Campaign of the Month: September 2013
Step: Rank + PER
The adept learns to speak the languages of air, earth, fire, water, and wood—the five elemental tongues If the adept has an unassigned Elemental Tongues Rank available, he can attempt to learn a new elemental language. To learn an elemental language, the adept listens to an elemental of the appropriate type for ten minutes and makes an Elemental Tongues (10) Test. If successful, he learns the language and notes it on his Character Record Sheet. If he fails to learn the elemental’s tongue, he cannot attempt to learn that same language again until he improves his Elemental Tongues Rank, however, he can attempt to learn other unlearned elemental languages. Once an Elemental Tongues Rank has been assigned to a language, it cannot be used to learn any other elemental language. Because there are only five elemental languages, it is possible for an adept to have learned them all by the time he has improved his Elemental Tongues Rank to 5. Communicating with elementals is difficult and personal. The adept makes an Elemental Tongues Test against the elemental’s Spell Defense. On an Average or Good Result, the elemental understands the basics of what the adept is saying, and vice versa, but the adept is not able to ask complex questions or make specific requests. An Excellent Result means the elemental completely understands the adept, who can discuss complex topics and ask detailed questions. Each use allows conversation with the elemental for a number of minutes equal to the adept’s Elemental Tongues Rank.