Mark of Scribing

The Mark of Scribing grants powers related to writing and communication. Those who carry it specialize in the magic of the written word, serving as diplomats and translators or facilitating communication over long distances.

House

The gnomes of House Sivis carry the Mark of Scribing. This house controls the Speakers Guild, which offers the services of translators and mediators and can facilitate instantaneous long-range communication by means of sending. In addition, House Sivis controls the Notaries Guild, which uses arcane mark to certify legal documents and similar work. This guild also prepares secure documents intended for specific recipients using illusory script and performs transcription and copying services. House Sivis originated in Zilargo and has spread along with the gnomes throughout the Five Nations. The house does not usually operate in regions where gnomes are rare.

The unmarked members of House Sivis serve as mediators, scribes, messengers, go-betweens, and sometimes diplomats.

Marks

The aspects of the Mark of Scribing grant the following benefits.

Least Mark of Scribing: arcane mark 2/day, comprehend languages 1/day, or whispering wind 1/day; +2 bonus on Decipher Script checks.
Lesser Mark of Scribing: illusory script 1/day, secret page 1/day, or tongues 1/day.
Greater Mark of Scribing: sending 1/day (a description provided by a client makes you familiar with the recipient).