Move Silently (Dex., Armor Check, General)
This is a skill for those that do not want to be heard. Whether seeking to ambush others, or not be attacked by raiders, this skill reflects one's ability to prevent being audibly detected.
This skill is opposed by Listen in the short run, although the user of this skill is not invisible, so can be discovered. A number of factors can work in favor of, or against the one seeking to move silently. It takes a move action to use this skill.
Taking '10' and '20' is possible for this skill. Those that have time to carefully choose every step can improve their chance of not being heard.
- Moving over Half Normal Speed' -- DC +5
- Running or Charging -- DC +20
Retries cannot occur. If they are heard, they are heard.
Special items really do not help with this skill. In fact, DMs should consider shodding (is that character moving silently with heavy metal shoes?), terrain (is that character moving silently while sloshing in water?), or other detail. Note that magical spells, potions, and items replace this skill and do not help this skill.