Claws of the Dragon
Sky Raiders are ruthless pirates forming a potent force in Barsaive. Their drakkars raid all over the province, most frequently targeting Therans or their vassals. Sky Raiders are proud, and show great loyalty to other Sky Raiders—unless that raider belongs to an enemy clan or moot.
Important Attributes: Dexterity, Toughness
Karma Ritual: To start his Karma ritual, the Sky Raider spends several minutes in silent meditation beneath the open sky. Then he begins to strike his shield with a weapon, slowly at first, perhaps two beats a minute. The striking accelerates until the Sky Raider is beating his shield at a furious rate. The drumming continues for a half hour, then the Sky Raider stops, continuing to meditate while his shield still resonates from the furious bashing. The Karma ritual ends as soon as the sound from the last drumbeat dies away.
Artisan Skills: Panel Painting, Wood Carving
Half-Magic: Sky Raiders use half-magic for tasks related to the upkeep, repair, and building of drakkar-sized airships, knowledge of different airship designs and recognition of different airship types, knowledge of commonly followed flight paths, and identification of crew complements of different sizes according to types of airships. They also gain access to the Climbing and Navigation skills via half-magic while aboard an airship.