are semi-spell users who combine skill at arms with
elemental magic. Their song spells allow them to
enhance not only their own skills in combat, but
those of all in their party. Bards are also masters
of lore, adept at revealing the secrets of magic
items. Nearly as versatile as Rangers, Bards are
somewhat more adept at using magical devices, but
less so at physical skills, such as combat or maneuvering.
Heavy armor will restrict their spellcasting abilities.
LORESING <lyrics> While holding an item in your right hand, sing
a song whose lyrics inquire about the nature of the
object. Use a semicolon (;) to separate lines. For example:
loresing Sparkling stone I found this night;Tell
me why you shine so bright?;Do you by chance possess
a spell,;Or sharpen weapons very well?;Are you worth
much if I sell,;Or should I throw you in the well?
If you are skilled enough and use the appropriate keywords,
something of the item's nature will be revealed to you.