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Talents represent the natural abilities of a character. To use some Abilities effectively, a character must know the right talent. Talents are inherited when the character joins the party. Thus, when a new character joins the party, check his or her talents. If you don't like the number or type of talents and have a recent save, you can keep reloading and re-recruiting the character until his or her talents suits your tastes. This includes Ratix!

Talents can also be discovered. To discover a hidden talent, have a character that doesn't have a wanted talent repeatedly use a Ability that requires that talent. They may eventually discover the wanted talent (although it might take a lot of time and money). There is one talent that can't be discovered: Blessing of Mana, which all spellcasters begin with and no fighters can discover. Discovering a talent also has the added benefit of giving the character an immediate 50 Skill Points as a reward for all that hard practice. (You can discover Talents more easily by using the Violin 2 Music Ability.)

Description: The ability to modify things with one's own creativity.
Related Abilities: Customize, Smithing (you can only learn it from Customize, though)
Comments: This is the hardest Talent in the game to learn. Some characters never actually have to know this since they don't have to Customize, but for others, if you don't have it, the chances of you learning it are extremely low. Basically, if a character who needs it doesn't have it, restart and try again.

Manual Dexterity
Description: The gifted talent of being able to move one's fingertips exactly as one wishes.
Related Abilities: Compounding, Crafting

Writing Ability
Description: The talent of being able to put one's thoughts into words.
Related Abilities: Authoring

Pitch Sense
Description: The ability to grasp musical tones well.
Related Abilities: Music

Sixth Sense
Description: The primitive ability to sense things that cannot be expressed with words.
Related Abilities: Scout
Comments: Probably the hardest Talent there is to learn. If you don't start with it, chances are you can't get it. To try to obtain it, switch the encounter rate, then exit the screen, re-enter, and try again.

Sense of Taste
Description: The gift of judging what tastes would please anyone.
Related Abilities: Cooking

Design Sense
Description: The creative talent for the arts
Related Abilities: Art

Rhythmic Sense
Description: The ability to grasp musical rhythm.
Related Abilities: Music

Love of Animals
Description: Animal Lover. More than anything. More than anyone.
Related Abilities: Familiar
Comments: It's quite hard to learn. Try to call the Familiar, then exit the Special screen and try again.

Blessing of Mana
Description: The innate magical power.
Related Abilities: Alchemy
Comments: The only Talent that cannot be learned. Either you start with it or you don't.