From Krakiipedia, the unofficial free GemStone IV encyclopedia.
Bards are a profession of singers, dancers, and performers that specialize in the magic created by the sound of music. Bardic magic is elemental and mental in nature, and bards are considered a semi profession that makes them effective in both the use of magic and the use of weaponry.
Bards have the ability to perform loresinging, which can divine the special properties of items. In some cases, loresongs may bring out a story from a particular item, often called a loresong itself.
Combat Maneuvers List
Bards also have the ability to train in the following combat maneuvers. None of which are exclusive to the bard profession.
Bard Statistic Growth Rates
For more information see the page on statistic growth rates.
Note: The table above is the baseline statistic growth rates. These values are actually modified for every race in GemStone IV, including humans.