Every character starts with at least one language. Depending on one's intelligence, a character may start with several languages. It is also possible to study and learn new languages by utilizing non-combat proficiency slots.

 Things to Consider

  • Characters should always take the "Read/Write" skill. Without it, a character may be able to speak several languages but will be unable to communicate in writing.

  • The "Read/Write" skill applies to all known languages. Thus, a character would not need separate read/write proficiencies for both Paru and High Speech.

  • A character can spend a proficiency to learn a dead language. However, proper pronunciation is not guaranteed because dead languages are by definition no longer spoken.

  • If a humanoid learns Machine Language, he/she must also acquire a cybernetic implant (data beacon) in order to directly communicate with other Constructs.