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Written Word Edit

Level 1 - Novice Edit

Practical Use: Author Edit

Category: P

Limitation: PPD

Description: Access to Level 1 Written Word Novice recipes. Select one recipe from the level one Written Word list when gaining this rank in this skill.

Special Use: Symbolism Edit

Category: P

Limitation: U

Description: With the clever use of simile/metaphor/insinuation/etc. you can obscure the real meaning of your writing, so that only those w/ inside knowledge will realize the truth of what you say. In other words, you can say one thing while meaning another, either by encoding your true meaning or by simply using analogies and the like. If you are caught lying you can counter with the Tagline: Bluff.

Level 2 - Apprentice Edit

Practical Use: Scribe Edit

Category: P

Limitation: PPD

Description: Access to Level 2 Written Word Apprentice recipes. Select one recipe from the level two Written Word list when gaining this rank in this skill.

Special Use: Deeper Meaning Edit

Category: A

Limitation: TDL

Description: You can detect an author's real intent and meaning in the underlying symbolism and phrasing. In other words, you can read between the lines to determine if an author was writing in metaphor or code. Further you can translate this to conversation, becoming a human lie detector. (Tagline: Detect Lie in response to Bluff. You then determine who has the higher TSL between the two, Higher being the one who wins to determine if the lie is detected or not.)

Level 3 - Journeyman Edit

Practical Use: Scrollwork Edit

Category: P

Limitation: PPD

Description: Access to Level 3 Written Word Journeyman recipes. Select one recipe from the level three Written Word list when gaining this rank in this skill.

Special Use: Clarity of Thought Edit

Category: P

Limitation: TDL

Description: Your writing can reveal the truth of an item/situation/person/etc. This Special Use can negate a single mind effect by allowing the reader to "realize" the truth of the situation.

Level 4 - Master Edit

Practical Use: Masterwork Edit

Category: P

Limitation: TDL

Description: Access to Level 4 Written Word Master recipes. Select one recipe from the level four Written Word list when gaining this rank in this skill.

Special Use: Propaganda Edit

Category: P

Limitation: TDL

Description: Sway the reader's opinion or emotion towards a subject, or instill an emotion towards a subject. (As suggestion, ten minutes of reading required, effect lasts ten minutes per reading.)

Level 5 - Grand Master Edit

Practical Use: Legendary Work Edit

Category: P

Limitation: PPD

Description: Access to Level 5 Written Word Grand Master recipes. Select one recipe from the level five Written Word list when gaining this rank in this skill.

Special Use: Subliminal Messaging Edit

Category: P

Limitation: TDL

Description: You can literally embed subtle instructions or thought patterns into reader's minds. (As per Alter Memory.)

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