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Skill        :   Ambush
Class        :   Bandit, Hunter
Cost         :   15
Skill Type   :   Active
Casting Time :   3 rounds
Difficulty   :   Level 0
Stats Base   :   Mostly Dexterity
Syntax       :   do ambush <target> [<target2>] [<target3>]
Examples     :   do ambush joe
                 do ambush anyone
                 do ambush tom dick harry
                 do ambush holdup <whoever>
 
When using this skill, a potential assassin waits silently
for a target to approach. While hiding, the player is unable
to do much more than concentrate upon his quarry and
the entrances into the room.  This attentiveness and
preparation, however, allow the player to gain both position
and a preemptive strike on his or her target.  This strike
has the potential to do much damage to an unsuspecting foe.
 
A woodsman can perform a similar strike in the outdoors,
although the damage is generally much less.

A bandit can not only attempt to kill people, he can choose to hold them
up instead.

The chance of successfully completing a ambush is based on 
the users ambush skill and his/her victims' awareness.  
If the user is successful, the amount of damage he or she 
inflicts is often enough to stagger even the strongest of
quarries.
 
Whether one succeeds or fails, the user will then be in combat 
with his/her opponent.  It is not possible to attempt an ambush
when one is already in combat with a foe.
 
See also: Skills
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