The other day I got a bracelet. 8 Heal, 10 Bushido, 12 Swords, 4 hci . I've had a mostly useless swords lumber char for 10 years. I don't really play it unless I need feathers. I've got a real nice paladin archer, & tamers & bards and all sorts of mess. I thought there's got to be something I can do with this useless char, so I came over here & read Baghdaddy's post. So, I got me some scrolls and some sheep, and drug out one of the boats. I found a ring to go with it 14 bushido, 12 focus, 6 str 5 dex +25 damage. So, 2 days later I'm at 120 swords, 120 parry, 120 bushido, 100 anatomy, 101 healing, 100 tactics, 95 chivalry, 20 focus. Hmm that's 776 skill points. Did I mention Woohoo? This character is so much fun I can't really even explain it to you. I just beat the swoop to death a few minutes ago. Baghdaddy I would never have had any idea how wonderful these characters are if it wasn't for you. I really appreciate you laying it all out the way you did. I loved that archer. I've been playing him for a long time, but he plain sucks compared to this char.