I have several questions: #1 How does Brown Noser work? It is like you started as Senior Initiate instead of Initiate, and will be always 1 rank above what you would be otherwise, or rank is like exp, and picking Brown Noser is better just when you are a rank below the recruit requires? Or it is like Swift Learner, best taken early? #2 The description of Brown Noser suggests it has more than 1 rank. That's just a mistake? Answer: Yes, that's a mistake. Only 1 rank it has. #3 Charisma effects anything aside perks and derived skills? Rank? Recruite pool? ANSWER: seems this be true. #4 What'd Divine Favour do if I would have Charisma my highest stat, and 10 of it from the getgo? ANSWER: yes, it goes above the racial maximum. Also if there are multiple primary stats at the same level it gives the bonus prioritizing from top to bottom (so it first tries to give the incrise to Strength). There goes my 14 PE charisma-ghoul. #5 Someone has a chart who is available from the recruit pool when with what stat? I mean the difference between 1 charisma protagonist vs max charisma protagonist vs max charisma protagonist with brown noser? Actually for this one it'd be enough to know what rank you'd've at each mission with a max. charisma protagonist (the wikia has bunker- and rank-availability info, and I can just look up my own saves on the 2 charisma protagonist). Here is a link to the CHA 2 recruit pool. The wikia is flawed, I went directly to the Yeoman to check for availability. Still need CHA 10 + Brown Noser info. Actually best would be if CHA 9 vs CHA 10 could be compared (that's CHA 10 and 11 with Divine Favour), because a ghoul sounds better than human. #6 If more than one character has the Leader perk, will all give bonuses, or just one? And does it give the bonuses to the character who has the perk too? ANSWER: not influencing the leader. More than one leader only makes both leaders gain the bonus, but otherwise only one aura takes effect. ---------------- Forget it. Charisma is a DUMPSTAT. As many feature in F:T this got too cancelled like halfway. The main purpose of CHAwould be to effect: - speech: not in the game - barter: as you can "gamble" everything for free from Bunker Gamma, there's absolutely no point for this - recruit pool. The problem with the recruits, that starting with Quincy story takes precendent, and independently from rank, charisma, or whatever factor you could come up with, you'll get access to the same recruits. Literally. Even worse, CHA above 6 has absolutely zero effect on the availability of the recruits. Zilch. The above link contains along my CHA 2 char, and some test-run with high CHA chars through Brahmin Wood along all the info I could collect from let's play videos. This thing is pissing me off.