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The Trials of Terra
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As with many LARPS this game system remains a work in progress. We intend to provide regular updates and to
move them into the main rules as rapidly as possible. !n addition, we'll post the occasional playtest on the forums
and try to provide hardcopy of those playtests available at game. Please read this and we hope you enjoy. !f
you wish to use any aspect of this game, in whole or in part, please get approval from the Game Staff.

Thank you for your patience.


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Authorship Credits

Lead Writer: Nichael Allen Williams
Contributing Writers: Cloris Anderson-Noney, Jeremy Brown-Hayes, Gregg Edwards,
Negan Edwards, Nichael Johnson, Patrick Judy, Barry Latshaw, Troy Naynard, Kevin Nelloy,
Jade Pearson, Nark Ridge, Thomas Root, Kasi Spyker, and others.
Formatting and Layout Design: Nichael Packer
Lead Editor: Negan Edwards
Contributing Editors: Nichael Johnson, Eric Lyakhovetsky, Kasi Spyker




Dedication
This book is dedicated to all the participants in ¨The Trials of Terra
Nova," particularly those who were part of our extensive playtest period.
We thank you for your patience, cooperation, creativity, and participation.
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ABOUT THE GAME .................................................................................................................................... 8
WHAT IS TRIALS OF TERRA NOVA................................................................................................................ 8
WHAT’S A ROLE-PLAYING GAME? .............................................................................................................. 8
WHAT’S A LARP? ....................................................................................................................................... 8
BEHIND THE SCENES .................................................................................................................................... 9
Marshals .................................................................................................................................................. 9
Logistics................................................................................................................................................... 9
Safety ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
Safety Terms ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO PLAYING THE GAME ...................................................................................... 10
In-Character & Out-Of-Character ........................................................................................................ 10
Game Terminology ............................................................................................................................... 11
Cheating ................................................................................................................................................ 14
Conduct ................................................................................................................................................. 14
CHARACTER CREATION ....................................................................................................................... 16
CHARACTER GROWTH ................................................................................................................................ 16
Experience Points .................................................................................................................................. 16
Veteran Points ....................................................................................................................................... 16
RACES ........................................................................................................................................................ 17
Drakes ................................................................................................................................................... 17
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................17
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................18
Dwarves ................................................................................................................................................ 20
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................20
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................21
Elves ..................................................................................................................................................... 21
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................21
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................22
Humans ................................................................................................................................................. 22
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................22
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................23
Ogres .................................................................................................................................................... 23
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................24
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................24
Orcs ....................................................................................................................................................... 24
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................25
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................25
Otterkin .................................................................................................................................................. 25
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................25
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................26
Penumbrans ........................................................................................................................................... 27
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................27
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................27
Pure Elves ............................................................................................................................................. 28
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................28
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................28
Unicorns ................................................................................................................................................ 29
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................29
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................30
Waterborn .............................................................................................................................................. 31
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................31
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................32
Weres ..................................................................................................................................................... 33
Innate Racial Traits .............................................................................................................................................33
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................34
Were Animal Forms ...........................................................................................................................................34
Bear ................................................................................................................................................................34

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Cat ..................................................................................................................................................................35
Wolf ...............................................................................................................................................................36
CULTURES OF THE OLD WORLD ................................................................................................................. 38
Cacion .................................................................................................................................................. 38
Innate Cultural Traits ..........................................................................................................................................38
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................38
Floria .................................................................................................................................................... 38
Innate Cultural Traits ..........................................................................................................................................38
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................39
Glesia .................................................................................................................................................... 39
Innate Cultural Traits ..........................................................................................................................................39
Innlund................................................................................................................................................... 39
Innate Cultural Traits ..........................................................................................................................................39
Nishan .................................................................................................................................................... 40
Innate Cultural Traits ..........................................................................................................................................40
Advantages .........................................................................................................................................................40
Tir Na N’og .......................................................................................................................................... 40
Innate Cultural Traits ..........................................................................................................................................41
Veld ....................................................................................................................................................... 41
Innate Cultural Traits ..........................................................................................................................................41
Wanderer ............................................................................................................................................... 41
Innate Cultural Traits ..........................................................................................................................................42
ETHOS .................................................................................................................................................. 43-44
CORE CLASSES ........................................................................................................................................... 45
Artisan .................................................................................................................................................. 45
Cleric .................................................................................................................................................... 45
Rogue .................................................................................................................................................... 45
Sorcerer ................................................................................................................................................ 45
Warrior ................................................................................................................................................. 46
LEADERSHIP ............................................................................................................................................... 47
Oath of Vassalage.................................................................................................................................. 47
Noble Privilege ...................................................................................................................................... 47
ALLIANCES ................................................................................................................................................. 48
Academy ................................................................................................................................................ 48
Academy Students ..............................................................................................................................................48
Cadre ..................................................................................................................................................... 49
Cadre Troops ......................................................................................................................................................49
Church ................................................................................................................................................... 49
Church Adherent .................................................................................................................................................49
House ..................................................................................................................................................... 50
House Entourage .................................................................................................................................................50
Guild ...................................................................................................................................................... 50
Artisans Guild .....................................................................................................................................................50
Artisan Guildmate ..........................................................................................................................................51
Thieves Guild .....................................................................................................................................................51
Thieves Guildmate .........................................................................................................................................51
GENERAL SKILLS ....................................................................................................................................... 52
Skill at Arms .......................................................................................................................................... 52
Axe Weapon Group ............................................................................................................................................52
Bludgeon Weapon Group ...................................................................................................................................52
Bow Weapon Group ...........................................................................................................................................53
Chain Weapon Group .........................................................................................................................................54
Polearm Weapon Group......................................................................................................................................54
Scoundrel’s Tools ...............................................................................................................................................55
Shield Weapon Group .........................................................................................................................................55
Sling Weapon Group ..........................................................................................................................................56
Sword Weapon Group ........................................................................................................................................56
Thrown Weapons ................................................................................................................................................57
Other Weapons ...................................................................................................................................................58

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Physical Skills ........................................................................................................................................ 59
Civilized Skills ....................................................................................................................................... 61
Common Skills ....................................................................................................................................... 64
Warcraft Skills ....................................................................................................................................... 65
Armor Skills ........................................................................................................................................... 67
CORE CLASS SKILLS ................................................................................................................................... 68
Artisan Skills .......................................................................................................................................... 68
Cleric Skills ........................................................................................................................................... 73
Rogue Skills ........................................................................................................................................... 73
Sorcerer Skills ....................................................................................................................................... 78
Sorcery ................................................................................................................................................................79
Warrior Skills ........................................................................................................................................ 80
COMBAT RULES & DESCRIPTION OF STATUS EFFECTS ............................................................ 82
ATTACKING ................................................................................................................................................ 82
INFLICTING DAMAGE ................................................................................................................................. 82
Damage Descriptors .............................................................................................................................. 83
The Flurry Rule ..................................................................................................................................... 85
TAKING DAMAGE ....................................................................................................................................... 85
Status Effects ......................................................................................................................................... 85
HEALING AND DEATH ................................................................................................................................ 92
RETIREMENT AND/OR BEING EXTINGUISHED ............................................................................................. 92
ARMOR ....................................................................................................................................................... 93
WEAPONS ................................................................................................................................................... 95
ECONOMY .................................................................................................................................................. 96
CURRENCY CONVERSION ........................................................................................................................... 96
GENERATING INCOME ................................................................................................................................ 96
BUYING AND SELLING FROM NPCS ............................................................................................................ 96
ALCHEMY ................................................................................................................................................. 98
ALCHEMY DESCRIPTIONS ........................................................................................................................... 99
Potions ................................................................................................................................................... 99
Grade 1 Potions ..................................................................................................................................................99
Grade 2 Potions ..................................................................................................................................................99
Grade 3 Potions ................................................................................................................................................100
Grade 4 Potions ................................................................................................................................................101
Grade 5 Potions ................................................................................................................................................102
Grade 6 Potions ................................................................................................................................................103
Salves ................................................................................................................................................... 105
Grade 1 Salves— ..............................................................................................................................................105
Grade 2 Salves— ..............................................................................................................................................105
Grade 3 Salves ..................................................................................................................................................105
Grade 4 Salves ..................................................................................................................................................106
Grade 5 Salves ..................................................................................................................................................106
Grade 6 Salves ..................................................................................................................................................107
Washes ................................................................................................................................................. 108
Grade 1 Washes ................................................................................................................................................108
Grade 2 Washes ................................................................................................................................................108
Grade 3 Washes ................................................................................................................................................108
Grade 4 Washes ................................................................................................................................................109
Grade 5 Washes ................................................................................................................................................110
Grade 6 Washes ................................................................................................................................................110
PRODUCTION & SHOPS ....................................................................................................................... 111
PRODUCTION PERIODS ............................................................................................................................. 111
UPKEEP .................................................................................................................................................... 111

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CRAFTING SKILLS ................................................................................................................................ 112
Apothecary ........................................................................................................................................... 112
Armorsmith .......................................................................................................................................... 113
Armorsmithing Enhancements..........................................................................................................................114
Bowyer/Fletcher .................................................................................................................................. 114
Bowyer/Fletcher Enhancements .......................................................................................................................115
Clothier ................................................................................................................................................ 116
Clothier Enhancements .....................................................................................................................................116
Engineering ......................................................................................................................................... 116
Engineering Enhancements ...............................................................................................................................118
Powdersmith ....................................................................................................................................... 118
Powdersmith Enhancements .............................................................................................................................119
Wardsmith ........................................................................................................................................... 120
Wardsmith Enhancements ................................................................................................................................120
Traps .................................................................................................................................................... 121
Trap Enhancements ..........................................................................................................................................122
Weaponsmith ....................................................................................................................................... 124
Weaponsmith Enhancements ...........................................................................................................................124
Whitesmith ........................................................................................................................................... 125
Whitesmith Enhancements ................................................................................................................... 126
Workshops ........................................................................................................................................... 126
Create Scroll ........................................................................................................................................ 127
GAME ACTIONS ..................................................................................................................................... 128
BETWEEN GAME ACTIONS (BGA)............................................................................................................ 128
THE LOGISTICS ACTION (LA) ................................................................................................................... 128
Game Actions List................................................................................................................................ 128
LOCKS & TRAPS ..................................................................................................................................... 131
LOCKS ...................................................................................................................................................... 131
TRAPS ...................................................................................................................................................... 131
CONSTRUCTION & PICKING OR DISARMING ............................................................................................. 131
CHALLENGES ......................................................................................................................................... 132
PHYSICAL ................................................................................................................................................. 132
MENTAL ................................................................................................................................................... 132
DISEASES ................................................................................................................................................. 133
MAGIC ....................................................................................................................................................... 135
APPENDIXES ........................................................................................................................................... 137
APPENDIX A: CORE CLASS WORKSHEETS ................................................................................................ 137
Artisan Class ....................................................................................................................................... 137
Cleric ................................................................................................................................................... 142
Rogue ................................................................................................................................................... 146
Sorcerer ............................................................................................................................................... 151
Warrior ................................................................................................................................................ 155
APPENDIX B: ALCHEMY RECIPES ............................................................................................................. 159
Potions ................................................................................................................................................. 159
Salves ................................................................................................................................................... 161
Washes ................................................................................................................................................. 163



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About The Game
What is Trials of Terra Nova
Trials of Terra Nova is a role-playing game staged in a live-action environment. The context of
the game is medieval fantasy, where players fight foes and overcome obstacles in a world that is
both real and imagined.
What’s a Role-Playing Game?
A Role-playing Game is a concept that is both simple and complex to explain to the uninitiated.
Basically, a group of people (small or large, size doesn't matter) gathers as a group of actors.
Each takes on the role of a character they have created and wish to play. The characters interact
in a fictional setting just as actors do when portraying characters on stage or in a film. But where
professional actors work from a script, role players improvise and work free-form. Their
motivations come from both knowledge of the character they're playing and what they've learned
about the other characters and the setting. Within the setting of the game, they will make
decisions and take actions based on what they feel their character would do. Other players
respond to these activities as they feel their character would.
This entire process is referred to as a Role-playing Game, or RPG. Those who've played one know
the enjoyment that comes from the process. !t's a grown-up version of childhood ¨make-believe"
games. The chance to play the role of a mighty warrior, powerful wizard, or wise healer can be
challenging and extremely entertaining for everyone involved.
A useful analogy is to think of an RPG as a group of actors who are playing and writing the script
at the same time. What happens if you protest in outrage the arrest of a friend on trumped up
charges? Do so and find out. What if you stand silent while your comrade is hauled off in chains,
how will he react to your lack of effort on his behalf? Again, try it and see. The story of the game
is written each time that the players gather to play.
What’s a LARP?
LARP is an acronym for Live Action Role-playing. The singular difference between a traditional
RPG and a LARP is the execution. Rather than sitting at a table and describing your activities and
actions, you stand before your fellow players and show them. Don't describe your rugged
countenance and elaborately worked armor, show it to them! Talk about the dramatic pose you
strike as you rally the fleeing troops? Heavens no! Stand there and implore the fleeing characters
to stand and fight at your side!
A Live Action RPG is a chance to literally become an actor. Nany accomplished LARPers have
acting talent within them, and many people who would have previously described themselves as
¨ordinary" or ¨nothing special" discover they have more inside themselves than they thought. All
that is required to be a Live Action Role Player is to be willing to don the costume appropriate to
the game's setting and pretend to be someone else. Become the jolly friar who sits in the tavern
drinking with anyone willing to engage in merry conversation, but who also dons chain mail and
walks grimly to the battlefield to minister to the wounded. Take up arms (¨boffer," or padded and
fake) as a steely-eyed Warrior in the service of the feudal lord who lives to defend the citizenry
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When Roleplaying, you can become almost any character you wish. Think of the characters in the
books that you've read, the films you've seen, or in the music you've heard. You don't have to be
able to do accents, to be able to cry or rage on demand, or to be of a specific look. !t doesn't
matter if you're an accomplished martial artist or fitness freak or simply an office worker couch
potato. You only have to be willing to play, to show up and to have fun with everyone present. !f
you can do that, you can be an accomplished LARPer.
Behind The Scenes
!n order to populate the world with heroes and villains or kings and peasants, there is an
infrastructure of behind the scenes cast, crew, and rules.
Marshals
Narshals are a type of game referee. There are several marshals in game at all times and they
perform a variety of functions. Some are responsible for facets of game safety. Others are in
charge of Logistics, NPC operations, or have a high degree of expertise in certain areas of the
game. A Head Narshal (otherwise known as the Gamemaster or GN) has the final ruling on all
rule questions and is in charge of the field and game as a whole.
!f you have a question about a specific subject you should attempt to ask the marshal for that
subject. A marshal is always right on the field of play; any dispute over a rules call should be
addressed after the session. You should see a Head Narshal only if you can not find a marshal
that is authorized to answer your question.
Logistics
Logistics is our term for all Out of Character (or OOC) management of the game and characters.
When a player arrives at the game, he or she checks in with Logistics to spend experience points,
perform Game Actions (BGAs or GAs), or make any other adjustments to their character they are
interested in. See the applicable sections in this manual for how Game Actions and character
sheet updates are handled.
A member of Logistics will generally be available throughout the day as well. Nost functions of
Logistics are also available via e-mail.
Safety
One of our most important rules is safety. !mmerse yourself in the game, but do so safely. There
are several terms to familiarize yourself with in order to play Terra Nova safely.
Safety Terms
"Brother's Keeper"
This is less of a call and more of philosophy we endorse. When you are
in combat with another player, you are able to see the terrain around
and behind him - it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not back
him into unsafe conditions. Shift your attacks to guide him into safer
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"Hold"
!f you hear this call you should immediately cease all activity and remain
in place. A hold may be called to impart !n-Character (!C) information, to
perform a rules clarification, or to ensure someone's safety. This is an
Out-of-Character (OOC) term only, please do not use it while !n-
Character (!C).
"Pull Your Blow"
!f you hear this call it means that you are striking your target too hard
and are hurting them. Regardless of how gently you believe you are
fighting, your opponent determines how much is too much.
"Medic"
This call is strictly OOC and is reserved for genuine medical emergencies
or concerns. Only use this call when you believe that someone, including
yourself, is injured and requires certified medical attention. !f you hear
this call, treat it as a Hold (above) but try and clear a path to the injured
person to allow our Health Narshals free access to them. Allow others to
call this for themselves, unless they appear unable to do so.
Non Combatants
Some attendees at our events are strictly non-combatants or
¨NonComs." They are prohibited from engaging in combat of any sort at
an event. Likewise, players may not under any circumstances engage
them in combat.
A NonCom character advances like any other, but in no way enters
combat. He can cast healing magics or other enhancement magic on
friendly characters but may not cast any form of hostile magic.
!f a character needs to attack a NonCom, he may do so in one very
specific fashion; he must approach to melee range and declare ¨BANG"
loudly. !f this is done, the NonCom falls to the floor (or otherwise
indicates success) at -1 Health and begins to Bleed Out (see ¨Taking
Damage"). NonComs may not carry weapons (even for flavor or
accessory) to avoid confusion. NonComs also must wear a NonCom
emblem given to them by Logistics to safely identify them.
A Brief Introduction to Playing The Game
In-Character & Out-Of-Character
What you know and what your character knows are not the same thing. Always separate that
knowledge. We refer to these as !n-Character (or !C) and Out-Of-Character (or OOC). Anything
that happens to your character may be freely discussed or utilized in the game. However, during
those times that you are out of character, you may wish to guard what you discuss with other
players. The game staff will not differentiate between what is said !C and OOC. Simply put, if
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Also, players who participate as non-player characters may become privy to information about
the plot, or other characters - you may not use this information to your advantage. Any
information learned while portraying a non-player character (or NPC) should be completely
ignored at other times, and must not be shared with other players.
There are certain out-of-game areas at any given game site, such as privies, showers, and the
logistics area. Out of game players such as Non-Player Characters returning to Logistics from an
encounter will wear an orange head or arm band and should be ignored as if they were just trees
and grass.
The easiest way to avoid having to make this distinction is to avoid discussing !n Character
details with others in an Out of Character locationfsetting. Simply, if you don't want others to
know about it - don't talk about it. Likewise, in order to reduce needless confusion and distress
any conversation conducted in an !C locationfsetting is considered !C by the Narshals.
Game Terminology
These are common terms and calls, both !C and OOC, you will encounter in game play and will
be used through out this book.
Come-Along
!f a character is unconscious, incapacitated, or bound in some fashion
such that they cannot walk or run under their own power, one or more
other characters may employ a ¨come-along" mechanic to move them.
!t requires two characters to move one immobile character, or a
character with one grade of Brawn may move an immobile character on
their own. To utilize the ¨come-along" mechanic the mobile character(s)
must place one hand on the shoulder of the target and clearly say
¨Come-Along." The player of the immobile character must then stand
and go with them, moving at a walk or run as the carrying character
does. !f the carrying character removes their hand from the target, the
target must slump to the ground on the spot as if they were dropped.
The carrying character(s) are limited to Slow movement, and may
employ no more than one hand for combat.
Cycle
The Cycle is the time between eight in the morning and eight in the
evening, and vice versa. 8am and 8pm are referred to as the ¨Turning of
the Cycle".
Drop
All bows and crossbows, but not firearms and handbows, are subject to
the ¨Drop rule". !f a valid target moves to within approximately 10' of a
participant armed with a readied bow weapon, the archer calls his
normal damage and drops the ammunition to the ground instead of
firing at pointblank range. An archer may not deliberately move into
drop range. A character armed with a shield approaching a readied
archer may disregard any drop shot as instead blocked. Any abilities that
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Nexus
A nexus is a place of temporary or permanent magical energy. Properly
attuned characters may draw power from these.
PhysRep
PhysRep is an abbreviation of the words ¨Physical Representation" and
refers to any material prop in the game. Weapon and shield PhysReps
must be approved by a Weapons Narshall for safety before they may be
used in combat.
Item Card
!tem cards are necessary for all item game items that have a value or a
mechanic. !tems such as your glasses, clothing, etc, do not require item
cards. !tem cards should be attached securely and visibly to the
PhysRep for the item they represent.
Packet
A packet is a method used to deliver spells and other effects. !t is a
small (1.5 - 2.5 inch), brightly colored, relatively light beanbag, foam
ball, or similar item and is thrown at its intended target.
"Time Freeze"
!f you hear this call you should stop whatever you're doing, close your
eyes, and make some sort of ¨white noise" (singing impromptu songs
about your predicament is popular) in order to allow the scene to be set.
This sort of call may represent things happening very quickly or
unexpectedly. Keeping your eyes closed and making noise allows for
more realistic elements of surprise, and is used in incidents where
characters are to be caught unawares (if possible).
"Positions"
This call indicates that a ¨Hold" or ¨Time Freeze" is about to end. When
you hear this call you should resume whatever position you were in (if
you moved) when the ¨Hold" or ¨Time Freeze" was called.
"Ready"
This call indicates that the action in the scene is about to resume. There
are skills or imparted abilities (e.g. Readiness or Catlike Reflexes) which
are activated at this call.

"Game On"
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Slow
There are three varieties of this mechanic; slow move(ment), slow
fight(ing) and slow (which includes both of the others). !f you suffer
slow movement then you may move no faster than a slow walk, but may
continue to fight at your normal speed. !f you suffer slow fighting then
you must swing at ½ speed or slower. A slow effect that does not define
one or the other includes both of these effects. This is sometimes
referred to as ¨zombie speed."
Rest
Some abilities are restored after a Rest, which takes 10 minutes. During
a Rest a character must do exactly that. Anything more strenuous than
simple, quiet conversation will disrupt a Rest. A character may not
employ skills, walk, perform magic, utilize alchemies, etc. At the
conclusion of a Rest, all things restored by a Rest are restored. !f the
count is interrupted for any reason, the ten minutes must be started
over from the beginning.
Veteran Points
Sometimes referred to as ¨vP" or ¨veeps," veteran Points are awarded
for various actions or donations that enhance the game for everyone.
These points can be traded in for a variety of temporary bonuses and
perks off the veteran Rewards List.
The Math of Game Mechanics

When a combination of abilities grant both additive and multiplicative
bonuses, there are general rules for how to apply them.
Nultipliers are added together (a x2 bonus combined with another x2
bonus results in a total x3 multiplier). Fractions are to be rounded up.
Outside of combat, Grades of all relevant skills are totaled up, multipliers
are applied, and then extra point bonuses are added. Such skills and
effects will provide specifics in their description.
For example, a dwarf with the ¨Child of Stone and !ron" racial advantage
gets one additional Production Point when working with stone or metal.
A workshop doubles the Grades of a skill. So a dwarf with that racial
advantage and 5 grades of Craft: Weaponsmith who is using a Workshop
would have 11 Production Points (5 grades doubled by the Workshop,
plus one production Point from the racial advantage).
!n combat: When dealing damage, any multiplier or divider is applied
after all bonuses or penalties are totaled. When receiving damage,
multipliers or dividers are applied before Threshold or other damage
reduction effects are taken into account. For example, a warrior has an
effect which halves damage taken, and Threshold 2. He is struck for 11

1+
damage, which is halved (rounding up) to 6, and then reduced by his
Threshold to + damage.
Cheating
Cheating will not be tolerated. Those caught cheating will be warned once. Further infraction can
result in disqualification to play. We are here to play a game and have fun, not win at all costs.
One form of cheating is known as ¨Neta-gaming". Neta-gaming, in its simplest definition, means
using Out-of-Character knowledge in an !n Character manner. While there are positive
applications of Neta-gaming - noticing that another player isn't having a good time and making
an attempt to involve him is an example of ¨good" Neta-gaming - most of the time it's used to
refer to a type of cheating.
!f you are Out of Character or acting in a Non Player Character capacity and you see another
player who is !n Character hide his valuables, then choose to go !n Character to appropriate
them - then you have Neta-gamed to cheat. An easy way to avoid confusion or hurt feelings is
to simply keep all !n Character information to yourself and to remember that any information
overheard or observed in any !n Character area is always considered to be !n Character.
Having said all that, The Trails of Terra Nova has no ¨Out of game knowledge" or privileged
information. Anything that you learn as a player, at or away from game is yours to use. Likewise,
other players my well abuse any secrets you share with them. The easiest way to keep a secret is
to simply not share it with others. There's little any Staff can do to put the genie back in the
bottle, so beware and be cautious.
Conduct
Safety should be a primary consideration to both player and staff at all times.
No open flames are to be left unattended.
No alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed at any event; violators will be expelled. On this topic, any
form of illegal activity will result in expulsion and we will forward our concerns to the proper
authorities.
No one under 18 years of age may play without parental and managerial consent. Ninors age 16
or older may participate fully, engaging in physical combat if they wish. Ninors age 15 or
younger may participate as non-combatants.
All weapon hits should be lightest touch, never hit to hurt.
No physical contact among players is allowed without prior consent from each person involved.
Physical contact is to be limited to what the other player will allow. On this topic, please limit
physical affection between consenting adults to what is reasonable in a public place. Be aware of
the comfort of others and general expectations.
!t is against game-play to grab someone's weapon during melee, or to grab someone's shield and
move it aside so that a strike can be delivered. Likewise, never grab, hit, kick, trip or otherwise
engage in brawling of any sort with another player.

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You may not 'charge' your opponent. Charging is defined as running quickly up to within arms
reach of the target individual to initiate melee combat. Continuing to walk into your opponent,
pressing them back, once melee has begun can back them over unseen obstacles and also result
in serious injury.
Combat on stairs or dangerous ground is not allowed, and it is never permitted to hold a door
shut in any way. For example, you may not lock yourself inside your cabin, or prevent the handle
from being turned.
We strongly discourage anyone from running with another person in their arms. Tripping at this
point can have nasty consequences.
This is an organization that allows members to participate in the game of their own free will. We
will not discriminate against gender, race, ethnicity, religious preference, sexual preference, or
disabilities. Nembers are expected to behave in this manner as well.
!n-game items must be hidden in such a way to be fairly found.
!n-game items should NEvER be hidden in out-of-game locations, under beds, etc. !n short,
anything in game must always stay in game.
When hiding objects upon your person, there are things to keep in mind. First...you may NEvER
hide an in-game object on your person in taboo areas. !n short, any object that is hidden in an
area that would be covered by a modest bathing suit (short shorts, and relatively large tops for
ladies...no string bikinis...) is illegal.
No one shall ever be forced to physically search someone. !f someone does not wish to touch
you, they do not have to. Therefore, if someone starts to describe a search upon your person,
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Character Creation
To create a character you need to select the following things -
• Race
• Culture
• Ethos
• Core Class
• An Elite Class, if you qualify for and would like one
• Skills
• An identity and background
• Starting funds - +0 Kestrels + the result of a roll of 2d6
Each character is provided with +0 points to assemble their initial character. All Racial, Cultural,
Core Class and Elite Class (if any) skills or abilities are drawn from these +0 points; usually
bought in levels called Grades. Each Core Class provides the character with specific initial skills.
Each character also receives the Language Skills: velderman and their native language at no
cost. veldermen characters receive a single additional language of choice at no cost. As
Wanderers have no native language, they may also select one language skill at no cost at
character creation to represent a country where they have spent a lot of time.
Character Growth
Trials of Terra Nova is a free-form, un-leveled system. Players choose their skills and guide the
way their character sheet grows and changes within the guidelines or restrictions of their race,
culture, and class(es). Skills have a maximum of six grades, unless specified otherwise under the
skill description.
Experience Points
To add additional skills to your sheet, you must earn and spend Experience Points (XP). XP are
earned by playing your character at game events. The first cycle of an event that you play your
character is worth two XP, and each cycle that you play after that is worth one XP. For a typical
weekend event, which is three cycles, you could earn up to four XP.
Veteran Points
veteran Points (vP) are primarily earned by portraying Non-Player Characters (NPCs) at an event.
This is also referred to as ¨NPCing" or ¨monstering." vP can be spent in a variety of ways, as
indicated in the veteran Rewards supplement.

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Races
There are twelve playable races, also known as ¨The Folk."
Drakes
Dwarves
Elves
Humans
Ogres
Orcs
Otterkin
Penumbrans
Pure Elves
Unicorns
Waterborn
Weres
Each race will have its own !nnate Racial Traits and racial Advantages. !nnate racial traits come
at no cost and are unique to the qualities of the race, being a boon or a flaw. Advantages must
be purchased with points.
Drakes
Drakes are a race numbered among the Dragonkin. They are reptilian in overall nature, with wide
variations within the race. They are all tied from birth to one of the four elements and this
determines their primary coloration and heavily influences their attitudes and demeanors. Drakes
are often travelers, dwelling in any environment compatible with their constitution. The lifespan
of a Drake is approximately 150 years, barring violence or illness.
Where appropriate, a Drake character must be costumed in accordance with the Racial Abilities
purchased.
Innate Racial Traits
Elemental Affinity
All Drakes must select an Elemental Affinity at character generation. The
choices are Fire, Air, Water or Earth. This also determines their principle
coloration; Fire - Red, Air - White, Earth - Green, Water - Blue. They
may purchase an ability called vim that represents their degree of
mastery over that element. The relevant damage types are Fire for Fire
Drakes, Lightning for Air, !ce for Water, and Gravity for Earth.
Elemental Vulnerability
The Drake suffers No Defense damage from his opposing element. Fire
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Strange Build
Drakes may not wear armor. Due to their wildly varying builds, light
bones, and various bony projections, no Drake may wear armor. This
supersedes any Core or Elite class advantages.
Advantages
Claws
18" in length and inflict 2 Damage. !n order to employ two claws in
combat the character must have the Two-Weapon skill.
Cost: 5 points
Draconic Intensity
This ability renders the Drake immune to Sleep effects.
Cost: 5 points
Drake Armor
Awards five points of Armor per Grade purchased. One point of healing
will heal one point of Drake Armor. This armor does not suffer Breaches
or prevent him acquiring abilities like Dodge, but does not provide
Threshold. A character's Grades of Drake Armor cannot exceed his
Grades of vim.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades.
Elemental Breath
This allows the character to inflict his vim x 2 in elemental damage to all
characters within 1 step of his front facing once per Cycle per Grade
purchased. A Drake's Grades of Elemental Breath cannot exceed his
Grades of vim.
Cost: 2 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Elemental Blast
This allows the character to inflict his vim x 2 in elemental damage to all
characters within 3 steps of his front facing once per Cycle per Grade
purchased. A Drake's Grades of Elemental Blast cannot exceed his
Grades of vim.
Pre-requisite: Elemental Breath x3
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades




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Elemental Immunity
The Drake ignores all damage from his Elemental Affinity. This ability is
always in effect.
Pre-requisite: Elemental Resistance, vim x6
Cost: 10 points
Elemental Resistance
The Drake subtracts his vim from all damage inflicted by his Elemental
Affinity, to a minimum of 0.
Pre-requisite: 1 grade of vim
Cost: 5 points
Greater Claws
This increases the length of the Drake's claws to 2+" in length.
Pre-requisite: Claws
Cost: 5 points
Hypnotic Eyes
!f the Drake can meet the target's eyes, she can declare ¨Hypnosis." A
hypnotized character is frozen in place as long as the gaze is
uninterrupted. The victim may not attack or cast spells, although they
may still speak in a conversational tone if they elect to. This is a
Dominate effect.

The Drake may slowly close to touch range while maintaining this power.
!f any others close on the victim, or if he is attacked, the power is
broken and may not be reattempted on that target in the same cycle.
This power may not be declared in combat.

Cost: 10 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
True Flight
This character may spend a Grade of Wings and declare ¨True Flight",
launching high up into the sky. During this time, the character my not
interact with anyone not in Flight.
Pre-requisite: 3 Grades of Wings.
Cost: 10 points






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Vim
This is the character's innate eldritch power. !t determines the
effectiveness of many of the Drake's elemental powers. Related Drake
abilities are Elemental Breath, Elemental Blast, Elemental Resistance,
Natural Armor, and Wings.
Cost: 10 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Wings
This ability allows the character to call a Time Freeze of duration equal
to 3 seconds per Grade of Wings spent, during which he may move
freely. He may not engage in combat but may otherwise interact with
the environment. He may move overfaround many physical barriers this
way. This ability refreshes with a Rest. A Drake's grades of Wings cannot
exceed his grades of vim.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades.
Dwarves
Dwarves are a sturdy and numerous people, traditionally constructing their dwellings in high
mountains or other ore-rich places. Dwarves place a premium on durable craftsmanship and
many are excellent smiths regardless of their class or occupation. The lifespan of a Dwarf is
approximately 150 years, barring violence or illness.
Nale Dwarves maintain thick, luxurious beards while female Dwarves cultivate long, robust
braids. Both are a source of considerable pride and much time and money is spent in decorating
and caring for them. Dwarven characters must costume accordingly.
Innate Racial Traits
Clod-Footed
Dwarves may not select the skills Readiness, Catlike Reflexes, or Stunts.
Handy
Refit Armor and Restore Weapon skills each cost + points less, to a
minimum of 1.
Stout Heart
All Terror effects become Fear effects.
Tough
Dwarves receive +1 Health per Grade of Durability purchased.



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Advantages
Child of Stone & Iron
Dwarves with this advantage receive +1 Production Point when working
with stone or metal.
Cost: 5 points
Meticulous Minder
Dwarves with this advantage may Upkeep a single, personal weapon at
½ cost. This ability does not stack with the Warrior skill ¨Upkeep
Weapon" but will allow the character to Upkeep two personal weapons
at ½ cost.
Cost: 8 points
Iron Constitution
This ability grants resist disease or poison once per Cycle per Grade
purchased.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades.
Steel Constitution
This ability makes the dwarf immune to Disease and Poison.
Pre-requisite: 6 Grade of !ron Constitution
Cost: 20 points
Elves
Elves are a long-lived race, blessed with great social aptitudes. Elves are most often found in the
hearts of cities where their natural aptitudes and insights help provide them with income and
comfort. Nore adventurous elves take up the role of explorer or merchant and travel Terra
seeking out new opportunities. The lifespan of an Elf is approximately 200 years, barring violence
or illness.
All Elves are somewhat pale with obviously pointed ears and should be costumed accordingly.
Innate Racial Traits
Cultured
-1 Cost per Grade on all Civilized skills and +1 !ncomefGrade from those
skills where income is generated.
Frail
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Pallid
An Elf may possess no more than one Grade of Brawn. This supersedes
any Core or Elite class advantages.
Advantages
Ageless
This ability grants Resist Sleep once per Cycle per Grade.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades.
Cunning
This ability grants Resist Charm 1 per Cycle per Grade.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades.

Timeless
This ability makes the Elf immune to Sleep effects.
Pre-requisite: 6 Grade of Ageless
Cost: 20 points
Mythos
Elves may draw upon many decades of life to gain clues about the plot.
This ability acts as the skill Scholar. As a Between Game Action (BGA),
this character must make a written request of the desired information to
the Narshals, and wait one event for a response.
Each inquiry will be assigned a total number of required Scholar Grades
to research, which can be assigned each event and added up over time.
As the Grades accumulate, more information will be released until the
final answer is reached. !f the Scholar skill is possessed as well, then the
Grades are cumulative.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade, Naximum 6 Grades.
Humans
Humans are a vigorous and bold race. Humans are found all over Terra. They possess a natural
wanderlust that drives them over the next sunset to discover what lays there. Their natural
flexibility often allows them to succeed where others fail. Humans can be found in almost any
class or profession. The lifespan of a Human is approximately 70 years, barring violence or
illness.
Innate Racial Traits
Enduring Spirit
Humans are a vigorous race and do not surrender to death easily. !f a
Human character is killed, his spirit will remain bound for 10 minutes
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sections on Death and Spirit Counts for more information). Human
characters also begin with 2 Life Gifts.
Advantages
Versatile
The character may pick one skill from the following list, either adding to
his character's available skills or supplanting the existing cost. This need
not be performed at character creation, but once selected, this
advantage may not be altered or changed. The character must otherwise
meet all per-requisites for the skill. There is no cost for this advantage
but it may only be selected once. !f multiple Grades of a skill are
available, the character pays the adjusted cost for each Grade.
Skills Cost
Devotion 5
Exotic Weapon (Specific Weapon) 8
Heavy Armor 6
Read Nagic 3
Readiness 6
Refit Armor 12
Restore Weapon 12
Scholar (Specific Lore) 6
Shakedown 2
Shrewd 5
Tenacious 8
Tower Shield 8
Weapon Nastery (Specific Weapon) 10
Willpower 10

Ogres
Ogres are a large, powerful, and hardy race. Ogres are found all over Terra, making their
dwellings wherever they can secure acceptance and comfort. They are not given to deep thought
or much thought of any other kind. They have simple tastes and unless restrained usually rely on
their muscles to get what they want. Ogres often find their way into military service where they
excel and are considered valuable troops. Others become bodyguards for the wealthy or serve as
guards for merchant cargos. The lifespan of an Ogre is approximately 50 years, barring violence
or illness.
Ogres are notable for their tusks, the size of which they believe indicates their potency, and their
yellow or orange skins. Both of these should be costumed accordingly.
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Innate Racial Traits
Great Might
Ogres inflict +2 Damage in melee and receive 2 Grades of Brawn at no
cost. Furthermore, when equipped with Tower Shields, Ogres may move
normally.
Of Small Brain
Ogres pay +2 per Grade for any experience point expenditure.
Thick Hide
Ogres receive Threshold 2.
Very Tough
Ogres receive +2 Health per Grade of Durability they purchase.
Advantages
Giant-Kin
The character gains a further +1 to Damage but may not select the skills
Readiness, Catlike Reflexes, Stunts, or Nissile Weapons - nor may they
benefit from magic or effects that would grant any of those skills.
Giant-Kin may employ a Huge weapon in only one hand for full damage
(providing they can demonstrate proper fighting safety).
They also receive Threshold +1 but armor skill costs are doubled (after
the +2 for Of Small Brain is factored in), and Logistics costs for armor
are also doubled.
This advantage may only be selected at character creation.
Cost: 10 Points
Thick Skull
This Ogre is immune to Stun effects from any source.
Cost: 5 points
Orcs
Orcs are a strong, durable and pragmatic race. Orcs respond well to discipline and are excellent
troops if provided with strong leadership. Orcs are found all over Terra, even in places considered
otherwise inhospitable because of their unequalled digestive systems. The lifespan of an Orc is
approximately 50 years, barring violence or illness.
Orcs have fangs and deep green skin, and many are fond of tattoos in vibrant colors. These
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Innate Racial Traits
Disagreeable
Orcs may not employ a Between Game Action (BGA) or Logistics Action
(LA) to generate !ncome.
Good Soldier
This character pays -1 cost on all Warcraft Skills (to a minimum of 1) and
receives +1 Armor Point if armor is worn.
Might
All Orcs inflict +1 Damage in melee and they receive one Grade of Brawn
at no cost.
Poor Scholar
Orcs pay +1 cost per Grade to all Civilized and Sorcery skills.
Very Tough
All Orcs receive +2 Health per Grade of Durability they purchase at no
cost.
Advantages
Stomach of a Goat
This ability renders the character immune to all ingested poisons or
diseases.
Cost: 5 points.
Otterkin
Otterkin are a joyful and adventurous race with light fur in all shades of black, brown, tan and
blonde with bright eyes and wet, black noses. They make their homes near rivers, preferably
those near towns or trade routes. The lifespan of an Otterkin is approximately 30 years, barring
violence or illness. They are particularly fond of seafood of all types, but rarely turn their nose up
at meat of any sort. Otterkin enjoy wild revels and parties and rarely pass them up. Otterkin are
usually provincial and are often considered cheerfully vulgar by other races.
Innate Racial Traits
Masterful Swimmer
Otterkin move and fight at full speed in or underwater and do not need
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Slave to Vice
When Otterkin are confronted with an opportunity to indulge in a vice,
any vice, and denied (by themselves or others), they inflict ½ damage in
melee and all spellcasting takes twice as long. This effect lasts until the
Otterkin satisfies his need for vice.
Slight
Otterkin may only wear Light armor. This supersedes any Core or Elite
Class advantages.
Wild
All Otterkin must be of Chaotic Ethos.
Advantages
Cleverpaws
This advantage reduces the cost of the skills Pick Lock, Pick Pocket,
Shakedown and LocatefDisarm Traps by -1. This advantage may only be
selected at character creation.
Cost: 5 points
Escape Artist
Otterkin are both flexible and slippery. An Otterkin with this ability may
work free from any physical bonds or chains, taking only 10 minutes to
do so.
Cost: 5 points
Hold Breath
This allows the Otterkin to hold his breath for 10 minutes. During this
time the character is immune to Suffocation effects and spells (but not
magical effects that cause Drowning). During this time, the character
cannot utter a single sound, including spellcasting. Doing so immediately
ends the effect. This ability is recovered with a Rest.
Cost: 5 points
Lithe and Limber
This grants the Otterkin a Dodge. This ability refreshes after a Rest.
Furthermore, this provides a -1 cost on the Stunts skill. This advantage
may only be selected at character creation.
Cost: 8 points


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Playful
Otterkin are capricious and emotional; because of this, they are difficult
to control. This grants Resist Dominate once per Cycle per Grade.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades.
Shifty Swimmer
The character may employ Rogue skills while submerged.
Cost: 5 points
Penumbrans
Penumbrans are a subterranean race with skin and hair as black as a moonless night. They are
traditionally a quiet people who avoid direct confrontation. They dwell deep under the surface in
worked caves and tunnels, venturing up to the surface for the occasional things they cannot
produce beneath Terra. Penumbrans have bonded with the shadows and suffer under the cruel
force of the Sun. Nuch of the agriculture of the Penumbrans derives from the wide variety of
mushrooms and fungi present in the subterrain; as a consequence, most Penumbrans have at
least some resistance to toxins. The lifespan of a Penumbran is approximately 70 years, barring
violence or illness.
Penumbrans have black hair and midnight black skin and should be costumed accordingly.
Innate Racial Traits
In Darkness Born
Penumbrans inflict ½ Damage during the day with all attacks, to a
minimum of 1. !n direct sunlight Penumbrans fight and move at Slow
speed.
Living Shadow
!n complete darkness (no more than faint moonlight, which includes no
firelight or light spells), a Penumbran moving no faster than Slow speed
cannot be tracked save by scent and cannot be harmed by non-magical
melee attacks. A Living Shadow may freely attack while enjoying these
benefits.
Advantages
Poison for Blood
This ability provides poison resistance once per Cycle per Grade.
Cost: 2 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades.
Unique Weapon
Penumbrans may choose to acquire the Blowgun weapon skill. The
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is 30" long, inflicts a single point of damage with the Piercing descriptor
and is usually empowered with a toxin.
Cost: + points
Pure Elves
All Pure Elves are natives of the Tir Na N'og and, while some do travel, this is where they dwell
and raise families. Pure Elves are a very fragile race, the magic that courses through them
savaging muscle and bone while enhancing their prowess in Sorcery. Pure Elves venerate skill in
sorcery and most express some talent for it, regardless of their class or profession. The lifespan
of a Pure Elf is approximately 200 years, barring violence or illness.
Pure Elves have milky white skin, pale hair, and large pointed ears. These should be costumed
accordingly.
Innate Racial Traits
Bound to The Land
All Pure Elves are from the Tir Na N'og and may only select Tir Na N'og
as their culture.
Natural Sorcerers
Pure Elf Sorcerers pay -1 point on the Sorcery skill and Spell Slots, with a
minimum cost of 1.
Very Frail
When Pure Elves select Durability they receive -2 Health per Grade. Also
they may not purchase Unshakable or Tenacious.
Very Weak
Pure Elves may not select Brawn, may use no two handed weapon--save
Quarterstaff--and may not use Bows or Crossbows. Pure Elves may only
wear Light armor. This supersedes any Core or Elite Class advantages.
Advantages
Cross Class Sorcerers
All Pure Elves may select and purchase a single school of Sorcery and
Spell Slots up to Level 3 at Sorcerer costs, regardless of their Core Class.
Internal Compass
This ability allows the character to Resist !llusion once per Cycle and may
employ an out-of-character compass at will.
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Simulacrum
This represents the Pure Elf's innate magic. !t creates an illusion of the
character and renders the Pure Elf invisible for a split second. This acts
as the ability Dodge once per Cycle per Grade. This skill is ineffective
against creatures resistant to !llusion.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades.
Unicorns
Unicorns are a fair and often beautiful race of shapechangers, alternating between a folkish form
and that of a small, white, horse with a spiraling horn. They are a peaceful and kind race who
live anywhere they feel they are needed by goodly folk. Unicorns are most generally a gregarious
race, working well with others and excelling in professions that allow them to spread peace and
combat evil. The lifespan of a Unicorn is approximately 100 years, barring violence or illness. A
Unicorn's skin is pure white and a small horn is visible even in its folkish form.
Innate Racial Traits
Pure
All Unicorns must be of the Good Ethos.
Shapechange
Unicorns must Shapechange to utilize their native powers. This is
represented by donning a pure white fur mantle. Changing forms takes
as long as the player needs to physically don the mantle and draw or
secure his horn prop (if any). Until both of these things are done, the
transformation is not considered complete. A Unicorn who loses
consciousness for any reason immediately resumes their Folkish form.
While shapechanged to their Unicorn form, all of a Unicarn's weapons,
equipment and other gear is made insubstantial by the magic of the
transformation and is completely unavailable and unusable. All items
carried in the hands are dropped as well. Likewise, any large items
strapped or otherwise bound to the body (boxes, chests, unconscious or
dead bodies) are also dropped immediately.
Unicorns may not speak or cast spells in their shapechanged, nor can
they communicate with Were's or other creatures with out magical aid.
Skills and Advantages associated with the Unicorn form may only be
employed while in that form. While shapechanged Unicorn's lack the
digital dexterity to employ any other weapons or devices other than
those provided by their beast form. Devotional powers must be invoked
may not be used in Unicorn form. Those that provide constant, at-will or
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Advantages
Arete
The Unicorn is immune to all toxins no matter the level or method of
delivery. Shapechanged form and foliksh form.
Pre-Requisite: 6 Grades of Pure Blood
Cost: 5 points
Camouflage
!f stationary, the Unicorn cannot be located by non-magical means. This
ability may only be exercised once per Cycle per Grade. Shapechanged
form only.
Cost: 8 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Divine Horn
The Unicorn's horn gains the descriptor Holy in addition to its normal
damage description. Shapechanged form only.
Pre-requisite: Fighting Horn
Cost: 10 points
Fighting Horn
This horn is represented by a spear PhysRep made with entirely white
coloration. !t must be within 52" and 72" in length and inflicts 2 Piercing
Damage as per a Spear. Shapechanged form only.
Cost: 5 points
Flee
This ability allows the Unicorn to run away from pursuers. The player
shouts ¨Flee" and must run away from the attackers at a pace of at least
a slow jog. Any chasing opponents may continue to follow the fleeing
character but cannot close to melee range. Nor may the Unicorn be
struck with thrownfmissile weapons or spells. The effect ends
immediately if the fleeing character stops running or engages in any
offensive action.
This ability may only be exercised once per Cycle per Grade.
Shapechanged form only.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Heal Others
The Unicorn may heal another living creature by touch, healing 5 Health
per Grade per Cycle. This healing may be used all at once, or in
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(i.e. if a Unicorn has four Grades of Heal Other they could heal one
character for 20 points, four characters for 5 points each, two characters
for 10 points each, etc). Shapechanged form and folkish form.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Protect the Good
Gives the Unicorn +1 Threshold. Shapechanged form and folkish form.
Cost: 15 points
Pure Blood
This ability provides resistance to poisons once per Cycle per Grade.
Shapechanged form and folkish form.
Cost: 2 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Resplendent Horn
The Unicorn's horn may not be destroyed.
Shapechanged form only.
Pre-requisite: Divine Horn
Cost: 15 points
Waterborn
Waterborn are a turtle-like race found all across the Old World. They are often found serving
aboard merchant vessels or in navies as specialist sailors. The Waterborn make their homes both
on land and under the waves as their comfort dictates. The lifespan of the Waterborn is
approximately 300 years, barring violence or illness.
They all possess dark brown skin and a large, durable shell that must be costumed accordingly.
This shell should cover the majority of back and shoulders and extending past the beltline. As a
rule of thumb, the shell should be visible while facing the character.
Innate Racial Traits
Amphibian
Waterborn can hold their breath for hours and can breathe water freely;
as such they are immune to any and all attempts to suffocate or drown
them. All Waterborn may move full speed in water and Waterborn with
Brawn may move others in water.
Hard Shell
All Waterborn possess a large, distinctive shell that offers them at least
some protection. This provides the character +1 Threshold and 10 Armor
Points. Armor such as this does not suffer Breaches. One point of healing
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Plodding
Waterborn are limited to Slow movement (but not fighting) on land.
Strange Build
Waterborn may not wear armor due to their unusual builds.
Tough
All Waterborn receive +2 Health per Grade of Durability they purchase.
Water Speech
Waterborn do not have voice boxes, instead they speak by vibrating
special bladders against their shell. This allows them to speak and cast
spells both on land and underwater. Because of this, they cannot be
silenced.
Advantages
Cache
By cultivating an interior pocket in his shell, the Waterborn creates an
airtight place where he can hide his valuables. Anything kept in this
cache is immune to Pick Pocket and Shakedown. This compartment can
be no larger than the Waterborn's fist, and is represented by a green
cloth pouch of appropriate size.
Cost: 5 points
Thick Shell
This confers an additional +1 Threshold and +10 Armor Points for each
Grade purchased. A character with one or more Grades of Thick Shell
cannot Dodge.
Cost: 8 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Tuck
By tucking his head and limbs up into his shell, the Waterborn sacrifices
mobility and action for enhanced security. The Player must sit down, legs
crossed under him, arms crossed across his chest, and hands completely
empty. While he does so, his Threshold doubles.
Cost: 10 points
Warrior Of The Deep
A Waterborn with this advantage fights at full speed in or underwater.
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Weres
Weres are a wild, naturally bestial race of shapechangers alternating between a folkish form and
that of a powerful beast; a cat, wolf or bear.
They are most often found on the outskirts of civilization or on the frontiers of exploration. They
do not bend easily to laws or discipline and few are comfortable in the confines of a city. They
most often dwell in climates or environs most appropriate to their bestial natures, but some yield
to their human halves and take positions with exploring parties or as scouts for armies. However,
all Weres must shapechange to utilize their native powers. The lifespan of a Were is
approximately 30 years, barring violence or illness.
Weres always bear marks of their animal half in their folkish form. Heavy brows, small pointed
ears, fangs, markings or unusual hair are not uncommon. These easily identifiable signs must be
costumed accordingly.
Innate Racial Traits
Shapechange
All Weres must Shapechange to utilize their native powers. This is
represented by donning a fur mantle appropriate to the beast; tan for
cats, gray for wolves and brown for bears. Players may select only one
animal form to change into. Changing forms takes as long as the player
needs to physically don the mantle and draw or secure his claw props (if
any). Until both of these things are done, the transformation is not
considered complete. A Were who loses consciousness for any reason
immediately resumes their Folkish form.
While shapechanged to their beast form, all of a Were's weapons,
equipment and other gear is made insubstantial by the magic of the
transformation and is completely unavailable and unusable. All items
carried in the hands are dropped as well. Likewise, any large items
strapped or otherwise bound to the body (boxes, chests, unconscious or
dead bodies) are also dropped immediately.
Weres may not speak or cast spells in their shapechanged form but
Weres (of any type) may communicate basic, animal concepts to each
other regardless of which form they are currently in. Skills and
Advantages associated with the appropriate beast may only be employed
while in their animal form. While shapechanged Were's lack the digital
dexterity to employ any other weapons or devices other than those
provided by their beast form. Devotional powers must be invoked may
not be used in beast form. Those that provide constant, at-will or
reflexive powers may still be utilized.
Uncivilized
All Weres have a wild nature and must pay +2 per Grade to all Civilized
skills. Also, they must have the Chaos Ethos.



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Advantages
Claws Style
Claws Style is available to all Weres regardless of Core or Elite Class. The
Claws Style description may be found in the Weapon Styles Supplement.
A character may only have one Weapon Style. Shapechanged form only.
Pre-requisite: +1 Weapon Nastery Claws.
Cost: as described in the Weapon Styles Appendix.
Were Animal Forms
Players may choose only one animal form. Associated powers can only be used while in their
animal form.
Bear
Innate Racial Traits
Exceptionally Rugged
!n their beast form, Werebears possess Threshold 3.
Great Might
Werebears inflict +2 Damage in melee and receive 2 Grades of Brawn at
no cost. Shapechanged form only.
Advantages
Claws
18" in length and inflict 2 Damage. !n order to employ two claws in
combat the character must have the Two Weapon skill or the Claws Style
skill. Shapechanged form only.
Cost: 5 points
Thick Skin
Threshold +1. Shapechanged form only.
Cost: 15 points
Hibernate
This character heals to full with one or more hours of uninterrupted rest
at the turn of the Cycle. . Shapechanged form or folkish form.
Cost: 5 points



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Insightful
Resist !llusion once per Cycle per Grade. Shapechanged form or folkish
form.
Cost: 10 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Cat
Innate Racial Traits
Rugged
!n their beast form, Werecats possess Threshold 1.
Advantages
Agility
This allows the Were to Dodge once per Cycle per Grade.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Claws
18" in length and inflict 2 Damage. !n order to employ two claws in
combat the character must have the Two Weapon or Claws Style skill.
Shapechanged form only.
Cost: 5 points
Greater Claws
This increases the length of the Werecat's claws to 2+" in length.
Shapechanged form only.
Pre-requisite: Claws
Cost: 5 points
Leap
This ability provides 3 seconds of flight per Grade. This ability refreshes
with a Rest. Shapechanged form only.
Cost: 8 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Climb
!f within claw range of a tree or other climbable surface, the Were may
declare ¨Climb" and be placed out of reach of melee. However, any
character with a Nissile Weapon or Thrown Weapon within 10 feet of the
obstacle may declare drops against the Were. Shapechanged form only.
Cost: 10 points

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Vicious Claws
This increases the base damage inflicted by the Werecat's Claws to 3.
Shapechanged form only.
Pre-requisite: Greater Claws
Cost: 8 points
Willful
Resist Dominate once per Cycle per Grade. Shapechanged or folkish
form.
Cost: 10 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades
Wolf
Innate Racial Traits
Very Rugged
!n their beast form, Werewolves possess Threshold 2.
Advantages
Claws
18" in length and inflict 2 Damage. !n order to employ two claws in
combat the character must have the Two Weapon or Claws Style skill.
Shapechanged form only.
Cost: 5 points
Discerning Muzzle
This ability allows the Wolf to sense when concealed or invisible
creatures are nearby. This allows the Wolf to engage these foes in melee
combat.
Once purchased this ability is always on and does not need to be
activated. !f combined with Tracking, Forensics or similar skills this
allows the wolf to enhance his results. This advantage may only be
selected at character creation.
Shapechanged form only.
Cost: 5 points
Distrustful
Grants the Werewolf Resist Charm once per Cycle per Grade.
Shapechanged form or folkish form.
Cost: 10 pointsfGrade. Naximum 6 Grades


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Fighting Pack
!f attacking the same target with two or more other characters, this
character gains +1 Damage against that target. Shapechanged form
only.
Cost: 5 points
Keen Senses
This ability includes the skill Readiness and also renders the character
immune to the Rogue special attacks Backstab, !mproved Backstab,
Waylay and Assassinate. Shapechanged form only.
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Cultures of the Old World
Cacion
Cacion leads the Old World in learning, research and education. The libraries of Cacion rival the
Keeps of other countries. The Cacion are a studious people and literacy is prevalent even among
commoners. As a people, the Cacion value intelligence and studiousness and regard belligerence
with disdain. While Knights and other heroes are not unknown, as a people they find the art of
war tiresome, boorish and difficult to master.
Innate Cultural Traits
Erudite
Cacion characters pay -1 per Grade on Civilized skills, to a minimum of 1,
and an additional -1 on Language and Literacy skills.
Peaceable
All Skill-at-Arms and Warcraft skills cost Cacion characters +1 per Grade.
Advantages
Deduction
Once per event, this skill allows the player to make inquiries to the plot
team regarding two items, objects or people and receive information
about their relationship or lack thereof.
Cost: 15 points
Floria
The Florentine are a progressive and inventive people, and as a culture they proudly lead the Old
World in applied technology. From the aqueducts that bring clean water into the hearts of their
cities to the clockwork devices that amuse their children, there is evidence of the Florentine
devotion to engineering and technology.
One of their most widely known and feared machineries is the firearm. The construction of both
the weapon and its powder are guild secrets that have never been penetrated. Because of this
reliance on personal ingenuity, the Florentine are somewhat distanced from the Pantheon.
Innate Cultural Traits
Innovators
Florentine characters pay -+ cost on Refit Armor and Restore Weapon.
Furthermore, Floren Artisans may select the Crafter (Powdersmith) skill.
Trial & Error
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Cogent
Devotion and Theology skills cost Florentine characters +2 per Grade.
Advantages
Handgun Skill
This pistol-style weapon inflicts 8 Direct, Piercing damage. !t takes four
seconds, or actual reload time in the case of a spring-and-ball gun, to
reload a handgun.
Cost: 6 points
Glesia
Glesia is home to the ¨Nark of the Gods," a huge perfect circle of diamond-like stone made by
the Gods when they finished the world. All of the faiths of the Old World maintain their largest
and most lavish cathedrals there. The Glesian people regard Clerics as the most prestigious
occupation that one can engage in and spare little expense in their care.
Innate Cultural Traits
Held Highest
Glesian Clerics receive +1 Health per Grade of Durability purchased.
Orthodox
The Devotion and Theology skills costs Glesian characters -1 per Grade.
Theists
All Alchemy and Sorcery skills, including Sorcery Spell Slots cost Glesian
characters +1 per Grade.
Innlund
The !nnish are a tough and aggressive people. This island country is a hard and unforgiving place
and has produced an equally brutal culture. The !nnish place a great deal of value on military
might and armies that stem from here reflect those values. !ndividual heroes are found in the
form of Knights, Paladins or the occasional Battlemage.
However, the true might of the !nnish is found in their Soldiers and Commanders, who form
cadres capable of inflicting substantially more damage than any comparable force. This focus on
martial prowess makes the finer skills and arts more difficult to learn and master.
Innate Cultural Traits
Hardened
All !nnish characters receive +1 Health per Grade of Durability
purchased.

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Aggressive
!nnish characters pay -1 for Warcraft skills (to a minimum of 1).
Barbarous
!nnish characters pay +2 per Grade on all Civilized skills.
Nishan
Nishan is also an island culture. This culture is a very political and complex one, full of intrigue
and subtlety. Speaking bluntly is an impropriety and an embarrassing social error. Nishan is a
metal-poor land. As a consequence, they do not build heavy armor or similar items. Placing such
a premium on metal they instead produce some of the Old World's most coveted weapons. The
Nishan Soulsmith forges weapons of extraordinary quality.
Innate Cultural Traits
Surrounded By Intrigue
Nishan Rogues receive +1 Health per Grade of Durability purchased.
Inspired
Nishan characters pay -1 Cost per Grade on all Crafting skills.
Frugal
Nishan characters may only wear Light or Nedium armor. This
supersedes any Core or Elite Class advantages.
Advantages
Disingenuous
The Nisha have raised the art of being oblique to high form. They may
purchase the ability to defeat all forms of compelling the truth from
them. !t does not grant the character's words any additional weight, but
mechanisms designed to separate truth from falsehood will register the
character's words as honest.
Cost: 10 points
Tir Na N’og
The Tir Na N'og is a strange and mystical land. !t is a place where magic flows directly from
every stone and leaf. The land itself shifts and changes, landmarks moving, appearing and
disappearing constantly. !t is the only home of the Pure Elves, although other races have been
known to make their homes there.
Even for these, the land leaves its mark on them as well; gifting them with magical potency and
making iron poison to them. The people of the Tir Na N'og are a dreamy folk, often vague in
speech and manner.

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Innate Cultural Traits
Powerful Sorcerers
Tir Na N'og characters add an additional step to the radius of Blast spells
and an additional target in Chain spells. !f they are Sorcerors, they also
gain an additional 5 levels of spells in their Library at creation.
Vulnerable To Iron
Tir Na N'og characters treat damage with the !ron descriptor as No
Defense. They may not wear armor or carry shields made principally of
metal, nor wield weapons longer than 22" in length with metal (e.g. !ron
or Steel) components.
Veld
The veldermen are known for cunning, bravery and innovation. They were the first culture to
cross all of the waters of the Old World bringing trade and the exchange of knowledge with
them. The veldermen are a socially adept people; however, they are known to demonstrate the
ferocity of their ancestors when threatened. This is most obvious in the effectiveness of their
Nerchant Narines. !t is the veldermen who braved the unknown seas and discovered the coast of
Terra Nova.
Innate Cultural Traits
Born Traders
velderman pay -1 per Grade to purchase the Nerchant and Haggle skills.
Savvy
All veldermen characters gain 1 extra Between Game Actions (BGA).
Traveled
velderman pay -1 Cost per Grade on Languages and Literacy.
Family Debt
The veldermen society is a series of complex investments, loans and
liens. veldermen must continually make payments on the Family's debts.
veldermen lose -2 !ncome per Grade from those skills where income is
generated, to a minimum of one.
Wanderer
Some folk never settle in a place long enough to be considered steeped in the culture. Some
wander out of personal curiosity, some because of occupational necessity. Regardless of why,
they frequently acquire several languages in their travels, but little in the way of national
character. Nost wanderers apply for citizenship with the country that most benefits their interests
to receive the protection of law.

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Innate Cultural Traits
Rover
Wanderers pay -1 per Grade on Languages.
Rolling Stone
None; beyond their singular advantage, wanderers suffer no other
disadvantages.

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Ethos
All thinking creatures have an ethos that influences the way they act and how they go about
satisfying their wants and desires. All characters must select one descriptor from Lawful, Neutral
or Chaotic and one from Good, Neutral or Evil. Furthermore, a character's Ethos may grant him
access to or restrict him from Elite Classes, and certain spells or effects will have additional
effects on him.
Neutral characters are vulnerable to all detrimental magical effects that specify an ethos and
receive none of the advantages of beneficial magics that specify an ethos. This is true if the
character has Neutral for either of their alignment descriptors

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. Lawful
Lawful implies honor, trustworthiness,
obedience to authority, and reliability. On
the downside, lawfulness can include close-
mindedness, reactionary adherence to
tradition, being unfairly judgmental, and a
lack of adaptability. Those who consciously
promote lawfulness say that only lawful
behavior creates a society in which people
can depend on each other and make the
right decisions in full confidence that others
will act as they should.
Neutral
Neutral implies a normal respect for
authority and feels neither a compulsion to
obey nor a compulsion to rebel. They are
honest but can be tempted into lying or
deceiving others.
Chaotic
Chaotic implies freedom, adaptability, and
flexibility. On the downside, chaos can
include recklessness, resentment toward
legitimate authority, arbitrary actions, and
irresponsibility. Those who promote chaotic
behavior say that only unfettered personal
freedom allows people to express
themselves fully and lets society benefit
from the potential that its individuals have
within them.
Good
Good implies altruism, respect for life, and a
concern for the dignity of sentient beings.
Good characters make personal sacrifices to
help others.
Neutral
Neutral implies compunctions against killing
the innocent but lack the commitment to
make sacrifices to protect or help others.
Neutral people are committed to others by
personal relationships.
Evil
Evil implies hurting, oppressing, and killing
others. Some evil creatures simply have no
compassion for others and kill without
qualms if doing so is convenient or merely if
it is profitable. Others actively pursue evil,
killing for sport or out of duty to some evil
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Core Classes
Choosing your Core Class is an important decision - it is a foundation of your character and
determines both the base costs for your skills and your Health. Once selected it may not be
changed.
There are Elite Classes that may be selected by any character that qualifies for any prerequisites
the class requires. Elite Classes may be dropped or changed, but any special skills or abilities
purchased from that class are lost - along with any points invested.
Details on all Elite Classes may be found in the Elite Class Handbook.
Artisan
This class consists of those who produce and craft goods and items. They are a reasonably
robust group who offer a flexible balance of possibilities.
Artisans begin with 8 Health and gain 5 Health with each Grade of Durability purchased.
At Character Creation Artisans receive one Grade at no cost from the following skills: Crafting,
Entertainer, Nerchant, or Steward.
Cleric
These are the representatives of the Gods and able to summon holy powers to heal, harm or
perform a wide variety of other divine effects. They are strong combatants.
Clerics begin with 8 Health and gain 5 Health with each Grade of Durability purchased.
At Character Creation Clerics receive one Grade of Devotion at no cost.
Rogue
This class includes the realm of the clever fighter, the cunning burglar, the wily con-man, the
silent assassin or anyone who prefers to succeed artfully.
Rogues begin with 6 Health and gain 5 Health with each Grade of Durability purchased.
At Character Creation Rogues receive either a one-handed melee weapon skill (not Big or Huge)
or one Grade each of the skills Pick Locks and LocatefDisarm Traps at no cost.
Sorcerer
These are the students of the powers of Sorcery, employing the forces of air, fire, earth, water,
space and aether in deadly combinations of power. While physically unimpressive, the wonders
they can weave are effective in the extreme.
Sorcerers begin with 6 Health and gain + Health with each Grade of Durability purchased.
At Character Creation, Sorcerors receive a single Sorcery as their Primary Path and Literacy in
their native language at no cost.


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Warrior
This class represents those who make their way by might and physical determination. Warriors
find mastery of weapons to be very easy and are often in the thick of the fight, holding the line
and laying out a great deal of damage.
Warriors begin with 10 Health and gain 6 Health with each Grade of Durability purchased.
At Character Creation Warriors receive at no cost one of the following one-handed weapon skills:
Axe, Bludgeon, Chain, Fist or Sword. Alternatively, Drake or Were Warriors can take Claws as
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Leadership
Any player may elect to establish his character as a Leader. Doing so confers significant
advantages, but also places certain burdens on the character - and the player.
All characters begin as Commoners, also known as Freemen. Possessing the Leadership Skill
grants the title appropriate to the type of Alliance (see Alliances). Leadership may be purchased
freely during character creation; after that you must receive approval from the game staff to
purchase the skill.
Leadership
This grants the character a title, defined by the nature of his Alliance, from the
list below. Up to three grades of Leadership may be purchased, increasing the
overall benefits of the skill. !n any organization, only a single character may
benefit from the Leadership skill. While a character with the Leadership skill may
join an Alliance, only the listed leader receives those benefits.
Title
House - Lord BaronfLady Baroness
Academy - Lord ChancellorfLady Chancellor
Guild - Lord GuildmasterfLady Guildmistress
Cadre - Lord CommanderfLady Commander
Church - Lord PrelatefLady Prelate
All titles provide identical Noble Privilege under the law, carrying equal weight
and responsibility. Nultiple grades of Leadership confer no additional benefits in
this theatre.
Option: A Leader may instead elect to forgo title and Noble Privilege and remain
a commoner. Such leaders are of hearty stock, as are their membership.
Commoner Leaders and their members all gain +6 Health as a one-time benefit.
Once selected, this choices is permanent and non-reversible.
Cost: 20 pointsfGrade. Naximum 3 Grades.
Oath of Vassalage
Nembers of an Alliance swear an oath of vassalage to their Leader. This binds them to faithfully
obey orders given by their oath holder and renders them culpable to the law if they do not. You
may only swear vassalage to a single Leader at a time. After leaving an alliance, you may not
join another until 6 months have passed. Only if you are released from your oath may you seek
out the patronage of another Leader, and you must wait six months after being released before
you may swear a new oath of fealty.
A Leader is held responsible for the actions of his Alliance. !f they are caught breaking the law,
then it is understood that it is under his orders or permission. Choose your Alliance wisely.
Noble Privilege
All Nobles must obey all reasonable commands from Nobles of superior Rank (some NPCs may
have higher Rank and status than PC characters), even if they are of a different culture. A

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decision to disobey will likely be called into question by the character's direct superiors should
they learn of it.
Nobles may only face charges from other Nobles. A commoner's word counts for nothing.
Only Nobles may duel. A commoner may be thrashed for any grievance.
Alliances
An Alliance consists of at least two members: the leader and at least one follower. Both the
leader and at least one follower must be present to gain the core benefits listed below. !f there
are + or more followers and all followers are in attendance, then both the leader and the
followers gain the bonus benefits of their Alliance. !f even one member is absent, then only the
core benefits is applied.
The Leader and all members of an Alliance, with the exception of the Thieves Guild, must openly
and visibily wear a full or belt-tabard with their Alliance insignia featured prominently. The
members of a Thieves' Guild must wear such an insignia hidden somewhere upon their person, in
a searchable location.
The advantages of being the Leader or belonging to an Alliance vary by outfit and are described
below.
Academy
Noble Title
Lord ChancellorfLady Chancellor
Core Benefit
At Logistics, the Noble receives temporary scrolls of his choice equal in
level to his Grades of Leadership.
Bonus Benefit
The Noble gains a single Resist Nagic for the Event.
Academy Students
Core Benefit
The Student gains +1 Research or Scholar point when generated.
Bonus Benefit
The Student may change a single spell with packet or spellstick as its
method of delivery to Pointcast.




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Cadre
Noble Title
Lord CommanderfLady Commander
Core Benefit
The Leader gains the skill Tactics-Cadre. This skill allows the character
to act as center on a battle line. This ability grants all participating
members of the cadre a +1 to all physical damage while the line is
maintained. This skill recovers with a Rest and will stack with any other
appropriate tactics.

Bonus Benefit
Once per Event, per Grade of Leadership, the Noble may Rally his
Alliance by calling a ¨Time Freeze," which immediately ends all influence
effects (Charm, Dominate, Fear and Terror) and allow them to take up to
6 paces towards him.
Cadre Troops
Core Benefit
All troops gain a single Critical Defense for the Event.

Bonus Benefit
All troops gain +1 Threshold for the Event.
Church
Noble Title
Lord PrelatefLady Prelate
Core Benefit
The Noble may Prevail once per Cycle per Grade of Leadership by
emphatically orating to his target in the name of his God, a process
taking 6 seconds. This allows the character to charm another character
or to break influence (immediately ending the effects of any single
Charm, Dominate, Fear, Terror or Berserk status) on another member of
his Alliance (including himself). This is not a magical effect.
Bonus Benefit
The Noble gains a single Divine Resist that can be used to resist any
single magical effect. !t must be invoked within five seconds of being
struck. !t is effective against any spell of up to sixth level. !t confers no
protection against Ritual magic. This ability may be used once per Event.
Church Adherent
Core Benefit
The Adherent gains +1 Health per Grade of Durability.

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Bonus Benefit
The Adherent gains a Spirit Tether for the duration of the Event.
House
Noble Title
Lord BaronfLady Baroness
Core Benefit
The Noble may collect taxes generating a value of 1 Gold Falcon per
Grade of Leadership possessed. This does not require a Game Action.
Bonus Benefit
The Noble may collect a single Level 1 !nspiration of their choice at
Logistics. This !nspiration may be kept or dispensed to other players as
desired.
House Entourage
Core Benefit
The character gains a bonus to Retainer of 10 silver Kestrels. Uniquely,
this adds to any existing Retainer.
Bonus Benefit
The character becomes immune to Fear effects for the Event when
within line of sight of the Noble, calling ¨No Effect" when necessary.
Guild
Guilds are slightly different in that there are two types of guild, an Artisan's guild and a Thieves'
guild. To the outsider both are identical.
Artisans Guild
Noble Title
Lord GuildmasterfLady Guildmistress
Core Benefit
This adds an effective +1 Grade of Crafting, Entertainer, Steward or
Nerchant skill (where that skill is possessed) to all members of the Guild
(including the Leader). This applies to all Actions submitted by Guild
members. !t does not need to be activated, and is always on.
Bonus Benefit
Once per Cycle per Grade of Leadership, the Noble may employ powerful
guild secrets to temporarily enchant a melee weapon by touch, causing it
to acquire +1 Damage and one of the following descriptors for 10
minutes; <Nagic>, <!ron>, or <Silver>.

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Artisan Guildmate
Core Benefit
The Guildmate gains a single universal Harden, per character-not item-
per Cycle.
Bonus Benefit
At Logistics, each Guildmate may select a single Alchemy item (from the
Corebook) of no higher Grade than the number of Grades of Leadership
their Guildmasterfmistress possesses.
Thieves Guild
Noble Title
Lord GuildmasterfLady Guildmistress
Core Benefit
The Noble may collect debts generating 15 Silver Kestrels per Grade of
Leadership. This does not require a Game Action.
Bonus Benefit
Once per Event, the Noble may call for an ¨!ntercession," causing
current charges against himself or his guild to evaporate. This will allow
jailed guildmates their freedom and cause fines to be dropped. However,
it has no effect on the opinions or actions of Player Characters.
Thieves Guildmate
Core Benefit
For the Event, the Thief gains a ¨stash," defined as a box or other
container no bigger than a common shoe-box. This box, once hidden, is
marked OOC and cannot be found, discovered or disturbed during the
Event by anyone other than the Thief who has hidden it.
Bonus Benefit
Once per Event, the Thief may use this benefit to bypass a single lock or
trap of his choice or to escape a single incarceration. This has no effect
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General Skills
Skill at Arms
Axe Weapon Group
Axe
This skill allows the character to employ any axe between 23" and 37" in
overall length.





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Big Axe
This skill allows the character to employ any axe between 37" and ++" in
overall length.




Huge Axe
This skill allows the character to employ any axe between ++" and 56" in
overall length.
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
9 10 12 16 8
Skill Cost By Class 3: Huge Axe
Bludgeon Weapon Group
Bludgeon
This skill allows the character to employ any bludgeon between 23" and
37" in overall length.




Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
5 6 6 8 +
Skill Cost By Class 1: Axe
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
7 8 9 12 6
Skill Cost By Class 2: Big Axe
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
5 6 6 8 +
Skill Cost By Class +: Bludgeon

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Big Bludgeon
This skill allows the character to employ any bludgeon between 37" and
++" in overall length.




Huge Bludgeon
This skill allows the character to employ any bludgeon between ++" and
56" in overall length.



Bow Weapon Group
Any player employing a ¨bow-style" weapon may elect to perform ¨packet archery". An
appropriate physrep must be carried and the action of drawing, nocking and aiming the weapon
must be performed, requiring a 10 second count to do so - after which a bright yellow packet is
thrown at the target inflicting the characters normal archery damage. Once the 10 seconds of
preparing the shot have been performed, the player may hold the ¨drawn pose" for as long he
likes, throwing the packet at will. !f he drops his arms, or takes any other action, he must begin
the process again. Packet archery has no drop range.
Bow
This skill allows the character to employ a bow of no more than 25lbs
draw weight and that has been approved by a Safety Narshal.




Crossbow
This skill allows the character to employ a crossbow of no more than
25lbs draw weight and that has been approved by a Safety Narshal.




Handbow
This skill allows the character to employ a pistol crossbow of no more
than 10lbs draw weight.

Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
7 8 9 12 6
Skill Cost By Class 5: Big Bludgeon
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
9 10 12 16 8
Skill Cost By Class 6: Huge Bludgeon
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
7 8 7 10 6
Skill Cost By Class 7: Bow
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
7 8 7 10 6
Skill Cost By Class 8: Crossbow
Skill Cost By Class 9: Handbow
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
7 8 5 10 6

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Chain Weapon Group
Chain
This skill allows the character to employ any chain between 23" and 37"
in overall length.




Big Chain
This skill allows the character to employ any chain between 37" and ++"
in overall length.

Huge Chain
This skill allows the character to employ any chain between ++" and 56"
in overall length.


Polearm Weapon Group
Note: All Polearms are by definition Huge Weapons.
Halberd
This skill allows the character to employ any halberd between 52" and
90" in overall length.

Spear
This skill allows the character to employ any spear between 52" and 72"
in overall length.








Skill Cost By Class 10: Chain
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
5 5 5 5 5
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
7 7 7 7 7
Skill Cost By Class 11: Big Chain
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
9 9 9 9 9
Skill Cost By Class 12: Huge Chain
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
9 10 12 16 8
Skill Cost By Class 13: Halberd
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
7 8 9 12 6
Skill Cost By Class 1+: Spear

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Quarterstaff
This skill allows the character to employ any quarterstaff between 52"
and 72" in overall length.



Scoundrel’s Tools
Dagger
This skill allows a character to employ any dagger between 12" and 22"
in overall length.




Cudgel
This skill allows a character to employ any bludgeon between 12" and
22" in overall length.


Shield Weapon Group
Buckler
This skill allows the character to employ a shield with a circumference of
no more than 50".




Shield
This skill allows the character to employ a shield with a circumference of
no more than 105".




Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
5 + 5 + +
Skill Cost By Class 15: Quarterstaff
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
3 3 2 3 2
Skill Cost By Class 16: Dagger
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
3 3 2 3 2
Skill Cost By Class 17: Cudgel
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3 2 2 5 2
Skill Cost By Class 18: Buckler
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5 + 6 10 +
Skill Cost By Class 19: Shield

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Sling Weapon Group
Sling
This skill allows a character to employ a sling to launch stones (in the
form of packets), inflicting ¨+ bashing" damage.
S
Sling Staff
This skill allows a character to employ a sling staff between 52" and 72"
in overall length to launch stones (in the form of packets), inflicting ¨+
bashing" damage. The sling end of this weapon may not be used in
melee for safety reasons.



Sword Weapon Group
Sword
This skill allows the character to employ any sword between 23" and 37"
in overall length.
B
Big Sword
This skill allows the character to employ any sword between 37" and ++"
in overall length.
H
Huge Sword
This skill allows the character to employ any sword between ++" and 56"
in overall length.
½
Spear
This skill allows the character to employ any spear between 23" and 37"
in overall length.
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
+ + + + +
Skill Cost By Class 20: Sling
Artisan
Cleric
Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
8 8 8 8 8
Skill Cost By Class 21: Sling Staff
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
5 6 6 8 +
Skill Cost By Class 22: Sword
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
7 8 9 12 6
Skill Cost By Class 23: Big Sword
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
9 10 12 16 8
Skill Cost By Class 2+: Huge Sword

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Special: !f the character also has the Javelin weapon skill, they may use
a ½ spear Phys Rep as a Javelin providing the Phys Rep has Weapon
Narshal approval.


Thrown Weapons
Thrown Axe
This skill allows a character to employ throwing axes. Throwing axes are
between 1+" and 16" in overall length and must be coreless.



T
Thrown Hammer
This skill allows a character to employ throwing hammers. Throwing
hammers are between 1+" and 16" in overall length and must be
coreless.



J
Javelin
This skill allows a character to employ javelins. Javelins are between 20"
and 2+" in overall length and must have an appropriately padded tip and
light core.
Special: !f the character also has the ½ Spear weapon skill, they may
use a Javelin Phys Rep as a ½ Spear providing the Phys Rep has
Weapon Narshal approval.





Thrown Knife
This skill allows a character to employ throwing knives. Throwing knives
are between 6" and 10" in length and must be coreless.



T

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5 6 6 8 +
Skill Cost By Class 25: 1f2 Spear
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
+ 5 3 5 3
Skill Cost By Class 26: Axe (Thrown)
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
+ 5 3 5 3
Skill Cost By Class 27: Hammer (Thrown)
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
5 6 + 6 +
Skill Cost By Class 28: Javelin
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
3 + 2 2 2
Skill Cost By Class 29: Knife (Thrown)

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Thrown Potion
This skill allows a character to employ thrown potions. Thrown potions
are delivered by packet strike and employ bright green packets.



Other Weapons
Exotic Weapon
This skill allows the character to utilize a weapon not included in any of
the other categories listed, pending Staff approval.




Fist
This skill allows the character to use a physrep to represent his fist in
combat. This is an 18" rod that inflicts 1 <Bashing>, is pink in color
(constructed in the same fashion as a spell stick), and may be improved
by skills as would any other weapon. However, if a character blocks with
a Fist, he takes the full damage inflicted. A character may employ both
fists as weapons if he also possesses the Two Weapon skill, or he may
employ his Fist as an ¨offhand weapon." These restrictions do not apply
to character with the Unarmed Combat Style (found in the Elite Class
Book and only referenced here for brevity).





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3 + 3 + +
Skill Cost By Class 30: Potion (Thrown)
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
9 10 12 16 8
Skill Cost By Class 31: Exotic Weapon
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
+ + 3 6 3
Skill Cost By Class 32: Fist

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Physical Skills
Naximum of six Grades per skill unless specified otherwise.

Blind Fighting
This skill allows the character to fight while blinded. The player may
move at Slow speed, and inflicts ½ damage in combat. Once purchased
this skill is always in effect.



B
Brawn
This skill represents a high degree of muscular development. !t allows
the character to use large weapons without penalty. Characters without
Brawn suffer a -1 damage penalty while using Big Weapons and a -2
damage penalty when using Huge Weapons. This skill may be purchased
twice.
Characters with one Grade of Brawn may perform a ¨Come-along" on a
character unable to move under his own power. Characters with one
Grade of Brawn also possess the strength to employ a Tower Shield if so
skilled.



C
Constitution
Each Grade of this skill allows the character to resist a single poison
status. This must be declared within 5 seconds of being affected. This
skill refreshes with the turning of the Cycle.



D
Durability
Each Grade of this skill increases the character's Health by the amount
determined by his Core Class. This ability may be taken to a maximum of
6 Grades.






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7 8 2 6 6
Skill Cost By Class 33: Blind Fighting
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
8 9 10 12 8
Skill Cost By Class 3+: Brawn
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
6 8 6 9 7
Skill Cost By Class 35: Constitution
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5 5 5 5 5
Skill Cost By Class 36: Durability

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Robust
Each Grade of this skill allows the character to resist a single disease
status. This must be declared within 5 seconds of being affected. This
skill refreshes at the turning of the cycle.



S
Stunts
This skill represents skills in climbing, balancing, jumping and other skills
of dexterity and acrobatics. Characters with this skill may be able to
bypass certain physical challenges or gain access to places that are
otherwise inaccessible.
Nultiple Grades in this skill represent increasing ability, up to a maximum
of six Grades. This skill may not be used to duplicate other skills or
abilities like Dodge or Catlike Reflexes. This skill refreshes at the turning
of the Cycle.
Examples include:
1 Grade - Climb a normal rope without knots.
2 Grades - Climb a tree with no branches.
3 Grades - Quickly climb or vault onto the roof of a 1-story building,
given adequate handholds.
+ Grades - Quickly climb or vault onto the roof of nearly any 1-story
building.
5 Grades - Quickly climb or vault onto the roof of a 2-story building,
given adequate handholds.
6 Grades - Quickly climb or vault onto the roof of nearly any 2-story
building. Nay safely fall up to 20' without risk.





Swimming
This skill allows the character to swim, avoiding drowning damage and
allowing the character to move in water environments. Once purchased,
this skill is always active. Please see the description of the Drowning
mechanics for more details about the effects of wearing armor while
swimming.




Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
8 7 10 9 7
Skill Cost By Class 37: Robust
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
+ 5 3 6 +
Skill Cost By Class 38: Stunts
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
3 3 2 3 2
Skill Cost By Class 39: Swimming

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Unshakable
Each Grade of this skill allows the character to shake off the effects of
the Stun condition, regardless of its source. This skill refreshes at the
turning of the Cycle.




Civilized Skills
Naximum of six Grades per skill unless specified otherwise.
Bandaging
This skill combines with First Aid. !t allows the character performing First
Aid to also heal 1 Health point per Grade of Bandaging possessed. This
skill requires the expenditure of a bandage (found in the section on
Production) and may be employed as often as supplies permit.
Pre-requisite: One Grade of First Aid





Crafter
Apothecary, Armorsmith, BowyerfFletcher, Clothier, Engineer,
Wardsmith, Weaponsmith, Whitesmith
This is a cascade skill, meaning that a specialization of some sort must
be selected. Crafters are any workers who make finished items from raw
materials, whether plain or fancy.
When a Grade of Crafter is selected, the player must declare which craft
the character is practicing. A Crafter with 6 Grades may quest to become
a Naster Crafter (if that skills is available to him) enabling him to craft
magic items. Each Grade of this skill earns the character 1 Silver when
generating !ncome. Crafters must also have access to proper tools. Each
Grade of Crafter provides a character with 1 Production Point per action.
See Production 8 Shops for more details on Production and Crafting
Skills.







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8 9 10 10 7
Skill Cost By Class +0: Unshakable
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
+ + 6 6 5
Skill Cost By Class +1: Bandaging
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6 8 9 9 7
Skill Cost By Class +2: Crafter

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Diplomacy
This skill allows the player to recant a comment or statement made in
error. A character with six grades of Diplomacy gains a bonus to Retainer
of 5 Silver Kestrels. Uniquely, this adds to any existing Retainer.




Entertainer
Actor, Compose, Cooking, Nusician, Painter, Poet, Sculptor, etc
This is a cascade skill, meaning that a specialization of some sort must
be selected, and represents time spent mastering a performance skill,
such as singing, playing a musical instrument, oratory skills, dance or
any similar skill that can be used to entertain an audience.
An Entertainer with 6 Grades may also quest to become a Naster
Entertainer (if that skill is available to him). Each Grade of this skill earns
the character + Silver Kestrels when generating !ncome.




Haggle
Each Grade of the skill Haggle allows the character to negotiate and
barter with NPC merchants to get half off the cost of the transaction.
This skill cannot be used to reduce the Naintenance cost of items that
suffer expiry. This skill refreshes at the turning of the Cycle.




Literacy
Each Grade of the skill Literacy allows the character to fluently read and
write in a new language. !t is not necessary to speak a language in order
to achieve literacy in it. There is no limit to the number of Grades a
character may have in this skill.




Math
This skill allows a character to perform all traditional mathematics.
Characters without this skill are limited to counting on their fingers.
Once purchased this skill is always active.
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
5 6 + 5 6
Skill Cost By Class +3: Diplomacy
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
6 10 7 8 9
Skill Cost By Class ++: Entertainer
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
6 9 7 9 8
Skill Cost By Class ++: Haggle
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
3 + 5 1 8
Skill Cost By Class +5: Literacy

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Merchant
Nerchants are skilled in the purchase and sales of goods for profit. Each
Grade of Nerchant skill earns the character 3 Silver Kestrels when
generating !ncome.
By expending a grade of Nerchant, a character may find more expensive
items to purchase from NPCs, or they may find additional supplies.
Refer to the Economy section for more details on the sale and purchase
of items from NPCs, and the use of the Nerchant skill. Of course,
merchants may buy or sell without limit to other player characters. A
Nerchant with 6 Grades may also quest to become a Naster Nerchant (if
that skill is available to them).



Scholar
Barrister, Astrology, Napping, National History, New World Flora, etc
Scholars are historians, naturalists, archeologists, researchers or anyone
whose skill represents other scholastic knowledge. Each Grade of Scholar
skill earns the character + Silver Kestrels when generating !ncome.
Scholars have an increasing chance of finding information based on the
number of Grades in the skill and knowledge in a particular area and
type of study. Players must make a written request of the desired
information to the Narshals, and submit it as part of a Game Action.
Each inquiry will be assigned a total number of required scholar Grades
to research, which can be assigned each Game Action and added up
over time. As the Grades accumulate, more information will be released
until the final answer is reached.
A character with 6 Grades of scholar may quest to become a Naster
Scholar in his chosen field (if that skill is available to them).




Steward
Stewards are administrators, diplomats, foremen, spies, town criers,
innkeepers, etc. Each Grade in Steward earns the character + Silver
Pieces when generating !ncome.
Stewards have an increasing chance of gathering specific information,
such as political secrets, or handling specific background activities (e.g.
such as management of an organization), based upon the number of
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
2 + 3 1 5
Skill Cost By Class +6: Nath
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
6 9 7 9 8
Skill Cost By Class +7: Nerchant
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
8 7 9 6 10
Skill Cost By Class +8: Scholar

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Grades in Steward and the application of the information to their fields of
specialty. Players must make a written request of the desired information
or activity to the Narshals.
Each inquiry will be assigned a total number of required Steward Grades
to accomplish, which can be assigned each event and added up over
time. As the Grades are accumulated, more and more results will be
gained. A character with 6 Grades of Steward counts as an additional
member of an Alliance, for purposes of acquiring the Bonus advantage.
A character in an Alliance may act in the Leader's place for all roleplaying
(but not mechanical) purposes providing that his Grade of Steward is
equal to or greater than the Leader's Grades of Leadership.
A character with 6 Grades of Steward may quest to become a Naster
Steward (if that skill is available to them).


Common Skills
Naximum of six grades per skill unless specified otherwise.

Cache
This skill allows the character to hide his valuables from easy discovery.
Anything hidden with this skill must be completely concealed from open
observation but cannot be found by searching the character's body,
except by those using the Shakedown skill. Once purchased this skill is
always active.



Devotion
This represents the character's time spent in devotional worship of his
deity and study of his deity's holy teachings. Every Grade of Devotion
increases the number of Life Gifts a character has by one. Access to
innate Clerical abilities is based on the character's Grades in Devotion.
Devotion also increases the value of initiates to many High Priest
powers.




First Aid
Characters with this skill may immediately ascertain another character's
current Health total. They may also treat another character, stabilizing
them and preventing them from any further bleeding. This skill takes 60
seconds, minus 10 seconds for each Grade beyond the first, to a
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
6 8 10 7 9
Skill Cost By Class +9: Steward
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
+ 6 3 7 6
Skill Cost By Class 50: Cache
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
6 5 6 6 6
Skill Cost By Class 51: Devotion

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maximum of 6 Grades. There is no limit to the number of times this skill
may be used.



Language
Each Grade of the skill Language allows the character to fluently speak a
new language. There is no limit to the number of Grades a character
may have in this skill. All characters receive the velderman language at
character creation at no cost.



Woodsy
This skill represents a character's basic sense of direction and general
familiarity with landmarks. Characters with this skill can generally find
their way back to civilization and may accurately follow directions along
well-traveled paths and hunting trails.


Warcraft Skills
Naximum of six Grades per skill unless specified otherwise.

Critical Attack
This skill can only be purchased twice; once after Weapon Nastery +2
and again after Weapon Nastery ++. Each use allows the character to
inflict double damage and use the descriptors Direct and Overpower
once per Cycle with the mastered weapon.




Critical Defense
This skill can only be purchased after Weapon Nastery +1 and Weapon
Nastery +3. Each use allows the character to block and resist any single
carrier attack, including Critical Attacks, missile attacks, etc. with the
mastered weapon.




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+ + 6 6 5
Skill Cost By Class 52: First Aid
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
3 + 5 2 5
Skill Cost By Class 53: Language
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
7 7 6 8 6
Skill Cost By Class 5+: Woodsy
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9 10 10 12 8
Skill Cost By Class 55: Critical Attack
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9 10 10 12 8
Skill Cost By Class 56: Critical Defense

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Refit Armor
This skill allows a character to perform field maintenance on armor.
When this skill is employed, the character fixes broken straps, laces
together rents in mail, shifts plates and otherwise cannibalizes the armor
to make it battle worthy.
!t takes 10 minutes and an armor patch for someone with Refit Armor to
bring an unbreached set of armor back to full value. Breached armor
cannot be refitted. See the Armor section for more detail.
Refit Armor cannot be used to repair Shields or Bucklers.




Restore Weapon
This skill allows a character to jury-rig a broken weapon so it may be
used in battle.
Weapons repaired in this fashion suffer a cumulative -1 to all damage
inflicted each time it is restored until repaired by a Crafter. This skill
requires a Weapon Patch and may be employed as often as desired.



Two-Weapon
This skill allows the character to fight with a one-handed weapon and a
small weapon (no more than 18") in the off hand. The off-hand weapon
inflicts 1 damage regardless of its length.




Weapon Mastery
This skill is tied to a specific Weapon Skill, with each purchase. Once
purchased, this skill permanently increases the damage dealt with the
weapon type by one. Weapon Nastery cannot be purchased more than
four times for any single weapon type.



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10
Weapons
16 16 20 12
Skill Cost By Class 57: Refit Armor
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
10
Weapons
16 16 20 12
Skill Cost By Class 58: Restore Weapon
Artisan Cleric Rogue Sorcerer Warrior
+
Weapons
6 2 10 +
Skill Cost By Class 59: Two-Weapon
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12
Weapons
12 1+ 1+ 10
Skill Cost By Class 60: Weapon Nastery

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Armor Skills
The armor skills are an exception to most other skills. !f a character purchases a superior armor
skill, he only pays the difference between his existing Grade and the new.
For example - David has the Light Armor skill and paid 2 XP for it. He elects to increase that skill
to Nedium Armor, with a cost of 6. He pays only + XP to do so.
Light Armor
This skill allows a character to benefit from up to 10 points of armor.



Medium Armor
This skill allows a character to benefit from up to 20 points of armor.




Heavy Armor
This skill allows a character to benefit from up to 30 points of armor.

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3
Weapons
3 1 - 2
Skill Cost By Class 61: Light Armor
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-
Weapons
7 6 - +
Skill Cost By Class 62: Nedium Armor
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-
Weapons
- - - 6
Skill Cost By Class 63: Heavy Armor

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Core Class Skills
Artisan Skills--Naximum of six Grades per skill unless specified otherwise.

Alchemical Research
This skill allows the Artisan to employ Game Actions to add new recipes
to his library. Each Grade of this skill counts as a Grade per Action. See
the Game Actions section for more detail.
Cost: 8 pointsfGrade
Alchemical Theory
Each Grade of this skill allows the character proficiency with creating that
Grade of Potions, Washes or Salves. A character may not attempt to
create alchemy higher than his Grade of Alchemical Theory. The first
purchase of this skill grants the character 15 Grades of recipes for
Potions, Salves or Washes (subsequent purchases do not grant any
further levels of recipes). Further recipes may be gathered through the
Research skill, purchased at market (or from other players), or won as
treasure.
Cost: 10 pointsfGrade
Careful Chemist
This skill grants the character a single +1 on the roll to create alchemies.
This skill is always in effect.
Cost: 10 points
Detect Forgery
This skill allows a character to detect forgeries. Grades in this skill are
added to any Grades in Crafter or Scholar for the purpose of detecting
forgeries. !f the combined Grades equals or exceeds the Forgery Grade
of the item, then the ruse is detected.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade
Forgery
The prerequisite for this skill is at least one Grade of skill in Crafter or
Scholar. This skill allows the character to create items or documents that
appear to be much more valuable than they actually are. The Grades of
this skill are added to any Grades of Crafter or Scholar for purposes of
how difficult it is to detect the forgery and are referred to as the items
Forgery Grade.

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Prerequisite: At least one Grade of Crafter or at least one Grade of
Scholar
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade
Gather Ingredients
By carefully preparing his materials beforehand, the alchemist reduces
the chances of failure when concocting alchemies. Once per event, this
skill grants the character a single re-roll on a failed alchemical attempt.
Cost: 5 points
Harvest Ingredients
Some creatures or items may possess special properties as alchemical
ingredients, detailed on an individual basis. This skill allows the
character to claim such ingredients as treasure drops when presented.
Once purchased this skill is always active.
Cost: 10 points
Identify Alchemy
This skill grants the character the ability to deduce the nature of a single
alchemy after a ten minute examination. Once purchased this skill is
always active.
Cost: 3 points
Invent Alchemy
This skill allows the character to submit ideas for new recipes to the Staff
for review.
Cost: 20 points
Master Crafter
A Crafter with 6 Grades of Crafting may quest to become a Naster of his
Trade. The title allows the character to wear a green sash indicating this
accomplishment and often confers special recognition and prestige to the
character. This skill may be purchased multiple times for different types
of Crafting. Upon attaining the status of Naster Crafter, the player may
select a single secret technique known only to himself or those other
rare few among his peers.
Examples include:
Enduring - An Enduring item cannot be Sundered although it can be
Destroyed
Faithful - A Faithful item cannot truly be lost. !f it is lost or stolen, it
will eventually find it's way back to its rightful owner. !f it sold or
gifted however, then it becomes Faithful to its new master.

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!nvigorating - An !nvigorating item holds a reservoir of life within it.
Anytime its master would be reduced below zero Health, the item is
Destroyed and restores its master to ½ his Health.
These are examples, and players are encouraged to submit their own
unique ideas, subject to Staff approval. Secret techniques may only be
incorporated into Naster-crafted items and no item may incorporate
more than one secret technique.
A Naster may also craft items that are of a higher quality than standard.
Using four times the Production Points as normal, a Naster can create a
master crafted item. Naster-crafted items are required for many rituals
and are used to create magic items.
Naster Crafters get 6 additional Production Points. Naster Crafters earn
an additional two Silver Kestrels per Grade of Craft skill when generating
!ncome.
Cost: 20 points
Master Entertainer
An Entertainer with 6 Grades of Entertainer skill may quest to become a
aster. This will gain the character an in-game patron, as determined by
the Narshals, who may provide political, monetary or other support to
the character. The title allows the character to wear a green sash
indicating this accomplishment and often confers special recognition and
prestige to the character.
A Naster Entertainer may employ a Prevail once per Cycle through rousing performance.
This allows the character to charm another character or to break influence (immediately
ending the effects of any single Charm, Dominate, Fear, Terror or Berserk status) on an
ally (including herself). This is not a magical effect. This requires at least 6 seconds of
performance.
Naster Entertainers earn 6 Silver Kestrels per Grade of Entertainment skill when
generating !ncome.
Cost: 20 points
Master Merchant
A Nerchant with 6 Grades of Nerchant skill may quest to become a
Naster Nerchant. This will establish unique contacts that will enable him
to import or export special and magical items in conjunction with an
appropriate shop as a BGA. !n addition, depending on the circumstances,
the title may confer special recognition and prestige to the character.
Naster Nerchants earn four Silver Kestrels per Grade of Nerchant skill
when generating !ncome.
Cost: 20 points




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Master Scholar
A Scholar with 6 Grades of a Scholar specialization may quest to become
a Naster of his field of study. This skill may be purchased multiple times
for different types of Scholar. This will allow him an additional 3
research points towards his monthly total. !n addition, depending on the
circumstances, the title may confer special recognition and prestige to
the character.
Naster Scholars earn five Silver Kestrels per Grade of Scholar skill when
generating !ncome.
Cost: 20 points
Master Steward
A Steward with 6 Grades of the Steward skill may quest to become a
Naster Steward. A Naster Steward provides indispensable assistance to a
Leader, conferring a +1 value to that Leader's Leadership skill. The title
allows the character to wear a green sash indicating this accomplishment
and often confers special recognition and prestige to the character.
Naster Stewards earn six Silver Kestrels per Grade of Steward skill when
generating !ncome.
Cost: 20 points
Mix Potion
This skill allows the alchemist to attempt to make potions. Nix Potion
provides 1 Production Point per Grade. Each potion has a recipe that
must be learned before it may be created by the alchemist. Each potion
is 2 Production Points per Grade of potion to create.
Nix Potion can be performed at Logistics, or as a BGA. The character
rolls a single six-sided die and if the result is equal or greater than the
Grade of the desired potion, the alchemy is created. On a failure, all
Production Points are lost. !f attempted as part of a BGA a Game Narshal
will roll the die for the player.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade
Mix Salve
This skill allows the alchemist to attempt to make salves. Nix Salve
provides 1 Production Point per Grade. Each salve has a recipe that must
be learned before it may be created by the alchemist. Each salve is 2
Production Points per Grade of salve to create.
Nix Salve can be performed at Logistics, or as a BGA. The character rolls
a single six-sided die and if the result is equal or greater than the Grade
of the desired salve, the alchemy is created. On a failure, all Production
Points are lost. !f attempted as part of a BGA a Game Narshal will roll
the die for the player.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade

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Mix Wash
This skill allows the alchemist to attempt to make washes. Nix Wash
provides 1 Production Point per Grade. Each wash has a recipe that must
be learned before it may be created by the alchemist. Each wash is 2
Production Points per Grade of wash to create.
Nix Wash can be performed at Logistics, or as a BGA. The character rolls
a single six-sided die and if the result is equal or greater than the Grade
of the desired wash, the alchemy is created. On a failure, all Production
Points are lost. !f attempted as part of a BGA a Game Narshal will roll
the die for the player.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade
Shrewd
This power allows the character to be unaffected by any Charm effect of
the player's choice which has passed through all other defenses. The
player, not the character, makes this decision. As a consequence, the
character may evade effects of which he has no awareness. !t must be
invoked by the player declaring ¨Resist" within five seconds of being
affected by the effect. This skill is effective once per Cycle per Grade.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade
Surgery
This skill allows the character to perform surgery, set bones and mend
wounds. !t allows the character performing Bandaging to also heal an
additional 1 Health point per Grade of Surgery possessed. Once per cycle
per Grade of Surgery, the character may spend five minutes treating a
broken limb, restoring it to full function. Either of those uses of the
Surgery skill requires the use of a dose of Nedicine (detailed under
Apothecary in the Crafting section). Additionally, the character may use
a Poultice (detailed under Apothecary in the Crafting section) to treat
disease. Treating a disease does not require a dose of medicine.
Prerequisite: The same or greater Grades of Bandaging.
Cost: 10 pointsfGrade
Willpower
This power allows the character to be unaffected by any Dominate effect
of the player's choice which has passed through all other defenses. The
player, not the character, makes this decision. As a consequence, the
character may evade effects of which he has no awareness. !t must be
invoked by the player declaring ¨Resist" within five seconds of being
affected by the effect. This skill is effective once per Cycle per Grade.
Cost: 10 points

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Cleric Skills--Naximum of six Grades per skill unless specified otherwise.
Research
This skill allows the Cleric to employ Between Game Actions (BGA) or
Logistics Action (LA) to add new spells to his library. Each grade of this
skill counts as a GradefAction. These are limited to spells of level + or
lower.
Cost: 8 pointsfGrade
Spell Slots
Each spell slot purchased allows the character to cast a single spell of
that level once per cycle.
Cost: 1x level of slot purchased
Theology
Each Grade of Theology allows the character to cast Pantheon spells of
that level from their deity's spell list; see the Pantheon book for details.
Cost: + pointsfGrade
Rogue Skills--Naximum of six Grades per skill unless specified otherwise.
Assassinate
This skill allows a Rogue to employ Backstab, !mproved Backstab and
Waylay with thrown or missile weapons. Both of the targets shoulders
must be clearly visible at the time of the attack. Full surprise is
unnecessary. Once purchased this skill is always in effect.
Cost: 10 points
Backstab
This skill adds +1 damage to all attacks from behind. Both of the target's
shoulders must be clearly visible at the time of the attack. Full surprise is
unnecessary. !f a character possesses immunity to this skill, he ignores
the entire attack and suffers no damage.
Cost: + pointsfGrade.

Catlike Reflexes
This skill allows the character to take two steps in the direction of his
choice upon hearing the ¨Ready" call. One use per Grade per Cycle.
Cost: 8 pointsfgrade


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Cutpurse
This skill allows the character to steal items off of another character by
stealth. To do so, the Cutpurse must successfully clip a clothespin onto
the container to be plundered. !f this is done undetected, the Cutpurse
should contact a Narshall, who will conduct the removing of items and
bring them to the Cutpurse.
Pre-requisite: Pick Pockets
Cost: 12 points
Detect Forgery
This skill allows a character to detect forgeries. Grades in this skill are
added to any Grades in Crafter or Scholar for the purpose of detecting
forgeries. !f the combined Grades equals or exceeds the Grade of
Forgery, then the ruse is detected.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade
Duckl
This skill allows a character to call ¨Resist" against any damage inflicted
by a trap. This will not protect against area of effect traps. !t may be
employed once per Grade per Cycle.
Cost: 2 pointsfGrade
Evasion
A character with this skill takes only half damage from any area-of-effect
spell or other attack in which he would take damage (not including
traps) that he is unable to escape with Catlike Reflexes, even those in
which the packet directly strikes him. This skill has only one Grade.
Pre-requisite: Catlike Reflexes
Cost: 10 points
Fence
This skill allows a character to sell items on the black market, including
illegal or embellished items. !llegal items may be sold for 50¾ of their
market value. Embellished items require two months to sell, and are
worth 25¾ of their market value.
Cost: 15 points

Forgery
The prerequisite for this skill is at least one Grade of skill in Crafter or
Scholar. This skill allows the character to create items or documents that
appear to be much more valuable than they actually are. The Grades of
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how difficult it is to detect the forgery and are referred to as the item's
Forgery Grade.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade
Improved Backstab
This skill allows all Backstab attacks to be made with the Descriptor
Direct. Once purchased, this skill is always in effect. !f a character
possesses immunity to this skill, he ignores the entire attack and suffers
no damage.
Pre-requisite: 1 Grade of Backstab
Cost: 6 points
Locate & Disable Traps
This skill allows the character to locate traps on an item and then
attempt to disable them. The trap will have a rating of up to 6.
The character's Grade in Disable Traps is compared against the Grade of
the Trap; for each degree superior, remove a twist from the test wire
before attempting to solve it. Failure to successfully solve the trap
usually triggers the trap. For more information see Locks 8 Traps.
Cost: + pointsfGrade
Master Phantom
A Rogue with 6 Grades of Phantom may quest to become a Naster
Phantom. Leaving virtually no trace of their involvement, a Naster
Phantom subtracts an additional Grade from any efforts to utilize
Forensics to investigate him. Furthermore, a Naster Phantom may
choose to place a single false clue that is discovered instead if the
Forensics result is reduced below zero. Additionally, environmental
conditions may affect these results.
Cost: 20 points
Master Pathbreaker
A Rogue with 6 Grades of Pathbreaker may quest to become a Naster
Pathbreaker. Leaving virtually no trace of their movement, a Naster
Phantom subtracts an additional Grade from any efforts to utilize
Tracking to investigate him. Furthermore, a Naster Pathbreaker may
choose to place a single false clue that is discovered instead if the
Tracking result is reduced below zero. Additionally, environmental
conditions may affect these results.
Cost: 20 pointsfGrade
Pathbreaker
This skill allows the character to conceal his tracks and foil Tracking.
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character attempting to do so. !f that reduces the Tracking value to zero
or less the character cannot be tracked. This ability affects only the
character and not his companions. !t does not deter magical efforts to
trail him. Additionally, environmental conditions may affect these
results.
Cost: 8 pointsfGrade
Phantom
This skill allows the character to conceal evidence and foil Forensics.
Each Grade of this skill is subtracted from the Forensics skill of any
character attempting to investigate him. !f this reduces the Forensics
value to zero or less, no information can be divined. This ability affects
only the character and not his companions. !t does not deter magical
efforts to investigate him. Additionally, environmental conditions may
affect these results.
Cost: 8 pointsfGrade
Pick Locks
This skill allows the character to attempt to defeat locks. The lock will
have a rating of up to 6.
The character's Grade in Pick Locks is compared against the Grade of the
lock and for each degree superior, allows the player to select and
remove a twist from the test wire before attempting to solve it.
Additional attempts may be made by the same character to pick a lock,
but each additional attempt adds a new twist to the lock. For more
information see the section on Locks and Traps.
Cost: + pointsfGrade
Pick Pockets
This skill allows a character to steal items off of another character by
stealth. To do so, the pick pocket must successfully slip a 2"x3" card into
the container to be plundered. !f this is done undetected, then the Pick
Pocket should contact a Narshal, who will conduct the actual removing
of items and bring them to the Pick Pocket.
Cost: + points
Prowler
This skill allows the character to move stealthily and attempt to avoid
detection. The character exhausts a Grade of Prowler and must don a
bright white headband that is visible from all directions. The player may
move no faster than Slow speed and may not engage in combat of any
variety. The character may employ skills and perform non-combat spell
casting under normal restrictions. While prowling the character must
remain within 1 pace of cover at least as tall and wide as he is. This may
necessitate crouching or crawling. He may speak no louder than a loud
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in such as way as to draw attention to himself, the effect instantly ends.
A character may not use this ability in combat. During this time, he is
considered invisible with all relevant abilities or countermeasures
affecting him normally. This skill remains in effect until it is broken or
voluntarily ended. This skill refreshes at the turning of the Cycle.
Cost: 10 pointsfGrade

Readiness
This skill allows a character to open his eyes and gather his bearings
upon hearing the ¨Ready" call. He may not move either of his feet during
this time but may certainly look about. This skill is always in effect.
Cost: 8 points
Roll Away
When a ¨Hold" is called to measure the area-of-effect of a spell or other
attack in which he would take damage (not including traps), the
character is allowed to take a single step away from the caster or
attacker towards the edge of the effect. !f this places him out of the
area of effect, then he is completely unaffected. This skill cannot be
used if struck directly by a packet.
Cost: 15 points
Shakedown
Anyone can pick up a dropped weapon or take the belt pouch of a fallen
victim, but this character knows how to truly comb a body for hidden
valuables. !tems hidden with the Cache skill can be located in this
fashion. This skill requires 20 seconds to perform, which must be
counted aloud.
Cost: 2 points
Trap Setting
This skill allows the character to place traps on an inanimate item. !n
addition to performing the necessary mechanics to place a trap physrep,
the characters Grades of Trap Setting skill must equal or exceed those of
the trap itself.
Cost: + pointsfGrade
Waylay
This skill allows a character to inflict a Stun carrier attack as part of a
Backstab. !f a character possesses immunity to this skill, he ignores the
entire attack and suffers no damage. !t may be used once per Cycle per
Grade.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade.

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Sorcerer Skills--Naximum of six Grades per skill unless specified otherwise.
Analyze Magic Item
This skill allows a character employ a Game Action to study a magic
item, attempting to learn one property or activation phrase. Each Grade
of this skill gives the character a 1 in 6 chance of learning the desired
information.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade
Create Scroll
This skill has a maximum of 6 Grades. Each Grade generates 1 Production Point per
Game Action. A standard scroll requires 2 Production Points per Grade of the spell and 1
unit of Scroll !nk per 3 Grades of the spell. A standard scroll must be finished within one
month, and Production Points cannot be carried over from a previous month. Teaching
scrolls cost 10 Production Points per Grade of the spell, and + units of Scroll !nk per
Grade of the spell. A scroll must be fully and completely physrepped before it can be
used. A scroll phys rep that becomes worn, torn or faded is rendered destroyed.
Players may not combine effort on scroll creation.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade.
Detect Magic
This ability allows the character to detect either the general presence of
magic within three paces, or the specific presence of magic on an item,
or enchantment on a character. !t may be performed once per Cycle per
Grade.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade
Identify Magic
This ability allows the character to identify the specific spell present in an
enchantment. !t may be performed once per Cycle per Grade.
Cost: 5 pointsfGrade
Pre-requisite: Equal or greater grades in Recognize Nagic.
Recognize Magic
This ability allows the character to recognize the school of magic present
in an enchantment. !t may be performed once per cycle per Grade.
Cost: 2 pointsfGrade
Pre-requisite: Equal or greater grades in Detect Nagic.

Read Magic
Characters with this ability can read Sorcery scrolls and thus are able to
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corresponding to spell levels. A character cannot read scrolls with spell
levels above their Grades of Read Nagic.
Cost: 3 pointsfGrade
Research
This skill allows the Sorceror to employ Between Game Actions (BGA) or
Logistics Action (LA) to add new spells to his library. Each grade of this
skill counts as a GradefAction. These are limited to spells of level + or
lower.
Cost: 6 pointsfGrade
Sorcery
Several schools of Sorcery are available to Sorcerers. See the Sorcery Grimoire for spell lists and
further details.
Cost: 5 pointsfschool of Sorcery
Air Sorcery
This skill allows the character to employ spells from the Air spell list. This
list includes spells allowing for chains of lightning, flight and magnetism.
Earth Sorcery
This skill allows the character to employ spells from the Earth spell list.
This list includes spells to control enemy movement, slowing or stopping
it.
Fire Sorcery
This skill allows the character to employ spells from the Fire spell list.
This list includes spells that can cause explosions of fire and bolts of
flame.
Water Sorcery
This skill allows the character to employ spells from the Water spell list.
This list includes spells to allow freedom of movement and inflict icy
damage.
Spatial Sorcery
This skill allows the character to employ spells from the Spatial spell list.
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Ethereal Sorcery
This skill allows the character to employ spells from the Ethereal spell
list. This list includes spells to influence thought, fortune and time.
Spell Slots
Each spell slot purchased allows the character to cast a single spell of
that level once per Cycle.
Cost: 1x level of spell slot purchased
Warrior Skills--Naximum of six Grades per skill unless specified otherwise.
Upkeep Weapon
This skill allows a character to Upkeep a single, personal weapon at ½
cost. This ability does not stack with the Dwarf Advantage ¨Neticulous
Ninder" but will allow the character to Upkeep two personal weapons at
½ cost.
Cost: 16 points
Upkeep Armor
This skill allows a character to Upkeep a single, personal set of armor at
½ cost.
Cost: 16 points
Readiness
This skill allows a character to open his eyes and gather his bearings
upon hearing the ¨Ready" call. He may not move either of his feet during
this time but may certainly look about. This skill is always in effect.
Cost: 12 pointsfGrade
Tenacious
This skill allows the character to cling to life until the character reaches
negative twenty health points. Once purchased, this skill is always in
effect.
Cost: 8 points
Tower Shield
This skill allows the character to employ a much larger shield than
permitted by normal shield size restrictions, subject to Staff approval.
You must possess at least a single grade of Brawn to employ a Tower
Shield.
While a tower shield is equipped, the player is reduced to Slow speed.
While the shield is slung, the character may move normally. Spell
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missile weapons (arrows, etc) that strike a slung shield have struck the
character and inflict full damage.
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Combat Rules & Description of Status Effects
!n Terra Nova, we fight simulated combat using extremely soft, light-weight, padded facsimiles of
medieval weapons. At all times during combat, safety should be kept in mind. !f you are not able
to control yourself in a combat situation, you should remove yourself from the fight. !f necessary,
a Narshal may remove you. Remember that dangerous or unwanted physical contact is never
allowed.
Attacking
When attacking, always employ your weapon in a controlled manner. The objects which can
block an attack are shields and other padded weapons. Coreless weapons (e.g. some thrown
weapons) cannot be used to block a melee attack; if you do your character takes the damage.
Players should never grab another player's weapon, gear or person in combat without their
express permission. This is referred to as ¨coeur a coeur" fighting and is strictly not allowed.
Swings should have a realistic angle of less than 180 degrees but not less than 90 degrees using
the elbow (not the wrist) as the pivot.
The objective is to merely make contact with any legal target; contact should never bruise or
injure your opponent. We refer to this as ¨Lightest Touch." !llegal targets are hands, neck, head
and groin. No damage is received when attacks land in these areas. !f complaints are received
about a player delivering multiple shots to illegal targets, the player will be addressed by a
Narshal and more effective fighting techniques will be taught by an experienced, safe fighter.
Blows in Terra Nova are never deemed too light. All attacks which are felt should be taken.
Refusing to take damage from a legal attack is a form of cheating, often referred to as ¨Rhino
Hiding" and will be dealt with by a Narshal. !f you have a problem with how hard a player is
swinging, you should tell them ¨Pull your blows." !f you are told ¨Pull your blows" by another
player then reduce the force of your blows. Your target always determines how much is too
much.
Physical Representations that are less than 12 inches in length CANNOT be used in melee
combat.
Inflicting Damage
As you attack, you must shout your character's Damage Rating with the weapon making contact.
Damage for all weapons should be shouted as follows: ¨3" (the amount of damage the weapon
does) ¨bashing" (the descriptor of type of damage the weapon does). You must call the damage
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A weapon may have multiple descriptors, e.g. a spell placed upon a sword would provide the
descriptor Fire to the weapon. The player then has the option of declaring either Slashing or
Slashing Fire as the damage descriptor when using the weapon. ¨Slashing" is the primary
descriptor, in this example, and the primary descriptor must always be called. ¨Fire" as the
secondary descriptor is an optional call.
Your damage call must be fully and intelligibly enunciated each and every time the weapon is
swung at an opponent. !f you do not call damage a damage value, your damage type is not
clearly stated, or you cannot be understood, your target takes no damage.
Damage Descriptors
Acid
This descriptor is produced by Alchemy, and some rare forms of magic. !t is not
inherently magical, but is always treated as a product of Alchemy.

Bashing
Naces, staves and other blunt weapons have this descriptor.
Direct
This type of attack ignores Armor Points and inflicts no damage to it; its
damage is subtracted directly from the target's Health points. Arrows
and Bolts have this descriptor as well. This attack does not ignore
Threshold, including that provided by armor.
Fire
This is an Elemental descriptor.
Gravity
This is an Elemental descriptor.
Weapon Type Descriptor
All Blunt Weapons Bashing
All Sword Weapons Slashing
All Axe Weapons Slashing
All Nissile Weapons Piercing
Spears Piercing
Javelins Piercing
Sling Weapons Bashing
Some Polearms Piercing or Slashing
Table 2: Common Damage Descriptors by Weapon Category

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Holy
This supplemental descriptor acts as No Defense to certain monster
types, the Corrupt, and those with devotion to the Demon Gods.
Ice
This is an Elemental descriptor.
Iron
This descriptor causes damage to certain targets and often has other
special effects on them.
Lightning
This is an Elemental descriptor.
Mental
An attack with this descriptor ignores all armor and physical defenses,
including spells that protect from physical harm and Threshold. !t has no
effect on Nindless creatures.
No Defense
This type of attack is subtracted directly from Health Points, ignoring all
Armor, Threshold, or other effects which reduce the damage dealt.
Unless the attack is Resisted or contains a descriptor to which the target
is !mmune, the target takes full damage.
Overpower
This type of attack inflicts ½ its damage even if blocked by a weapon or
a shield. The halved damage is applied, then Threshold (if any) is
subtracted.
Piercing
Arrows, bolts, javelins and spears have this descriptor.
Silver
This descriptor causes damage to certain targets and often has other
special effects on them.
Slashing
Swords, axes and other edged weapons have this descriptor. This
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Sunlight
This descriptor causes damage to unholy targets and often has other
special effects on creatures of darkness.
Unholy
This supplemental descriptor acts as No Defense to those with Devotion
to Gods of the Pantheon, as well as certain other targets, such as Angels
and Devas.
The Flurry Rule
Sometimes in the heat of the fight, a player will swing too fast - this is often referred to as
¨Nachine-gunning" or ¨Drumming." To prevent this we employ the ¨Flurry Rule." After you land
three unanswered blows (blows that are not blocked, and while you are not struck in the
interim), you must retreat 2 steps (no less than six feet) before you may strike the same target
again.
Taking Damage
When receiving damage from your opponent, subtract damage first from any protective spells
active upon you unless specified otherwise in the spell description. Next, damage will be
subtracted from your normal armor, then from your magical Health Points, then your normal
Health Points. !f a character's Health Points are reduced to zero or less he is unconscious and
should lie on the ground. He will remain unconscious until he has been returned to one or more
Health Points, or bleeds out and dies.
Status Effects
Berserk
A berserk character must engage the nearest target in melee combat
with the intent to slay them. Targets are prioritized in the following
fashion - enemies, strangers and then allies. As long as a target is
visible, the character must continue to fight.
Bleeding
A character who is bleeding suffers 2 points of Health Damage each
minute he is bleeding.
Bleeding Out
A character who reaches -1 Health is bleeding out. The character suffers
an additional point of damage every 10 seconds until negative 10 Health
is reached, at which point the character is dead. A Tenacious character's
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Blind
A character that is blind inflicts only 1 point of damage. Furthermore, the
character may not employ ranged weapons of any sort. Lastly, the
character must move at Slow speed unless led by another character.
Carrier Attack
A Carrier Attack is a weapon strike which deals damage, and if a
condition is met, also inflicts an additional effect. Some Carrier Attacks
merely need to hit and do damage (e.g. Stun), others need to do Health
damage (e.g. poison effects).
Charm
This effect grants the target a firm sense of security toward the caster.
The victim will consider the caster a respected and influential ally and
will be easily persuaded to perform any deeds the caster informs him are
necessary. !f the task violently opposes the character's moral beliefs or
Ethos, the victim may resist with the caster but will still not be moved to
violence. !n general Charm effects are Subtle, unless specified otherwise
in their description. Resist Charm is always Subtle, and must be
declared within 5 seconds.
Confuse
A confused character is deeply disoriented. He may not employ skills and
the character must move at Slow speed unless led by another character.
Come Along
This effect allows a character to simulate carrying another character. By
touching another character gently and declaring ¨Come Along," the two
may travel freely as long as they remain in physical contact.
Critical Attack
This skill has only 2 Grades and can only be purchased after Weapon
Nastery +2 and Weapon Nastery ++. Each Grade allows the character
to add the call ¨Critical" to inflict double damage and add the descriptors
Direct and Overpower once per Cycle with the mastered weapon. !f a
Critical Attack hits it may only be negated by a Critical Defense. !f an
attack's damage is doubled for any other reason, this triples, rather than
quadruples the damage.
Critical Defense
This skill has only 2 Grades and can only be purchased after Weapon
Nastery +1 and Weapon Nastery +3. Each Grade allows the character
to call ¨Critical Parry" to block and resist any single weapon strike
delivered by Physical Combat (including Critical Attacks, missile attacks,
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Deaf
A deafened character cannot hear and should roleplay this limitation
accordingly. This would include an obvious vulnerability to surprise
attacks of all sorts.
Death
!f a character dies and the Player is no longer interested in representing
the body, then the Player must plant his body stake and leave his tagged
belongings. After 5 minutes, the character's spirit is unanchored from his
body and he should proceed to Logistics for further instructions. During
this time, the Player should don an orange band and only interact with
Narshals or other appropriate members of the Staff.
Destroy
This effect destroys an item beyond hope of repair or the effects of
Nend or Nake Whole, save by certain rare Ritual magics. !t may be
resisted by a Harden or similar effect.
Disarm
Upon suffering this effect the character must throw his weapon at least
10' from himself. This should be performed in a prompt but safe fashion.
Unless the attacker declares a direction, the victim may decide where to
throw the weapon.
Diseased
A character that is Diseased inflicts ½ damage in all combat (rounding
down to a minimum of zero), including the damage inflicted by spells or
special abilities. Any Threshold enjoyed by the character is halved, again
to a minimum of zero. Lastly, the character is Slowed.
Dodge
This skill allows the character to declare ¨Dodge" to any directed attack
(melee, missile, thrown, spell, etc.) once per Cycle. This skill cannot be
used to avoid traps, trap effects, or area effect attacks. The character
must be aware of the attack before it hits to use this ability, i.e. this
power will not protect against surprise attacks. The character cannot
interpose himself to take an attack meant for another target then declare
¨Dodge." A character that is restricted in movement cannot declare
¨Dodge." A character wearing anything more than Light Armor cannot
Dodge.
Dominate
This effect overwhelms the character's will and forces him to obey both
in spirit and letter the commands of the caster. This can violate the
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Drowning
Characters without any sort of swimming skill that are in water deeper
than their height are Drowning. They may not cast spells, nor may they
activate skills. They may not move on their own. They also suffer 5 No
Defense plus ½ their total (not current) Armor value (rounding-up) No
Defense damage every 10 seconds. Natural Armor of any sort counts for
these purposes. Armor Points provided exclusively through spells or
enchantments does not apply in this case.
Another character with the Swimming skill and at least one Grade of
Brawn, or two characters with the Swimming skill, may perform a Come-
Along action to rescue them. Characters are no longer considered to be
Drowning as soon as Come-Along is applied.

Characters with the Swimming skill that are wearing armor are not
Drowning, but suffer 1f10th their Armor value No Defense damage
(rounding up) every 10 seconds. Characters with the skill Armor Swim
may swim in their armor without penalty.
EntangleJSnare JImmobilize
A character that is entangled, snared, or immobilized is unable to move
in some fashion. A character who is Entangled has one or both arms
bound. A character who is Snared has one or both legs frozen to the
ground. A character who is !mmobilized cannot move either arms or
legs. Details will commonly be found in the description of the effect.
Extinguished
A character that has lost all Life Gifts is referred to as Extinguished. They
cannot be restored to life.
Fear
A character who suffers a Fear effect may not elect to engage the target
of his fear and if engaged may only defend himself, inflicting zero
damage to the target. Furthermore, he may not close to melee range
voluntarily and should remove himself from melee as rapidly (and safely)
as possible.
Feeblemind
This effect reduces the character to a halfwit. While so affected, the
character cannot cast spells, inflicts ½ damage (rounded down) and
moves at Slow speed.
Invisible
A character that is invisible may not be targeted by pointcast spells,
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strike an invisible target are considered resisted and have no effect.
Nelee attacks against an invisible character inflict ½ damage.
Knockback
A character that is knocked back must move back the indicated distance
in a straight line as rapidly (and safely) as possible. This may involve
additional complications from the environment, as determined by the
participants andfor any Narshal present.
Knockdown
A character that is knocked down must become prone with both
shoulders and hips on the ground. This must be held for a minimum of a
full 3 second count before the character may recover their feet.
Limb Broken
A broken limb may not be employed for any purpose, including writing,
holding potions or other vials or accessing other gear. Anything held
when a limb is broken must be dropped immediately.
Limb Severed
A severed limb effect means that the limb has been removed from the
body. Anything held is immediately dropped. The character is Bleeding
and will pass out from pain and blood loss in 2 minutes. A Tenacious
character will pass out in 10 minutes and an Unquenchable character
may continue to act until he dies.
Mute
A mute character may make no sound with his throat whatsoever. This
will preclude most spell casting.
Paralysis
A character that is Paralyzed may not move, being frozen in one position. They may take
no action, being unable even to speak.

Parry
This skill allows the character to declare ¨Parry" to any melee attack
once per Cycle. Unless employed with a shield, Parry is not usable
against missile attacks. Packet-delivered attacks or spells cannot be
Parried. The character must be aware of the attack before it hits him,
i.e. this power will not protect against surprise attacks. The character is
allowed to interpose himself to take an attack for another character and
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Poisoned
A character that is Poisoned is immediately reduced to ½ his current
Health. While Poisoned a character's maximum Health is halved and he
cannot be healed above it. Lastly, Poison negates all Brawn or Strength
the character normally enjoys.
Rest
Some abilities are restored after a Rest, which takes 10 minutes. During
a Rest a character must do exactly that. Anything more strenuous than
simple, quiet conversation will disrupt a Rest. A character may not
employ skills, walk, perform magic, utilize alchemies, etc. At the
conclusion of a Rest, all things restored by a Rest are restored. !f the
count is interrupted for any reason, the ten minutes must be started
over from the beginning.
Sleep
A character that suffers a sleep effect is placed in a very deep sleep that
is difficult to disturb. The character may be searched or even carried
without waking them. !f the character suffers any harm while sleeping,
they come fully and instantly awake.
Slow
There are generally two types of slow effect - slow movement and slow
move 8 attack. Slow movement requires the character to move in a
ponderous and dragging way. Under no circumstances can the character
move faster than a slow walk. Slow move and attack means that the
character suffers slow movement but also may not attack or defend at
full speed.
Under no circumstances may the character attack more often than once
per full second count. The character may still employ skills or abilities to
defend himself during this time.
Stun
A character that is stunned may only defend himself, inflicts 0 damage,
may only move at Slow speed, may not active any skills (unless he is
Unshakeable) and may not cast spells for the duration of the Stun. The
duration is generally 1 second for each point of damage received.
Subtle
A Subtle effect is not noticed by the target, should it take effect. Players
are to appropriately roleplay the success or failure of a Subtle effect, and
to separate their OOC awareness of the game mechanic being employed
from their !C interaction. An effect will specifically state if it is Subtle in
its description, and the character using the effect is responsible for
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Sunder
This effect damages an item such that it is useless until repaired. !t may
be resisted by a Harden or similar effect.
Terror
A character who suffers from terror must flee the target of his terror. He
must withdraw until he is no longer within sight or sound of the target of
his terror. While fleeing, he cannot cast spells, use skills (save Courage,
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Healing and Death
!f a character is reduced to negative one Health or lower, he is Bleeding Out. The character
suffers an additional point of damage every 10 seconds until negative 10 Health is reached at
which point the character is dead. A Tenacious character's limit is instead negative 20 Health.
During this time, the skill First Aid may be used to stabilize the character. Stabilization halts the
further loss of Health from Bleeding Out, but restores no Health to the character.
!f a character receives any healing at all while suffering negative Health, he is healed to the
positive value.
Example: Nichael's character Rashel has been reduced to negative 9
Health and is healed for 5 Health; his new Health total is 5 Health.
!f a character dies, then the Player must plant his body stake and leave his tagged belongings.
The character's spirit remains anchored to his body for 5 minutes. !f the character is restored to
life during the 5 minute window, no Life Gift is lost. After 5 minutes, the characters spirit is
unanchored from his body and he should proceed to Logistics for further instructions. During this
time, the Player should only interact with Narshals or other appropriate members of the Staff. A
character that is returned to life after this 5 minute period expends a Life Gift.
A character begins with one Life Gift and gains an additional one with each grade of Devotion
that the character acquires. Each time the character is restored to life after the five minute
anchor has expired, he must spend a Life Gift to do so. !f a character has no remaining life gifts,
then he has passed permanently to the afterlife and may not be restored to life.
At each Turning of the Cycle, a character naturally heals an amount of Health equal to the value
that the Durability skill would provide him. A Florentine Elf Sorcerer would heal 3 Health, while an
!nnish Ogre Warrior would heal 9 Health at each Turn of the Cycle.
Broken limbs mend between Events.
Retirement and/or Being Extinguished
!f a player elects to permanently retire a living character from the game, he will be refunded ½
the character's total accumulated Experience Points to date to add to his basic Building points of
+0 to craft a new character. A character cannot be retired at an event, only between games.
!f a character suffers being Extinguished or is killed during game, the player will be refunded ¼
of the characters total accumulated Experience Points to date to add to his basic Building points
of +0 to craft a new character.

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Armor
A character with the appropriate Warcraft Armor skill (Light, Nedium or Heavy) may elect to wear
armor. A player may wear any armor they prefer, but any points in excess of a character's armor
limit are disregarded.
Armor
Light Armor is defined as heavy-weight non-rigid or semi-rigid armor. Nost leather armor typically falls
into this category.

Medium Armor is defined as semi-rigid armor, often made of metal or in some way reinforced. Nost chain
and scale armors fall into this category.

Heavy Armor is defined as rigid armor andfor substantial layers of other armor. Nost plate mail and plate
armor fall into this category.

!f the skill Refit Armor is employed on armor, it is returned to its full initial value. Armor that is suffering a
Breeched condition cannot be refitted.

A Breech, or Breeched condition, means that the armor cannot be refitted or otherwise repaired - even by
magic - until the condition is removed. Furthermore, any Threshold the character possesses is reduced by
half, rounding down.

Threshold reduces all damage by its value to a minimum of one point. This includes damage with the Direct
descriptor, but does not reduce damage with the Nental or No Defense descriptors.

Nedium Armor grants Base Threshold 1 while the PhysRep is worn, even when at zero armor points.

Heavy Armor grants Base Threshold 2 while the PhysRep is worn, even when at zero armor points.

Limb Armor
!f a player wears armor on his arms andfor legs, he gains additional benefits as long as the Physreps are
worn. A character must possess the Light Armor skill to benefit from light limb armor and the Heavy Armor
skill to benefit from heavy limb armor. All limb armor must be tagged Physreps. No benefit is gained from
wearing an incomplete pair of Physreps.

Limb armor may be mixed. For example, Harvey is wearing a chain shirt providing him with 20 Armor Points
and Threshold 1. He is also wearing a set of heavy metal greaves, a pair of full-sized leather bracers and
leather cuffs on his upper arms. He gains the advantage; Resist Break Limb once per Cycle and +1 minute
on his Spirit count.

Limb armor may be worn even if no torso armor is. !t provides the same benefits regardless.

Limb armor may be improved with the Embellishment and Enchantable features.

Light - Non or Semi-rigid armor; most leathers andfor plate and chain with low coverage.
1 Set of Limbs - provides the character with +1 minute on his Spirit Count.
2 Sets of Limbs - provides the character with a Stabilize once per Event.

Heavy - Rigid armor with good coverage.
1 Set of limbs - provides the character with a Resist Break Limb once per Cycle.
2 Sets of Limbs - improves the armor's Base Threshold by 1.

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Helmets
A character wearing a helmet enjoys extra protection against Stun effects.
A light helmet (typically soft leather or thick quilting) provides 1 second of Stun reduction, a medium helmet
(typically a chain coif (or similar)) provides 2 seconds of Stun reduction, and a heavy helmet (typically a
plate helmet) provides 3 seconds of Stun reduction. All helmets must be tagged Physreps.

Helmets may be improved with the Embellishment and Enchantable features.

Comprehensive Armor
A player may wear armor that the Armor Narshal considers to be ¨comprehensive." Comprehensive armor
typically includes (but is not limited to) items such as gussets, gorgets, ellbow cups, pauldrons and other
such items. !f the Armor Narshal determines that a set of armor is comprehensive he will provide the
character with an additional ¨Harden" effect card usable that Event.

Shields
All shields may be freely used to parry normal melee and missile attacks. Any attack which strikes an
equipped shield inflicts no damage. Shields may block an unlimited number of attacks and have no armor
points. Attacks that glance off of an equipped shield and strike the character (or another character) are
considered blocked and are ignored. A shield that is slung is considered to be merely another part of the
character and any attacks which strike it are considered to be successful attacks on the character. All shields
must be tagged Physreps.

Any packet which strikes a shield, including (but not limited to) spell packets and alchemies, is considered to
have connected with the target.

Bucklers have a circumference of no more than 50".
Shields have a circumference of no more than 105".
Tower Shields are subject to Staff Approval. You must possess at least a single grade of Brawn to employ
a Tower Shield. While a tower shield is equipped, the player is reduced to Slow speed. While the shield is
slung, the character may move normally. Spell packets that strike a slung shield have struck the character.
Likewise, missile weapons (arrows, etc) that strike a slung shield have struck the character and inflict full
damage.

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Weapons
¨Normal" single handed weapons inflict a base of 2 points of damage, with damage type
appropriate to the physical representation.
All Big weapons inflict a base of 2 points of damage. These weapons require a Grade of Brawn to
use or they inflict -1 Damage.
All Huge weapons inflict a base of + points of damage. These weapons require two Grades of
Brawn to use or they inflict -1 Damage per missing Grade. These weapons must be employed
with both hands or the damage is reduced to zero. You may not still block while using a huge
weapon one-handed.
All Bows and Crossbows inflict a base of 8 points of Piercing Direct damage. Handbows inflict a
base of + Piercing Direct damage.
Any player employing a ¨bow-style" weapon may elect to perform ¨packet archery". An
appropriate physrep must be carried and the action of drawing, nocking and aiming the weapon
must be performed, requiring a 10 second count to do so - after which a bright yellow packet is
thrown at the target inflicting the characters normal archery damage. Once the 10 seconds of
preparing the shot have been performed, the player may hold the ¨drawn pose" for as long he
likes, throwing the packet at will. !f he drops his arms, or takes any other action, he must begin
the process again. Packet archery has no drop range.
Thrown knives inflict a base of 1 point Slashing damage and all other thrown weapons inflict a
base of 2 points of damage.
Slings inflict a base of 2 Bashing damage and Sling Staffs inflict a base of + Bashing damage.
Javelins inflict a base of 2 Piercing damage.
Firearms do not have a drop range.
Physical Representations that are less than 12 inches in length CANNOT be used in melee
combat.
All weapon, shield, and buckler PhysReps must be approved for use in combat by a Weapons
Narshall, to make sure they are safe.
With specific Weapons Narshall approval, some thrown weapon PhysReps may have a core. Phys
Reps that have been categorized as and approved for both Nelee and Thrown use can be used in
either fashion, provided the character has both skills. !t will do damage type and value according
to the associated skill depending on how it is wielded.

Packets
A packet is a method used to deliver spells and other effects. !t is a small (1.5 - 2.5 inch),
brightly colored, relatively light beanbag, foam ball, or similar item and is thrown at its intended
target. !n an effort to reduce holds and speed game play, packets are color standardized to
enhance quick recognition:
All packets should be constructed of bright, easily discernible colors.
Red - These packets represent spells.
Blue - These packets represent any attack that is not a spell, but magical in nature.
Green - These packets represent alchemy and alchemically based attacks such as acids.
Yellow - These packets represent arrows and bolts or other similar missile weapons.

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Economy
The veldermen established a commonly agreed upon currency and weights among the members
of the civilized countries of the Old World. The common currency consists of the Silver Kestrel,
the Gold Falcon, and the Platinum Eagle. All of these precious metals are also available in both
ingots and bars, each of increasing value.
Currency Conversion
A Gold Falcon is worth thirty Silver Kestrels
A Platinum Eagle is worth 5 Gold Falcons
A silver ingot is worth 5 gold coins, or 150 silver
A gold ingot is worth 10 gold coins, or 300 silver
A platinum ingot is worth 50 gold coins, or 1,500 silver
A bar is worth 3 ingots.
All prices at Logistics are listed in Kestrels unless noted otherwise.
Generating Income
Upon arriving at an event, a character can collect their Retainer. Retainer is equal to the coin
generated by one skill, of the player's choice, that is on their character sheet. The amount of
coin generated is indicated in the description of any skills that provide such !ncome. Retainer is
always collected upon arrival at game.
A character can also use a Logistics Action (LA) or a Between Games Action (BGA) to generate
!ncome. They must specify the skill on their sheet they wish to use for the !ncome action, and
they will receive coin equal to that generated by their Grade(s) of skill. The character must meet
the conditions to be eligible for an LA or BGA, and they can only conduct such an !ncome action
once a month.
Buying and Selling from NPCs
Rules for buyingfselling items fromfto NPC Nerchants
• A ¨batch" is a group of identical item cards. This term will be used distinctly from
¨bundle" which is a term applied to items sold in multiples on one item card (e.g. arrows,
bullets, bandages)
• Anything that costs 32 silver or less can be purchased in batches by anyone.
• !tems without expiry are sold back at half cost.
• !tems with an expiry are sold back at their value divided by six, multiplied by months
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• Any single character can only attempt to buy a batch (or single) of an item once per
Cycle unless they spend a grade of Nerchant. This means that Character A can only try
to buy a batch of swords once a Cycle, unless they spend a grade of Nerchant.
The use of the Haggle skill is helpful in the following situation:
• Spending a grade of Haggle gets a character half off a batch of items, or if the item costs
more than 32 silver you must spend a grade of Haggle per item to get half off.
The use of the Nerchant skill is helpful in the following situation:
• For anything that costs more than 32 silver Kestrels, a character must spend a grade of
Nerchant to be able to find ONE of that item.
• !f the character would like to buy another batch of an item they have already purchased
that Cycle, they may spend a grade of Nerchant to roll again and see how many
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Alchemy
Alchemy allows the creation of potions, salves and washes that convey magical effects. Each
attempt involves an element of chanc, and must be conducted at Logistics. The Create Alchemy
Game Action can be used for such attempts. The character rolls a single six-sided die and if the
result is equal to or greater than the Grade of the desired alchemy, the alchemy is created. !f
the attempt fails, all of the Production Points are lost. !t costs 2 Production Points (PP) per Grade
of Alchemy to create a Potion, Salve, or Wash.
Alchemies have different means of application by type: Potions, Thrown Potions, Salves and
Washes.
Potions are imbibed. They must be consumed completely to function and may not be split in any
fashion. Water is the recommended substance to use as a Phys Rep for potions. Unconscious
characters cannot drink (or be made to drink) a potion and the attempt wastes the potion.
Thrown Potions are hurled at the intended victim and must be represented by a packet attack.
The individual packet must be tagged and is discarded after use. !f the packet strikes a target,
the contents splash over him and he is affected by the potion. Any skill, power or ability that
thwarts a physical attack will also negate this type of attack. To use a potion as a thrown weapon
in this fashion, the character must possess the skill Thrown Potion.
Salves must be applied to a character's bare skin (or Natural Armor). This process takes 1
minute. !f the process is disrupted or abandoned, the salve is wasted and has no effect.
Washes must be applied to an object. This process takes 1 minute. !f the process is disrupted or
abandoned, the wash is wasted and has no effect.
All alchemies (except thrown) must be represented by containers of no less than 2oz. volume. A
tag indicating the type of alchemy should be present inside, attached to, or on the bottom of the
container. The container should be discarded (until replenished or replaced) after use.
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Alchemy Descriptions
Potions
Grade 1 Potions
Alchemy Shield
This potion provides the character with immunity to the next alchemy he
is subject to, whether harmful or beneficial. The player must declare
¨Resist" within 5 seconds of being affected.
Duration: 1 Cycle

Lesser Bitter Draught
This potion inflicts 5 points of damage to the imbiber, ignoring armor
and Threshold. !f this drops the character below zero Health, he begins
to bleed out and will die.
Duration: !nstant
Lesser Healing Draught
This potion heals 5 points of Health.
Duration: !nstant

Minor Incendiary {Thrown)
This potion inflicts 5 Fire on a single target.
Duration: !nstant
Grade 2 Potions
Laryngitis {Thrown)
The target of this potion is rendered mute for the duration and can make
no in-game sound. Out-of-character communication like weapon
damage, etc. should still be voiced.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Minor Breath of Acid
This potion allows the character to breathe acid, inflicting 5 Acid to all
targets within one pace of his forward facing. This may be performed
once during the duration of the potion.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Minor Breath of Fire
This potion allows the character to breath fire, inflicting 5 Fire on all
targets within one pace of his forward facing. This may be performed
once during the duration of the potion.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

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Minor Breath of Frost
This potion allows the character to breathe frost, inflicting 5 !ce on all
targets within one pace of his forward facing. This may be performed
once during the duration of the potion.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Sustenance
This alchemy eliminates the need to consume food or water. !t may be
employed during Between Game Actions (BGAs) or quests to expand the
length of time the character may range afar.
Duration: !nstant
Grade 3 Potions
Acid Bomb {Thrown)
This potion inflicts 10 Acid on a single target.
Duration: !nstant

Feeblemind
This effect reduces the character to a halfwit. While so affected, the
character cannot cast spells, inflicts ½ damage (rounded down) and
moves at Slow speed.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Hate
A hate potion causes the imbiber to feel a deep, visceral loathing for the
first person he lays eyes upon. The object of his scorn may be of any
gender or race - even a monster. The affected character will have
nothing to do with the object of his loathing. !f pressed, he may resort to
violence. For its duration, this effect is subtle. After the effect expires,
the target will be aware their mind was tampered with.
Duration: 1 Cycle

Healing Draught
This potion heals 10 points of Health.
Duration: !nstant

Love
A love potion causes the imbiber to fall hopelessly, irrationally in love
with the first person he lays eyes upon. The object of his affection may
be of any gender or race - even a monster. The affected character will
do anything to remain close to the object of his affection. !f denied, he
may resort to violence. For its duration, this effect is subtle. After the
effect expires, the target will be aware their mind was tampered with.
Duration: 1 Cycle

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Bitter Draught
This potion inflicts 10 points of damage to the imbiber, ignoring armor
and Threshold. !f this drops the character below zero Health, he begins
to bleed out and will die.
Duration: !nstant

Water Breathing
This potion allows the character to breathe comfortably underwater for
one hour. This does not allow the character to speak underwater nor
does it bestow the ability to move freely underwater.
Duration: 1 Hour
Grade 4 Potions
Breath of Acid
This potion allows the character to breathe acid, inflicting 10 Acid to all
targets within one pace of his forward facing. This may be performed
three times during the duration of the potion.
Duration: 10 Ninutes
Breath of Fire
This potion allows the character to breath fire, inflicting 10 Fire on all
targets within one pace of his forward facing. This may be performed
three times during the duration of the potion.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Breath of Frost
This potion allows the character to breathe frost, inflicting 10 !ce on all
targets within one pace of his forward facing. This may be performed
three times during the duration of the potion.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Curing
This potion cures all symptoms of a disease except any damage inflicted,
which must be healed separately.
Duration: !nstant

Drowning {Thrown)
The victim of this potion suffers the drowning status effect. This may be
resisted by powers that resist either alchemy or elemental status effects.
Duration: !nstant

Greater Bitter Draught
This potion inflicts 20 points of damage to the imbiber, ignoring armor
and Threshold. !f this drops the character below zero Health, he begins

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to bleed out and will die. This potion can kill instantly if the character's
Health is low enough.
Duration: !nstant

Plaguedraught
The victim of this potion suffers a virulent disease, incorporated by the
alchemist at the time of creation. The alchemist must have access to
the disease they want to incorporate.
Duration: !nstant

Grade 5 Potions
Deep Sleep
The imbiber of this potion is put into a deep, restful sleep. Loud noises
will not awaken the character. !f the character takes any damage or is
shaken vigorously for 10 seconds the character will rouse from the
slumber.
Duration: 1 Cycle

Feign Death
This potion has a similar visible effect to True Poison when imbibed. The
imbiber appears, for intents and purposes, dead. All enchantments on
the character are removed as if the character had actually died. The
imbiber may elect to come out of this state at will, but it takes 1 minute
to do so. The decision may not be reversed once the character has
begun to wake.
Duration: !nstant

Free Action
This potion grants the imbiber the ability to move and fight freely in
restrictive environments, such as underwater. !f the caster can speak in
that environment, he may also cast spells. !t does not allow the
character the ability to breathe in those environments, nor any
resistance to damage caused by those environments.
Duration: 1 Hour

Frenzy
This potion causes the character to enter a Beserk state. The character
retains all skills, but gains +2 Strength and +0 extra Health.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Greater Acid Bomb {Thrown)
This potion inflicts 20 Acid on a single target.
Duration: !nstant

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Greater Alchemy Shield
This potion provides the character with immunity to the one alchemy of
his choice. The player must declare ¨Resist" within 5 seconds of being
affected.
Duration: 1 Cycle

Greater Healing Draught
This potion heals 20 points of Health.
Duration: !nstant

Great Weakness {Thrown)
This potion saps the strength of the victim reducing his Brawn to zero
and causing him to be Slowed for 1 minute.
Duration: 1 Ninute

Hallucination {Thrown)
This potion inflicts hallucinations upon its victim. During this time, he
must attack the nearest target without distinguishing friend from foe.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Grade 6 Potions

Dragon's Breath
This potion allows the character to breathe Dragon's Fire, throwing a
single packet that causes 20 Fire, No Defense Blast. This may be
performed once during the duration of the potion. This may be resisted
by defenses that work against alchemy or elemental effects.
Duration: 10 Ninutes
Gaseous Form
The imbiber of this potion and all his gear transform into an incorporeal
mist. While in this state, the character is unaffected by all weapons,
spells and trap damage. A character in mist form is unable to speak and
cannot interact in any meaningful way with his environment.
Furthermore, he is reduced to Slow movement, though he may move
through any barrier that is air permeable. !f the duration of this alchemy
expires while the character is in a space too small for his physical form,
he is killed instantly.
Duration: 10 Ninutes


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Greater Frenzy
This potion turns the character into a furiously insane beserker. The
character retains all skills, gaining ++ Strength and 60 extra Health. He
will do nothing save attempt to kill anyone or anything that moves.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Major Bitter Draught
This potion inflicts +0 points of damage to the imbiber, ignoring armor
and Threshold. !f this drops the character below zero Health, he begins
to bleed out and will die. This potion can kill instantly if the character's
Health is low enough.
Duration: !nstant

Resist Regeneration {Thrown)
This fiendish alchemy causes a character to resist the next healing or
regeneration effect that strikes them, including all healing, repair limb, or
remedy spells as well as any regeneration spells or effects. The player
must declare ¨Resist" within 5 seconds of being affected by any such
power.
Duration: 1 Cycle


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Salves
Grade 1 Salves—
Lesser Alkali Shield
This salve grants Threshold 5 against all Acid attacks.
Duration: 10 Ninutes
Grade 2 Salves—
Elemental Resistance
This salve grants the recipient a single ¨Resist" against the next damage
they suffer with an elemental descriptor. This negates all damage that
would be inflicted. !t has no effect on elemental effects other than
negating damage. This resist must be called within 5 seconds of being
affected.
Duration: 1 Cycle

Light Healing Salve
This salve heals 10 points of Health.
Duration: !nstant

Talonsharp
This salve causes razor sharp claws to spring from the hands of the
target and grants him the Claws Weapon Skill for the duration of the
alchemy. !f the character already has claws, he instead gains a +1
Damage modifier while the alchemy is in effect. Talonsharp salves
cannot be stacked.
Duration: 10 Ninutes
Grade 3 Salves
Alkali Shield
This salve grants Threshold 10 against all Acid attacks.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Deershape
Using this salve will temporarily transform the target into a deer. All
equipment carried by the transformed character is absorbed into their
animal form for the duration of the alchemy. A deer can use the Flee
power at will but has no offensive or defensive abilities.
Duration: 10 Ninutes



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Ravenform
Using this salve will temporarily transform the target into a raven. All
equipment carried by the transformed character is absorbed into their
animal form for the duration of the alchemy. A raven has Flight at 6
Grades and can use True Flight at will but has no offensive or defensive
abilities.
Duration: 1 Hour
Strength
This salve grants the target +1 Strength for 10 minutes. This does not
stack with other magical strength bonuses.
Duration: 10 Ninutes
Grade 4 Salves
Boneknitting Salve
This salve repairs any one broken limb as per the Repair Limb spell. The
salve must be applied directly to the limb requiring repair.
Duration: !nstant

Healing Salve
This salve heals 20 points of Health.
Duration: !nstant
Grade 5 Salves
Drakeskin
This salve clads the character in a tough, scaly hide. The character gains
10 points of Natural Armor for the duration of the alchemy. This stacks
with a creature's normal natural armor (if any) or with any other effect
that grants natural armor and will also stack with other armor or magical
effects that grant armor. This does not provide or increase Threshold,
but can be healed as Natural Armor for the duration.
Duration: 1 Hour

Enduring Strength
This salve grants the target +1 Strength for 1 hour. This does not stack
with other magical strength bonuses.
Duration: 1 Hour

Greater Alkali Shield
This salve grants Threshold 20 against all Acid attacks.
Duration: 10 Ninutes




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True Boneknitting
This salve immediately mends all broken limbs as if each one was
affected by Repair Limb.
Duration: !nstant

Grade 6 Salves
Greater Healing Salve
This salve heals +0 points of Health.
Duration: !nstant

Mask Corruption Salve
This salve is applied to a corrupt creature or object to disguise that
corruption against detection. Even the most foul and obvious forms of
corruption will not be revealed while this alchemy is in effect.
Duration: 1 Cycle

Panacea Salve
This potent cure-all instantly and permanently relieves all ills that are
affected by a Remedy spell. !t can also be used to stave off the effects
of disease or insanity for a period of 10 minutes, after which the
symptoms return.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

True Regeneration
This potent salve returns the target to perfect physical form. All broken
or maimed limbs are restored and all damage sustained is healed. This
process takes ten minutes to bestow its effects, during which time the
character may engage in no physical activity more strenuous than a slow
walk. !f the character is pressed to action before the salve has run its
course, the effect is negated.
Duration: !nstant

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Washes
Grade 1 Washes
Lesser Contact Venom
Out of combat, this wash inflicts 5 points of damage to the first person
whose skin touches the poisoned object, ignoring armor and Threshold.
!n combat, a weapon envenomed with this wash must inflict at least one
point of health for the wash to take effect. !f this drops the character
below zero Health, he begins to bleed out and will die. This wash can
kill instantly if the character's Health is low enough.
Duration: !nstant

Scroll Ink
This compound is a necessary component for the creation of spell scrolls.
Duration: Permanent
Grade 2 Washes
Lesser Bladespite
This wash coats a weapon in a sticky, poisonous gel. Once applied, this wash causes the
next attack with the weapon to gain the Descriptor ¨Poison." !f the attack inflicts at least
a single point of damage to Health, the victim is Poisoned for 10 minutes. The wash is
expended regardless of whether the attack succeeds. Lesser Bladespite becomes inert 10
minutes after being applied.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Silvercoat
This wash coats a weapon with a fine leaf of silver granting it the
descriptor Silver for 10 minutes. This alchemy affects only one weapon
regardless of how large or small it is.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Ironcoat
This wash coats a weapon with a fine dusting of iron granting it the
descriptor !ron. This alchemy affects only one weapon regardless of how
large or small it is.
Duration: 10 minutes

Grade 3 Washes
Strengthening Wash
This wash grants the item a single Resist against a Break !tem effect.
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seconds of being affected. Nultiple uses of this alchemy stack with one
another. Only simple objects with no moving parts and weighing less
than 100lbs may be affected by this alchemy.
Duration: 1 Cycle

Grade 4 Washes
Bladespite
This wash coats a weapon in a sticky, poisonous gel. Once applied, this wash causes the
next attack with the weapon to gain the Descriptor ¨Poison." !f the attack inflicts at least
a single point of damage to Health, the victim is Poisoned for 1 Hour. The wash is
expended regardless of whether the attack succeeds. Bladespite becomes inert 10
minutes after being applied.
Duration: 1 Hour

Contact Venom
Out of combat, this wash inflicts 10 points of damage to the first person
whose skin touches the poisoned object, ignoring armor and Threshold.
!n combat, a weapon envenomed with this wash must inflict at least one
point of health for the wash to take effect. !f this drops the character
below zero Health, he begins to bleed out and will die. This wash can kill
instantly if the character's Health is low enough.
Duration: !nstant

Firewash
This wash envelops a weapon in fire. The weapon deals 10 Fire on its
next three successful connections and is Destroyed after the third
successful attack or when the duration expires. This alchemy affects only
one weapon regardless of how large or small it is.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Icewash
This wash envelops a weapon in ice. The weapon may deal 10 !ce on its
next three successful connections and is Destroyed after the third
successful attack or when the duration expires. This alchemy affects only
one weapon regardless of how large or small it is.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

Shockwash
This wash envelops a weapon in lightning. The weapon may deal 10
Lightning on its next three successful connections and is Destroyed after
the third successful attack or when the duration expires. This alchemy
affects only one weapon regardless of how large or small it is.
Duration: 10 Ninutes

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Grade 5 Washes
Greater Contact Venom
Out of combat, this wash inflicts 20 points of damage to the first person
whose skin touches the poisoned object, ignoring armor and Threshold.
!n combat, a weapon envenomed with this wash must inflict at least one
point of health for the wash to take effect. !f this drops the character
below zero Health, he begins to bleed out and will die. This wash can kill
instantly if the character's Health is low enough.
Duration: !nstant

Grade 6 Washes
Greater Bladespite
This wash coats a weapon in a sticky, poisonous gel. Once applied, this wash causes the
next attack with the weapon to gain the Descriptor ¨Poison." !f the attack inflicts at least
a single point of damage to Health, the victim is Poisoned for 1 Cycle. The wash is
expended regardless of whether the attack succeeds. Greater Bladespite becomes inert
10 minutes after being applied.
Duration: 1 Cycle

Major Contact Venom
Out of combat, this wash inflicts +0 points of damage to the first person
whose skin touches the poisoned object, ignoring armor and Threshold.
!n combat, a weapon envenomed with this wash must inflict at least one
point of health for the wash to take effect. !f this drops the character
below zero Health, he begins to bleed out and will die. This wash can
kill instantly if the character's Health is low enough.
Duration: !nstant

Truesilver
This wash coats a weapon with a fine layer of silver, transmuting the
surface of the weapon into actual silver and granting it the descriptor
Silver. This alchemy affects only one weapon regardless of how large or
small it is.
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Production & Shops
Production Periods
There are two times a character can use Production Points: at the beginning of an event as a
Logistics Action (LA), or as a Between Game Action (BGA).
Each LA or BGA used for Production allows a player to make full use of all Production Points for a
given skill. Thus, if you decide to make weapons for your action and you have three levels of
Weaponsmith, you will have 3 Production Points to spend. Note that the same skill can be used
for multiple BGAs (if available).
When crafting anything with Production Points, there are some game mechanics that can
potentially multiply or add to the number of PP provided by skills (e.g. workshops, clerical
blessings). When such effects apply, anything that provides additional Grades of Production can
be multiplied. Anything that provides additional Production Points is added after any
multiplication factors have been applied.
For Example: Narthena the Dwarven Armorsmith is submitting her Logistics Action. She has
+ Grades of Armorsmith and the Dwarven racial advantage ¨Child of Stone and !ron," which
provides one additional Production Point. At Logistics she uses a workshop to multiply her
Grades of production by two, giving her 8 PP. She then adds the 1 PP from her racial skill for a
total of 9PP.
Workshops can only be used to enhance the number of PP available as part of a Logistics Action.
They cannot be used with BGAs.
Upkeep
Nost items experience wear and tear during their use. !n order to keep these items working and
dependable they must undergo upkeep. Each Event an item's ¨Upkeep value" is equal in Silver
coins to ½ the total Production Points that were required to originally craft the item (rounding up
all fractions to the nearest whole number) or Production Points equal to 1f8
th
the items total
construction cost. !f upkeep isn't performed on an item, it may not be employed by anyone that
Event. There is no other consequence for electing not (or being unable to) upkeep an item. An
item may go without upkeep indefinitely remaining unused, to be upkept later and utilized at
game. !f an item's Upkeep cost is not paid at check-in, a character may attempt to have an item
readied for use during the course of an event, by going to Logistics and paying the full cost.
However, this is unlikely to be an immediate process, as the item may not be ready until the next
Turning of the Cycle. All Upkeep takes place at Logistics, and items that have seen Upkeep will
receive a mark or sticker indicating this.
Expendable items (Alchemies, scrolls, Apothecary items, and the like) do not require Upkeep in
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Crafting Skills
Crafting skills all generate 1 Silver Kestrel and 1 Production Point per Grade. A character must
have a set of tools appropriate to the skill to be used.
Apothecary
Special to Crafted items, Apothecary items do not suffer Expiration.
Bandages {3)
This creates three bandages. Bandages are necessary for the use of the
Bandaging skill. Each use of Bandaging consumes one bandage.
Cost: 2 Production Points
Counter-Toxin
This ointment will negate a specific toxin, decided upon creation, when
applied.
Cost: 8 Production Points
Medicines
Nedicine is necessary for the use of the Surgery skill. Each use of the
Surgery skill consumes one does of Nedicine.
Cost: 6 Production Points
Preventative Anti-Toxin
This will negate a specific toxin, decided upon creation, if consumed
beforehand. This protection lasts for 1 hour.
Cost: 1 Production Point
Poultice
The increases the amount of healing provided by Bandaging by 6 Health
or allows the Surgery skill to treat disease.
Cost: 6 Production Points
Poultice, Weak
This increases the amount of healing provided by Bandaging by + Health
or allows the Surgery skill to treat disease.
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Poultice, Strong
This increases the amount of healing provided by Bandaging by 10
Health or allows the Surgery skill to treat disease.
Cost: 10 Production Points
Armorsmith
Light Armor
Light Armor provides 10 Armor Points. This also covers light linbs and
helmets.
Cost: 2 Production Points
Medium Armor
Nedium Armor provides 20 Armor Points. This also covers medium
helmets.
Cost: + Production Points
Heavy Armor
Heavy Armor provides 30 Armor Points. This also covers heavy limbs and
helmets.
Cost: 6 Production Points
Buckler
A Buckler is a small shield with a circumference of no more than 50".
Cost: 2 Production Points
Shield
This is a shield with a circumference of no more than 105".
Cost: + Production Points
Tower Shield
This is a large shield, typically reaching from the wielder's shoulder to
knee.
Cost: 6 Production Points
Armor Patch
This item is necessary for the use of the Refit Armor skill.
Cost: 1 Production Point

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Armorsmithing Enhancements
Harden
This grants the item a single Resist against any single effect that would
sunder or destroy it. Light Armor may have up to one, Nedium Armor
two and Heavy Armor up to three Hardens. Bucklers may have a single
Harden, Shields up to two and Tower Shields up to three Hardens.
Add: 6 Production Points
Embellishment
This makes the item very distinctive and easy to identify. The details of
the Embellishment must be established at the time of creation.
Add: 6 Production Points
Master Crafted
This item is suitable for lasting magical enhancement and is a
prerequisite for construction from special materials.
Add: Nultiplies the Production cost by +.
Superior Armor
This feature may be added no more than twice. Each time it grants the
armor 10 Armor Points which do not count against the character's armor
restriction. This feature may only be applied to the armor itself. !t may
not be applied to limb armor, helmets or shields.
Add: 2+ Production Points
Bowyer/Fletcher
Arrows or Bolts {3)
This is three standard arrows or bolts.
Cost: 2 Production Points
Bow or Crossbow
This is a standard bow or crossbow.
Cost: 8 Production Points
Handbow
This is a one-handed or pistol crossbow.
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Weapon Patch
This item allows the use of the Repair Weapon skill.
Cost: 1 Production Point
Bowyer/Fletcher Enhancements
Damage +1
This feature may be added no more than twice. Each time grants the
weapon +1 damage.
Add: 2+ Production Points. Naximum 2 Grades.
Embellishment
This makes any item very distinctive and easy to identify. The details of
the Embellishment must be established at the time of creation.
Add: 6 Production Points
Harden
This grants the item a single Resist against any single effect that would
sunder or destroy it. A bow or crossbow may have this feature up to
three times and a Handbow may have a single Harden.
Add: 6 Production Points
Master Crafted
This item is suitable for lasting magical enhancement and is a
prerequisite for construction from special materials.
Add: Nultiplies the Production cost by +.
Iron
This grants the arrows or bolts the Descriptor !ron in addition to its
normal Descriptor.
Add: 6 Production Points
Silvered
This grants the arrows or bolts the Descriptor Silver in addition to its
normal Descriptor.
Add: 12 Production Points

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Clothier
Haute Couture
This clothing is the height of fashion and increases the character's
prestige. !t adds +1 !ncome per Grade of !ncome generating skill. A
Phys Rep for this item must be provided by the player and approved by
Game Staff to be allowed in play.
Unique among crafted items, even without a Clothier Enhancement
quality, Haute Couture items suffer Expiration, and cannot be
Naintenanced.
Cost: 6 Production Points
Clothier Enhancements
Embellishment
This makes the item very distinctive and easy to identify. The details of
the Embellishment must be established at the time of creation.
Add: 6 Production Points
Master Crafted
This item is suitable for lasting magical enhancement and is a
prerequisite for construction from special materials.
Add: Nultiplies the Production cost by +.
Hidden Pockets
These pockets may be up to +"x+", must be physrep'd on the garment
and cannot be visible to casual observation - empty or full. A Hidden
Pocket may only be locatedflooted by the skill ¨Shakedown" and may not
be subject to Pickpocket, Cutpurse or related skills. !f the actual OOC
pocket fails, or things fall out of it then it's contents are fair game.
Add: 6 Production Points
Engineering
Container
This creates a sturdy container out of wood. Containers are classified as
follows:
Tiny - This container may be comfortably held in a palm and is indicative
of jewelry boxes and the like. These containers have 5 Health.
Small - a This container is approximately the size of a shoebox. Nost
easily portable chests fall into this category. These containers have 10
Health.
Nedium - This container is the largest a single person may carry
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generally can accommodate approximately + shoeboxes of volume.
Particularly heavy contents may still require one or more grades of
Brawn. These containers have 20 Health.
Large - This container requires two or more people to carry, and Brawn
save in the lightest of cargoes. A large container can generally
accommodate approximately 16 shoeboxes of volume. Particularly heavy
cargoes may make these containers immovable by hand. These
containers have +0 Health and 1 Threshold.
Huge - This container cannot normally be moved by hand and generally
accommodates approximately 32 shoeboxes of volume. Huge containers
normally reflect large shipping crates and the like. These containers have
80 Health and 3 Threshold.
Nassive - This container cannot by moved by hand and generally
accommodates approximately 6+ shoeboxes of volume. Containers of
this size normally reflect the sort of thing employed by caravans to
transport large volumes of raw materials. These containers have +0
Health, Threshold 5 and take Ninimal from all normal weapon damage.
Cost: + Production Points per size category of the container.

Building
This creates a permanent structure, approximately 10'x10' and 1 story in
height. Buildings are generally exempt from Expiration.
Cost: 50 Production Points
Musical Instrument
This is a standard musical instrument.
Cost: 8 Production Points
Tool Set
These tools are made for a specific Craft and are necessary to perform
the skill.
Cost: 8 Production Points
Workshop
This large and comprehensive set of tools enhances the performance of
any skill that provides Production Points as part of a Logistics Action
(they cannot be used with a BGA). Workshops must be represented by a
3 foot by 3 foot sheet or surface, with props that suggest the items
created therein, and a valid item card tag must be attached. Workshops
can be stolen. Workshops are generally exempt from expiration.
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Engineering Enhancements
Embellishment
This makes the item very distinctive and easy to identify. The details of
the Embellishment must be established at the time of creation.
Add: 6 Production Points
Harden
This grants the item a single Resist against any single effect that would
sunder or destroy it. All Engineering items are limited to a single Harden.
Add: 6 Production Points
Income Bonus +1
When an Entertainer's, Steward's or Scholar's Tool Set or Nusical
!nstrument with this feature is employed by a character with the
applicable skill, it adds +1 !ncome per Grade of skill.
Add: 6 Production Points
Master Crafted
This item is suitable for lasting magical enhancement and is a
prerequisite for construction from special materials.
Add: Nultiplies the Production cost by +.
Production Bonus +1
This feature adds +1 Production Point when employed in the
performance of a Craft and may only be applied once. Only Tool Sets
and Workshops may benefit from this feature, but they may be
combined with each other and are applied to Logistics Actions or
Between Game Actions.
Add: 2+ Production Points
Powdersmith
Powdersmith is limited to Floren Artisans only. The Restore Weapon skill may not be used on
Powdered Weapons. They must be repaired.

Ammunition Pouch
This produces a sealed pouch of of ball and powder. Once opened, an
Ammunition Pouch provides sufficient ammunition for a single character
for an entire Cycle.
Cost: 6 Production Points

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Handgun
This is a standard Handgun.
Cost: 12 Production Points
Knarquebus
This is a standard Knarquebus.
Cost: 18 Production Points
Petard
This produces a single Petard.
Cost: 6 Production Points
Powdersmith Enhancements

Embellishment
This makes the item very distinctive and easy to identify. The details of
the Embellishment must be established at the time of creation.
Add: 6 Production Points
Harden
This grants the item a single ¨Resist" against any single effect that would
sunder or destroy it. This feature is unavailable to Ammunition and
Petards. !t may be added up to twice.
Add: 6 Production Points
Master Crafted
This item is suitable for lasting magical enhancement and is a
prerequisite for construction from special materials.
Add: Nultiplies the Production cost by +.
Iron
This grants ammunition the Descriptor !ron in addition to its normal
Descriptor.
Cost: 6 Production Points
Silvered
This grants ammunition the Descriptor Silver in addition to its normal
Descriptor.
Add: 12 Production Points

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Wardsmith
A Wardsmith employs their crafting skill to create locks and traps. For more information, see the
Locks 8 Traps section.
Lock
This produces a lock and a key. Each Grade of Lock allows a single twist
of up to 90 degrees to be placed in its wire. No lock may be stronger
than Grade 6.
Locks must be placed on an appropriate object. Boxes, chests, doors,
etc. The minimum size for such a container is approximately that of a
shoebox or similar item. See a Narshal for adjudication if there's any
doubt. Containers are found under Engineering. For protecting personal
effects reference Hidden Pockets under Clothier.
Cost: + Production PointsfGrade
Extra Key
This produces an extra key for an existing lock.
Cost: 2 Production Points
Wardsmith Enhancements
Embellishment
This makes the item very distinctive and easy to identify. The details of
the Embellishment must be established at the time of creation.
Add: 6 Production Points
Harden
This grants the item a single Resist against any single effect that would
sunder or destroy it. A Lock may have this feature up to three times.
Add: 6 Production PointsfGrade. Naximum 3 Grades.
Intricate
This feature adds 2" to the length of the wire used when picking this
lock. This feature may be added up to three times.
Add: 6 Production Points
Maddening
This feature adds a twist to the wire used when disarming the lock. This
feature may be added up to two times.
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Master Crafted
This item is suitable for lasting magical enhancement and is a
prerequisite for construction from special materials.
Add: Nultiplies the Production cost by +.
Traps
All trap production includes a single trigger. Additional triggers may be added as features.
Traps do not suffer Expiry.
Alarm
This produces an alarm when the trap is triggered. Alarm traps only alert
other characters if they actually alert other characters. There is no ¨Ny
character would've heard it." This trap is not destroyed when tripped and
may be reactivated.
Cost: 2 Production Points
Alchemy Trap
This produces a trap that delivers a single dose of a single Alchemy to
the individual who trips it. Even if an Alchemy ordinarily hits multiple
targets or had multiple doses, it will affect only one target. This trap is
destroyed when tripped.
Cost: + Production Points per Grade of Alchemy Employed
Arrow Trap
This produces a mechanical crossbow-like trap that fires a volley of
arrows in a column at their target in a straight 20 pace line with a 2 pace
width. Anyone standing in this range will be affected by the trap.
Each volley inflicts 10 Piercing Direct. The trap is loaded with 10 total
volleys. An Arrow Trap is immobile. This trap is not destroyed when
tripped and may be reloaded and reactivated.
Cost: 16 Production Points
Massive MechanicalJEnvironmental
This produces a large stationary trap and includes falling rocks, pit traps,
pendulum blades, crushing walls or any other large immobile traps. They
inflict 30 Overpower in addition to whatever other descriptor is most
fitting. !n most cases, these traps cannot be reset and are effectively
destroyed when tripped. Each trap of this sort must be individually
approved by Game Staff.
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Needle Trap
This produces a trap that strikes the target with a small needle, allowing
potion or wash alchemies to be delivered to the character that trips the
trap. A Needle Trap inflicts 1 Piercing Direct and delivers its payload.
A Needle Trap may contain multiple doses of Alchemy but only delivers
one each time it is tripped. This trap is not destroyed when tripped and
may be reloaded and reactivated.
Cost: + Production Points
Weapon
This produces a trap that includes a spring-loaded or lever-activated
melee weapon of some type. This trap inflicts up to 8 points of damage
(determined by the Production cost) and has the weapon's normal
damage descriptor. This trap is not destroyed when tripped and may be
reactivated.
Cost: 1 Production Point per point of damage inflicted. Naximum 8
Points of damage.
Trap Enhancements
Additional Trigger
Every trap is constructed with a trigger. This feature allows the trap to
employ an additional trigger and may be taken as many times as
desired.
Cost: 2 Production Points
Brutal
This feature adds Break Limb to a Nassive NechanicalfEnvironmental
Trap or a Weapon Trap's effect. This feature may be combined with
Nagnified or !ndiscriminate but its cost must be paid for each additional
target affected.
Add: 8 Production Points
Indiscriminate
This feature adds Big Blast to an Alchemy Trap, Nassive
NechanicalfEnvironmental Trap or a Weapon Trap's effect.
Add: 16 Production Points
Intricate
This feature adds 2" to the length of the wire used when disabling this
trap. This feature may be added up to three times.
Add: 6 Production Points

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Iron
This grants the trap the Descriptor !ron in addition to its normal
Descriptor.
Add: 6 Production Points
Maddening
This feature adds a twist to the wire used when disarming this trap. This
feature may be added up to two times.
Add: 2+ Production Points
Magnified
This feature adds Blast to an Alchemy Trap, Nassive
NechanicalfEnvironmental trap or a Weapon Trap's effect.
Add: 8 Production Points
Maiming
This feature adds Sever Limb to a Nassive NechanicalfEnvironmental
Trap or a Weapon Trap's effect. This feature may be combined with
Nagnified or !ndiscriminate but its cost must be paid for each additional
target to be affected.
Add: 16 Production Points
Rogue's Bane
This enhancement negates a Duck!, inflicting its full effect.
Add: 2+ Production Points
Silvered
This grants the trap the Descriptor Silver in addition to its normal
Descriptor.
Add: 12 Production Points
Vicious
This feature adds the Direct descriptor to an Alchemy Trap, Nassive
NechanicalfEnvironmental Trap or a Weapon Trap's effect.
Add: 16 Production Points

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Weaponsmith
Damage 1
This produces any melee weapon with a base damage of 1.
Cost: 2 Production Points
Damage 2
This produces any melee weapon with a base damage of 2.
Cost: + Production Points
Damage 3
This produces any melee weapon with a base damage of 3.
Cost: 6 Production Points
Damage 4
This produces any melee weapon with a base damage of +.
Cost: 8 Production Points
Weapon Patch
This item is necessary for the use of the Repair Weapon skill.
Cost: 1 Production Point
Weaponsmith Enhancements
Damage +1
This feature may be added no more than twice. Each time grants the
weapon +1 damage.
Add: 2+ Production PointsfGrade. Naximum 2 Grades.
Embellishment
This makes the item very distinctive and easy to identify. The details of
the Embellishment must be established at the time of creation.
Add: 6 Production Points
Harden
This grants the item a single Resist against any single effect that would
sunder or destroy it. A weapon may have a number of Hardens up to its
base damage.
Add: 6 Production Points

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Master Crafted
This item is suitable for lasting magical enhancement and is a
prerequisite for construction from special materials.
Add: Nultiplies the Production cost by +.
Iron
This grants the weapon the Descriptor !ron in addition to its normal
Descriptor. A weapon with this enhancement cannot have a Harden
enhancement.
Add: 6 Production Points
Silvered
This grants the weapon the Descriptor Silver in addition to its normal
Descriptor. A weapon with this enhancement cannot have a Harden
enhancement.
Add: 12 Production Points
Whitesmith
Whitesmiths are gem cutters. A Whitesmith may cut a raw gem to increase its value. The amount
of Production Points required is determined by the size of the gem.
Small = 2 Production Points
Nedium = 6 Production Points
Large = 12 Production Points
Huge = 2+ Production Points
The player then rolls a D6 and adds his Grades of Crafter (Whitesmith) and consults the following
table:










Roll Result
2 Ruined and worthless
3-+ Poor - worth 1f10th of its market value
5-8 Good - worth normal market value
9-10 very good - worth 125¾ market value
11 Excellent - worth 150¾ market value
12 Perfect - worth 300¾ market value
Table 3: Whitesmith Gem Cutting Roll Results

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Unusual Tool
These tools include compasses, magnifying glasses, astrolabes,
spyglasses or other uncommon devices.
Cost: 16 Production Points
Whitesmith Enhancements
Embellishment
This makes the item a very distinctive and easy to identify. The details of
the Embellishment must be established at the time of creation.
Add: 6 Production Points
Harden
This grants the item a single Resist against any single effect that would
sunder or destroy it. All Whitesmithing items are limited to a single
Hardnen.
Add: 6 Production Points
Master Crafted
This item is suitable for lasting magical enhancement and is a
prerequisite for construction from special materials.
Add: Nultiplies the Production cost by +.
Workshops
Workshops may be purchased for any Crafting skill. Workshops double the amount of Production
Points from Grades of skill that a single Logistics Action generates (see Logistic Action). The use
of a Workshop requires the expenditure of 10 silver Kestrels in expended materials. A character
may only benefit from a Workshop once a month, and they cannot be used as part of a BGA.
Only the player possessing the item card for the Workshop actually has access to it. !f another
character wishes to use the Workshop she must borrow the item card from the owning character.
Any number of characters may utilize a Workshop, providing the materials cost is met for each.
A Workshop may be stolen, though a Narshal must ALWAYS be present if a Workshop is being
stolen, even if you are stealing a Workshop from your cabin mate. All Workshops must have a
Phys Rep that is at least 3' x 3' and should include props to define the Workshop. The permanent
card for the Workshop should be attached to the Phys Rep at all times. The core Phys Rep should
be recognizable at a distance but should be made of easily transportable and not easily breakable
materials. Additional props for atmosphere are encouraged.
Workshops can be moved between Locations(i.e. the colonies and towns !n Game) for a cost of
20 silver. This represents incidental damage and wear-and-tear of the move.
Workshops do not suffer Expiration. They can benefit from a Production Bonus enhancement
(under the Craft: Engineering skill); the additional Production Point from that enhancement is
NOT doubled by the workshop as it is only a Production Point bonus not an additional Grade of
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Create Scroll
This skill has a maximum of 6 Grades. Each Grade of Create Scroll generates 1 Production Point
per Logistics or Between Game Action.
A scroll requires 2 Production Points and 1 vial of Scroll !nk per 3 Grades of the spell being
written. A scroll must be finished within one month--there is no roll-over--and players may not
combine effort on scroll creation.
For example, a scroll with one Grade 1 spell costs 2 Production Points and 1 vial of Scroll !nk, and
3 scrolls with one Grade 2 spell on each would cost 12 Production Points and 3 units of Scroll !nk.
A scroll must be fully and completely physrepped before it can be used. A scroll phys
rep that becomes worn, torn or faded is rendered destroyed.

A scroll may also be constructed to teach an inscribed spell to the reader. This is called a
Teaching Scroll.
Teaching Scrolls require 10 Production Points and + units of Scroll !nk per Grade of the spell
being written. They also require the expenditure of 1 Experience Point (regardless of the Grade
of the spell). !f the spell on a Teaching Scroll is cast, the scroll is rendered useless.
Employing a Teaching Scroll may be done at Logistics and requires the expenditure of 1
Experience Point to learn the new spell. !t is immediately added to the character's library.
Scrolls do not suffer Expiration.

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Game Actions
Between Game Actions (BGA)
Each character may claim a single Between Game Action after any event the player attends. All
participants may do so, even those who performed as Non-Player Characters for the duration of
the event. Some characters may possess additional BGAs or may have access to additional
choices of actions. A Workshop cannot be used to augment Production Points as part of a BGA.
The Logistics Action (LA)
Every participant attending an event may perform their Logistics Action when they check-in. At
this time characters who possess an appropriate skill may collect Retainer (the sum of which is
determined by a single skill or ability of the participant's choice) in addition to any other actions
in the Game Action list. All participants may do so, even those who intend to perform as Non
Player Characters for the duration of the event. Only one Logistics Action is generated per event,
even for multiple day events. Workshops can be used to augment production points as part of
an LA.

Game Actions List
Some Game Actions may require the character to possess specific skills. Those skills are listed
after the option in parentheses.

Analyze Magic Item {Analyze Magic Item)
This skill allows a character employ a Game Action to study a magic
item, attempting to learn one property or activation phrase. Each Grade
of the skill gives the character a 1 in 6 chance of learning the desired
information.

Counter-Spy
This action allows the character to attempt to search out infiltrators and
detect spies operating in the area. This action may itself be noticed.
Craft {Crafter)
Throughout the month, a character with a production skill is working to
create new goods, represented by the goods made through his
production points. The character may spend his full production points
towards a given goal. Workshops can be used to augment this game
action as part of an LA but not as part of a BGA.


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Create Alchemy - {Mix PotionJSalveJWash)
This skill allows the creation of alchemies as part of a BGA or LA. For
alchemies that require a dice roll for success, the dice will be rolled at
Logistics at the following event. Workshops can be used to augment this
game action as part of an LA, but not as part of a BGA.
Create Scroll - {Create Scroll)
This skill allows the creation of both ablative and teaching scrolls.
Workshops can be used to augment this game action as part of an LA
but not as part of a BGA.
Income
This action allows the character to choose to use his free time
exclusively to earn money. This Game Action can only be employed once
a month.
PatrolJScout
This action is used to search an area and attempt to discover enemy
troops or hostile beings in the area. Areas that are not being patrolled
will not have advanced warning of attack and may have unprotected or
sensitive areas attacked mercilessly. Searching can be done over a broad
area at a lower chance of success, or can be done in a very specific area
for a greater chance of success. Tracking or Woodsy skills may enhance
or may even be required to attempt such an action.
Pillage
This action may be used in an area that is unprotected or has had the
troops in that area defeated or killed. The action allows some of or all of
the goods of value to be taken from the area.
Reconnoiter
This action allows the character to try and inspect, observe, or survey
(the enemy, the enemy's strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to
gain information for military purposes. Or to examine or survey (a
region, area, etc.) for engineering, geological, or other purposes. This
provides no particular protection to the character and players are
encouraged to be descriptive and creative in describing the nature of
their investigation for best results.

Research Formula {Alchemical Research)
This action allows the character to research new recipes. Each action
spent in this fashion generates Grades equivalent to the character's
Alchemical Research skill towards the learning of an alchemy recipe. A
recipe requires + Grades of Research per Grade of recipe.

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Research Spell {Research)
This action allows the character to research new spells. Each action
spent in this fashion generates Grades equivalent to the character's
Research skill towards the learning of a spell. A spell requires + Grades
of Research per Grade of Spell.
Socialize
This is a broad action that essentially comes down to meeting with an
individual NPC to conduct business or other affairs. !t covers a wide
range of possibilities, as only the player knows why he wants the
meeting.
The character should be very descriptive in this action, and should speak
in first person from the point of view of his character. Quotes should be
used to designate what is being said, and the only words spoken to the
NPC will be those in quotes (otherwise it is assumed the character is not
speaking and thus the action will fail). For example, a player should not
say- `! ask him for a writ', but should instead say ¨Ny lord, ! request a
writ for land." Some examples of using the socialize action are listed
below:
1. This action is required to gain a writ for land from the local lord in the
area that controls the land.
2. This action allows the character to go into an area and try and locate
a hero or contact to aid the character in his endeavors. The player
should be very descriptive about where he is looking and what type of
individual he is trying to find. The chances of this action working are
affected by social class as well as by character class. For example, an
individual trying to find a fence would have a better chance of success as
a rogue with Espionage than a noble with Courtier, but the noble would
have a better chance of finding a contact within the court of a lord.
3. The character might wish to talk to an NPC about the local happenings
and see what information he has on the subject.
+. Request an Audience, and hopefully meet with a [possibly unwilling|
participant. For example, the character might want to speak with the
Baron of Evenfall. Social Class has a big affect on the success of this
action.

Study {Scholar)
This action allows the character to research a topic, building towards
specific information on his chosen question.


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Locks & Traps
Locks
Some characters want to make it a bit harder for other characters to rob their belongings or
cabin. To do so they put locks on their doors and chests. This section details how the lock and
lock-picking system works.
The Crafter skill Wardsmith is necessary to create a standard lock. Locks must be somehow
attached to the item they are securing.
Traps
For characters desiring a more robust deterrent against thieves than a lock provides, they may
opt to build a trap. For a character to make a trap they need the Crafter skill Wardsmith, though
they may also buy pre-made traps.
To set up a trap, a character needs the Trap Setting or Wardsmith Crafter skill. To disable and
take down the trap, they need the Locate 8 Disarm Trap skill. Some traps can be re-used, even
if triggered, and moved from place to place. Each trap set up requires a Phys Rep and a trigger
to designate when the trap goes off. A trap must have an actual Phys Rep to accompany it, as
well as a 3x5 card detailing the trap and its effects; this card must be put into the cabin defense
folder. A Narshal must review all Phys Reps before use.
Tags for traps are to be left in the orange OOG cabin defense folder that should be on the
outside of every cabin. Each trap and all associated tags must be placed in individual baggies
inside the orange folder.
Construction & Picking or Disarming
Base locks and traps use a 12 inch, 1+ gauge wire that may be bent or twisted in any manner as
long as the vertices of the angles are at least 1 inch apart and no more than 90 degrees. A ½"
washer should be placed over the wire. The wire is connected to a battery at one end, and the
washer is connect to the other terminal of the battery. An electronic noisemaker should be part
of the circuit as well.
To pick a lock or disarm a trap, the thief must guide the washer (or ¨pick") over the wire without
making contact and causing the noisemaker to sound. !f the washer comes in contact with the
wire (as indicated by the continuity tester), the picking or disarming attempt fails. Before an
attempt at lock-picking ensues, a Narshal must make sure that the continuity tester works.

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Challenges
Physical
!n order to overcome some !n-Game puzzles or situations, players may be called upon to
surmount actual Out-of-Game obstacles. This can include (but is certainly not limited to) walking
along narrow log bridges, rope bridges, tests of strength, and tests of endurance.
Mental
Other !n-Game puzzles, traps or conflicts may require the player to succeed in an Out-of-Game
mechanic. These can include (but are certainly not limited to) games of skill or tactical acumen,
mathematic tests and word games.

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Diseases
While not a comprehensive list, these are well known diseases in the Old World. Diseases persist
after a character dies and remain contagious unless noted otherwise. !f a character dies and is
restored to life, he continues to suffer the effects of the disease until cured.
Malady
victim deals -2 Damage (to a minimum of 1) in melee and all healing
received is -2 (minimum of 0).
Malady, Dire
victim inflicts ½ Damage or -2 Damage (to a minimum of 0) in melee
and all healing received is halved or -2 (minimum of 0), whichever is
worse.
The Rot
The victim loses 2 HP every 30 minutes until cured.
The Rot, Dire
The victim loses 2 HP every 30 minutes, which cannot be healed until
the disease is cured. Furthermore, the character may move (but may still
fight) no faster than Slow speed.
Warriorwoe
The victim loses all Brawn ability and cannot benefit from Strength
enhancements. After 30 minutes, the character cannot fight and may
only crawl on hand and knee.
Wizardwoe
Spellcasting inflicts Nagic, Direct damage equal to the level of the spell
on the caster.
Zombie Rot
The victim of this insidious disease appears to have the Dire Rot, but
when he reaches 0 Health, he dies and rises as a Zombie. Regardless of
its stats in life, the zombie has Undead Status, Nindless, +0 Health,
inflicts + damage with whatever single weapon it possesses, and moves
and fights at slow speed. After one hour, the zombie reverts to being a
corpse.


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Zombie Rot, Dread
The victim of this insidious disease appears to have the Dire Rot but
when he reaches 0 Health, he dies and rises as a Dread Zombie.
Regardless of its stats in life, the dread zombie has Undead Status,
Nindless, 60 Health, inflicts + damage with whatever single weapon it
possesses and fights at slow speed. After one hour, the dread zombie
reverts to being a corpse.

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Magic
There is one school of !nvocation for each deity in the Pantheon and six common schools of Sorcery.
These are detailed in the Pantheon and Sorcery books, respectively.
Blast
This packet-delivered effect affects all characters within 1 step of the packet's
final resting position.
Blast, Big
This packet-delivered effect affects all characters within 2 steps of the packet's
final resting position.
Blast, Huge
This packet-delivered effect affects all characters within 3 steps of the packet's
final resting position.
Chain
The effect jumps 1 step to the nearest eligible target.
Communicable
After 1 minute of exposure, defined as remaining within 1 step of the target, all
eligible targets are affected.
Packet
The effect requires a successful connection with a Spell Packet.
Pointcast
The caster may determine a target within 20 paces, as if a Spell Packet struck that exact spot.

Spellstick
The effect requires a successful connection with a 12" spell stick.
Touch
The effect requires non-combat touch contact.
Volley
The effect allows multiple packets to be delivered in one casting.

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Wall
The effect is defined by a strip of crepe, rope, or ribbon 8 feet in length.
Ward
The effect is defined by a circle of crepe, rope, or ribbon 3 paces across, unless
otherwise defined.

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Appendixes
Appendix A: Core Class Worksheets
Artisan Class
Axe Weapons
Bludgeon Weapons
Bow Weapons
Chain Weapons




Skill Cost Grade
Axe 5 1
Big Axe 7 1
Huge Axe 9 1
Skill Cost Grade
Bludgeon 5 1
Big Bludgeon 7 1
Huge Bludgeon 9 1
Skill Cost Grade
Bow 7 1
Crossbow 7 1
Hand Bow 7 1
Skill Cost Grade
Chain 5 1
Big Chain 7 1
Huge Chain 9 1

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Polearm Weapons
Scoundrel’s Tools
Shields
Sling Weapons
Sword Weapons
Thrown Weapons

Skill Cost Grade
Halberd 9 1
Spear 7 1
Quarterstaff 5 1
Skill Cost Grade
Cudgel 3 1
Dagger 3 1
Skill Cost Grade
Buckler 3 1
Shield 5 1
Skill Cost Grade
Sling + 1
Sling Staff 8 1
Skill Cost Grade
Sword 5 1
Big Sword 7 1
Huge Sword 9 1
½ Spear 5 1
Skill Cost Grade
Thrown Axe + 1
Thrown Hammer + 1
Javelin 5 1
Thrown Knife 3 1
Thrown Potion 3 1

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Special Weapons
Warcraft Skills
Armor Skills
Physical Skills

Skill Cost Grade
Exotic Weapon 9 1
Fists + 1
Skill Cost Grade
Critical Attack 9 1-2
Critical Defense 9 1-2
Refit Armor 10 1
Restore Weapon 10 1
Two-Weapon + 1
Weapon Nastery 12 1-+
Skill Cost Grade
Light Armor 3 1
Skill Cost Grade
Blind Fighting 7 1
Brawn 8 1-2
Constitution 6 1-6
Durability 5 1-6
Robust 8 1-6
Stunts + 1-6
Swimming 3 1
Unshakable 8 1-6

1+0
Civilized Skills
Common Skills

Skill Cost Grade
Bandaging + 1-6
Crafter 6 1-6
Diplomacy 5 1-6
Entertainer 6 1-6
Haggle 6 1-6
Literacy 3
Each grade is a new language
Nath 2 1
Nerchant 6 1-6
Scholar 8 1-6
Steward 6 1-6
Skill Cost Grade
Cache + 1
Devotion 6 1-6
First Aid + 1-6
Language 3
Each grade is a new language

Woodsy 7 1

1+1
Artisan Class Skills
Artisans receive one Grade of their choice at no cost from the following skills - Crafting, Entertainer,
Nerchant, or Steward.
Artisans begin with 8 Health and gain 5 Health per Grade of Durability.
Skill Cost Grade
Alchemical Theory 10 1-6
Alchemical Research 8 1-6
Careful Chemist 10 1
Detect Forgery 5 1-6
Forgery 5 1-6
Gather !ngredients 5 1
Harvest !ngredients 10 1
!dentify Alchemy 3 1
!nvent Alchemy 20 1
Naster Crafter 20 1
Naster Entertainer 20 1
Naster Nerchant 20 1
Naster Scholar 20 1
Naster Steward 20 1
Nix Potion 3 1-6
Nix Salve 3 1-6
Nix Wash 3 1-6
Shrewd 5 1-6
Surgery 10 1-6
Willpower 10 1-6

1+2
Cleric
Axe Weapons
Bludgeon Weapons
Bow Weapons
Chain Weapons
Polearm Weapons

Skill Cost Grade
Axe 6 1
Big Axe 8 1
Huge Axe 10 1
Skill Cost Grade
Bludgeon 6 1
Big Bludgeon 8 1
Huge Bludgeon 10 1
Skill Cost Grade
Bow 8 1
Crossbow 8 1
Hand Bow 8 1
Skill Cost Grade
Chain 5 1
Big Chain 7 1
Huge Chain 9 1
Skill Cost Grade
Halberd 10 1
Spear 8 1
Quarterstaff + 1

1+3
Scoundrel’s Tools
Shields
Sling Weapons
Sword Weapons
Thrown Weapons
Special Weapons

Skill Cost Grade
Cudgel 3 1
Dagger 3 1
Skill Cost Grade
Buckler 2 1
Shield + 1
Skill Cost Grade
Sling + 1
Sling Staff 8 1
Skill Cost Grade
Sword 6 1
Big Sword 8 1
Huge Sword 10 1
½ Spear 6 1
Skill Cost Grade
Thrown Axe 5 1
Thrown Hammer 5 1
Javelin 6 1
Thrown Knife + 1
Thrown Potion + 1
Skill Cost Grade
Exotic Weapon 10 1
Fists + 1


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Warcraft Skills
Armor Skills
Physical Skills

Skill Cost Grade
Critical Attack 10 1-2
Critical Defense 10 1-2
Refit Armor 16 1
Restore Weapon 16 1
Two-Weapon 6 1
Weapon Nastery 12 1-+
Skill Cost Grade
Light Armor 3 1
Nedium Armor 7 1
Skill Cost Grade
Blind Fighting 8 1
Brawn 9 1-2
Constitution 8 1-6
Durability 5 1-6
Robust 7 1-6
Stunts 5 1-6
Swimming 3 1
Unshakable 9 1-6

1+5
Civilized Skills
Common Skills
Cleric Skills
Upon purchasing Theology, Clerics receive !nvocation in their Pantheon Path at no cost and select 10
levels of spells from that list (for example a 5th level, a 3rd level and a 2nd level, or five 2nd level spells
or any combination adding up to 10). The maximum level of spells a Cleric may cast is equal to the Grade
of Theology he possesses.
Clerics receive one Grade of Devotion at no cost.
Clerics begin with 8 Health and gain 5 Health per Grade of Durability.
Skill Cost Grade
Bandaging + 1-6
Crafter 8 1-6
Diplomacy 6 1-6
Entertainer 10 1-6
Haggle 9 1-6
Literacy +
Each grade is a new language
Nath + 1
Nerchant 9 1-6
Scholar 7 1-6
Steward 8 1-6
Skill Cost Grade
Cache 6 1
Devotion 5 1-6
First Aid + 1-6
Language +
Each grade is a new language

Woodsy 7 1
Skill Cost Grade
Research 8 1-6
Spell Slots 1x slot level
Theology + 1-6

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Rogue
Axe Weapons
Bludgeon Weapons
Bow Weapons
Chain Weapons
Polearm Weapons

Skill Cost Grade
Axe 6 1
Big Axe 9 1
Huge Axe 12 1
Skill Cost Grade
Bludgeon 6 1
Big Bludgeon 9 1
Huge Bludgeon 12 1
Skill Cost Grade
Bow 7 1
Crossbow 7 1
Hand Bow 5 1
Skill Cost Grade
Chain 5 1
Big Chain 7 1
Huge Chain 9 1
Skill Cost Grade
Halberd 12 1
Spear 9 1
Quarterstaff 5 1

1+7
Scoundrel’s Tools
Shields
Sling Weapons
Sword Weapons
Thrown Weapons
Special Weapons


Skill Cost Grade
Cudgel 2 1
Dagger 2 1
Skill Cost Grade
Buckler 2 1
Shield 6 1
Skill Cost Grade
Sling + 1
Sling Staff 8 1
Skill Cost Grade
Sword 6 1
Big Sword 9 1
Huge Sword 12 1
½ Spear 6 1
Skill Cost Grade
Thrown Axe 3 1
Thrown Hammer 3 1
Javelin + 1
Thrown Knife 2 1
Thrown Potion 3 1
Skill Cost Grade
Exotic Weapons 12 1
Fists 3 1

1+8
Warcraft Skills
Armor Skills
Physical Skills

Skill Cost Grade
Critical Attack 10 1-2
Critical Defense 10 1-2
Refit Armor 16 1
Restore Weapon 16 1
Two-Weapon 2 1
Weapon Nastery 1+ 1-+
Skill Cost Grade
Light Armor 1 1
Nedium Armor 6 1
Skill Cost Grade
Blind Fighting 2 1
Brawn 10 1-2
Constitution 6 1-6
Durability 5 1-6
Robust 10 1-6
Stunts 3 1-6
Swimming 2 1
Unshakable 10 1-6

1+9
Civilized Skills
Common Skills

Skill Cost Grade
Bandaging 6 1-6
Crafter 9 1-6
Diplomacy + 1-6
Entertainer 7 1-6
Haggle 7 1-6
Literacy 5
Each grade is a new language
Nath 3 1
Nerchant 7 1-6
Scholar 9 1-6
Steward 10 1-6
Skill Cost Grade
Cache 3 1
Devotion 6 1-6
First Aid 6 1-6
Language 5
Each grade is a new language

Woodsy 6 1

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Rogue Skills
Rogues receive either a melee weapon skill (not Big or Huge) or the skills Pick Locks 8 1 Grade of
LocatefDisarm Traps at no cost.
Rogues begin with 6 Health and gain 5 Health per Grade of Durability.
Skill Cost Grade
Assassinate 10 1
Backstab + 1-6
Catlike Reflexes 8 1-6
Cutpurse 12 1
Detect Forgery 5 1-6
Duck! 2 1-6
Evasion 10 1
Fence 15 1
Forgery 5 1-6
!mproved Backstab 6 1
Locate 8 Disable Traps + 1-6
Naster Untraceable 20 1
Naster Untrackable 20 1
Pick Locks + 1-6
Pick Pockets + 1
Readiness 8 1
Reflexes 15 1-6
Roll Away 15 1
Shakedown 2 1
Trap Setting + 1-6
Untraceable 8 1-6
Untrackable 6 1-6
Waylay 3 1-6

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Sorcerer
Axe Weapons
Bludgeon Weapons
Bow Weapons
Chain Weapons
Polearm Weapons

Skill Cost Grade
Axe 8 1
Big Axe 12 1
Huge Axe 16 1
Skill Cost Grade
Bludgeon 8 1
Big Bludgeon 12 1
Huge Bludgeon 16 1
Skill Cost Grade
Bow 10 1
Crossbow 10 1
Hand Bow 10 1
Skill Cost Grade
Chain 5 1
Big Chain 7 1
Huge Chain 9 1
Skill Cost Grade
Halberd 16 1
Spear 12 1
Quarterstaff + 1

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Scoundrel’s Tools
Shields
Sling Weapons
Sword Weapons
Thrown Weapons
Special Weapons


Skill Cost Grade
Cudgel 3 1
Dagger 3 1
Skill Cost Grade
Buckler 5 1
Shield 10 1
Skill Cost Grade
Sling + 1
Sling Staff 8 1
Skill Cost Grade
Sword 8 1
Big Sword 12 1
Huge Sword 16 1
½ Spear 8 1
Skill Cost Grade
Thrown Axe 5 1
Thrown Hammer 5 1
Javelin 6 1
Thrown Knife 2 1
Thrown Potion + 1
Skill Cost Grade
Exotic Weapon 16 1
Fists 6 1

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Warcraft Skills
Physical Skills Cost Grade
Civilized Skills Cost Grade



Skill Cost Grade
Critical Attack 12 1-2
Critical Defense 12 1-2
Refit Armor 20 1
Restore Weapon 20 1
Two-Weapon 10 1
Weapon Nastery 1+ 1-+
Skill Cost Grade
Blind Fighting 6 1
Brawn 12 1-2
Constitution 9 1-6
Durability 5 1-6
Robust 9 1-6
Stunts 6 1-6
Swimming 3 1
Unshakable 10 1-6
Skill Cost Grade
Bandaging 6 1-6
Crafter 9 1-6
Diplomacy 5 1-6
Entertainer 8 1-6
Haggle 9 1-6
Literacy 1
Each grade is a new language
Nath 1 1
Nerchant 9 1-6
Scholar 6 1-6
Steward 7 1-6

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Common Skills
Sorcerer Skills
Sorcerers receive a single sorcery as their Primary Path at no cost and select 15 levels of spells from that
list;for example three 5th level or five 3rd level spells or any combination adding up to 15. For each
additional Path purchased during character creation, the Sorcerer receives two 1st Level, and two 2nd
Level spells from that list.
Sorcerers also receive Literacy in their native language at no cost.
Sorcerers begin with 6 Health and gain + Health per Grade of Durability.
Skill Cost Grade
Cache 7 1
Devotion 6 1-6
First Aid 6 1-6
Language 2
Each grade is a new language

Woodsy 8 1
Skill Cost Grade
Analyze Nagic !tem 3 1-6
Create Scroll 3 1-6
Detect Nagic 3 1-6
!dentify Nagic 5 1-6
Read Nagic 3 1-6
Recognize Nagic 2 1-6
Research 6 1-6
Sorcery, Air 5 1
Sorcery, Earth 5 1
Sorcery, Ethereal 5 1
Sorcery, Fire 5 1
Sorcery, Spatial 5 1
Sorcery, Water 5 1
Spell Slot 1x Slot Level

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Warrior
Axe Weapons
Bludgeon Weapons
Bow Weapons
Chain Weapons
Polearm Weapons

Skill Cost Grade
Axe + 1
Big Axe 6 1
Huge Axe 8 1
Skill Cost Grade
Bludgeon + 1
Big Bludgeon 6 1
Huge Bludgeon 8 1
Skill Cost Grade
Bow 6 1
Crossbow 6 1
Hand Bow 6 1
Skill Cost Grade
Chain 5 1
Big Chain 7 1
Huge Chain 9 1
Skill Cost Grade
Halberd 8 1
Spear 6 1
Quarterstaff + 1

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Scoundrel’s Tools
Shields
Sling Weapons
Sword Weapons
Thrown Weapons

Skill Cost Grade
Cudgel 2 1
Dagger 2 1
Skill Cost Grade
Buckler 2 1
Shield + 1
Skill Cost Grade
Sling + 1
Sling Staff 8 1
Skill Cost Grade
Sword + 1
Big Sword 6 1
Huge Sword 8 1
½ Spear + 1
Skill Cost Grade
Thrown Axe 3 1
Thrown Hammer 3 1
Javelin + 1
Thrown Knife 2 1
Thrown Potion + 1

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Special Weapons
Warcraft Skills
Armor Skills
Physical Skills



Skill Cost Grade
Exotic Weapon 8 1
Fists 3 1
Skill Cost Grade
Critical Attack 8 1-2
Critical Defense 8 1-2
Refit Armor 12 1
Restore Weapon 12 1
Two-Weapon + 1
Weapon Nastery 10 1-+
Skill Cost Grade
Light Armor 2 1
Nedium Armor + 1
Heavy Armor 6 1
Skill Cost Grade
Blind Fighting 6 1
Brawn 8 1-2
Constitution 7 1-6
Durability 5 1-6
Robust 7 1-6
Stunts + 1-6
Swimming 2 1
Unshakable 7 1-6

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Civilized Skills
Common Skills
Warrior Skills
Warriors receive one of the following one-handed weapon skills at no cost: Axe, Bludgeon, Chain, Fists or
Sword. Alternatively, Drake or Were Warriors can take Claws as their free Weapon skill (equivalent to
their appropriate racial advantage skill).
Warriors begin with 10 Health and gain 6 Health per Grade of Durability.
Skill Cost Grade
Bandaging 5 1-6
Crafter 7 1-6
Diplomacy 6 1-6
Entertainer 9 1-6
Haggle 8 1-6
Literacy 8
Each grade is a new language
Nath 5 1
Nerchant 8 1-6
Scholar 10 1-6
Steward 9 1-6
Skill Cost Grade
Cache 6 1
Devotion 6 1-6
First Aid 5 1-6
Language 5
Each grade is a new language

Woodsy 6 1
Skill Cost Grade
Upkeep Armor 16 1
Upkeep Weapon 16 1
Readiness 12 1
Tenacious 8 1
Tower Shield + 1

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Appendix B: Alchemy Lists

Potions
Grade 1 Potions
Grade 2 Potions
Grade 3 Potions




Name Type PP Duration
Alchemy Shield Potion 2 Cycle
Lesser venom Potion 2 !nstant
Lesser Healing Draught Potion 2 !nstant
Ninor Acid Bomb PotionfThrown 2 !nstant
Ninor !ncendiary PotionfThrown 2 !nstant
Name Type PP Duration
Laryngitis PotionfThrown + 10 Ninutes
Ninor Breath of Acid Potion + 10 Ninutes
Ninor Breath of Fire Potion + 10 Ninutes
Ninor Breath of Frost Potion + 10 Ninutes
Sustenance Potion + !nstant
Name Type PP Duration
Feeblemind Potion 6 10 Ninutes
Hate Potion 6 Cycle
Healing Draught Potion 6 !nstant
Love Potion 6 Cycle
venom Potion 6 !nstant
Water Breathing Potion 6 1 Hour

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Grade 4 Potions
Grade 5 Potions
Grade 6 Potions

Name Type PP Duration
Breath of Acid Potion 8 10 Ninutes
Breath of Fire Potion 8 10 Ninutes
Breath of Frost Potion 8 10 Ninutes
Curing Potion 8 !nstant
Drowning PotionfThrown 8 !nstant
Greater venom Potion 8 !nstant
Plaugedraught Potion 8 !nstant
Name Type PP Duration
Frenzy Potion 10 10 Ninutes
Deep Sleep Potion 10 Cycle
Free Action Potion 10 1 Hour
Feign Death Potion 10 !nstant
Great Weakness PotionfThrown 10 10 Ninutes
Greater Alchemy Shield Potion 10 Cycle
Greater Healing Draught Potion 10 !nstant
Hallucination PotionfThrown 10 10 Ninutes
Name Type PP Duration
Dragon's Breath PotionfThrown 12 10 Ninutes
Gaseous Form Potion 12 10 Ninutes
Greater Frenzy Potion 12 10 Ninutes
Najor venom Potion 12 !nstant
Resist Regeneration PotionfThrown 12 Cycle

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Salves
Grade 1 Salves
Grade 2 Salves
Grade 3 Salves
Grade 4 Salves
Grade 5 Salves




Name Type PP Duration
2
Name Type PP Duration
Elemental Resistance Salve + Cycle
Lesser Healing Salve Salve + !nstant
Talonsharp Salve + 10 Ninutes
Name Type PP Duration
Deershape Salve 6 10 Ninutes
Ravenform Salve 6 1 Hour
Strength Salve 6 10 Ninutes
Name Type PP Duration
Boneknitting Salve Salve 8 !nstant
Healing Salve Salve 8 !nstant
Name Type PP Duration
Drakeskin Salve 10 1 Hour
Great Strength Salve 10 10 Ninutes
Regeneration Salve Salve 10 !nstant
True Boneknitting Salve 10 !nstant

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Grade 6 Salves

Name Type PP Duration
Greater Healing Salve Salve 12 !nstant
Nask Corruption Salve Salve 12 Cycle
Panacea Salve Salve 12 10 Ninutes
True Regeneration Salve 12 !nstant

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Washes
Grade 1 Washes
Grade 2 Washes
Grade 3 Washes
Grade 4 Washes
Grade 5 Washes
Grade 6 Washes

Name Type PP Duration
Lesser Contact venom Wash 2 !nstant
Scroll !nk Wash 2 Permanent
Name Type PP Duration
!ronwash Wash + 10 Ninutes
Silverwash Wash + 10 Ninutes
Name Type PP Duration
Strengthening Wash 6 Cycle
Name Type PP Duration
Contact venom Wash 8 !nstant
Firewash Wash 8 10 Ninutes
!cewash Wash 8 10 Ninutes
Shockwash Wash 8 10 Ninutes
Name Type PP Duration
Greater Contact venom Wash 10 !nstant
Name Type PP Duration
Najor Contact venom Wash 12 !nstant
Truesilver Wash 12 Cycle

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