Knowledge (pyrotechnics)

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Synonyms: Pyrotechnics, Smoke Bomb, Flash, Greek Fire, Liber Ignium

Special: Prowess

Knowledge (pyrotechnics) is a Prowess, this special kind of Feat is an action that can only be done once per scenario.

To acquire it, you need to already have another Feat related to it, for example : Knowledge

Your Game Master may accept to waive such prerequisites if your background or in game actions justify it. Unlike normal Feats, a Prowess can be acquired several times.


The Liber Ignium by Marcus Graecus discusses in great details the advances in pyrotechnics brought by Chinese alchemists.

Your character have encyclopedic knowledge about explosives and all sorts of violent chemical reactions.

He may even be able to read few words in Chinese and had access to rare Chinese treaties on this subject.

Once per scenario, you may throw one bomb with one of the following effects :

  • Smoke Bomb
  • Flash
  • Greek Fire

All characters with a specialised « Knowledge (something) » Feat are very literate. They are fluent in latin, greek and have at least some bases of a foreign language of their choice. They can read and write any languages they know.

If the character is attempting an action related to the general Knowledge Feat, he must roll a die six. With no possibility to roll again for this whole situation.

On a 1,2,3,4 this Feat has no effect.

On a 5 or 6 the character is considered to have the Knowledge Feat momentarily.