Tracking is a most useful skill for many kinds of people. If you wish to go deer hunting, or perhaps find that wounded enemy who ran for his life - tracking makes it all a lot easier. A master tracker can in a very short amount of time hunt down a wounded opponent, before he has the chance to heal.
Good eyesight and a brilliant mind are quite important when learning this.
track skill enables you to
follow the tracks of people and
animals and to determine their location at a distance.
To use this skill, use either the
track command or the
track, issued by itself, will
examine the tracks in your
location and (after a delay)
tell you who and what has
passed by. A particular set of tracks will be more or less visible depending on
what made it, how long ago, what the
weather is, and the
terrain. Tracks will also fade
faster if it is raining or snowing.
If you are unlucky, you will see fewer tracks - you might see more if you
track again. A tracker can discern various qualities of the tracks
he or she is pursuing and classify them according to a descending scale:
apparent, clear, plain, vague and faint. Also, bleeding prey tends to leave
tracks that are easier to find and
Issuing the command
looks for the most recent tracks of the specific person/thing you are looking
for. Furthermore, if you follow
the tracks, by moving in the same direction, or with the
you will automatically keep on tracking your
target until you find it, or
lose the trail, or issue the
track command again. To stop
following the trail, issue the
track command without arguments.
Some creatures, such as fish, birds, and spirits, will not leave tracks.
In addition to the ability to follow the tracks of other creatures, people who are skilled at tracking may be better able to find their way through terrain which would confuse a less skilled person. This will not be the case if the light is bad, however.
Being a more skilled tracker will not only make it possible for you to find well-covered tracks, but you will also track faster. Be aware that there is a limit to how fast you can actually track somebody though.
|See also:||PURSUE, WHERE|
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