With the advice of several threads in this forum I've started a new character with the following short term goals: GM Swordsmanship GM Tactics GM Parrying GM Necromancy GM Bushido GM Spirit Speak GM Chivalry Long term... I'll probably drop Chivalry to 60 (If I even ever make it to GM) in order to raise other skills above GM... or possibly take Focus or Meditation to 40. My question (because I'm a total n00b) is are there any real drawbacks to having both Necromancy and Chivalry on the same template since several Chivalry abilities are karma based? Are the karma based abilities just not all that useful? Or at least, not as useful as the non-karma based skills when combined with the Necromancy spells? Any tips on playing the above template? I've never played with Necromancy, Bushido, Spirit Speak, or Chivalry before. Also, what armor stats are suggested? I'm training with a 100% LRC suit to save money. But because this is a "in your face and beating you down" kind of character, I'm guessing a suit with more resists would be better, or possibly something that boosts mana regeneration? But then I have to make sure I have plenty of tithes, and carry Necromancy reagents, etc. A non-issue? How does Meditation or Focus play into it? With slow mana regeneration, is that an issue, or is mana regeneration without Meditation or Focus enough to get by? Sorry for the nub questions, and thanks!