Gate of Souls
Interaction Skill List
Somewhat simpler than the production skill of the Leadership Skill Pool, the interaction skill determines how a Regent interacts with their direct followers, and how those followers interact with the common people. Social skills are obvious (with the exception of animal ken), as the skill directly demonstrates how normal interactions between these parties function. Applying other skills as interaction skills are more difficult.
Some skills might be justified as contests, that is disputes are resolved by two parties challenging each other to a contest of skill. This can really only apply however, if the contest is something extremely appropriate to the province or holding. In some cases, a skill such as alchemy or animal ken can be used as an interaction skill, by associating different people with different animals/elements. This can only apply however if these kinds of categorization are widely accepted, which means that the province or philosophy holding must use the skill as a production skill.
Unlike production skills, interaction skills do not bring holdings directly into conflict, though the differences in how the holdings treat their members and each other may be it’s own source of friction.