mentors.xml (and custom_mentors.xml, see Custom Data Files
) contains all of the information for Mentor Spirits. paragons.xml (and custom_paragons.xml) contains all of the information for Paragons. Despite the file name difference, the structure of the two files are identical.
describes the different Categories of Mentor Spirits/Paragons.mentor
nodes describe the individual Mentor Spirits/Paragons.
(required): the name of the Category. This list populates the Category list found in the Select Mentor Spirit/Paragon window. Categories are used to group Mentor Spirits/Paragons into groups such as Animal
(required): the name of the Mentor Spirit/Paragon.category
(required): the Category that this Mentor Spirit/Paragon belongs to. This must match one of the Categories defined in the categories Node
(required): describes the advantages that the Mentor Spirit/Paragon provides.disadvantage
(required): describes the disadvantages that the Mentor Spirit/Paragon provides.bonus
(optional): a bonus node that describes any bonuses this entry grants. See Improvement Manager
for more information.choices
(optional): a list of additional bonuses that the Mentor Spirit/Paragon grants. The character must choose one of these bonuses to receive. See choices Node
for more information.source
(required): the code for the Sourcebook that this entry comes from. See books.xml
(required): the page number this item can be found on in the Sourcebook.
(required): the name of one of the choices the character can select.bonus
(required): a bonus node that describes any bonuses this choice grants. These bonuses are in addition to those granted by the Mentor Spirit/Paragon's static ones. If the choice does not provide a bonus, or does not provide a bonus to a Skill or Attribute,
must be used. See Improvement Manager
for more information.