All of the information in this section is considered to be common knowledge and as such any new PC may be assumed to know as much or as little of the IC information contained here as they wish. Further information, such as details of specific skills (e.g. alchemy) not known to the PC, particulars about ongoing plots or individuals must be learned in character. To use information, skills, equipment etc. known/owned by a previous character when starting a new character is cheating. Of course, new PCs may join an existing group who may share information freely.