Step: Rank + DEX
The adept moves in a graceful fashion through the air, horizontally as well as vertically, using his Movement Rate to glide instead of walking or running. He makes a Gliding Stride Test, the result being the number of hexes he can glide horizontally. The adept is restricted by his Movement Rate for gliding horizontally, but can use the Running combat option (p. 225) to double the distance traveled. For every two hexes he glides horizontally, the adept may move up or down one hex vertically without affecting his total Movement Rate. The adept cannot go higher, or glide safely lower, than his Gliding Stride Rank in hexes. If the adept happens to be suspended any higher than this in mid-air, he may instinctively activate his Gliding Stride talent to reduce the distance falls by 2 yards per Rank. Gliding Stride cannot be combined with other talents that allow a special form of movement, such as Sprint or Great Leap.