Character Generator

Step By Step Guide

Step #1 Gender Step #2 Homeland Step #3 Home Type Step #4 Childhood Friends Step #5 Favorite Activities Step #6 Character Build Step #7 Complexion
Step #8 Eye Color Step #9 Hair Color Step #10 Hair Length Step #11 Hair Texture Step #12 Face Structure Step #13 Nose Type Step #14 Lips Type
Step #15 Chin Type Step #16 Height Step #17 Adjectives Step #18 Skill Choice Step #19 Nationality Bonuses Step # 20 Trait Selection

The character generator is accessible through the PLAY menu while in the Welcome Area.

To check is a name is available for use prior to using the character generator, you can use the @namecheck command.

If you do not have inspiration for a name, you can always use the @random-name command to help you out.

You arrive at the Character Generator quiet room.

Midlight, the world of The Eternal City, is based on the culture of Republican Rome. We ask that you keep this in mind when creating and naming your character, and that you select a name that is appropriate to the setting. Names do not have to be Roman-sounding, but they should fit in with a fantasy setting. Modern names, nonsense names, and names from any modern media (such as TV, movies, or literature) are not acceptable. If you select such a name, you will be asked to change it.

Enter your character's first name:

>Fallinus

Last names ARE used in certain situations in game. Please make sure you choose an appropriate last name for your character.

Enter your character's last name:

>Natrian

Step #1: Gender

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 What is your character's gender?       

 [1]  Male
 [2]  Female
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Where you were born and raised contributes a lot to your character. Your homeland affects, among other things, how other people view you, what your family life was like, and what your parents did for a living.

Hit <return> to continue…

Step #2: Homeland

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 Please choose a homeland from among the following. 

 [1]  City of Iridine
 [2]  Republic of Iridine
 [3]  Cinera
 [4]  Parcines
 [5]  The Aestivan League
 [6]  Remath
 [7]  The Safelands
 [8]  Gadaene
 [9]  Sostaeran
 [10] Windward
 [11] Tuchea
 [12] Altene

 Enter a '?' followed by a response number for more information about that 
response.
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NOTE: Please check National Bonuses for a complete listing of what nation has what bonuses.

Step #2.a: City of Iridine district choice. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 1 in Step #2.

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 What part of the city do you live in?  

 [1]  The Steps; a crowded and poor slum area.
 [2]  The harbor area, lots of bars and cheap rooms for hire.
 [3]  The Sandbar; a middle-class neighborhood overlooking the harbor.
 [4]  Quartz Heights; the market area, close to the craftsman's districts.
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Step #2.b: Republic of Iridine city choice. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 2 in Step #2.

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 Which town in the Republic did you come from? 

 [1]  Blackvine
 [2]  Seld
 [3]  Franlius
 [4]  Argosius
 [5]  Tepsin
 [6]  Viron
 [7]  Darpen
 [8]  Monlon
 [9]  Astraea
 [10] Rock Valley
 [11] Three Hills
 [12] Blue Sands
 [13] Harmony

 Enter a '?' followed by a response number for more information about that 
response.
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Step #3: Preferred Home Type

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 Given a choice of places to live, which would you rather make your home? 

 [1]  A large city
 [2]  A small town
 [3]  The wilderness
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Step #3.a: City life choice. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 1 IN STEP #3.

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 What most attracts to life in a large city? 

 [1]  Being around, meeting, and conversing with so many people.
 [2]  The many opportunities for power and wealth.
 [3]  The excitement of city life and the many places to explore.
 [4]  The aura of civilization and the opportunities for learning.
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Step #3.a: Small town life choice. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 2 IN STEP #3.

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 What most attracts to life in a small town? 

 [1]  The simple lifestyle and the comfort of safety.
 [2]  Being able to know everyone around you, the sense of community.
 [3]  The traditions and values of a small community.
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Step #3.a: Wilderness life choices. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 3 IN STEP #3.

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 What most attracts you to life in the wilderness? 

 [1]  Freedom
 [2]  Nature
 [3]  Solitude
 [4]  Adventure
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Step #4: Childhood friends

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 Did you have many friends as a child?  

 [1]  Yes
 [2]  No
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Step #4.a: Having many friends. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 1 IN STEP #4.

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 What generally attracted others to befriend you? 

 [1]  A quick and charming tongue.
 [2]  Intelligent conversation.
 [3]  You were a good listener.
 [4]  Your fairness and integrity.
 [5]  Your athletic abilities.
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Step #4.a: Few friends. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 2 IN STEP #4.

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 What did you occupy yourself with, lacking many childhood friends? 

 [1]  A handful of friends or relatives very close to you.
 [2]  Reading and studying.
 [3]  Working or doing chores.
 [4]  Tending to your family members.
 [5]  Picking fights or causing trouble.
 [6]  Exploring and learning on your own.
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Step #5: Favorite Activities.

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 Which did you enjoy more as you grew up? 

 [1]  Sports and Physical activities
 [2]  Thinking Games and Puzzles
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Step #5.a: Sportsman. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 1 IN STEP #5.

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 Which activity would you have been best at? 

 [1]  Wrestling
 [2]  Swimming
 [3]  Running
 [4]  Gymnastics
 [5]  Boxing
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Step #5.a: Thinker. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 2 IN STEP #5.

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 As a child, what would you have most enjoyed? 

 [1]  Card games
 [2]  Riddles
 [3]  Hide and Seek
 [4]  Debates
 [5]  Tricks and Jokes
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This series of questions determines the way your character looks.

Hit <return> to continue…

Step #6: Character Male Build. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 1 IN STEP #1

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 What adjective best describes your build? 

 [1]  Ample
 [2]  Athletic
 [3]  Average
 [4]  Blubbery
 [5]  Bony
 [6]  Brawny
 [7]  Broad-shouldered
 [8]  Bulky
 [9]  Burly
 [10] Chiseled
 [11] Chubby
 [12] Corpulent
 [13] Emaciated
 [14] Fat
 [15] Flabby
 [16] Fragile
 [17] Full-figured
 [18] Gangly
 [19] Gaunt
 [20] Heavy
 [21] Hulking
 [22] Large
 [23] Lean
 [24] Meagre
 [25] Muscular
 [26] Obese
 [27] Paunchy
 [28] Plump
 [29] Rugged
 [30] Scrawny
 [31] Sickly
 [32] Sinewy
 [33] Skinny
 [34] Skinny
 [35] Slender
 [36] Slight
 [37] Slim
 [38] Spindly
 [39] Stalwart
 [40] Statuesque
 [41] Stout
 [42] Strapping
 [43] Thin
 [44] Toned
 [45] Well-fed
 [46] Wiry
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Step 6: Character Female Build. ONLY AVAILABLE IF CHOOSING 2 IN STEP #1.

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 What adjective best describes your build? 

 [1]  Ample
 [2]  Athletic
 [3]  Average
 [4]  Blubbery
 [5]  Bony
 [6]  Brawny
 [7]  Bulky
 [8]  Burly
 [9]  Buxom
 [10] Chubby
 [11] Corpulent
 [12] Curvaceous
 [13] Delicate
 [14] Emaciated
 [15] Fat
 [16] Flabby
 [17] Fragile
 [18] Full-figured
 [19] Gangly
 [20] Gaunt
 [21] Heavy
 [22] Large
 [23] Lean
 [24] Lissome
 [25] Lithe
 [26] Meagre
 [27] Muscular
 [28] Obese
 [29] Paunchy
 [30] Plump
 [31] Scrawny
 [32] Shapely
 [33] Sickly
 [34] Sinewy
 [35] Skinny
 [36] Skinny
 [37] Slender
 [38] Slight
 [39] Slim
 [40] Spindly
 [41] Stout
 [42] Thin
 [43] Toned
 [44] Voluptuous
 [45] Well-fed
 [46] Wiry
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Step #7: Complexion

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 What shade is your complexion?         

 [1]  Pale (Mountain, Northern climes, or way too much time out of the sun)
 [2]  Sallow (Mountain, Northern climes)
 [3]  Chalky (Mountain, Northern climes)
 [4]  Creamy (Mountain, Northern climes)
 [5]  Fair (Northern Climes, Northern Barbarians)
 [6]  Ivory (Northern Climes, Northern Barbarians)
 [7]  Florid (Northern Climes, Northern Barbarians)
 [8]  Rosy (Northern Climes, Northern Barbarians)
 [9]  Tanned (a bronze-brown hue)
 [10] Golden Brown (a bronze-brown hue)
 [11] Bronze (a bronze-brown hue)
 [12] Pale Olive (a pale olive shade)
 [13] Common (a pale olive shade; Iridine heritage)
 [14] Sandalwood (Cineran, Cenath, other areas north and south)
 [15] Brown (Cineran, Cenath, other areas north and south)
 [16] Ocher (Cineran, Cenath, other areas north and south)
 [17] Dark Olive (Cineran, Cenath, other areas north and south)
 [18] Dark (Cineran, Tuchean, other areas north and south)
 [19] Swarthy (Desert and Southern Climes, Cenath)
 [20] Dusky (Desert and Southern Climes, Cenath)
 [21] Black (Desert and Southern Climes)
 [22] Ebony (Desert and Southern Climes)
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Step #8: Eye color

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 What color are your eyes? 

 [1]  Midnight black
 [2]  Obsidian
 [3]  Black
 [4]  Ebony
 [5]  Raven
 [6]  Slate
 [7]  Dark grey
 [8]  Grey
 [9]  Smoke
 [10] Light gray
 [11] Steel
 [12] Dark brown
 [13] Brown
 [14] Hazel
 [15] Pale green
 [16] Jade green
 [17] Green
 [18] Sea green
 [19] Deep green
 [20] Pale blue
 [21] Azure
 [22] Dark blue
 [23] Lapis
 [24] Light blue
 [25] Milky white
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Step #9: Hair color

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 WHat color is your hair?  

 [1]  Bald
 [2]  Black
 [3]  Coal-black
 [4]  Blue-black
 [5]  Inky black
 [6]  Midnight black
 [7]  Raven
 [8]  Dark grey
 [9]  Grey
 [10] Mahogany
 [11] Brown
 [12] Walnut brown
 [13] Nutmeg
 [14] Chestnut
 [15] Roan
 [16] Ash brown
 [17] Dark brown
 [18] Sable
 [19] Ginger
 [20] Sienna
 [21] Light brown
 [22] Golden brown
 [23] Auburn
 [24] Copper
 [25] Honey blonde
 [26] Light blonde
 [27] Blonde
 [28] Golden blonde
 [29] Strawberry blonde
 [30] Rust-colored
 [31] Reddish blonde
 [32] Red
 [33] Dusky blonde
 [34] Ash blonde
 [35] White
 [36] Snow white
 [37] Stark white
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Step #10: Hair length

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 How long is your hair?    

 [1]  Short
 [2]  Close-cropped
 [3]  Shoulder-length
 [4]  Long
 [5]  Waist-length
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Step #11: Hair texture

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 What is the texture of your hair?      

 [1]  Abundant
 [2]  Ample
 [3]  Billowy
 [4]  Bouncy
 [5]  Bristly
 [6]  Burnished
 [7]  Bushy
 [8]  Clean
 [9]  Coarse
 [10] Curly
 [11] Delicate
 [12] Downy
 [13] Dull
 [14] Feathery
 [15] Fine
 [16] Flowing
 [17] Fluffy
 [18] Frizzy
 [19] Gleaming
 [20] Glistening
 [21] Glossy
 [22] Greasy
 [23] Kinky
 [24] Lively
 [25] Lush
 [26] Lustrous
 [27] Satiny
 [28] Shaggy
 [29] Shimmering
 [30] Shiny
 [31] Silky
 [32] Sleek
 [33] Soft
 [34] Straight
 [35] Sweeping
 [36] Thick
 [37] Voluminous
 [38] Wavy
 [39] Wiry
 [40] Wispy
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Step #12: Face structure

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 Pick the one that best describe the structure of your face: 

 [1]  Disfigured
 [2]  Freckled
 [3]  Gentle
 [4]  Heart-shaped
 [5]  Long
 [6]  Ordinary
 [7]  Oval
 [8]  Narrow
 [9]  Pleasant
 [10] Plain
 [11] Pockmarked
 [12] Round
 [13] Severe
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Step #13: Nose type

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 Pick the adjective that best describes your nose from the list below: 

 [1]  Large
 [2]  Hooked
 [3]  Pointed
 [4]  Pug
 [5]  Thin
 [6]  Crooked
 [7]  Broad
 [8]  Bulbous
 [9]  Prominent
 [10] Button
 [11] Aquiline
 [12] Ordinary
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Step #14: Lips type

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 Pick the adjective that best describes your lips from the list below: 

 [1]  Full
 [2]  Pouting
 [3]  Thin
 [4]  Pursed
 [5]  Sneering
 [6]  Ordinary
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Step #15: Chin type

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 Pick the adjective that best describes your chin from the list below: 

 [1]  Clefted
 [2]  Distinguished
 [3]  Double
 [4]  Ordinary
 [5]  Pointed
 [6]  Receding
 [7]  Rugged
 [8]  Square
 [9]  Weak
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Step #16: Height

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 Pick the word that best describes your height: 

 [1]  Very Tall
 [2]  Tall
 [3]  Average
 [4]  Short
 [5]  Very Short
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Next you must enter three adjectives which describe your character:
Hit <return> to continue…

Step #17: Adjectives

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[1]  able            [2]  deliberate     [3]  adaptable
[4]  alert           [5]  attractive     [6]  analytical
[7]  attentive       [8]  agile          [9]  beautiful
[10] bold            [11] blunt          [12] calculating
[13] charismatic     [14] calm           [15] courageous
[16] careful         [17] creative       [18] clever
[19] clumsy          [20] driven         [21] dextrous
[22] daring          [23] decisive       [24] direct
[25] diplomatic      [26] deceptive      [27] elegant
[28] egocentric      [29] ebullient      [30] fast
[31] ferocious       [32] fiery          [33] friendly
[34] forgetful       [35] focused        [36] gentle
[37] gallant         [38] gracious       [39] gaunt
[40] graceful        [41] happy          [42] handsome
[43] hardy           [44] humorous       [45] harsh
[46] hasty           [47] hopeful        [48] honorable
[49] inhibited       [50] intelligent    [51] introspective
[52] imposing        [53] intimidating   [54] just
[55] limber          [56] likeable       [57] loud
[58] methodical      [59] muscular       [60] mischievous
[61] nimble          [62] nonsensical    [63] organized
[64] perceptive      [65] patient        [66] polite
[67] proud           [68] quick          [69] quiet
[70] reckless        [71] resourceful    [72] reactionary
[73] restful         [74] slow           [75] smart
[76] strong          [77] serene         [78] stubborn
[79] steady          [80] stoic          [81] sly
[82] stealthy        [83] sharp          [84] talkative
[85] tough           [86] thoughtful     [87] temperate
[88] tricky          [89] thin           [90] understanding
[91] unusual         [92] ugly           [93] vivacious
[94] vicious         [95] wise           [96] witty
[97] weak            [98] wry            [99] wild
[99*] lucky           [99**] fortunate
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After choosing one, you get to unlock [99] lucky and then after choosing a second one you get [99] fortunate

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Your character can have up to five different skills. He or she will advance much more easily in these skills than in any others. You will select one of the five now, and acquire the rest during the course of gameplay. The skill you select now will determine the primary focus of your character. NOTE: Certain starting skills may not be available to some nations, and won't be listed.

Hit <return> to continue…

Step #18: Skill choice

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 [1]  Knives
 [2]  One-Handed Crushing
 [3]  One-Handed Swords
 [4]  Pickpocketing
 [5]  Spears
 [6]  Staves
 [7]  Missile Weapons-Bows
 [8]  One-Handed Axes
 [9]  Brawling
 [10] Healing
 [11] Basic Tailoring
 [12] Outdoor Basics
 [13] Hunting Lore
 [14] Locksmithing

 Select the first skill your character will be proficient in, or
 enter a ? followed by a number for more information on a given
 skill. Enter 'X' by itself to abort character generation.
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NOTE: Some nations have nationality bonuses. For a complete list, please check out the National Bonuses page.

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Because of your nation choice, you automatically have the following advantages:
- Trait: Citizenship

Hit <return> to continue…

Step #19: Nationality Freebies

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 [1]  Free Skill: Knives
 [2]  Free Skill: One-handed Swords
 [3]  Free Skill: Pickpocketing

 Select an additional advantage for your character, or
 enter a ? followed by a number for more information on a given
 advantage. Enter 'X' by itself to abort character generation.
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Character Trait Selection

Certain unique traits will mark your character and distinguish him or her from others. Positive traits indicate innate talents, heightened mental or physical abilities, and other advantages your character may have. Negative traits indicate flaws or weaknesses in your character, whether emotional, physical, mental, or psychological.

Every trait is marked by a number value. Advantageous traits have a positive value while weaknesses have negative values. For every advantage you pick, you must also pick weaknesses to balance out your character. At the end of this process, the combined value of all your traits cannot be above 0. Any traits you have already picked up due to the nation advantages won't be used in calculating this value.

You may only pick a maximum of three advantageous traits and three negative traits. This includes traits from nation advantages.

There are also neutral traits, qualities of a character which have both positive and negative qualities. Of these, you may only choose one.

Remember that this is an optional process. You may choose the maximum number of traits and flaws possible, or you may opt to pick only a few, or none at all.
Hit <return> to continue…

Step #20: Trait Selection. NOTE: For a detailed list of traits with their values and definitions please see Traits.

=[Current Traits]=============================================================

Positive Traits          Negative Traits
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none                     none

Neutral Trait
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none

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Total Trait Value: 0

=[Character Trait Management]=================================================
 [1]  Add Traits                        [2]  Remove Traits 
 [3]  List Current Traits               [4]  Finish and Save Traits 

 Please pick an option.
 You may finish and save only when the total trait value is 0 or less.
 Entering 'X' by itself will abort character generation.
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Positive Traits

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 [1]  Night Vision
 [2]  Iron Will
 [3]  Nimble Feet
 [4]  Mule's Back
 [5]  Steady Hands
 [6]  Educated
 [7]  Athletic
 [8]  Presence of Mind
 [9]  Natural Understanding
 [10] Hunter's Eye
 [11] Dursc Constitution
 [12] Mountain Lungs
 [13] Pack Rat
 [14] Innate Charm
 [15] Merchant's Eye
 [16] Iron Gut
 [17] Trader's Tongue
 [18] Focus
 [19] Worldly Knowledge
 [20] Vitality
 [21] Adrenaline Rush
 [22] Natural Climber
 [23] Absolute Time Sense
 [24] Weather Prediction
 [25] Enhanced Hearing
 [26] Lucky
 [27] Self-Taught
 [28] Luminescent

 Select a new trait to add to your character, or
 enter a ? followed by a number for more information on a given
 trait. Enter 'X' by itself to abort character generation.
 To return to the trait management menu, enter 'R'
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Negative Traits

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 [1]  Shaky Hands
 [2]  Bleeder
 [3]  Lack of Concentration
 [4]  Near-Sighted
 [5]  Provincial Attitude
 [6]  Jinxed
 [7]  All Thumbs
 [8]  Frail Build
 [9]  Aversion to Pain
 [10] Aversion to Violence
 [11] Uncontrollable Anxiety
 [12] Fear of the Dark
 [13] Superstitious Fears
 [14] Phobia - Arachnids
 [15] Phobia - Snakes
 [16] Phobia - Insects
 [17] Phobia - Bats
 [18] Stutterer
 [19] Gullible
 [20] Illiterate
 [21] Frail Sensibility
 [22] Weak Constitution
 [23] Frail Lungs
 [24] Introverted
 [25] Squeamish
 [26] Weak Stomach
 [27] Sickly
 [28] Intense Nightmares

 Select a new trait to add to your character, or
 enter a ? followed by a number for more information on a given
 trait. Enter 'X' by itself to abort character generation.
 To return to the trait management menu, enter 'R'
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Neutral Traits

=[Choose a trait to add:]=====================================================
 [1]  Hand of Fate
 [2]  Light Sleeper
 [3]  Night Owl
 [4]  Ox's Grace
 [5]  Finesse
 [6]  Berserker
 [7]  Peaceful Spirit
 [8]  Increased Metabolism

 Select a new trait to add to your character, or
 enter a ? followed by a number for more information on a given
 trait. Enter 'X' by itself to abort character generation.
 To return to the trait management menu, enter 'R'
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Are you satisfied with the above traits? [y/N] Traits saved.

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 Do you want to keep this character?    

 [1]  Yes
 [2]  No
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