Skill: Appraising

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THE APPRAISING SKILL

Associated Statistic: Perception

Your Appraising level is an indication of your skill at the time-honored art of accurately judging the general value of an item after a short study. With the skill of Appraising, you are able to judge the workmanship and quality of an item, estimating the item's true value and worth based on age, quality, and general care.

The following is a guideline to what your character might know at each skill level. See Skill Charts for info on using these charts in role-play.

  1. You understand that buying a cart with four axles and three wheels deserves a discount. Appraising the value of everyday items are a breeze for you.
  2. You can identify an obscure flaw in an everyday item, and have a good grasp of the value of a specialized area of unmarred items (jewels, blacksmith equipment, artwork, horse trainer equipment, etc). You know the cart has four wheels, but the fourth looks like it will come off after a months use. You can distinguish between semi-precious and precious gems.
  3. You can identify an obscure flaw in an item within your chosen area of expertise. The whitesmith cut the ruby incorrectly.
  4. You have a good grasp of the value of a secondary area of expertise.
  5. You can identify an obscure flaw in an item within your secondary area of expertise.
  6. You have a good grasp of the value of a tertiary area of expertise.
  7. You can identify an obscure flaw in an item within your tertiary area of expertise.
  8. You are often employed by high ranking nobles who wish to make a substantial investment in one of your two areas of expertise. Your reputation is beginning to proceed you.
  9. You can spot Heartstone a mile away.
  10. You are often employed by royalty who wish to make a substantial investment in one of your areas of expertise.
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