With a song in their hearts, bards take an instrument in one hand and a weapon in the other to fight their foe with pure creativity. Whether on a stage or fighting in the field, the bard is skillful and adept with magic, a blade and a silver tongue. Being storytellers, actors, song masters, dancers, and poets, the Thraelian bard uses their gift of lore and natural born skill to entertain the masses found in one realm or another.
The bard uses a combination of spells and throwing weapons offensively and relies on its evasion defensively.
Available Spell Circles
Bards begin with 3 spell circles. An additional circle is available at levels 15, 30, and 40.
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Basic offensive warding spell. You may charge this spell by adding a 1, 2 or 3 modifier when cast (e.g. cast <target> 3) to have it take additional roundtime and do more damage. You may specify the spell's element from the list available to you in abilities info. This spell's offensive and damage quality are improved by focus items.
Using only his willpower, the caster can strike out at his foe, causing damage to his enemy's physical self.
This spell can be invested with extra effort by adding 1, 2 or 3 modifier when cast (e.g. cast <target> 3). Damage will scale accordingly, as will roundtime.
This spell will allow the caster to invest the ability to predict what actions may take place, thus improving the ability to defend reflexively. The bonus scales with focus skill.
15 essence, 1 willpower
Upon focusing to a single target, this spell will allow the caster to glimpse where he or she is at the present time.
Causing the workings of the mind to be clearer, this spell will improve the ability of the caster to focus on his or her vedic spells. The bonus scales with focus skill.
This spell grants an increase in strength for purposes of carrying, dragging, lifting, and swinging weapons. The bonus scales with focus skill, and can be cast on oneself, others, or one's group.
Like foresight, this great vedic exercise will give the caster a great view into the future. Unlike foresight, this spell grants vastly superior ability to dodge incoming assaults dependent on the caster's focus skill.
Provides a chance to block physical attacks and bolt spells and grants additional armor resistance against physical damage based on Will and Focus. Armor too heavy for one's profession interferes with this effect. This is a primary defensive ability.
Reaching into the mind of a target, this spell will render him, her or it in a serene-like state, lacking the motivation to attack.
Warding spell that removes spell effects from the targeted person, item, or room. This spell's offensive quality scales with focus quality.
Altering the mental signature of himself or those around him, the vedic blocks scrying attempts upon individuals or upon a room.
Provides a physical bonus to the evasion skill. The bonus scales with focus skill.
Song of Kenning
Drawing upon years of practice and worldly knowledge, the bard can weave threads of essence around an item through this song and interpret certain hidden attributes or traits.
Song of Renewal
The bard uses his or her words to draw upon the very weave, causing it to mold around the bard and group to cause an increased renewal of magical energies.
Song of Reflection
By singing the time-proven lyrics of this song, the bard weaves an invisible shield of essence around his or her group, creating a chance for incoming arcane and warding attacks to be somewhat hampered.
Song of Sonic Weapon
Provides the ability to create sonic darts by snapping, which can then be thrown at a target.