Skill Name: Stealth
Entry Last Update:4/15/06
Description: Stealth is the ability to move within the shadows from room to room, without being seen. This can be accomplished moving freely or by following another adventurer around.
Who Can Learn It: All classes of Spur can learn this, although it is perceived as primarily reserved for less-honorable classes. It is an important skill to many Guilds, including Thieves and Hand Clerics.
What It is Supposed to Do: Stealth allows you to more effectively stay in the shadows when following someone or walking throughout the world hidden from view.
What it Does: Keeps you hidden from sight when entering or exiting a room alone or when following someone.
Activation: While hidden (), you must move from one room into another. If you are unsuccessful, you will be revealed from the shadows.
To follow another from the shadows, while hidden (), you must FOLLOW. If you are successful you will remain hidden. If not, you will be revealed from the shadows. Each time exiting a room, you will stay hidden if successful or be revealed if unsuccessful. You will remain following that person whether successful or not, until you the group.
You can also and ranks within a room while staying hidden, if you are successful in stealth.
Usefulness (Low Levels): Stealth can be an infuriating skill at level 15 and lower. You will reveal yourself often, and will be lucky if you can even follow someone successfully or leave a nearly empty room alone. It is also a heavily fatiguing practice.
Usefulness (Mid-Levels): Stealth gains much usefulness between level 16 and 30. It will still be just as fatiguing as always, but you will be successful much more frequently. You may be able to stay hidden stealthing between many rooms, or follow someone for quite a long time before being revealed.
Usefulness (High Levels): After level 30, Stealth becomes a very powerful skill. You will very infrequently reveal yourself from the shadows, even in very crowded rooms. At high levels, youll find that following someone from one end of Aradath to the other will be almost effortless save for the fatiguing effect of stealthing
How to Practice: The most common way to practice Stealth is to find a peaceful area where no violent NPCs are around, hide in the shadows in a room with a non-violent NPC (or a friendly PC), and or around that PC/NPC. You can also walk between two or more rooms with at least 1 PC or NPC in each room for practice.
Tips: Practice in the dark. Learn a vigor spell or carry many vigor potions.
Unconfirmed Rumors (May or May Not Be True): Hiding around people with higher PERception is much more difficult.
Notes: (May or May Not Be True): Practice in the dark. As a note to practicing with one other friendly PC: If they also are practicing stealth, youll gain no skill if you are hiding and stealthing at the same time (while both in the shadows).
Author: Melraath SilentPaw