Bard class changes

ANNOUNCE NEWS #3825
Date: 04/08/2013 at 17:11
From: Tecton, the Terraformer
To : Everyone
Subj: Bard class changes

Our latest round of classlead changes has just been released, the
details of the updates are as follows:

* ACCENTATO now has lower base damage but scales up for each mental
affliction present on the target.

* PESANTE will now strip deafness if it is present instead of stunning.
If they are undeaf, it will stun as normal.

* Voice balance has been reworked to scale upon your jab speed. This
will allow far more synergy between swashbuckling and voicecraft.

* CANTATA will now strip rebounding aura well as shield.

* LAY has been reworked. It now has a chance to block the bonus fashion
granted by the TRUEFASHION ability, and is a persistent defence.

* DIRGE now has a lead-up time if a Necromancer is in the Bard's room.

* TREMOLO/VIBRATO no longer do damage when used on a broken limb.
Instead, they will increase the level of the broken limb. This ability
has an additional cost.

* NOISE no longer delivers amnesia. Instead, it may be used to interrupt
tumble. This has a moderate chance of success and scales up quickly for
each affliction present on the target.

* MINUET no longer requires two people. The recovery period for ordering
has been extended somewhat to compensate for this.

* FUNERALMASS no longer requires the target to be prone.

As always, we'll be monitoring and tweaking these abilities over the
coming days. If you encounter anything out of the ordinary, please
submit a BUG with as much detail as possible.

Penned by My hand on the 19th of Phaestian, in the year 622 AF.