HELP SKILLS shows the following information:
Just like real life, you "learn by doing" here in Morada. Countless activities can raise skills, such as performing
acrobatic feats, tending wounds, or even playing a game of basketball. The skill an activity raises is largely intuitive
(i.e., doing flips will raise acrobatics), though you may have to do some experimentation if you aren't sure.
Type SKILLS to see a complete listing of all your skills. Next to each skill name, you will see two numbers.
The first number is your rank in that particular skill, and the second number is a measure of how close you are to gaining
another rank in that particular skill.
Your skills can range from 0 to 500, with certain general "breaking points" in-between. While these do not always
apply, they are a good rule of thumb:
000-075 : Untrained
076-150 : Familiar
151-275 : Trained
276-350 : Skilled
351-425 : Expert
426-475 : Professional
476-500 : Master
As you advance your skills, you will gain the ability to use certain profession names. These professions are for
RP purposes only, and you can change which one you use as often as you like. Type PROFESSION for more information on
which professions you are allowed to use, and for directions to set your profession.
Throughout the lifetime of your character, there is an overall limit of 16,500 skill points you can obtain. That
is, the total of all your skills put together cannot be greater than 16,500. You can see your "lifetime skill point
balance" at the bottom of the list when you type SKILLS. Don't let this worry you, though -- it will take several years
of hard work to reach this point.
Should you hit this limit, it does not mean that you cannot continue to experience the thrill of advancement. You
can use SKILL REMOVE to *permanently* remove skill points you have gained, so that you may regain that skill, or another skill.
NOTE: This is PERMANENT, and CANNOT be un-done by a GameMaster. The only way to recover skills lost in this way is through
normal game mechanics -- the same way you got them to begin with.