Knowledge [Martial Lore]

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Knowledge [Martial Lore] (INT)
Covers military history, strategy, tactics, war, war machines, and weapons. You can use this skill to identify martial maneuvers. A Samurai uses this skill to represent his knowledge of his Code of Honor.

Answering a question within your field of study has a DC of 10 (for really easy questions), 15 (for basic questions), or 20 to 30 (for really tough questions). You can also identify maneuvers and disciplines used by a combatant. The DCs are summarized on the table.

Check DC Task Action Retry
10 + maneuver level Identify a maneuver being initiated by someone you can see. Free action No.
10 + maneuver level Identify a maneuver recorded on a martial script. Full Round One try per day.
20 + target’s initiator level Determine all disciplines known by a particular creature by watching it initiate at least one maneuver. Free action Retry only if the subject initiates another maneuver.

Action: Varies, as noted above.
Try again: See above.
Special: A swordsage gains a +2 bonus on a Knowledge [Martial Lore] check involving a maneuver in a discipline in which he has discipline focus.
Synergy: A character with 5 or more ranks in Profession [Soldier] (or similar skill) recieves a +2 bonus on Knowledge [Martial Lore] checks.

Knowledge [Martial Lore]

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