Specialized Skill — Charisma
The Perform skill allows characters to play instruments, sing, dance, or act. A character improves his ability to perform by instrument.
If a character uses an instrument in the same Division as an instrument he has specialized in, the character may use his specialized instruments modifier to perform with that instrument with a -4 penalty. For example, if a character has specialized in Perform(violin), and wants to play a cello, he may use his Perform(violin) modifier with a -4 penalty to play a cello.
A character automatically fails any attempt with an instrument if he does not possess any ranks in any instruments in that family.
If a character starts to improve an instrument that is in the same division as another instrument he has specialized in, the new specialization automatically (at no cost) has a number of ranks equal to the first instrument's ranks -4.
Divisions of Perform
|Fretted Strings||Lute, Guitar|
|Non-Fretted Strings||Violin, Cello|
|Keyboards||Harpsichord, Piano, Organ|
|Singing||No individual instruments|
|Spoken Word||Story telling, Poetry, Oratory|