Heraldry, as a parent skill, doesn't just extend to recognizing the seals and banners and iconography of great noble houses; it's about thriving in polite society. It's the art of knowing how to place a napkin, and the cultivated need to understand the politics and intrigues of the wider world. If you plan to impress your teachers - or to rule over your own flying island someday - this is probably a field you'd do well to know.

Dominant Attribute: Charm

Training Levels and Unlocks:

  1. Recite Lineage (Action)
  2. "Donner of the Arms" (Lore)
  3. +10 Parental Approval
  4. "Amberscythe" (Lore)
  5. "Craftsmen of Sight" (Lore)
  6. Picnic of Intrigue (Ability)
  7. Entirety (Pheme)
  8. Low Intrigue (Ability)
  9. "Mountain Dweller" (Lore), +15 Parental Approval
  10. Diplomacy (Action)
  11. Lady Genevra's Salon (Location)

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Diplomacy

Called by many names across Elumia (such as Smooth Talker, Dispute Resolver, and Silver Tongue), the Skill of Piplomacy is as much about making friends among those who were enemies as it is about saying the right thing at the right time to the right person. Those who have an inordinate amount of Charm will find themselves drawn to Diplomacy much as a fly is to honey, though with discernably better results.

Dominant Attribute: Charm

Training Levels and Unlocks:

  1. Expand Relationship Minumum (?????)
  2. Beseech (Pheme), "To Accept a Gift" (Lore)
  3. Flush of Anger (Spell)
  4. "Together Again" (Lore)
  5. "Here at the End" (Lore)
  6. Inform [Random Student]
  7. Expand Relationship Minumum (?????)
  8. Relief (Pheme), "Theology and Dialectics" (Lore)
  9. Expand Relationship with [Random Instructor]
  10. Best Manners (Ability)
  11. Rebalance Humours (Spell)

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Etiquette

Dominant Attribute: Charm

Much like Diplomacy, the Skill of Etiquette has quite a bit to do with making friends, or at least, giving the appearance of making friends.  While it is acceptable to be enemies with another person in the world, it is an altogether different thing to be rude.  Those skilled in Etiquette will find themselves rewarded with better friends and closer relationships than those who are not.  

Training Levels and Unlocks:

  1. Expand Relationship with [Random Character]
  2. "A Guide to Your Every Action, by Mistress Howg I" (Lore)
  3. Expand Relationship with [Random Instructor]
  4. Bonus to Romance
  5. Bonus to Politics
  6. Distribute (Pheme), "A Guide to Your Every Action, by Mistress Howg II" (Lore)
  7. "A Guide to Your Every Action, by Mistress Howg III" (Lore)
  8. Expand Relationship Maximum with [Random Character]
  9. Minutiae (Pheme), Expand Relationship with [Random Instructor]
  10. Temperance Maximum Skill Level + 1
  11. Smooth Talking (Ability)

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Honor of Mallen Field

[New Skill as of DLC 1]

Dominant Attribute: Intelligence

Mallen Field was unquestionably the most famous battlefield of pre-Exile times, and the site of Man's great victory over the Dragons. Glorified in song and prose, this was the turning point that allowed the human kingdoms to throw off the shackles of their oppression, and established the freedoms and civilizations which exists on Cyve to this day. The battle was not decided by force of arms, nor tactics, nor formations, however, and the honor of the field, awarded to King Durand, has long been debated.

Unlocked by:

  • Aranaz membership
  • The Honor of Mallen Field [???]

Training Levels and Unlocks:

  1. The Mallen-Star (Location)
  2. Music (Pheme), "The Honor of Mallen Field, Excerpt I" (Lore)
  3. The Lesson of King Aranaz (Ability)
  4. Soothe (Pheme), "The Honor of Mallen Field, Excerpt II" (Lore)
  5. Restoration (Pheme), "The Honor of Mallen Field, Excerpt III" (Lore)
  6. Aranaz and Durand (Ability)
  7. The Harp of King Aranaz (Spell)
  8. "The Honor of Mallen Field, Excerpt IV" (Lore)
  9. "The Honor of Mallen Field, Excerpt V" (Lore)
  10. Employ the Calculus of Power (Action)
  11. Expand Intelligence +1

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Intrigue

Dominant Attribute: Charm

Those who wish to dabble in the art of 'high politics', also known as Courtly Discussions, should highly consider spending time learning the Skill of Intrigue.  Those who do not spend the time early will be forced to learn the Skill no matter what, but it is always best to learn how painful a fire can be before one considers sticking their hand deep into the coals....

Training Levels and Unlocks:

  1. Relationship with [Random Student] +1
  2. Exaggerate (Pheme), "Through the Empty, Dark Sky" (Lore)
  3. "Trial of Knowledge" (Lore)
  4. "Had Forgotten, a Rhyme" (Lore)
  5. "Clues in the House of Man" (Lore)
  6. Entirety (Pheme), "Mountain Dweller" (Lore)
  7. Inform [Selected(?) Character]
  8. Gain Scent Box: Rosemary (Item)
  9. Divert (Pheme), "I Will Be Listening" (Lore)
  10. Manners Like a Knife (Ability)
  11. Bonus to Manners Like a Knife (Ability), Bonus to Settle Differences (Action)

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Politics

Dominant Attribute: Charm

The oldest game amongst men, Politics is played in every institution that ever has been created and ever will be created.  Those who wish to further themselves along the paths of power must understand and participate in politics.  

Training Levels and Unlocks:

  1. Anger (Pheme), "Politics SP I" (Lore)
  2. Inform [Random Student]
  3. "Politics SP II" (Lore)
  4. Surety (Pheme)
  5. Parse Broadsheets (Ability)
  6. Inform [Random Character]
  7. Hostis (Pheme), "Politics SP III" (Lore)
  8. Force (Pheme), "Politics SP IV" (Lore)
  9. Settle Differences (Action)
  10. Point of View (Spell)
  11. Expand Charm +1

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Romance

Dominant Attribute: Charm

Not to be confused with Dating, the Skill of Romance is about the attracting a person of the opposite sex and doing little to nothing once that person is 'in the bag'.  Romance is about the fine art of friendly seduction moreso than the desire to seduce for purpose.  Some prefer to think of this skill as being called Courtly Love, but the title of Romance encompases much more than Courtly Love ever could; those who would argue otherwise need only look at the fable of the lonely farm hand who dreams of one day of marrying the rich land owner's daughter.  When he succeeds, his life falls to pieces, for he never knew what to do with his 'catch' once he had 'caught' her.  Had he stayed content with loving from a distance, his life would have been much simpler, as is with all those who confuse Dating, Flirting, and Romance.  

Training Levels and Unlocks:

  1. "Romance SP I" (Lore)
  2. Courteous Gestures (Ability)
  3. "Romance SP II" (Lore)
  4. Lovely Turn of Phrase (Spell), "Amberscythe" (Lore)
  5. Charm (Pheme), "Romance SP III" (Lore)
  6. Courtly Instincts (Ability)
  7. "Romance SP IV" (Lore)
  8. Emotion (Pheme), "Romance SP V" (Lore)
  9. Face of an Ogre (Spell)
  10. Storytelling Maximum Skill Level +1
  11. Focused Emotion (Ability)

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Worldliness

[New Skill as of DLC 9]

Your stay in one of the great cities of the world has given you the opportunity to learn from many, many cultures. This Worldliness makes you hard to startle and constantly ready for fresh stimulation.

Dominant Attribute: Insight

Training Levels and Unlocks:

  1. Inform Merilien, Inform Etiquette, "Bad Joke Number 1" (Lore)
  2. International Gourmand (Ability)
  3. Inform Vilocian, Inform Oncestrian, "From the Secret Wisdom of Tarvixio Sido" (Lore)
  4. Student of Body Language (Ability)
  5. Inform Bassan, "The Oursouk Wind" (Lore)
  6. Travelers' Society of Mineta (Location)
  7. Broad Conversationalist (Ability)
  8. Inform Rimbal Plays, Inform Rimbal Tactics, Inform Rimbal Positions
  9. Hunt for Stories (Action)
  10. Cultural Chameleon (Ability)
  11. Expand Insight +1

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