It requires a certain degree of charm to Persuade others to take action, or to convince them that we are speaking the truth. Within the confines of the game, this particular Skill operates passively in dialog situations.

Persuasion Apprentice: followers will wait for one's Character longer than normal

Persuasion Expert: gain a bonus of 2 extra followers in addition to Charisma Bonus

Persuasion Master: anyone will join with the Character, regardless of reaction to one's alignment