Stat Scores

On Atotw we use a numerical score for skill and power in the One Power and weaponry.

If your character starts off below their full potential, it is possible to level up your stats as part of your character's progression.

One Power Stats

The One Power or True Source is made up of Five Elemental Powers: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit.

A channeler's overall strength in the Power can be judged on a scale from 0-12 as seen to the right.

To assign strengths to each of the Five Powers, use your overall strength score as an average for the total sum.

Example: OP Score: 5

Earth: 5
Air: 3
Fire: 8
Water: 4
Spirit: 5
5 Powers Total: 25
(25/5= an average of 5)

The chart below details the strength ratings of the Five.

Five Powers

Five Powers Chart


For a list of Weaves and Affinities please see our post in the Library of our World Archives:

Weaves of the One Power

Creating New Weaves

Creating new weaves for your character to "discover" is a privlidge awarded to winners of certain OOC events and contests. They can also be taught to others IC.

Leveling up Stats

Here at A Turning of the Wheel, stats are used to provide a sense of scale for interactions with other characters. As a player, you are largely expected to understand your own character abilities and use them accordingly in our narative, rather than rigidly binding yourself to a system. The stat system we have in place is less structured as a result, and intended to provide solid guidelines for satisfying, organic progress achieved in real time with your writing.

For channeling, progress is divided into tiers, each representing a third of your character’s maximum skill in channeling skills. Initiates would have up to 1/3rd of their total skill, practitioners would have 2/3rd, and masters are at their highest level in every stat.

Each tier will provide a number of skills depending on your total—for instance, a channeler with a strength of 7 has a total of 35 points, for a total of 11-12 points per tier. If your character has shown a particular affinity for fire, the majority might be applied to fire.

These tiers map onto the ranks used for the Towers. A Novice will always be an intiate, an Accepted practictioner, and Aes Sedai master (the same is true for Asha’man:). In addition to their faction specific raising requirements, they must also be able to advance their tier. This mean that when applying as a trainee for the Tower (novice/soldier), you should expect to spend a minimum of two years in and out of character before reaching Aes Sedai/Asha’man, and should structure your backstory accordingly.

The martial system is slightly looser; applications should still include starting and planned max strength in given skills, but these are not set in stone and may be adjusted as your character advances.

Martial progress is not divided into tiers; any given weapon skill may increase between 1 and 3 points per year, the exact amount and which stat at the player's discretion, so long as this growth can be evidenced through in character posting.

Specifically to address the likelihood of blademaster candidates, the blades skill *must* max out at 6 for a character's first year, with an advancement to 9 being appropriate after one year. Exceptions to this policy are rare, and held to a similar standard as restricted ranks/adoptables.

Leveling up occurs once per year, at any time during the year. If you've utilized each skill at least once in a thread during this time, please alert staff to level up your stats appropriately.

One Power Strength

One Power Chart

Weapon Stats

Unlike the One Power statistics (both overall and the breakdown of the Five), Weapons are available to every character, not just those who can Channel. While not every character will have skill within the various categories, everyone may.

Weapon Strength Chart**Any rating ABOVE Master Level is beyond human bounds and only achievable with some form of One Power aid, such as those included in the Warder Bond.**

The categories are:

Martial: (Hand to Hand, no weapons)

Hand-held: (swords, hammers, axes, etc.)

Stave: (quarter staff, spears, etc.)

Thrown: (knives, daggers, etc.)

Ranged: (bows, etc.)

Mounted: (mainly for horse, but may also apply to raken)

The chart to the right details the skill with any category from 0-10.