Diplomacy

From Rise: The Vieneo Province

Check

You can change the attitudes of NPCs (non-player characters) with a successful Diplomacy check; see the Influencing NPC Attitudes sidebar, below, for basic DCs.

In negotiations, participants roll opposed Diplomacy checks, and the winner gains the advantage. Opposed checks also resolve situations when two advocates or diplomats plead opposite cases in a hearing before a third party.

Action

Changing others’ attitudes with Diplomacy generally takes at least 1 full minute. In some situations, this time requirement may greatly increase. A rushed Diplomacy check can be made but you take a –10 penalty on the check.

Try Again

Optional, but not recommended because retries usually do not work. Even if the initial Diplomacy check succeeds, the other character can be persuaded only so far, and a retry may do more harm than good. If the initial check fails, the other character has probably become more firmly committed to his position, and a retry is futile.

Special

If you have the Negotiator feat, you get a +2 bonus on Diplomacy checks.

Synergy

If you have 5 or more ranks in Bluff, Knowledge (nobility and royalty), or Sense Motive, you get a +2 bonus on Diplomacy checks.

Rise Twist

Success contributes to this skill. Attempts contribute to charisma (if not rushed). The resultant morale is persisted and revealed.