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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: 08-27-2020, 08:55 AM by Nyx.)

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
- Gave a fight lesson (not including a spar) to another wolf.
- Got a fighting lesson (not including a spar) from another wolf.
- Fought a small predator (fisher, fox, coyote, ocelot, etc)

10 points
- 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 (3+ wolves)

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


Hunting Skill Points

Note: All hunt threads being claimed for skill points must have a clearly defined kill played out.
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.


5 points
- Participated in a hunt training thread (2+ participants)
- Tracked and killed any small animal, including fish

10 points
- Received a hunting lesson from another character
- Gave another character a hunting lesson
- Tracked and killed any medium prey animal (2+ participants)
- Crafted an item related to hunting (example: tanned hides, snares, etc.)

15 points
- Participated in hunt training, 3+ wolves

20 points
- Tracked and killed any large prey animal (4+ participants)
- Completed first solo hunt of any small prey animal (800+ word post with a wolf under 1 Year)

25 points
- Craft and use a snare/trap to be used in a hunt (3+ rounds each, for both the crafting and the hunt)

30 points
- Hunted 10 different prey animals successfully


Healing Skill Points

5 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

10 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)

15 points
- Participated in healing training, 3+ wolves

20 points
- Aided in a birth (birth must be fully completed)
- First solo herb-collecting trip (800 word post with a wolf under 1 Year)


Navigation Skill Points

5 points
- Explored a new land
- Studied the stars
- Studied weather patterns
- Patrol a border (whether pack border or temporary land, etc)

10 points
- Gave or received a lesson in astronomy, weather, or 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)

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

20 points
- First solo exploration (800 word post with a wolf under 1 Year)

30 points
- Visited every island in Ardent

50 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

5 points
- Met someone new
- Get to know a pack member / bandmate (cannot claim multiple times for the same wolf)
- Made a trade as a rogue
- Gave or received advice about a social issue
- Reached an agreement between 2 or more wolves
- 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

10 points
- Advised an alpha on a major pack issue
- Performed a ceremony
- Attended a ceremony
- Performed a Religious act
- Crafted an item not related to any other skill (example: necklace, decorative pottery, etc)

15 points
- Negotiated a truce between two rival packs/bands
- Negotiated a trade between two packs/bands
- Negotiated an alliance between two friendly packs/bands
- Resolve an issue between two packs/bands
- Participated in training unrelated to the other 4 skills, 3+ wolves (ex - history, etiquette, language, religion)

30 points
- Organized a festival (5+ participants)


Seasonal Skill Prompts


Skill Prompts for Spring, Year 15


When claiming these, please format them as follows:

Seasonal Skill Prompt - Spring, Year 15 (Solo OR Group)




Chimera

Ashen
Prince

Intermediate Intellectual (30)
Intermediate Fighter (45)
age
Pup
gender
Male
gems
190
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
36
player
Resin
09-17-2020, 03:08 PM
Skill: Fighting
Points claiming: 30
For what?: Fighting seasonal
Proof: click!

[*code]+# - Seasonal Skill Prompt - Summer, Year 15 (Group)
[*/code]



Sedna

Ashen Armada
Warrior

Intermediate Fighter (50)
Intermediate Healer (40)
age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
190
size
Large
build
Heavy
posts
96
player
NachoMumma

Beevent1K
09-17-2020, 04:22 PM
Skill: Fighting
Points claiming: 30
For what?: Fighting seasonal
Proof: click!

Code:
+30 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=32100">Seasonal Skill Prompt - Summer, Year 15 (Group)</a><br>
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Sedna is a touchy-feely wolf, it is important to her that she smells like her pack mates and they smell like her. She is also big on non-verbal communication and may take unintended offence to less traditional means of communication.



Shilah

Loner

Beginner Navigator (10)
Advanced Fighter (80)
age
5 Years
gender
Male
gems
122
size
Medium
build
Light
posts
31
player
lunarcat7
2 hours ago
Skill: Fighting
Points claiming: 10
For what?: Crafting wooden spear
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=32015&pid=195953#pid195953">Crafting [Wooden Spear]</a><br>


Skill: Fighting
Points claiming: 10
For what?: Crafting wooden spear with bone spearhead
Proof: click!

Code:
+10 - <a href="https://www.ardently.org/showthread.php?tid=32015&pid=195953#pid195953">Crafting [Wooden Spear with bone spearhead]</a><br>