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02-02-2015, 12:04 PM (This post was last modified: 08-11-2020, 07:17 PM by Nyx.)

Skill Claims

1. Each character can have two skills. These are optional.

The skills available are: FIGHTING, HUNTING, HEALING, NAVIGATION, and INTELLECT.

2. A large feature of skills is the prestige of being more skilled in a particular field. Certain higher-ranked members of a particular skill might be seen as more valuable than a lower-ranked member.

3. Skills can be leveled up by earning skill points. As you earn skill points, you will also move up in ranking!
For example, you might see this on someone's profile: Beginner Fighter (5), meaning they are of the beginner ranking and have 5 skill points. You also might see: Expert Fighter (211) meaning they are in the expert ranking, and have 211 skill points.

4. Skills can be changed at any time by posting a request in maintenance but all points gained in that skill will be lost, and cannot be re-claimed if you choose to return to that skill.

5. Make sure you choose a skill that fits your character, as they will have to do things related to their skill to level them up. If you want Bob to be skilled in fighting, you may have to participate in a large amount of fight training and spars to get this skill fully leveled. This will probably not be enjoyable if the character doesn't like to fight.

6.  Once a skill is fully leveled, you will be able to choose a Specialty from that particular skill, which will provide in-game perks.

7. All threads being claimed for skill points must have 3+ rounds, with a post by each character in each round, for all those involved - unless otherwise specified. (i.e. Prescribing herbs for a patient requires 3 posts from both the one doing the prescribing, as well as the patient.) As for things such as land exploration, studying the stars, etc., a significant portion of these posts ought to be devoted to that specific skill.

For example, If someone explores land X, but never makes note of their surroundings, are they really exploring? If someone grabs a flower off the ground, but makes no note of what it is used for, or how to collect it properly, are they really studying healing? The thread must place a very large emphasis on the particular skill being done.

8. Each 3-round skill claim can be used for up to two separate skill claims, but they must be two different tasks, and a significant portion of each post must be devoted to each claim! You cannot simply add more predators in to claim that multiple times, but you can, for example, claim "Meeting someone new" and "Crafting an item related to fighting" in the same 3-round thread, if applicable.

SKILL RANKS
Beginner: 0 - 14 points
Novice: 15 - 29 points
Intermediate: 30 - 59 points
Advanced: 60 - 119 points
Expert: 120 - 239 points
Master: 240+ points


Please fill out the code at the bottom of this form as well, but keep the Code tags intact (remove the *) with the amount you're claiming, the "for what" as well as the name of who you're meeting, healing or fighting and the link where Link Here is.

Code:
[b]Skill[/b]:
[b]Points claiming[/b]:
[b]For what?[/b]:
[b]Proof[/b]: <a href="LINKHERE">click!</a>

[*code]+# - <a href="LINKHERE">Put what the skill claim is</a><br>[*/code]



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02-10-2015, 07:05 PM (This post was last modified: 11-04-2023, 02:35 PM by Nyx. Edited 1 time in total. Edited 1 time in total.)

Fighting Skill Points

Fighting threads still require 3+ rounds each, even if the fights themselves are 2 rounds.
In the case of claiming for "won an official fight by default", you do not need the required 3+ rounds each.


5 points
  • Participated in a non-judged fight with a clear outcome
  • Fought a small predator (fisher, fox, coyote, ocelot, etc)

10 points
  • Gave a fight lesson (not including a spar) to another character.
  • Got a fighting lesson (not including a spar) from another character.
  • Participated in any official fight (without winning)
  • Won an official fight by default
  • Crafted an item related to battle (example: weapons, armor, etc)
  • Fought a medium sized predator (cougar, jaguar, black bear, coyote pack, etc)

15 points
  • Won an official fight against someone of equal or lower Fighting rank
  • Fought a large predator (grizzly bear, lion, tiger, polar bear, etc)
  • Participated in fight training (not including a spar, 3+ characters)

20 points
  • Won an official fight against someone of higher Fighting rank
  • Won an official melee fight (vs 2+ opponents)
  • Participated in a siege and was on the losing side
  • Participated in a raid (doesn't count if the other side defaults)

25 points
  • Participated in a siege and was on the winning side

50 points
  • Won a judged deathmatch
  • Won 10 judged fights


Hunting Skill Points

All hunt threads being claimed for skill points must have a clearly defined kill played out, unless otherwise specified.
If you choose to hunt a young version of a prey animal, you may count that as one size category down. For example, a bison might be considered a large prey animal, but a young bison could be hunted as a medium prey animal.


10 points
  • Participated in a hunt training thread (2+ participants)
  • Tracked and killed any small animal, including fish
  • Captured any live small animal
  • Failed a solo hunt (800+ word post)
  • Tracked another character
  • Harvested a trade, food, or crafting item from an animal
  • Collected an item related to hunting (example: wood for traps, flint for knives, etc.)

15 points
  • Received a hunting lesson from another character
  • Gave another character a hunting lesson
  • Tracked and killed any medium prey animal (2+ participants)
  • Captured any live medium animal (2+ participants)
  • Crafted an item related to hunting (example: tanned hides, snares, etc.)
  • Built an animal enclosure (cage, pen, etc.)
  • Failed any hunt (2+ participants)

20 points
  • Participated in hunt training, 3+ characters

30 points
  • Tracked and killed any large prey animal (4+ participants)
  • Captured any live large animal (4+ participants)
  • Completed first solo hunt of any small prey animal (800+ word post with a character under 1 Year)

35 points
  • Crafted and used a snare/trap to be used in a hunt (3+ rounds each, for both the crafting and the hunt)

40 points
  • Hunted an extra-large prey animal [i.e. Rhino, Hippo, Elephant, Giraffe, Whales] (6+ participants)

50 points
  • Hunted 10 different prey animals successfully


Healing Skill Points

10 points

  • Collected an herb
  • Mixed a concoction of herbs
  • Planted an herb, flower, or other plant
  • Practiced applications of healing tools (herbs, bandages, poultices, etc.)
  • Applied a piercing
  • Gave a tattoo or scar (for cosmetic reasons)
  • Concocted a poison
  • Poisoned another character

15 points
  • Received a healing lesson from another character
  • Gave another character a healing lesson
  • Healed a wound or ailment, or prescribed a treatment
  • Diagnosed an ailment, wound, or pregnancy
  • Gave a character a medical check-up
  • Crafted an item related to healing (example: ointments, tisanes, bandages, etc.)
  • Researched the cause of death of another character

20 points
  • Participated in healing training, 3+ characters

30 points
  • Aided in a birth (birth must be fully completed)
  • First solo herb-collecting trip (800 word post with a character under 1 Year)
  • First patient tended to (unaided by a more experienced healer)

50 points
  • Healed 10 characters successfully


Navigation Skill Points

10 points

  • Participated in an official race (without winning)
  • Explored a new land
  • Crossed difficult terrain
  • Studied the stars
  • Studied weather patterns
  • Patrolled a border (whether pack border or temporary land, etc.)

15 points
  • Won an official race
  • Gave or received a lesson in astronomy, weather, or traversing difficult terrain
  • Found water (or other resource not related to healing or hunting) during a successful raid
  • Crafted an item related to navigation (example: compass, sunstone, dowsing rod, etc.)
  • Crafted temporary shelter

20 points
  • Participated in a weather-related random event
  • Home Turf (have more than 10 threads in one land)
  • Participated in navigation training, 3+ characters

30 points
  • First solo exploration (800 word post with a character under 1 Year)

50 points
  • Explored 10 different lands
  • Visited every island in Ardent

60 points
  • Visited every land in Northern Boreas
  • Visited every land in Eastern Boreas
  • Visited every land in Southern Boreas
  • Visited every land in Western Boreas
  • Visited every land in Auster


Intellect Skill Points

10 points

  • Met someone new
  • Got to know a pack member/bandmate (cannot claim multiple times for the same person)
  • Made a trade as a rogue
  • Gave or received advice about a social issue
  • Relayed information from one character to another
  • Reached an agreement between 2 or more characters
  • Taught a lesson not related to other skills (ex - history, etiquette, language, religion)
  • Was taught a lesson not related to other skills (ex - history, etiquette, language, religion)
  • Played a game of strategy
  • Attended a festival
  • Collected an item to be used in crafting something unrelated to other skills

15 points
  • Advised an alpha on a major pack issue
  • Performed a ceremony
  • Attended a ceremony
  • Performed a religious act
  • Engaged in a performance (i.e. singing, dancing)
  • Crafted an item not related to any other skill (example: necklace, decorative pottery, etc.)

20 points
  • Negotiated a truce between two rival packs/bands
  • Negotiated a trade between two packs/bands
  • Negotiated an alliance between two friendly packs/bands
  • Resolved an issue between two packs/bands
  • Participated in training unrelated to the other 4 skills, 3+ characters (i.e. history, etiquette, language, religion)

30 points
  • Organized a festival (5+ participants)

50 points
  • Met 10 different characters


Seasonal Skill Prompts


Skill Prompts for Spring, Year 20


When claiming seasonal skill prompts, please format them as follows:
Seasonal Skill Prompt - Spring, Year 20 (Solo OR Group)




Ely

Syndicate Band
Member

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Expert Fighter (120)

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Teegan

Student
12-29-2023, 11:23 PM (This post was last modified: 01-04-2024, 04:10 PM by Seadragoness. Edited 9 times in total. Edited 9 times in total.)
Skill: Fighting
Points claiming:+10
For what?:Participated in any official fight (without winning)
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=45653">Participated in any official fight (without winning)</a><br>

Skill: Intellect
Points claiming:+10
For what?:Met someone new
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=45653">Met someone new</a><br>

Skill: Intellect
Points claiming:+10
For what?:Met someone new
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=46187&pid=288602#pid288602">Met someone new</a><br>

Skill: Fighting
Points claiming:+30
For what?:Received A Fighting Lesson (Group Tactics) - 3+ wolves + professor
Proof: click!

Code:
+30 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=46267">Received A Fighting Lesson (Group Tactics) - 3+ wolves + professor</a><br>

Skill: Fighting
Points claiming:+15
For what?: Fought a large predator (Polar Bear)
Proof: click!

Code:
+15 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=46469">Fought a large predator (Polar Bear)</a><br>

Skill: Fighting
Points claiming:+10
For what?: Fought a medium sized predator (Coyote Pack)
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=46472"> Fought a medium sized predator  (Coyote Pack) </a><br>

Skill: Intellect
Points claiming:+10
For what?: Got to know a Bandmate: Absinth
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=46473&pid=288748#pid288748"> Got to know a Bandmate: Absinth </a><br>


Skill: Intellect
Points claiming:+10
For what?: Was taught a lesson not related to other skills
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=46469"> Was taught a lesson not related to other skills </a><br>
- This would fall under hunting



Ember Carpathius

The Hallows
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Expert Fighter (170)

Master Intellectual (240)

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Joe

Pride - Bisexual
12-30-2023, 06:56 PM (This post was last modified: 01-04-2024, 04:11 PM by Seadragoness. Edited 3 times in total. Edited 3 times in total.)
Skill: Intellect
Points claiming: 10
For what?: Met someone new
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=45599">Met Víðarr Trygg</a><br>

Skill: Intellect
Points claiming: 10
For what?: Met someone new
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=45599">Met Yama Tenshi</a><br>

Skill: Intellect
Points claiming: 10
For what?: Met someone new
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=45599">Met Erik Archer</a><br>


Skill: Intellect
Points claiming: 10
For what?: Met someone new
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=46310">Met Siduri</a><br>
If she's invited Siduri and met her previously, she can't claim met someone new with her in this thread

Skill: Intellect
Points claiming: 30
For what?: Seasonal prompt
Proof: click!

Code:
+30 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=46618">Seasonal Skill - Spring, Year 20</a><br>

Artorias and Briar may enter any of Ember's threads while she is under 2 years old.
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