|Learnt At||15 covert.manipulation.stealing|
|Guild||Available to all|
Shoplift is a covert command that is used to steal items from shops.
The following places absolutely prevent shoplifting:
Skillchecks & Difficulty
Each attempt must pass a check of the skill Covert.manipulation.stealing, and calculating the difficulty of the attempt involves your strength stat and the value of the item being shoplifted. Items of higher weight and/or higher value have a higher resistance to being shoplifted. As described below, other factors may make shoplifting less successful.
A shoplift attempt--whether successful or not--will raise the shop's security and make it more difficult to shoplift things from it.
There are two levels of security in each shop: personal security which only affects the thief who made the steal, and overall security which affects the shop and anyone else who attempts to steal from it. Shoplifting increases both levels, with personal security increasing faster. Personal security will max out quickly, and seems to increase exponentially after the fourth shoplift.
You steal the <item> from <shop>.
You tried to steal the <item> from <shop>. You hope nobody noticed you trying.
Out of Covert GP
You cannot focus enough to shoplift.