The NecroMech Dossier Core Manual April 2018 - Page 287

Chemistry (Science) You know your way around a chemistry laboratory and the materials they produce. This includes identifying and eventually manufacturing Poisons, Drugs, Anti-toxins, and Explosives. To reach Expert requires formal training. Chinese (Languages) Allows you to read and speak the Chinese language. Proficiency Novice Amateur Professional Expert Ability Basic communication and vocabulary.  Reliably elicit information. Hold detailed conversation. Complete fluency without accent. Cleaver (Unconventional Weapons) You can effectively wield a cleaver as a deadly weapon. Climbing (Athletic) Allows you to use your hands, feet, or other body part to make your way up a steep surface or object. In some cases, such as scaling ice, this means utilizing additional equipment such as ropes, crampons, and ice axe. Not only can you go up, but you are also skilled at rappelling down. Close Quarters Combat (Fighting Style) Throwing a boxing-style punch when trying to stun, or using clinch fighting, throws, takedowns, choking, joint locks, pins and other grappling techniques to restrain your opponent. All are elements of improvised unarmed combat that you develop with this skill. When taken to the next level, as was the case with William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes who first taught advanced techniques to British Special Operations forces, you are also able to use knives, garrote, and more ad hoc weapons such as sticks to brutal effect. So much so that proponents gain advantage when using the Knife skill. Proficiency Novice Amateur Professional Expert Bonus to Knife Skill +5%  +10% +15% +20% Page 287