I just built a thief, not even old enough to join the thief's guild. Looking for some template help. So far this is what I have so far (off the top of my head) 97 Stealing 100 Snooping 90 Stealthing 98 Hiding 115 Ninjitsu 50 Magery 50 Fencing So, right now I'm right around 600 skill points with a cap of 720. I'm thinking about: GM stealing GM snooping GM stealthing GM hiding 120 ninjitsu xx magery 100 fencing Poisoning? 1. I'm not sure if I need/want poisoning. I guess if I do, it'll only be for PKing weak people right? 2. Not sure how I could fit all of these skills onto this character, or if any of these need to be changed. 3. How do you guys usually escape the victim? steal, animal form, hide? Is that the best method? What if they're casting or shooting arrows at you? 4. Is it possible to run while stealthing? I've found that when I run out of steps to steal while running, I won't re-stealth. 5. Is there a certain skill point to where I won't ever fail on x amount of stones? If so, should I raise stealing to 120 to minimize any chance of fail? 6. I've read that Shadowjump is visible to other players. Is this true? I've also read that lots of people Shadowjump next to their marks before stealing. Wouldn't the mark see the Shadowjump animation? Thanks!