Research

“Research some introductory text”.
- Ethos Edition of Philosopher’s Guide to Sophos, Chapter 4: Advocates and Arguments


Rank 1
Experimentation
Standard Action, Ongoing
[need description]
Target: Last opponent you defended against
Effect: You gain +1 CRE and CON against the target for the remainder of the encounter. This may only target one opponent at a time.

Rank 2
Research
Standard Action
[need description]
Target: Anyone
Roll: 2d6+CRE
Effect: Discover information based off results. Results receive -5 if used in combat.
01 - 06: Nothing
07 - 10: Name
11 - 14: HP and description
15 - 19: Stats and behaviour/motive
20+ : List of Abilities and Effects
Hence the saying: if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. -Sun Tzu

Rank 3
Induction
Standard Action
[need description]
Target: Ability used during the encounter
Effect: Copy a single ability used during the encounter. It replaces Induction for the remainder of the encounter.

Rank 4
Deduction
Standard Action, Ongoing
[need description]
Target: One opponent
Effect: All target's attacks against you are automatically reduced by CON for remainder of the encounter. Deduction may only affect one target at a time. You cannot use a standard defence against the target while Deduction is still in place.

Rank 5
Testing
Standard Action
[need description]
Target: One opponent
Effect: Deal 2d6 damage. You may additionally use the result to give you information as per the Research ability ignoring the combat modifier.

Rank 6
Evaluation
Standard Action
[need description]
Target: One opponent
Roll: 2d6+CRE or CON vs. 10+Level/3
Effect: All attacks against the target this round deal + your CRE.

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