Many skills employed by both heros and average folk in the Lost World are useful and extant even to this day. Some of them took a form before the great flood that was never duplicated or matched since. It is presumed that the main characters in the game possess many capabilities that are ‘common’ to life in the day and that the heros abilities are limited more by the players abilities and imagination than by anything else. However the specific skills listed on the character scroll are due to special ability or insight on the heros part and also give us another glimpse into the story of our character. Why does he or she excel at bargaining? Where did he or she learn how to sail? In what part of our heros background was demolitions learned? The precise way that a skill may aid the player to get out of scrapes or get the edge on the situation can be found in the section The Gifts in Action.