Skill Groups: Eldar, High Gothic, Kroot, Low Gothic, Ork, Techna-Lingua, Tau
The Speak Language Skill is used to communicate with others using the same language. The Imperium has nearly as many languages as it has star systems, but for all this variety, most can speak or understand a variation of Low Gothic. In most situations, Skill Tests are unnecessary so long as those involved all speak a common tongue. However, communication with those using obscure dialects or cryptic, complex concepts requires a test at an appropriate difficulty.
Eldar: Though no human can hope to capture the subtle nuances and sub-tones of this extremely complex and ancient language, it is enough to make one’s meaning clear.
High Gothic: The official language of the Imperium, used by Imperial officials, nobility, members of the Ecclesiarchy, and those involved in high-level negotiations.
Kroot: The native chirping language of the Kroot is almost impossible for a human to emulate, however, with training and a good ear, it can be understood.
Low Gothic: The common tongue of the Imperium, used by the countless millions of ordinary citizens.
Ork: More grunts and physical violence than an actual language, it is possible for humans to speak and understand it, though it is doubtful they would be able to survive a conversation.
Techna-Lingua: The official language of the Adeptus Mechanicus, this binary language has been optimised for rapid communication of technical data and servitor commands.
Tau: The language of the Tau Empire, spoken by the Tau themselves and shared by their multitude of alien subjects.
Skill Use: Free Action