Thieves are people who make a living in the art of stealing. Not all thieves
are evil, some steal because it is the only way they can make a living.
But then again one does not have to steal to be a thief. Some other skills
associated with thieves are stealth, backstabbing, picking locks, detecting
and removing traps and others such as smuggling and forgery. Thieves
prefer to adventure alone but will go with others when the time comes.
They usually help to the best of their ability but are mainly concerned
with their own profit. At any time they could run from a dangerous
battle leaving others to die but many thieves will risk their lives for
friends. Anything on the ground is free to thieves to take without asking, but
they may not take the items of someone who has died. The weapons
that a thief may use are limited to small bladed weapons and bows.
Weapons the thief CANNOT
use are: small axe, axe, large axe, broad axe, battle axe, great axe, falchion,
long sword, claymore, broad sword, bastard sword, two-handed sword, great
sword, club, mace, war hammer, morning star, flail, maul, spiked club,
short staff, long staff, composite staff, quarter staff, war staff, short
battle bow, long battle bow, short war bow, long war bow. (long bow, hunter's
bow and composite bow for rogues)
Weapons the thief CAN
use are: dagger, sword, short sword, saber, scimitar, blade, short bow,
long bow, hunter's bow and composite bow.
Thieves do not wear metallic armor for it creates noise and prevents
them from stealing and sneaking around properly. Therefore thieves only
wear leather armor. Also thieves may not use any shields except bucklers.
Armor the thief CANNOT
use are: ring mail, chain mail, scale mail, splint mail, breast plate,
plate mail, field plate, gothic plate, full plate, helm, full helm, great
helm, small shield, large shield, kite shield, gothic shield, tower shield.
Armor the thief CAN
use are: rags, cape, robe, quilted armor, leather armor, hard leather armor,
studded leather armor, cap, skull cap, crown and buckler.
Thieves are not very adept with magic but they have knowledge of the
magical arts and use them often.
Spells ALLOWED: charged
bolt, flash, healing, heal other, holy bolt, identify, infravision, lightning,
telekinesis, teleport, town portal, phasing, resurrect, fire bolt, fire
Spells NOT ALLOWED:
chain lightning, golem, mana shield, stone curse, nova, apocalypse, blood
star, bone spirit, elemental, fireball, flame wave, guardian.
Thieves need to be dexterous in order to perform the thieving arts so
therefore they prefer to wear items that increase their dexterity. Certain items
are forbidden to the thief.
strength, might, power, magic, mind, brilliance, dexterity, skill, accuracy,
precision, perfection, vitality, zest, vim, the sky, the moon, the fox,
the jaguar, the eagle, the wolf, readiness, swiftness, speed, haste, balance,
stability, harmony, sturdiness, craftsmanship, structure, the ages, the
leech, blood, thorns, thieves, devastation, jester's, peril, shock, lightning,
Suffix's NOT ALLOWED:
the stars, the heavens, the tiger, blocking, many, plenty, the bear's,
frailty, weakens, giants, titans, the fool, dyslexia, sorcery, wizardry,
paralysis, atrophy, illness, disease, vigor, life, trouble, the pit, the
zodiac, the vulture, the jackal, the lion, the mammoth, the whale, corruption,
the bat, the vampire, fragility, brittleness, thunder, burning.
spider's, raven's, strong, grand, valiant, glorious, awesome, bronze, iron,
steel, silver, gold, platinum, mithril, meteoric, weird, strange, fine,
sharp, warrior's, soldier's, knight's, lord's, quality, maiming, slaying,
gore, carnage, slaughter, jagged, deadly, heavy, vicious, brutal, massive
savage, ruthless, merciless, white, ivory, crystal, topaz, amber, jade,
bashing, piercing, puncturing, the dark, the night, blue, azure, lapis,
red, crimson, flaming.
Prefix's NOT ALLOWED:
snake's, serpent's, drake's, dragon's, hyena's, frog's, blessed, saintly,
holy, godly, master's, champion's, king's, health, protection, absorption,
deflection, osmosis, diamond, angel's, arch-angel's, plentiful, bountiful,
light, radiance, vulnerable, rusted, tin, brass, clumsy, dull, useless,
bent, weak, pain, tears, obsidian, emerald, cobalt, sapphire, garnet, ruby.
UNIQUES ALLOWED: gladiators
bane, leather of aut, rainbow cloak, celestial bow, flesh stinger, rift
bow, gnat sting, fools crest, thinking cap, ring of engagement, ring of
regha, gladiators ring, xorine's ring, nightscape, torn flesh of the souls,
scavengers carapace, armor of gloom, black oak bow, bow of the dead, bleeder,
bramble, constricting ring, empyrean band, karik's ring, mercurial ring,
black razor, wizardspike, the defender, executioners blade, falcons talon,
gibbous moon, gonnagal's dirk, gryphons claw, ice shank, inferno, lightsaber,
shadowhawk, diamond edge, ring of thunder, ring of magma, flame dart, staff
UNIQUES NOT ALLOWED:
najs light plate, wisdom's wrap, bone chain armor, deadly hunter, windforce,
barnar's star, celestial star, civerbs cudgel, crackrust, cranium basher,
dreamflange, hammer of jholm, royal circlet, acolyte amulet, demonspike
coat, demonplate armor, bovine plate, aguinara's hatchit, bloodslayer,
butcher's cleaver, celestial axe, hellslayer, mangler, messerschmidt's
reaver, sharp beak, stone cleaver, wicked axe, eaglehorn, needler, gnarled
root, gotterdamerung, helm of the spirits, overlords helm, undead crown,
veil of steel, amulet of warding, giants knuckle, blackoak shield, the
reflector, dragons breach, holy defender, split skull shield, storm shield,
bonesaw, doombringer, grandfather, grizzly, eater of souls, shirotachi,
sparkling mail, blitzen, schaefer's hammer, thunderclap, gleamsong, naj's
puzzler, the protector, rod of onan, stormspire, thundercall, mindcry,
ring of mystics, immolator, flamebeau, lightforge,
SPECIAL NOTES: A thief
may be played as the warrior or rogue character. The warrior thief is more
concerned about the arts of combat and related thieving skills such as
backstabbing, stealth and pickpocket. They have little use for detecting
and disarming traps because they would rather spend their time at weapons
training. On the other hand the rogue thief feels that all thieves should
be able to use every main thieving skill. Therefore they excel in the arts
of detecting and removing traps and have also trained more with the bow.
Because of this they are weaker and not as good melee fighters and may
not use any bow besides the short bow. If a thief finds an item of thieves
they must keep and equip at least one. Also upon each level up until level
15 the thief must put at least 3 points on dex and at least 2 points on
dex on each level up thereafter until dex is maxed. There are no shrine,
elixir or scroll restrictions.