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Each Wild Card gets his/her native tongue (Knowledge (Language)) for free at d8. After that,
languages have to be purchased as Knowledge (Language) skill (1 point per die for a language
within WC’s root family group; 2 points per die for one outside). For fluency and literacy, see the
following table:

Die type Level of fluency/literacy
d4

Communication is possible, but only by supplementing the few words you know with
hand gestures and strange noises.

d6

3 to 5 word sentences

d8

Relatively fluent, but your accent clearly identifies you as an outsider.

d10

Your accent is gone; people think you are a native.

d12

Literacy; you can both read and write this particular language.

There isn’t a “common” tongue, per se, in the Hyborian Age. There are languages that are more
regional in nature: in the north and west many people speak Aquilonian; in the south, Stygian can
be heard on many tongues; eastward, Hyrkanian fills the air of the marketplace.

Now, if two people don’t speak the same language, all is not necessarily lost. If their languages
come from the same root family, each makes a Language skill check. If successful, they can
understand the other person. This could lead to some funny role-playing opportunities: what if
one person makes a successful skill check?

The main Hyborian languages, grouped by root family, are:

Hyborian

Khari

Black Kingdoms

Aquilonian

Hyporborean

Amazonian

Argossean

Khitan

Darfari

the argot of the Border Kingdom Stygian

Keshani

Corinthian

Kushite

Nemedian

Atlantean

Puntian

Ophirian

Cimmerian

Zembabwan

Nordheimr

Shemitish

Pictish

Vendhyan

Kothic

Kosalan

Shemitish

Hyrkanian

Meruvian

Hyrkanian

Vendhyan

Vilayet

Turanian

Ghulistani
Iranistani

The remaining 3 main languages, Brythunian, Zamoran and Zingaran, are unrelated to any other
tongues. There are also several ancient languages, which, while no longer spoken, are used in
many arcane and diabolical writings. They include: Ancient Stygian, Acheronian, Atlantean,
Lemurian and Valusian.

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