I am adding bard skills to my crafter template on Siege. Now, being on Siege, he owns a gazillion soul stones and has many skills to choose from for a template. I will admit that I *like* being able to hide, at the very least. (It's a Siege thing.) My original thought was to build the following so I could join my guildies from time to time on champ hunts: Hiding - 100 Magery - 110 Eval. - 110 (100 natural) Music - 120 (110 natural) Discord - 110 (100 natural) Provoke - 110 (100 natural) Peace - 110 (100 natural) Eval, Music, Discord, Provoke, and Peace are all boosted +10 on a ring; his bracelet is his *blessed* ornament of the magician. (Remember - no insurance on Siege and only one 'blessed item' at a time.) The biggest problem I see with this template is no room for meditation or focus. Also, I usually run him with stealth but I can see *no* way to work stealth into the template as it currently stands. Of course, I could just not run with full bard skills. But I used to play a full bard on Nappa and thus, I know how much fun it can be to run with all of those skills on - target, peace, discord, then provoke..... I did many a t-map that way. But that was Nappa Tram, where you didn't need hiding/stealth for survival. Anyway. If I were to run with only two of the bard skills at a time, which two? Discord, to be sure. But then Peace or Provo? Also for other alt skills, it could be anything - Myst, Bushido, etc. But since we don't have recall or sacred journey, it's nice to be able to gate. I also thought about just stoning my current magery and raising some minimal magery to use gate scrolls, which is what another of my Siege characters does. But then, that takes away firepower elsewhere. *sigh* Thoughts? Suggestions? Thx!