List of Skills
|Skill||LP Required||Prerequisites||Skill Text|
|Ancestral Worship||5000||Hearth Magic||
"In Black smoke, from wet logs,
Knowledge of Ancestral Worship opens your spiritual connection to those who have passed through the flame of life before you, to begin celebrating their cult and memory in worship. By sacrificing the appropriate offerings at an Ancestral Shrine, you will be given strange and mystical powers to manipulate the Fateweave.
"Harnessed by the Old Gods,
You have had enough close encounters with various beasts of the Wild Hearth that the thought of taming some of them has entered your mind. You may snare and keep tamable beasts, as well as construct coops, troughs, and hitching posts.
To tame a wild, tamable, animal: First, Lure it to you with clover. Then snare it with a rope. Then tie it to a hitching post. Then, when soon it stands ready to fight, Defeat it in combat again, and again, But when it yields to you, yield to it, And hurt it no further, Until its beast has been quelled.
"Where Alfthing fell,
With basic mastery of Archery you can draw and fire bows, fletch arrows, and sew quivers.
Something smells lovely, and you seem to know what. You've learned the basics of whipping up a good bread or pie.
|Basic Mechanics||2500||Metal Working, Rope Twining, Wheelwrighting||
"A dream of soot,
Through ardent study of the primary forces you have learned how to construct more intricate tools with moving parts.
"Golden Honey flowing,
One hears a familiar buzzing around your parts these days. You have learned how to construct and maintain beehives.
|Boat Building||1500||Swimming, Carpentry||
"Glimma, mighty ship,
You have learned how to construct a rowboat to strike out along unknown lakes and rivers.
"The three drew up along the Tostan,
You have learned how to saw boards from logs, and more advanced constructions have also been made available to you, provided you know the right materials.
|Deep Artifice||150000||Farming, Basic Mechanics, Metallurgy, Tunneling||
"The Great Clockwork of the Hearth,
You have seen far beyond the mundane trivialities of petty craftsmanship, and your thoughts seek in all matters of artifice the eternal. You enjoy the greatest possible success when mining and forging iron.
|Druidic Rite||150000||Forestry, Hearth Magic||
"By the first moon of the solstice,
You have walked the dark wilds, and seen the moon rise over shallow graves where the mandrake weeps. You enjoy the greatest possible yields when farming, planting trees, and unraveling silk cocoons.
"Watered by sweat there grew,
Your hands lie heavy on plow and scythe, clawing in your palms the furrows of age and hard labor. You know how to till and plow, and how to plant seeds.
|First Aid||4000||Plant Lore, Hearth Magic||
"He saw his task,
You have figured out how to brew, prepare, and apply, some basic compresses, potions, and poultices, to heal wounds and illness.
"The fathoms give nothing,
You have mastered some basic fishing techniques and can craft rods, poles, hooks, and lures. There are two types of fishing: Rod and pole. Pole fishing uses various forms of live or fleshy bait -- such as earthworms, entrails, or ants -- whereas Rod fishing uses lures. Fishing poles catch fish immediately whenever they bite, but the more demanding Rod fishing rather requires you to actually land the Fish by figuring out the many riddles of the sport. The truly rare fish of the world are caught with rods.
"Full in her pride she stood,
You know a thing or two about the wild plants of the land, and can see and pick a lot of them if you find them. Increasing your "Perception" and "Exploration" values will help you find more Forageables, but Forageables can only ever be found when fate allows.
"Elfafnr nursed by the springs of Tain,
You care for the land and are able to do so. Through the ardent study of the natural primacies you have developed an aptitude for treeplanting, and enjoy significantly greater success at it. Studies of the mulberry tree in particular have also increase your success rate when unraveling silk cocoons.
"Green and cool,
You enjoy gardening, and consequently gain significantly more seeds when farming. The peace of mind which only a tranquil garden brings also garners you an improved success rate when unraveling silk cocoons.
|Hearth Magic||250||Oral Tradition, The Will to Power||
"Hildur was a wide one,
You have discovered that certain events in the shadowlands between dream and waking may cause the rules of the Deep Magic to bend, just a little, and have learned some simple artefacts of sympathetic import.
"In a bloodred moment,
For what it's worth you have built up enough skill and courage to dare to attack, slay, dress, and prepare wild animals. Beware that some fell beasts of the wilds will kill and eat you, and that you might not be a competent enough fighter yet to take them on. Start out small, with Ants, and build your skills, before going for bigger prey. Some small animals, like Rabbits and Frogs, can be picked up without a fight, if you can catch them.
You have learned how to work with the precious metals, and other fine materials, of the Hearthlands, to make jewelry,
|Lawspeaking||20000||Hearth Magic, Yeomanry||
"Where there was strife, let there be kinship.
The Lawspeaker's position is held in high regard by traditional Hearthling society. His tasks vary with the seasons, but he is always called upon to perform his duties when disputes need to be settled, and when oaths be sworn or renewed. Having the Lawspeaking skill allows you character to found villages.
|Locks & Bolts||1500||Carpentry, Yeomanry||
"This place was not for you,
You have learned how to craft and install locks to protect chests, coffers, and gates from intruders.
"Birch, and Elm, and Yew, and Fir,
You have learned how to use an axe to fell and prepare trees. Remember that stumps can be dug out with shovels.
|Metal Working||1000||Stone Working||
"Embers glow in a furnace,
You have learned how to smelt and forge the common metals, as well as how to build crucibles, anvils and smelters, provided you have found their requisite materials. You also discover slightly better ones when mining.
"Deep by the roots of the mountain,
You have acquired a natural mastery of the metals, their uses and abuses. You discover slightly better Ores and enjoy significantly greater success when forging wrought iron.
"King Under The Mountain,
You have a basic understanding of the common minerals, and of how to mine them, and can thus construct Mine Shafts and Supports provided you have found appropriate materials.
"Blood fell on the icy moor,
Murder gives you the ability to be in combat with a knocked out Hearthling who is not currently enjoying Knockout Protection, for example a Hearthling in a Murderous Rage, allowing you the potentiality to slay them.
"Of all the Ancients,
They say that the first stories were passed to the Hearthlings by the Old Gods. Some ancient things have always been known, and this is one of them.
"Ettinaz saw the signs,
You can wield a brush, and mix the pigments, to create graphic patterns of your own from images uploaded to the Haven & Hearth webpage.
You have begun developing a certain mastery of plant both wild and tame. You gain more seeds when farming, more produce when gardening, and you plant trees with greater success.
|Pottery||125||Primitive Tools, Foraging, Plant Lore||
"Cracked, the potter's clay,
You've learned the art of making pots, cups and vases from clay. You can dig for clay in the shallows, and fire your produce in a Kiln.
They say that some mysterious forms are eternal lodestars written into the firmament of the Hearth. You think you could make a Stone Axe for yourself if you found the right materials.
|Rage||30000||The Will to Power||
"Insults fell on his mind,
You've had quite enough, and someone's going to get it hard and fast. Rage allows you to initiate combat with other Hearthlings.
Beware that each breach of the Hearthlaw leaves a Crime Scent -- which can be used to track you down -- and that being an outlaw prevents your character from being logged out for some time after the offense.
"One over one,
You can construct and use a Rope Walk to the stretch, twine and tie ropes.
|Sausage Making||1200||Animal Husbandry, Farming||
"Crank of lever,
Your mind has begun salivating at the prospect of turning red meat and casings into some of the most succulent, delightful, morsels imaginable.
"She stayed up, night on night,
You posses basic skills with needle and thread, allowing you to create several relevant products from cloth and fabric.
"Over land and bubbling brooks,
You have acquired enough perfection in the art of destruction to begin contemplating the more offensive applications of it. Siegecraft allows you to construct catapults and battering rams to attack enemy claims and claim shields.
"Ratjiik's shirt was sewn,
You've been spending time among the mulberries, and have learned how to farm and handle silk. Breed Silkmoths, Set their eggs on herbalist tables, feed the worms mulberry leaves, and unravel the cocons.
"Born in flame,
The embers of your forge have run glowing red hot, and from them now spring the stranges, most wonderful materials. You have learned how to make steel in steel crucibles, and also enjoy greater success at forging wrought iron.
"Valind het these stone,
You have learned how to extract some measure of beauty and utility from the unfulfilled promises of wild rock and stone.
"Nine drops of rain-water,
You know how to get yourself out on deep water, which unfortunately carries with it the risk of never getting back alive to the shallows again. Death by drowing is a real risk for the unwary, and Hearthlings need a high "Constitution" value to swim for any considerable duration of time.
"And it gleamed in the sun,
You have learned the odorous but rewarding trade of turning prepared animal hides into leather. Build a Tanning Tub, fill it with Tanning fluid, and place your hides in it.
You create Tanning Fluid by dropping bark into water, for example in a bucket or a barrel. Tanning fluid needs to be at least 5% concentrated to be useful.
Theft gives you the ability to steal from other player characters.
|The Will to Power||200||Wilderness Survival||
You have begun yearning for something... more. The Will to Power is the first step on the left-handed path of domination, and it is not without consequence.
|Trespassing||20000||The Will to Power||
"In the black of night,
Your feet have begun wandering to the strangest places, ending up where they really have no business of ending up. Treespassing allows you to manipulate claimed things without permission, for expamle to look in containers.
Beware that each breach of the Hearthlaw leaves a Crime Scent -- which can be used you track you down.
"Caroubdin, High King
You have begun getting to know the mountains, its ways and means, and its cruel, fickle whims. You may construct stone columns to support your mining operations, and you find better ores when mining.
"The Skarm was forded by the late solstice,
Something deep inside of you has begun yeaming to the world bum. You may destroy objects and otherwise perform deleterious actions, on claims, without permission.
You have figured out how to fashion a wheel for use in a cart, a wheelbarrow, or the like.
"Kodving broke the ice,
They say that the burning longings on the back of every Hearthling's mind are the ancient lores of Firemaking, and of Walking the Land & Wild. Any Hearthling who has passed through the Evergreen, And been burned into the world, knows how to build fire and shelter, provided she finds the right materials.
"In autumn vineyards,
You know a good vintage when you taste one, and also how to grow grapes and press them, to actually make wine. The secret? Ferment grape juice in demijohns, and store in barrels.
"In the depth of winter,
You have walked the wilds for some time, and know your way around them. You have greater success when planting trees.
|Yeomanry||4000||Farming, The Will to Power||
"Kolbjorn first broke the land around the Vetivast,
You have made enough of an impact upon the world to begin thinkings of some certain parts of it as beign your own. You may construct Claim Poles, and begin claiming private plots of land around them.