The Adventurer's Guide to Discworld MUD

Covert Skills

Discworld MUD helpfile:

As indicated by the name, the Covert skill tree governs all attempts to be sneaky.

The tree is shown here (along with the command that yields it) with the stat dependencies breakdown for each leaf skill. As mentioned in The Rearrange, this information is extremely useful when considering bonuses.

skills covert stats
SKILL                                Stats
covert                               DDDII 
covert.casing                        DIIWW 
covert.casing.person                 DIIWW                  DIIWW 
covert.hiding                        DDIIS 
covert.hiding.object                 DDIIS 
covert.hiding.person                 DDIIS 
covert.items                         DIIII 
covert.items.poisons                 DIIII 
covert.items.traps                   DIIII 
covert.items.weapons                 DIIII 
covert.lockpick                      DDDDI 
covert.lockpick.doors                DDDDI 
covert.lockpick.safes                DDDDI 
covert.lockpick.traps                DDDDI 
covert.manipulation                  DDISS 
covert.manipulation.palming          DDISS 
covert.manipulation.passing          DDISS 
covert.manipulation.sleight-of-hand  DDISS 
covert.manipulation.stealing         DDISS 
covert.points                        DDIIC 
covert.stealth                       DDDIS 
covert.stealth.inside                DDDIS 
covert.stealth.outside               DDDIS 
covert.stealth.underwater            DDDIS
NB: The layout of the skill trees as seen here is given by typing options output skills = list. If you do this, but then decide you prefer the default table layout, you may return to it by typing options output skills = branched.

Learned Covert Commands Available to All Players

There are a large number of Covert commands available to all players, and I highly recommend that you acquire as many as you are able.
Palm covert.manipulation.palm 3
Slip covert.manipulation.passing 3
Plant covert.manipulation.passing 5
Snatch covert.manipulation.stealing 5
Hide covert.hiding.person 10
Peek covert.stealth 10
Sneak covert.stealth 10
Shoplift covert.manipulation.stealing 15
Steal covert.manipulation.stealing 20
Unhide covert.stealth 20
Conceal covert.hiding.object 30
Pick covert.lockpick.door 60
Ambush covert.stealth & covert.items.weapons 60/60

Natural Covert Commands Available to All Players

While the commands below specifically reference skills in the Adventuring tree, it is logical to assume they would also employ some Covert skills also; specifically covert.stealth.

Special mention should also go to the fence command, as stolen goods can only be sold to fences. (And, technically, Player Shops - but only if it's something particularly desirable.)