Tattoos (skill)

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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.

Skill Table

Name Rank Percent Description
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.