New Feature D.A.T.S. - The Divine Attention To Skills Program

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D.A.T.S. - The Divine Attention To Skills Program

Postby Gossamer on September 26th, 2018, 11:49 pm

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D.A.T.S.
The Divine Attention To Skills Program



In the world of Mizahar, those that achieve Mastery in certain skills often catch the attention of the Pantheon and cause them to note the individuals and try to add them to their mortal resources. Thus once a character achieves a Mastery in certain skills, if the conditions are right and The Divine takes notice, the character will receive a mark from the God or Goddess associated with the skill.

How does this program work? You as a player are responsible for applying for a D.A.T.S. mark via the help desk. Just post a brief blurb in the Help Desk with your skill point count (please include the skill name) and give us a brief paragraph on why you think your PC will garner the attention of the associated God or Goddess (please include the God/dess name). You will be given approval and a note will be added to your Storyteller's Secret thread linking your HD ticket and your approval. If you are declined, you will be given a clear reason why and a pathway to achieve said mark in the near future.

Once you have Help Desk Approval and a Storyteller Secret entry you can either ask a moderator of Domain Storyteller level or higher to run a quest for you or you can write a solo (or guest moderated) thread wherein you are marked by the specific deity. If you opt for a solo or guest moderated thread, you must include the link to your HD ticket in the thread. Once your thread is graded (you can self grade or have a grader/moderator do it) please ask a DS or higher to review your thread and add its link to your SS thread entry where you were given permission.

It is our feeling Gnosis Marks are not utilized enough in game and this is a very creative and rewarding way to get more of them out there with less moderator involvement overall so individual players aren't dependent on Moderator Time and Availability.

Please note, this is an reward for achieving Mastery in specific skills. It is not a required add-on to your character and you can decline these marks if they do not fit your Player Character or do not fit your Character's Storyline.

This is for a FIRST mark only, and mainly designed for people that might have been too busy or overlooked by moderators for Gnosis Marks. If someone already has a mark from a God or Goddess and then achieves a Mastery we will not allow a SECOND mark to be acquired (aka stacked). Second marks must be acquired through a moderated quest told under a Domain Storyteller or higher to qualifying PCs. See Gnosis Marks in the wiki for details on what qualifies for a second mark.


Akajia – Intelligence, Stealth
Akvin – Magecrafting, Gadgeteering
Aquiras – Dominion
Avalis – Fortune Telling
Bala – Farming
Caiyha – Animal Husbandry, Wilderness Survival, Biology, Botany
Cheva – Excluded Due To Her Nature
Dira – Spiritism, Undertaking
Eyris – Research, Webbing
Gnora- Logic
Harameus – Alchemy, Morphing
Ionu – Acting, Disguise
Ivak – Psychology, Reimancy (Fire – Focus)
Izurdin – Body Building, Construction, Wrestling, Black/Metalsmithing
Kelwyn – Negotiation, Persuasion
Kihala – Art (Any Discipline Painting, Scuplting, etc), Animation, Architectrix
Krysus - Torture
Laviku – Sailing, Shipwrighting, Reimancy (Water - Focus)
Leth - Meditation, Astrology, Astronomy
Lhex – Excluded Due To His Nature
Makutsi – Dance, Storytelling
Morwen – Reimancy (Ice – Focus)
Myri – Tactics, Weapon (?)
Nikali - Seduction
Nysel– Investigation, Pathfinding
Ovek- Gambling, Mathematics
Priskil – Candlemaking
Qalaya – Anthropology, Archaeology, Writing, Glyphing
Rak'keli – Medicine, Herbalism
Rhysol – Impersonation
Rhaus – Poetry, Play Musical Instrument, Singing, Composition
Sagallius – Politics, Hypnotism, Projection
Semele – Jewelcrafting, Geology, Reimancy (Earth – Focus)
Sivah – Hostessing, Brewing, Vinting
Ssena – Intimidation
Sylir - Leadership
Syna – Aurisitics, Astrology, Astronomy
Tavasi - Gardening
Tanroa – Excluded Due To Her Nature
Tyveth - Philosophy
Uldr – Embalming
Vayt – Poison, Leeching
Viratas – Scheduled Rewrite - TBD
Wysar – Endurance, Unarmed Combat
Xhyvas – Planning
Xyna - Business
Yahal – Teaching, Shielding
Yshul – Subterfuge, Larceny
Zulrav – Reimancy (Air - Focus)

OOC: As always, comments and critiques are accepted below. Please let us know what you think of this new program.



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D.A.T.S. - The Divine Attention To Skills Program

Postby Savis Maren on September 26th, 2018, 11:56 pm

This is awesome! I'm really pleased to see this because it makes perfect sense for the Gods to mark people based on their talents in addition to their shows of faith and/or fantastic quests. It makes a lot of sense and feels it's going to benefit a lot of people.
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Postby Asterope on September 27th, 2018, 12:03 am

This looks great! :D I love that it makes gnosis marks a bit more accessible and takes some pressure off STs, but still requires work and dedication to earn the mark. I definitely look forward to seeing this used!
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Postby Duncan Rightstone on September 27th, 2018, 4:34 am

This is wonderful. I've always thought that characters who devote themselves to certain skills and excel at them would, sooner or later, attract the attention of the gods.

It offers some incentive for characters to focus and find purpose in their lives. Thank you for the new opportunites.
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D.A.T.S. - The Divine Attention To Skills Program

Postby Gossamer on September 30th, 2018, 8:35 pm

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We've already had people take advantage of this program - So thanks folks! But since we may have some staff confusion, let me summarize this really fast.

If you acquire a MASTERY (76 points or above) in a listed skill above, you may (with a high probability) be eligible for a gnosis from the God/dess who lists the skill. All you need to do at that point is post in the HD ticket letting me know which Mastery you've acquired, what God/dess you want the mark from, and a brief blurb as to why you've earned it.

I'll say yes (or no if there's a good reason for not allowing you - a total deviant pc from the god/dess' personality comes to mind) and add the response to your SS ticket and then at that point you can write a thread where you get that mark... (much like applying for one via a gnosis story at start of play). This thread can be a solo or however you want it to roll. You can even RP the God/dess.

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