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Fast Talk

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Fast Talk

  • Attribute:  Influence
  • Type:  Attack
  • Time:  N/A
  • Description:  Characters with this skill are able to convince targets of something using a sincere expression and an avalanche of words. With a successful skill check, the target is induced to agree with the character in regards to a specific topic, and will act in their support, suffering a -1 modifier per skill two points in Statecraft to further Willpower or Morale saves for a number of rounds equal to the skill rank. The target is allowed a Willpower or related save to negate the effect. If the skill check fails or the target makes a successful defend, the character is not convinced and the modifiers are lost; it may not be used in conjunction with the Confound or Endear skills.
  • Example of use:  Assure a target that there is minimal danger, prevail upon a guard to help in a fight between rivals, talk a neutral party into supporting a specific position, etc.
  • Specialization:  (Optional) Trader, Merchant, Politician, Diplomat, etc; selecting a specialization gives the target a -1 modifier per skill point in Statecraft to their Willpower save to resist the effect, within that arena.