Knowledge Proficiency Category

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eThe Knowledge Proficiency Category summarizes all the Proficiency Skills which are related to Character Knowledge, both for in-game Roleplay, as well as Progression Report Skills, which may be relevant to some Knowledge Checks. These Skills are fairly broad, for example, Sailing Knowledge covers a wide range of air and sea sailing knowledge as well as navigation, so it is up to the player to specialize the character to apply this knowledge where applicable.

Maritime Knowledge

Maritime Knowledge does not unlock packs, but simply new abilities at certain amounts of points invested. Points over 20 simply increase the speed of sailing and effect of blockade running/smuggling or just avoiding enemy ships and outrunning them.

Points Description
0 Your Character does not understand anything about Sailing and cannot even lower a sail, nor work astronomical equipment or understand space
5 Your Character is a competent Deck-hand Sailor, and knows how to do sailing Navigation and map planning. As well, at a glance your character understands celestial bodies and can judge a journey based on their layout in the sky, including operation of basic telescopes
10 Your Character now owns a sloop-tier sailing vessel that they can either sail themselves or with a group in Progressions, this ship has no cannons. Your character is capable of understanding comprehensive telescopes, anemometers, sextants, volvelle, and the armillary sphere, utilizing these for their journey or other astronomy based roleplay
15 Your Character now owns a yacht-tier sailing vessel that they can either sail themselves or with a group in Progressions, this ship has a few cannons. Your character has complete comprehensive knowledge of celestial bodies within the solar system, along with understanding their positioning, orbiting patterns, and can chart them
20 Your Character now owns a snow-tier sailing vessel that they can either sail themselves or with a group in Progressions, this ship has a decent number of cannons, it also grants them a basic number of NPC sailors. Your character is capable of charting astronomical pathways, the movement of cosmic anomalies and their distances, and discovering comets, meteors, asteroids, that which float and travel through the vacuum of space

Hunting Knowledge

Hunting Knowledge covers the know-how to hunt or track in the wilderness, as well as skills such as fishing or foraging. This includes being able to read tracks of animals and understand them, follow individuals in crowds but also knowing when and where to strike certain animals, knowing their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to being hunted, and how to make and use traps to trap creatures. Hunting Knowledge does not unlock packs, but simply new abilities at certain amounts of points invested.

Points Description
0 Your character is unable to hunt correctly. Chances of them catching an animal are next to nothing, relying on sheer luck for success.
5 Your character is able to hunt small game, like catching rabbits, squirrels, or small fish, as well as knowing how to track them, skin, and use the resources provided by their carcasses, giving access to things like pelts and meat. Your character also knows how to make field rations via foraging,
10 Your character is able to hunt medium-sized animals like deer, wolves, and larger fish with a good chance of success, as well as the ability to skin and use the resources provided by these carcasses, giving access to more valuable pelts and meat. Furthermore, your character knows taxidermy and able to display such prize animals as decorations.
15 Your character is able to hunt large-sized animals like bears and predator hunter animals with a good chance of success. Your character is also able to create a makeshift rope Hunting Trap to ensnare the legs of both people and animals without harming them, requiring 10 points in Perception Training to detect, and taking 2 minutes to escape from. If a character has 5 points in Dextrous Rogue Skill, it only takes 30 seconds to escape. Only 1 Hunting Trap can be set per player, and can be requested by making a ticket to Lore Staff.
20 Your character is able to remain virtually undetected by prey animals while stalking them in the wild. This can also be used to completely out-run and out-hide anyone following your character in the wild. Inversely, your character can also find anyone who ran away into the wilderness, unless they have at least 20 points in Hunting Knowledge themselves.
25 Your character has deep knowledge and understanding of all animal habits, breeding, behavior and food as found on the Animals pages. Your character can also reasonably organize large hunting expeditions to chase after the most legendary of prey in Progressions

Magical Knowledge

Magical Knowledge covers the understanding of many Magical things. The way Magical Knowledge works is that it unlocks a new so called Pack every 4 points invested. For example, if a Character has invested 8 points in Magical Knowledge, they may choose two of the packs in the table below. You should mention which packs are chosen on your Character Application. For races/cultures who can exceed 20 points, the rate becomes one pack per 5 points, so at 25 points a character can choose 6 packs, while only Altalar and Es-Allar can reach 30 and choose 7 packs. Note, none of these packs will help in identification of Mind Abilities.

Pack Description
Sanguinology
  • The Character knows the existence of the Bloodlines, but not their abilities.
  • The Character can identify a Vampire based on visuals, if they have visual tells, in person.
  • The Character has an in-depth understanding of Vampire weaknesses and Curing, and is able to acquire the materials required for curing.
  • The Character has an in-depth knowledge of the Vampire Wars and Dorkarth in History.
Shatterology
  • The Character knows the existence of the Soullines, but not their abilities.
  • The Character can identify a Werebeast based on visuals, if they have visual tells, in person.
  • The Character has an in-depth understanding of Werebeast weaknesses and Curing, and is able to acquire the materials required for curing.
Dimenthism
  • The Character knows the deep lore behind Exist, Void, and Binral Essences.
  • The Character knows about the Void Invasion Cycles and why they happen and how.
  • The Character is able to identify Exist or Void Mutations and Essence Leaks from Veil tears.
Racialism
  • The Character has a deep understanding of all Racial abilities, their weaknesses etc.
  • The Character is able to identify a racial ability when witnessing it in person.
Eventism
  • The Character is a member of the Occultae Scholarium, a (largely) mundane and (largely) legal organization that investigates magical events.
  • The Character can send a request to the Occultae Scholarium to release information on a specific Magical Event of the past to them.
  • A request to the Occultae Scholarium must be sent to the Massivecraft Discord Ticket Bot OOC, after which Lore Staff will send back an IC response.
Artifactism
  • The Character is able to identify Artifacts when they see them in person.
  • The Character is able to tell what an Artifact does when they see it in person.
  • The Character knows the history of Artifacts and their status, as seen on the Wiki Pages.
Grand Knowledge
  • This pack is only pick-able when 30 Points in this Proficiency have been reached.
  • This pack grants the ability to use a Mundane incantation to affect any type of Wards.
  • The slow mechanic requires the person to speak the incantations over 5 minutes without interruption.
  • The fast mechanic allows the person to brute force the incantation, breaking a ward instantly, but disallowing any more ward breaking for 48 hours.
  • Having this Mundane incantation does not count as an aberrant ability, nor does it trigger any aberrant detection mechanisms or magic detection.

Society Knowledge

Society Knowledge covers the knowing of cultural traditions and customs, but also religious aspects. This was previously Religious Knowledge, but was widened to include Society beliefs. It is important to note that this is not history. For example, if will equip the character with the knowledge on the fact that Altalar bring offerings, but not the historical context. For exact historical knowledge, Historical Knowledge as a proficiency is required. This proficiency is unlocked through a new so called Pack every 4 points invested. For example, if a Character has invested 8 points in this Proficiency, they may choose two of the packs in the table below. You should mention which packs are chosen on your Character Application. For races/cultures who can exceed 20 points, the rate becomes one pack per 5 points, so at 25 points a character can choose 6 packs, while only Altalar can reach 30 and choose 7 packs.

Pack Description
Unionist Culture
  • The Character knows the Creeds by heart and can recite them accurately
  • The Character knows the History of Unionism and the correct historical events
  • The Character has a deep understanding of Diviner, Etosian and Vultarin Unionist Heresies, and how they differ from Divine Unionism
  • This pack is required for any Curate or Reverend Character
Ailor Culture
  • The Character knows how the Ailor Cultures came to be in history
  • The Character knows the Cultural traditions and customs of all Cultures
  • The Character has basic command in important symbolic words and terms in all Cultures
Allorn Culture
  • The Character has a deep understanding of the society and culture of the Altalar and Allorn Empire
  • The Character has a deep understanding of the Faith of Estel and its worship and tenets
  • The Character has a deep understanding of Estel's personal presence and actions in the framework of Faith of Estel
Western Culture
  • The Character has a deep understanding of Avanthar, Cielothar, Sihndar, Isldar, Kathar, Yanar, and Varran Culture
  • The Character has a deep understanding of the various Nelfin races that split from the Allorn Empire and their reasons why
  • The Character has a deep understanding of all Estellian varieties of the Nelfin races mentioned above
Wildland Culture
  • The Character has a deep understanding of Allar, Slizzar, Maraya, Orc, and Dwarven culture
  • The Character has a deep understanding of the unique religions and customs beheld by the races mentioned above
  • The Character has a deep understanding of how the above races remained individualized through the Allorn rule
Eastern Culture
  • The Character has a deep understanding of Qadir, Songaskian, Sihai and Old Ceardian culture
  • The Character has a deep understanding of the Alwattah & Shambala Faiths
  • The Character has a deep understanding of the Loong Faith & the Loong interactions with the Sihai
Pagan Culture
  • The Character has an in-depth understanding of Old Gods, Oldt Fayth or other Ailor Pagan Faiths
  • The Character has an in-depth understanding of all Ailor Faiths not of the above list of Unionism
  • The Character has an in-depth understanding of the non-formal tribal Ailor Cultures
Extinct Culture
  • The Character has an in-depth understanding of extinct cultural beliefs and traditions
  • The above does not apply to Seraph, but can apply to Meraic or other lost Cultures

Historical Knowledge

Historical Knowledge covers the knowing of historical information as presented on this Wiki. It is important to note that this is not Cultural Knowledge. For example, if will equip the character with the knowledge on the fact that Altalar stopped bringing offerings in a specific year, but not the cultural meaning or why they did it. For exact cultural context, Cultural Knowledge as a proficiency is required. This proficiency is unlocked through a new so called Pack every 3 points invested. For example, if a Character has invested 9 points in this Proficiency, they may choose three of the packs in the table below. You should mention which packs are chosen on your Character Application. Beyond 20 points, the rate remains the same.

Pack Description
Ailor History The Character knows the History of all Ailor Cultures and the Ailor Race
Nelfin History The Character knows the History of all Nelfin Races and the Yanar Race, this also includes Varran History
Sendrass & Hadar History The Character knows the History of Hadar and Sendrass and their interactions, but also Slizzar History
Pre-Allorn History The Character knows (what little there is available) about the second, third and Meraic Civilizations, but also Maraya History
Ancient History The Character knows (what little there is available) about the Seraph Civilization
Farah'deen History The Character knows the History of the Qadir, Songaskian and their forerunners
Dragon History The Character knows the recorded History of the Dragons, and their folklore myths
Wildland History The Character knows the history of the Url, Dwarves and general Ellador/Jorrhildr landmasses, except Vampire History
Eastern History The Character knows the entire extent of Sihai History
Gentile History The Character knows the History of the Maiar, Dakkar, Ogres, and Thylans (considered the less-organized tribal non-playable races)
Newling History The Character knows the History of the Orc exodus and subsequent events from the Orc perspective, as well as the recent History of Half-Races

Linguistic Knowledge

Linguistic Knowledge covers the knowing of Linguistic theories and in-depth understanding of what makes a Language, as well as being able to decode the various dialects. Linguistic Knowledge allows individuals to learn additional languages

Points Description
0 Your character can only speak languages based on the rules outlined on Character Applications
5 A new Race/Culture language of choice (except Ancient/Forgotten Languages)
10 A new Race/Culture language of choice (except Ancient/Forgotten Languages)
15 Choose either Elven, Human or Mythic Pack on the Languages Page OR Choose a new Race/Culture language of choice (except Ancient/Forgotten Languages)
20 Choose either Elven, Human or Mythic Pack, depending on the one chosen at 15 points invested, OR Choose a new Race/Culture language of choice (except Ancient/Forgotten Languages)
25 (only possible for some Races/Cultures): Learn another language pack from the Elven, Human or Mythic Pack selection: OR Choose a new Race/Culture language of choice (except Ancient/Forgotten Languages)
30 (only possible for Altalar): Learn the Seraph Dialect OR Choose a new Race/Culture language of choice (except Ancient/Forgotten Languages)

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Last Editor Firefan96 on 04/20/2020.

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