Murder (sage study)

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Describes the unlawful and malevolent killing of intelligent beings without legitimacy, particularly with malice. Authoritarian skill in the study will exempt the character from any feelings regarding any individual that is killed, including cases involving the murder of a child, a pregnant woman, an official or person of noble or royal blood, persons of great talent or those of great piety. All forms of murder are inherent in the study.

The study also includes elements of causing pain, either to torment victims for the sake of pleasure or to solicit secreted information.

The skills below describe the forms of murder that the character might indulge in, or the degree of suffering the character is able to cause.


  • Assassination: the art of dispatching an enemy quickly and efficiently through the use of hand-held weapons.
  • Dosing: the art of slipping a poison or other substance into a ready glass or prepared food.
  • Execution: the character is capably skilled at established capital punishments (hanging, beheading, etcetera).
  • Exhaustive Questioning: a method of questioning and rough treatment in order to gain information or a confession.




See Assassin Sage Abilities