The skill of Tattoos is an ancient one, having been discovered and perfected by the earliest sylayans. Using special dry-powder inks made from berries and roots, the tattoo artist inscribes, with a needle, various types of symbols onto a body (his own, or another's).
It has been discovered by scholars of Aetherius that tattoos are replicas of symbols blessed by the Divine themselves. When sketching one of these symbols, the artist is drawing upon the essence of the Divine which inhabits the very air we breathe. The essence is projected into the tattoos, empowering them with the abilities associated with each image.
Each type of tattoo requires a different combination of inks. In order to ink a tattoo, the syntax is: INK <tattoo> ON <body part> OF <player/me>. The available body parts are: head, torso, right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg. Inking a tattoo requires that you have the proper inks in your inventory, and it will take approximately 25 seconds, during which neither the inker nor the inkee may do anything. Usually, one may find ink for sale at the various markets in the land.
You may have but a single tattoo on each body part, until you receive the ability of Superscribing, which will allow you to have two tattoos on each body part. A tattoo may be wiped off your body by doing WIPE OFF <tattoo>.
Tattoos come in a number of varieties. Most you will TOUCH in order to use, while others will work automatically under certain circumstances. Some tattoos have a limited number of uses, while some have a chance of wearing off after each use.
Typing TATTOOS will show you what tattoos you currently bear.
|Firefly||Inept||0||Light up your surroundings.|
|Moss||Novice||0||Automatically reduce your bleeding.|
|Feather||Apprentice||0||Attain the lightness of a feather and levitate.|
|Stag||Apprentice||37||Share the endurance of this great beast.|
|Shield||Capable||0||Protect yourself from most attacks.|
|Mindseye||Capable||40||See while blind, hear while deaf.|
|Hammer||Adept||0||Shatter another's shield.|
|Star||Adept||25||Increased willpower regeneration.|
|Cloak||Adept||50||Protect yourself from summonings.|
|Bell||Skilled||0||Be warned when there are those spying on you.|
|Crystal||Skilled||40||Heal yourself of all your wounds.|
|Moon||Gifted||0||Regeneration of mana through the power of light.|
|Starburst||Gifted||50||The power of the stars provides immediate resurrection.|
|Boar||Expert||0||Feel the healing powers of the boar within your veins.|
|Web||Expert||50||Snare another in a sticky web.|
|Tentacle||Virtuoso||0||Call the tentacles of Shimite to rip someone from the sky.|
|Hourglass||Virtuoso||44||Send the sands of time to put your victim to sleep.|
|Brazier||Virtuoso||66||Summon another to you.|
|Torch||Fabled||9||Burn the webs of the spider.|
|Prism||Fabled||45||Walk on prismatic shards of light.|
|Tree||Mythical||0||Heal yourself with the tree of life.|
|Chameleon||Mythical||46||Change your identity to the casual observer.|
|Owl||Mythical||84||Enjoy an increase of knowledge and experience.|
|Superscribe||Transcendent||0||Hold two tattoos on each body part.|