Ages of Arcanius
Knowledge [Martial Lore]
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.
|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.