Forgive me for the lack of proper introduction, but I will go straight to the point: is it possible for a character to learn a new skill purely via narrative way, without taking a lifapath that grants such skill? For instance, a Factotum prepares for a long journey to complete a task given by his master and spends his time practicing horse riding. Does this mean that the player can now take a “Rider” skill at 1/6? Or maybe a Philosopher who knows Latin and Greek decides to learn a very specific language like Kurmanji or Sumerian. This might take months or even years, but can they finally achieve a respective skill at 1/6?
I really hope I didn’t miss the answer to my question in the book. If it really is there, I would be glad to know where exactly should I look!