|Description||Bards are traveling singers, whose "songs" can possess powerful|
magic. They are highly desired group members for the inspiration they
bring to their team members, and the great stings they provide to their
enemies. They possess the same weapon and armor restrictions as thieves,
but also qualify for many thief skills.
Bard is the basis for numerous sub-classes which the player may
choose to gain levels in at any time. These sub-classes include the
Charlatan, Dancer, Minstrel, and the Jester.
How to play: The great strength of the bard is in his wide assortment
of skills, and in his powerful songs. The bard may try his hand as the
lonesome traveler, but will find his skills still put him behind his
peers. It is in the company of other, more powerful classes, that the
bard will flourish. And because of the unique nature of his magic, and
how his skills will always affect groups, that groups will always want to
have a bard along.
Bards are as weak as thieves in combat, and lack their general
sneakiness, so in the company of others must the bard find his path to
greatness, filling any skill gaps in almost any group with the
appropriate magic or ability.
|Practices||5 +(Wisdom/6)+1 per level|
|Training Points||3 +1 per level|
|Hit Points||20 +(Con/3)+2d6 per level|
|Mana||100 +(Int/6)+1d2 per level|
|Movement||100 +(Str/18)X10 per level|
|Attack Skill||+(Cha,18,22,25) per level|
|Damage Bonus||+1 damage per 10 level(s)|
|Max-Stat Bonus||Charisma (27), Others (20)|
|Other Bonuses||Receives group bonus combat experience when in an intelligent group, and more for a group with players. Receives exploration and pub-finding experience based on danger level.|
|Weapons||Must use swords, daggers, edged, natural, or ranged weapons.|
|Armor||Must wear non-metal armor.|
|Starting Equipment||a short sword|
|Qualifying Races||Akyian Burmecian Centaur Clockwork Curelian Cutebold Cyral Doll Dwarf Elf Ezilot Felnier Garden Lamia Gnoll Goblin Half Elf Human Kaprid Kenku Kitsune Kobold Lagomorph Lamia Lian Sklix Lohrke Lumera Miklik Moogle Nedynvor Neumono Nevrean Olao Orc Pidoti Pit Lamia Prairie Burmecian Sakeet Seraph Shade Carcharon Sheeple Slime Tezakian Tozol Ulstranian Giant Umbral|
|Languages||Akaysi Common Cyral Language One Draconic Drowish Dwarven Elvish Fey Gigantic Gnomish Goblinese Ignan Nevrean Orcish Sergalese Sergalic Sign Language Thieves Cant|