life 9 you can’t have any other Heal Life miracle as part of the Combined Prayer),
  • Known by the character as an instant cast (i.e. the relevant Learn Miracle skill must have been taken). You cannot combine ceremonies.

The CP cost for the Combined Prayer skill is equal to the total CPs for the relevant Learn Miracle skills.

Example: Biscuit, a Human Chaos Priest has spent 10 CPs on Dispel 4 and 4 CPs on Destroy (R). The cost for learning Combined Prayer (Dispel 4, Destroy (R)) is 14 CPs.

When combining although you’re effectively performing one casting, you are in reality casting all miracles sequentially. This means that:

  • The number of vocals is equal to the sum of the miracles in the Combine Prayer.
  • The life damage from each is counted separately against your Holy Symbol.

You do not need to learn Combined Prayer for previous miracles in a chain e.g. You can learn Combined Prayer (Dispel Miracle 1, Destroy(R)) without knowing Combined Prayer (Dispel Miracle 0, Destroy(R)).

If a combined miracle already exists e.g. Trip ‘n’ Entangle you can still buy it as Combined Prayer (Trip, Entangle) and you do not need to know the actual Trip ‘n’ Entangle miracle.

You CANNOT combine a spell and a miracle into a Combined Prayer.

Create Holy Symbol

This skill allows the character to:

  • Create any number of brand new Holy Symbols. When a character first creates a Holy Symbol, he places a small portion of his life force into it. This causes no detrimental effect on the character for the first two Holy Symbols, but for every further Holy Symbol created his Death Threshold is lowered by 1. Holy Symbols start at level 1.
  • Upgrade an existing Holy Symbol to increase its level.

Creating a new Holy Symbol takes an entire day.

Upgrading a Holy Symbol takes an entire day per level.

Example: Trantis a human priest has the skill Create Holy Symbol 3 (which cost him 3CPs + 4CPs + 5CPs = 12CPs). He creates his first Holy Symbol which takes 1 day and gives him a level 1 Holy Symbol. He then upgrades it to a level 2 Holy Symbol, which takes 2 days.
He then loses this Holy Symbol and so creates his second Holy Symbol and it takes a day. He then upgrades it to a level 2 Holy Symbol, which takes 2 days.
This Holy Symbol gets stolen and so he creates his third Holy Symbol and it takes a day and he loses a Death Threshold in the process. He then upgrades it to a level 2 Holy Symbol, which takes 2 days. He then upgrades it to a level 3 Holy Symbol, which takes 3 days.

Example: Trantis subsequently buys the skill Create Talisman 1 and creates his first Talisman. Which he loses, so he creates his second Talisman which is stolen. So he creates his third Talisman, only at this point does he lose another Death Threshold.

The Create Holy Symbol skill can only be used to create a Holy Symbol for yourself, you cannot create a Holy Symbol for other people.

Consecrate Item

This skill is used in order to create miraculous items.

A character can only learn Consecrate Item for his own Path or Sect (unless an Artificer).

Consecrate Item starts at level 0.

The CP cost is dependent on the number of Principles (see Religion and Priests).

Religious Ceremony

This skill is used when creating and performing rituals to cast a religious effect.

A character can only learn Religious Ceremony for his own Path or Sect.

Religious Ceremony starts at level 0.

The CP cost is dependent on the number of Principles (see Religion and Priests).

Characters with Religious Ceremony for different Paths can work together to cast rituals of shared Principles. Thus characters with Religious Ceremony(Anarchy) and Religious Ceremony(Might) can form a Conclave to cast Death miracles.

Inscribe Ceremonial Circle

This skill is used when creating Circles for Religious Ceremonies.

A character can only learn Inscribe Ceremonial Circle for his own Path or Sect.

Inscribe Ceremonial Circle starts at level 1.

The CP cost is dependent on the number of Principles (see Religion and Priests).

Work with Conclave

This skill allows the character to perform ceremonies with Conclave Ritual Groups. When working with a Conclave Ritual Group to cast miracles, this skill limits the effective Religious Ceremony level that the character can add to the ritual.

Work with Conclave starts at level 0.

Join Conclave

This skill must be bought to join a particular Conclave, and represents the time and effort required to work with its members.

Join Conclave starts at level 0.

Level 0 simply allows the character to work with the ritualists in the Conclave. Higher levels reduce the casting damage assigned to the character by the Ritual Leader.

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Knowledge Skills

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Recognise Creature Proficiency

Allows a character to recognise the base type of the creature(s) by sight.

Example: The powerful Lich [Mage] ‘Klaxx the Maligned’ is roaming the lands killing all in his wake. Brightleaf calls “Recognise Creature Proficiency”, Klaxx responds “Undead”.

It will also allow you to recognise specific named individuals you have met before.

Example: Syrdan meets a group of Orcs and calls “Recognise Creature Proficiency”, the Orcs respond “Goblinoid”. After an initial stand-off, the Orcs appear friendly and one of them introduces himself as ‘Urug’. After a brief talk, Syrdan leaves.
Later that day Syrdan meets him again and calls “Recognise Creature Proficiency” and he responds “Urug”.

It will also allow you to identify the gender of the creature (e.g. for the purpose of Amazon bonuses/penalties). Note in order to shorten calls, it is not necessary to state your gender if it is obvious, it should only be called if say a male is playing a female role or vice versa.

Example: OOC Marcus [male] is playing the role of a female old Human. Syrdan calls “Recognise Creature Proficiency” and Marcus responds “Human female”.

Recognise Creature will not allow you to recognise invisible/incorporeal creatures unless you have the following spells/miracles/abilities running:

  • Magically invisible creature – Magic Sight
  • Miraculously invisible creature – Power Sight
  • Incorporeal undead – Detect Undead

Recognise Creature Proficiency is a free skill for all characters.

Recognise Creature Specialisation

Allows a character to recognise the first sub-type of the creature(s) by sight.

Example: Brightleaf calls “Recognise Creature Specialisation”, Klaxx responds “Skeleton”.

Recognise Creature Expertise

Allows a character to recognise the second sub-type (if relevant) of the creature(s) by sight.

Example: Brightleaf calls “Recognise Creature Expertise”, Klaxx responds “Death Knight”.

The skill Recognise Creature Specialisation must have already been taken.

Recognise Creature Mastery

Allows a character to recognise the third sub-type (if relevant) of the creature(s) by sight.

Example: Brightleaf calls “Recognise Creature Mastery”, Klaxx responds “Lich”.

The skill Recognise Creature Expertise must have already been taken.

Recognise Creature Advanced Mastery

Allows a character to recognise the class of the creature(s) by sight.

Example: Brightleaf calls “Recognise Creature Advanced”, Klaxx responds “Lich [Mage]”.

The skill Recognise Creature Mastery must have already been taken.

Recognise Creature Legendary Mastery

Allows a character to recognise any information the GM deems relevant about the creature(s) (e.g. this could be the creatures name, guild etc.) by sight.

Example: Brightleaf calls “Recognise Creature Legendary”, Klaxx responds “Lich [Mage] ‘Klaxx the Maligned’”.

The skill Recognise Creature Advanced Mastery must have already been taken.

Recognise Smell Proficiency

Allows a character to recognise the base type of the creature(s) by smell. This can be used to ascertain if the creature(s) has been in the area recently. Note that not all creatures are identifiable by this method.

Example: A Goblin war band consisting of 2 Fire Goblins [Mage], 6 Goblins [Scout] and their Goblin chieftain ‘CrackBitch’ [Priest] is hiding in a cave. Gaheris approaches the entrance of the cave and calls “Recognise Smell Proficiency”. The GM responds “Goblinoid”.

The skill Recognise Creature Proficiency must have already been taken.

Recognise Smell Specialisation

Allows a character to recognise the first sub-type of the creature(s) by smell.

Example: Gaheris calls “Recognise Smell Specialisation”. The GM responds “Goblin”.

The skill Recognise Creature Specialisation & Recognise Smell Proficiency must have already been taken.

Recognise Smell Expertise

Allows a character to recognise the second sub-type (if relevant) of the creature(s) by smell.

Example: Gaheris calls “Recognise Smell Expertise”. The GM responds “Goblin and Fire Goblin”.

The skill Recognise Creature Expertise & Recognise Smell Specialisation must have already been taken.

Recognise Smell Mastery

Allows a character to recognise the third sub-type (if relevant) of the creature(s) by smell.

Example: Gaheris calls “Recognise Smell Mastery”. The GM responds “Goblin and Fire Goblin”.

The skill Recognise Creature Mastery & Recognise Smell Expertise must have already been taken.

Recognise Smell Advanced Mastery

Allows a character to recognise the class of the creature(s) by smell.

Example: Gaheris calls “Recognise Smell Advanced”. The GM responds “Goblin [Scout & Priest] and Fire Goblin [Mage]”.

The skill Recognise Creature Advanced Mastery & Recognise Smell Mastery must have already been taken.

Recognise Smell Legendary Mastery

Allows a character to recognise any information the GM deems relevant about the creature(s) (e.g. this could be the creatures name, guild etc.) by smell.

Example: Gaheris calls “Recognise Smell Legendary”. The GM responds “Goblin Chieftain [Priest] ‘CrackDitch’, Goblin [Scout] and Fire Goblin [Mage]”.

The skill Recognise Creature Legendary Mastery & Recognise Smell Advanced Mastery must have already been taken.

Recognise Tracks Proficiency

Allows a character to recognise the base type of the creature(s) by their tracks. Note that not all creatures are identifiable by this method.

Example: A Half-Orc Dark Blade [Warrior] and his 2 Dire Wolves have captured 3 Human peasants [Scout] from a village. Nate spots their tracks leaving the village and calls “Recognise Tracks Proficiency”. The GM responds “Half-Orc, Human and Animal”.

The skill Recognise Creature Proficiency must have already been taken.

Recognise Tracks Specialisation

Allows a character to recognise the first sub-type of the creature(s) by their tracks.

Example: Nate calls “Recognise Tracks Specialisation”. The GM responds “Half-Orc, Human and Wolf”.

The skill Recognise Creature Specialisation & Recognise Tracks Proficiency must have already been taken.

Recognise Tracks Expertise

Allows a character to recognise the second sub-type (if relevant) of the creature(s) by their tracks.

Example: Nate calls “Recognise Tracks Expertise”. The GM responds “Half-Orc, Human and Dire Wolf”.

The skill Recognise Creature Expertise & Recognise Tracks Specialisation must have already been taken.

Recognise Tracks Mastery

Allows a character to recognise the third sub-type (if relevant) of the creature(s) by their tracks.

Example: Nate calls “Recognise Tracks Mastery”. The GM responds “Half-Orc, Human and Dire Wolf”.

The skill Recognise Creature Mastery & Recognise Tracks Expertise must have already been taken.

Recognise Tracks Advanced Mastery

Allows a character to recognise the class of the creature(s) by their tracks.

Example: Nate calls “Recognise Tracks Advanced”. The GM responds “Half-Orc [Warrior], Human [Scout] and Dire Wolf”.

The skill Recognise Creature Advanced Mastery & Recognise Tracks Mastery must have already been taken.

Recognise Tracks Legendary Mastery

Allows a character to recognise any information the GM deems relevant about the creature(s) (e.g. this could be the creatures name, guild etc.) by their tracks.

Example: Nate calls “Recognise Tracks Legendary”. The GM responds “Half-Orc Dark Blade [Warrior], Human [Scout] and Dire Wolf”.

The skill Recognise Creature Legendary Mastery & Recognise Tracks Advanced Mastery must have already been taken.

Evaluate

From a visual inspection allows the character to instantly determine whether an item is non-Normal.
If the character can also touch the item they can ascertain:

  • The exact quality of an item (Ubiquitous, Common, etc.).
  • An estimate of its monetary value to within 10%.
  • Whether the item is a Talisman/Holy Symbol.

On an OOC basis a character with this skill can keep a list of the standard IC item prices (IC Money). A character without this skill should not keep this list (since it is not really a list but represents going round haggling/getting best prices etc.), but if they can remember the prices that is fine.

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Subterfuge Skills

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Tracking

Allows a character to follow the track(s) of a creature.

This skill does not provide details about what creature made the track(s) (see Recognise Tracks) and you can follow tracks without knowing what creature made them.

Tracking does allow you to track invisible creatures and give you a rough idea of their location, but it does not provide any bonuses to attacking/casting at the creature. Tracking does not allow you to track an incorporeal creature, but may allow you to track a creature that does not leave actual footprints as tracking is not just about footprints, but broken twigs, bent grass etc. this would be at the GMs discretion.

Optionally this skill may provide further information like age of tracks at the GMs discretion.

Throat Slit

A particularly nasty skill which can kill a living opponent almost instantly. The character must take the victim by surprise, and drag a dagger across his throat. If the attack damages the opponent, his throat has been slit and bleeds at a rate equal to the damage taken in Life Points per second. It also does Body damage to the head in the usual way.

A Throat Slit does not take place if you are just bruised by the attack (though you still take the bruising damage to the head).

Example: Bunty, an Elven Scout with Dagger Proficiency attempts to Throat Slit an Ogre whose only protection is Toughness 2. As this means the Ogre only takes a point of bruising damage to the head, the Throat Slit is not effective and Bunty has to beat a hasty retreat before she gets smashed.

Later in her career, Bunty has increased her skill with her dagger and now has Dagger Specialisation. Once again she attempts to Throat Slit the Ogre, this time doing 3 points of damage. This penetrates the Ogre’s skin, causing a point of damage to the head and he starts bleeding to death at a rate of 1 Life Point per second.

Note that Throat Slit cannot be taken by characters who follow the Path of Life, Justice or Freedom and a character cannot follow the Path of Life, Justice or Freedom once he has taken this skill.

For a Throat Slit to be valid, the attack must start on one side of the neck and go right round to the other side. Dragging a sharp implement across the front of the neck is not sufficient.

A Throat Slit does not take place from power damage (though you still take the power damage to the head).

A Throat Slit does not stack with Backstab, Weapon Adepts or Mighty Blow.

No Undead (Skeletons, Zombies, Shadows, Ghouls, Ghosts, Vampires, Death Knights, Lichs) can be Throat Slit.

In order to perform a Throat Slit you must have at least Dagger Proficiency.

Before you use Throat Slit, familiarise yourself with the Safety Guidlines

Backstab Proficiency

Increases the Normal damage a character does with a One Handed Weapon (including Dagger) & Fist/Claws by 3 if an opponent has his back turned to him or is helpless.

You must be at least Proficient in the weapon you are wielding when performing a Backstab.

When attacking an unaware opponent, only the first attack will have its damage increased as presumably after that the opponent is no longer unaware.

A character with Amibidexterity can gain the extra Normal damage with both his attacks, as long as they are done (roughly) simultaneously. A character without Ambidexterity only gains the extra Normal damage to his main hand weapon.

Against helpless opponents all attacks will have their damage increased until the opponent is no longer helpless.

This skill is available to all characters.

Backstab Specialisation

Increases the Normal damage a character does by 6 under the same conditions outlined under Backstab Proficiency. The skill Backstab Proficiency must have already been taken.

Note that this skill cannot be taken by characters who follow the Path of Life, Justice or Freedom and a character cannot follow the Path of Life, Justice or Freedom once he has taken this skill.

Backstab Expertise

Increases the Normal damage a character does by 9 under the same conditions outlined under Backstab Proficiency. The skill Backstab Specialisation must have already been taken.

This skill is not normally available to characters. Only members of certain guilds can learn Backstab Expertise.

Backstab Mastery

Increases the Normal damage a character does by 12 under the same conditions outlined under Backstab Proficiency. The skill Backstab Expertise must have already been taken.

This skill is not normally available to characters. Only members of certain guilds can learn Backstab Mastery.

Backstab Advanced Mastery

Increases the Normal damage a character does by 15 under the same conditions outlined under Backstab Proficiency. The skill Backstab Mastery must have already been taken.

This skill is not normally available to characters. Only members of certain guilds can learn Backstab Advanced Mastery.

Backstab Legendary Mastery

Increases the Normal damage a character does by 18 under the same conditions outlined under Backstab Proficiency. The skill Backstab Advanced Mastery must have already been taken.

This skill is not normally available to characters. Only members of certain guilds can learn Backstab Legendary Mastery.

Sniping Proficiency

Increases the Normal damage a character does with a missile weapon (Bow, Crossbow or Thrown) by 3 if an opponent has his back turned to him.

You must be at least Proficient in the weapon you are wielding when Sniping.

Note that any extra damage from Sniping should only be used if the missile hits the target squarely in the back.

This skill is available to all characters.

Sniping Specialisation

Increases the Normal damage a character does by 6 under the same conditions outlined under Sniping Proficiency. The skill Sniping Proficiency must have already been taken.

Note that this skill cannot be taken by characters who follow the Path of Life, Justice or Freedom and a character cannot follow the Path of Life, Justice or Freedom once he has taken this skill.

Sniping Expertise

Increases the Normal damage a character does by 9 under the same conditions outlined under Sniping Proficiency. The skill Sniping Specialisation must have already been taken.

This skill is not normally available to characters. Only members of certain guilds can learn Sniping Expertise.

Sniping Mastery

Increases the Normal damage a character does by 12 under the same conditions outlined under Sniping Proficiency. The skill Sniping Expertise must have already been taken.

This skill is not normally available to characters. Only members of certain guilds can learn Sniping Mastery.

Sniping Advanced Mastery

Increases the Normal damage a character does by 15 under the same conditions outlined under Sniping Proficiency. The skill Sniping Mastery must have already been taken.

This skill is not normally available to characters. Only members of certain guilds can learn Sniping Advanced Mastery.

Sniping Legendary Mastery

Increases the Normal damage a character does by 18 under the same conditions outlined under Sniping Proficiency. The skill Sniping Advanced Mastery must have already been taken.

This skill is not normally available to characters. Only members of certain guilds can learn Sniping Legendary Mastery.

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Manufacture Skills

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The manufacture skills can be used to to create an item. The time taken is as follows:

Type Normal Superior Masterwork
Light Armour (per location e.g. Left Arm, Chest etc.)
Fur, Thin Leather 1 day 4 days 9 days
1+ Armour
Thick Leather, Studded Thin Leather, Troll Skin 2 days 6 days 12 days
2+ Armour
Studded Thick Leather, Studded Troll Skin 3 days 8 days 15 days
3+ Armour
Heavy Armour (per location e.g. Left Arm, Chest etc.)
Chain, Scale 4 days 10 days 18 days
4+ Armour
Banded 5 days 12 days 21 days
5+ Armour
Plate 6 days 14 days 24 days
6+ Armour
Melee Weapon (per weapon/shield)
Daggers 2 days 6 days 12 days
2+ Damage
1H Club 3 days 8 days 15 days
3+ Damage
1H Weapon 4 days 10 days 18 days
4+ Damage
2H Club 5 days 12 days 21 days
5+ Damage
Staff 6 days 14 days 24 days
6+ Damage
2H Weapon 7 days 16 days 27 days
7+ Damage
Small Shield 6 days 15 days 27 days
12+ Breakage
Medium Shield 12 days 21 days 33 days
12+ Breakage
Large Shield 18 days 27 days 39 days
12+ Breakage
Missile Weapon (per weapon/arrow/quarrel)
1H Crossbow 4 days 10 days 18 days
4+ Damage
1H Strengthened Crossbow 6 days 14 days 24 days
4+ Damage
1H Double Strengthened Crossbow 8 days 18 days 30 days
4+ Damage
1H Triple Strengthened Crossbow 10 days 22 days 36 days
4+ Damage
Bow 6 days 14 days 24 days
6+ Damage
Strengthened Bow 8 days 18 days 30 days
6+ Damage
Double Strengthened Bow 10 days 22 days 36 days
6+ Damage
Triple Strengthened Bow 12 days 26 days 42 days
6+ Damage
2H Crossbow 7 days 16 days 27 days
7+ Damage
2H Strengthened Crossbow 9 days 20 days 33 days
7+ Damage
2H Double Strengthened Crossbow 11 days 24 days 39 days
7+ Damage
2H Triple Strengthened Crossbow 13 days 28 days 45 days
7+ Damage
Arrow/Quarrel 3 hours 12 hours 1 day
Is consumed after 1 use

Note:

The manufacture skills (Make Light Armour/Make Heavy Armour/Make Melee Weapon/Make Missile Weapon) can be used to to repair an item. The time taken is as follows:

Type Time Notes
Damaged (per damage/protection/breakage value) 15 mins e.g. from Chaos Blade miracle
Broken 1 hour e.g. from Destroy/Rust/Warp spell/miracle
Disintegrated 4 hours e.g. from Disintegrate miracle
Skinning

This allows a character to skin a creature from which leather armour can be made. Leather armour made from some creatures, such as Trolls, is more effective than normal leather armour. In order to use this skill, the creatures must have been killed by non-sharp weapons, and the character must have a small edged implement such as a dagger or short sword. The skill takes 15 minutes to use.

Make Light Armour

With this skill, a character can make Light Armour rather than buying it (but still must spend any associated manufacturing costs).

Make Superior Light Armour

With this skill, a character can make Superior Light Armour rather than buying it (but still must spend any associated manufacturing costs).

The skill Make Light Armour must have already been taken.

Make Heavy Armour

With this skill, a character can make Heavy Armour rather than buying it (but still must spend any associated manufacturing costs).

Make Superior Heavy Armour

With this skill, a character can make Superior Heavy Armour rather than buying it (but still must spend any associated manufacturing costs).

The skill Make Heavy Armour must have already been taken.

Make Melee Weapon

With this skill, a character can make Melee Weapons & Shields rather than buying them (but still must spend any associated manufacturing costs).

Make Superior Melee Weapon

With this skill, a character can make Superior Melee Weapons & Shields rather than buying them (but still must spend any associated manufacturing costs).

The skill Make Melee Weapon must have already been taken.

Make Missile Weapon

With this skill, a character can make Missile Weapons & Arrows/Quarrels rather than buying them (but still must spend any associated manufacturing costs).

Make Superior Missile Weapon

With this skill, a character can make Superior Missile Weapons & Arrows/Quarrels rather than buying them (but still must spend any associated manufacturing costs).

The skill Make Missile Weapon must have already been taken.

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