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Rhetoric

Dominant Attribute

Charm

Instructor

Violante de Canapiedra

Midterm Exam

16 Cheimare

Final Exam

18 Kaliri

Mandatory for

Hedi students

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Rhetoric isn't about the delivery of beautiful speeches, exactly; that's Oratory. Instead, it's the skill that allows one to write the speeches - to arrange ideas effectively, and to string words together in such a way that arguments persuade and ideals excite. Along with Grammar and Dialectic, Rhetoric is one of the pillars of compelling debate and rational thought in a world that needs both more than ever.

Study Levels and Unlocks:

  1. Relationship with Random Student +2
  2. Relationship with a Random Student +1
  3. Relationship with Violante de Canapiedra +1
  4. Rhetorical Knowledge: Confidence (Ability)
  5. Brag on Friend (Action)
  6. Slander Character (Action)
  7. Rhetorical Knowledge: Passion (Ability)
  8. Externalized Desire (Action)
  9. Extemporize (Action)
  10. Study Mastery: Rhetoric

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. "Rhetoric SP I" (Lore)
  2. Set Example (Ability)
  3. Rhetorical (Pheme), "Rhetoric SP II" (Lore)
  4. Vault of Voices (Location)
  5. Bold Action (Action)
  6. "Rhetoric SP III" (Lore)
  7. Noble Action (Ability)
  8. "Rhetoric SP IV" (Lore)
  9. Glamour (Pheme), "Rhetoric SP V" (Lore)
  10. Inspire (Ability)
  11. Oratory maximum Skill Level +1, Parental Approval +5

Research Topic (Rhetoric)

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Character

Dominant Attribute: Charm

Character is often described in many ways; favored among these descriptions are: Personal Fortitude, Upstanding Personified, and Classy.  Character is something that can be learned and is, indeed, rarely born into a person.  Some say that suffering brings out character.  Others say that academic pride makes it shine.  Only inward speculation, however, can truly bring out the character within the person.  

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. "Character Sketchbook of Mortien Sammels I" (Lore)
  2. Call into Question (Action)
  3. Camaraderie (Pheme), "Character Sketchbook of Mortien Sammels II" (Lore)
  4. "Character Sketchbook of Mortien Sammels III" (Lore)
  5. Relationship with Random Instructor +1
  6. Generosity (Pheme)
  7. Good Will (Spell)
  8. Nourish (Pheme), "Character Sketchbook of Mortien Sammels IV" (Lore)
  9. Parental Approval +15
  10. Unshakable Resolve (Spell)
  11. Call into Question (Action) CoS +2%

To unlock Level 11:

Research Topic (Character)

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Confidence

Dominant Attribute: Charm

Knowing when and what to fear is the purview of the confident, just as knowing when and how to lead is the purview of leaders.  Confidence is about knowing how far one can push one's self just as much as it is about knowing what one can and can't do.  Confidence in one's self breeds confidence in others, but being the first to plant the seed is the hard part.  Those who work on their confidence will be rewarded with greater friendships and understanding between enemies, for even rivals quiver a bit when facing a person who is confident.  

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. Social Actions and Abilities - CoS +1%
  2. "Confidence: A Man’s Guide, by Hurgo Qwester I" (Lore)
  3. Presence (Pheme), "Confidence: A Woman's Guide, by Lita Grebben I" (Lore)
  4. Confidence (Pheme), "Confidence: A Man's Guide by Hurgo Qwester II" (Lore)
  5. Relationship with Random Instructor +1
  6. Relationship with Random Student +1, x2
  7. Relationship with Random Character +3
  8. "Confidence: A Woman's Guide by Lita Grebben II" (Lore)
  9. "Confidence: A Person's Guide" (Lore)
  10. Self Assured (Ability)
  11. +1% Chance of Success (All)

To unlock Level 11:

  • Violante de Canapiedra - lv. 10 Favor (random result)
  • Famous Speeches 11 (random result)

Research Topic (Confidence)

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Famous Speeches

Dominant Attribute: Charm

Who said, "Let there be light among us!" and "The taste of victory is sweet, dear friends, and drowns out the mucky water of labor!"?  Those who know their Famous Speeches know just who said these lines and why.  More important than the words are the situations that inspired the words.  Crossing a bridge may be difficult for those whose morale is low, but crossing a bridge under heavy fire and outnumbered fifteen to one is nothing to the soldier who has been properly motivated.  Words have the power to lift the soul and inspire the heart; those who learn the famed speeches of old cannot help but pick up a few of their tricks for their own lives.  

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. "The Unheard Speech, by Limus Ghello" (Lore)
  2. "General Setloss: An Analysis, by Boygen Nastrogg" (Lore)
  3. Parental Approval +10
  4. Epiphany (Pheme), "Marchiax: Great Orators, by Neth Reggis" (Lore)
  5. Relationship with Random Student +1
  6. Analogue (Pheme), "Famous Brief Speeches" (Lore)
  7. Astrology (Pheme)
  8. Borrowed Glory (Spell)
  9. And so invite the wyrms of ruin (Spell)
  10. Relationship with Random Instructor +1
  11. Expand Charm +1, Random Rhetoric Subskill maximum Level +1

To unlock Level 11:

Research Topic (Famous Speeches)

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Passion

Dominant Attribute: Charm

Those who are passionate about the things surrounding them will usually go far, even if they themselves are unusually incapable of doing anything at all.  Passion and interest in a subject are frankly more often useful than actual experience, especially in the area of Rhetoric.  

Training Levels and unlocks

  1. "Love in the Waves, by Grelda Mannist I" (Lore)
  2. "Love in the Waves, by Grelda Mannist II" (Lore)
  3. Relationship with Random Student +1
  4. Relationship with Random (opposite-gender) Student +??
  5. Hostis (Pheme), "Love in the Waves by Grelda Mannist III" (Lore)
  6. "Love in the Waves by Grelda Mannist IV" (Lore)
  7. Terror (Pheme), "Criticism of Love in the Waves" (Lore)
  8. Relationship with Random Instructor +1
  9. Passionate (Pheme)
  10. Shifting Passions (Spell)
  11. Character maximum Subskill Level +1

To unlock Level 11:

  • Violante de Canapiedra - lv. 10 Favor (random result)
  • Famous Speeches 11 (random result)
  • Research Topic (Passion) Level 10

Research Topic (Passion)

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