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  • Fight

    All warriors pride themselves on their skill in combat. Fight covers all the skills involved in visiting violence upon a creature trying to resist you, from simple brawling in the streets to the disciplined martial prowess of the Roman legions to the wild …

  • Know

    Britannia has seen a flourishing of learning in the present generation, though precisely _what_ people learn varies widely. In some parts of the island, a new era of Latin poetry and eloquence has begun. In others, the ancient bardic traditions have re- …

  • Lead

    Every warrior knows how to fight, but those closest to their patron know how to lead others. First and foremost, this means leading other warriors into battle, of course, but it also means knowing how to inspire men and women to follow you, how to …

  • Move

    An experienced warrior knows the skill that goes into proper movement — not movement that covers ground, although surely that comes along with it, but the skill in moving one's own body with grace and skill. Sometimes even more than the ability to …

  • Skulk

    Many tales praise those warriors who rely on subtlety, stealth, and cunning to overcome their enemies. Skulk covers all such skills related to moving past others undetected.

    • Overcome: You can …

  • Craft

    While warriors, unlike common folk, have no need to support themselves with some other trade or craft, those who do understand such things can find that they become quite relevant more often than they would expect.

    • Daunt

      All warriors look for ways to intimidate and provoke their enemies, few took the art to such heights as the naked and painted warriors of the ancient British tradition who, if you believe the accounts of Julius Caesar in Gaul, charged the Roman lines with …

  • Mark

    A warrior must always mind her surroundings. Your ability to remain aware of everything around you will mean the difference between life and death in the chaos of battle. When you have more time to focus, you can apply this same skill to carefully examine …

  • Scheme

    Few skills matter more to courtiers and their ilk than the ability to flatter, deceive, plot, and scheme. They say that in the imperial court in Byzantium they have raised this art to new heights, but even in the oft-underestimated courts of barbarian …

  • Speak

    All the peoples of Britain honor eloquence. The British, like the Picts and the Irish, have an ancient bardic tradition. The Romans had their classical schools of rhetoric. Many rulers employ their own court poets and bards to commemorate their deeds. …

  • Understand

    [[Know | Know]] covers a warrior's learning and knowledge, but Understand covers his ability to understand another person, to read his emotions, and to predict his actions. Everyone needs to understand people well enough to recognize deceit, but for a …

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