Character Attributes

Overview

Strength

Strength has two numbers, the point value and the combat adds.

Strength determines:

Each point allows you to carry up to an additional 4,000 coins worth of weight.
Strength is important to fighters, thieves, and martial artists.

Combat Adds
Combat adds in strength increase a character's ability to penetrate an opponent's armor and increases the amount of damage inflicted.

Note: Strength must be at least 15 in order to receive additional combat adds at creation and when gaining experience levels.

Dexterity

Dexterity also has point and combat adds values

Dexterity determines:

Dexterity is important to martial artists, fighters, and thieves.

Note: Dexterity is hindered by wearing heavy armor or bulky clothing like a robe.

Combat Adds
Combat adds in dexterity increase a character's ability to land blows on opponents.

Note: Dexterity must be at least 15 in order to receive additional combat adds at creation and when gaining experience levels.

Intelligence

Intelligence is important for effective spell casting and for learning and using new spells, especially in the field of wizardry.

Intelligence primarily affects:

  • how rapidly a character will advance in the magical arts, and
  • how many additional mana points are gained when advancing experience levels.

Intelligence is important to wizards and thieves.

Wisdom

Wisdom provides an intuitive understanding of the ways of the ghods, and is thus important in the field of thaumaturgy. Wisdom affects mana point gain when advancing experience levels.

Wisdom is important to thaumaturges.

Charisma

Charisma determines:

  • how successful a character is at summoning demons.

Note: When facing a group of players, creatures are more likely to attack the character with the least amount of charisma first.

Constitution

Constitution determines:

Constitution points are often lost when a character dies. If constitution falls too low (in the low single digits), rather than resurrect the character, the ghods will send you to Praetoseba, the Underworld.

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