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Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 5

by: theinkandpen (Robert Mullon) ; edited by: M.S. Smith ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

The fifth part of the series on skills, which will look at skills related to Personality.

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    Illusion

    A magic skill, depending on Personality.

    The magic school of Illusion is described as ‘Affecting the perception and mind of living subjects’. Hence, these types of spells cause mind effects such as confusion, blindness, paralysis, calm or enrage effects or other similar ones. Illusion is also used to the caster’s advantage when becoming invisible for instance, or when camouflaging oneself. Every magic effect which alters the perception of the world around you is considered an illusion spell.

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    Mercantile

    A stealth skill, depending on Personality.

    The mercantile skill comes in handy for characters who wish to get good prices on goods, or sell goods for double the price. The merchant reaction varies, usually depending on which faction you are in, what race you are or what political role you hold in the world. However, with this skill your chances are greatly increased and most merchants show favourable reactions. The Imperial race is most apt at bartering and dealing with merchants as they have a +10 bonus on this skill at the beginning of character creation.

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    Speechcraft

    A stealth skill, depending on Personality.

    You are able to influence other people with this skill, by admiring them or charming them in conversation. There are different ways of approaching how to influence people in the game, or how to obtain otherwise secret information. You initiate a conversation with a character and are able to choose different dialogue options depending on your favoured approach. If your Speechcraft skill is high enough, that person reacts in your favour.

    The different ways of influencing people in speech are:

    Admire – When you try flattery in order to try and get on the better side of someone. This only works if you have a high Speechcraft skill, and will otherwise have the opposite reaction of the character gradually becoming hostile to you

    Intimidate – You can try and threaten the person, assuming you have a strong character or one who is able to fight. This is in case things should get heated.

    Taunt – Taunting is only used if you wish for the person to attack you, eventually. If you are aiming at getting some loot or killing someone this may be the best way. Remember that if you kill when attacked first, the game won’t place a bounty on your head as its considered legal.

    Bribe – The easiest and surest way to sweeten someone up, not only in Morrowind. If you have the right amount of coin, there is no way this will fail. Even characters with low Speechcraft values can use this.

Morrowwind Chracter Creation Guide

The complete guide to character creation in Morrowind, becoming a vampire, character skills and more.
  1. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 1
  2. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 2
  3. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 3
  4. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 4
  5. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 5
  6. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 6
  7. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 7
  8. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Becoming a vampire, part 8
  9. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 1
  10. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 2
  11. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 3
  12. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 4
  13. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 5
  14. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 6
  15. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Character Skills, part 7
  16. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 1
  17. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 2
  18. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 3
  19. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 4
  20. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 5
  21. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 6
  22. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 7
  23. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 8
  24. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 9
  25. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Races of Vvardenfell, part 10
  26. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 1, Attributes
  27. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 2, Birth signs
  28. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3a, Classes
  29. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3b, Classes
  30. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 3c, Classes
  31. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 4a, Diseases
  32. Morrowind Character Creation Guide: Part 4b, Diseases