This skill may only be purchased once.
Requires Educated as a prerequisite.
Requires First Aid as a prerequisite.
This Skill, which represents expert medical knowledge, is required to learn any Earth spells. This Skill also allows a character to identify Brewing items as quickly as they can read the tag.
A character with Healing Arts can determine if someone is hurt, if they are under certain debuffs or worse upon examining them and using OOG question and answer dialogue. For example, while examining a hurt Body can tell exactly how many points of healing are necessary for complete recovery by asking "How many Body Points are you down?" as an OOG question. Responses to this and other Healing Arts questions should not be considered IG by those nearby without their own examination or other IG communication; they can be asked and answered while under the effects of a Silence.
A character with this Skill must roleplay representation of examining the Body, such as by checking pulse. This cannot be done instantly: the amount of time it takes to perform the examination is determined by the length of the questions being asked but in no case less than three seconds.
The player performing Healing Art must obtain OOG touch consent from the recipient. Consent is obtained by verbalizing something like: "Out of game, do I have your consent to touch your shoulder as part of Healing Arts?" The Target player must verbally reply out of game, either giving or not giving their consent. Only then, is physical contact allowed with the Target's shoulder. If consent for physical contact is declined, the Healing Arts is not being refused IG and the player examining with use of Healing Arts should continue without any physical contact components.
Before asking any questions, you must say "Healing Arts" so that the recipient is aware that the questions being asked are not actually being said IG and thus must be answered.
These OOG questions can only include the following:
A player representing a Permanently Dead Body should respond to "Are you Dead?" with "yes," and "How long until you Resurrect?" with either "Never" or "Not applicable."
Healing Arts examination does not allow a character to ask the following questions nor similar ones: What is your maximum amount of Body Points? Were you killed by Necromancy? Were you killed by Celestial spells? Were you poisoned? Was that guy running away the one who killed you?
If this Skill is used to ask an inexplicable answer (such as asking a living person "How long until you Resurrect?"), the recipient should answer "Not applicable."
You cannot use Healing Arts on a conscious person without their knowledge. It is always obvious that you are using your Skill. Shaking hands or touching someone's shoulder will not give the results that a real check-up would. A conscious person thus can prevent Healing Arts from being performed unless bound or similarly restrained.
Healing Arts can be performed despite Binding effects such as Web and Pin but not through effects that block physical contact such as Prison and Circle of Power.
Certain creatures are not affected by Healing Arts. Creatures that have No Metabolism or Strange Metabolism on their Monster Card should state "No Effect" when someone attempts to use Healing Arts upon them.