I decided to give a bard a try. I was looking at the classic rocker build and thought I would go with Half-Orc. In looking at the spell selections I saw that Merfolk's Blessing was taken as a one of the 1st level spell. What I am I missing? Why would a bonus to swimming be beneficial? That never seems to be a problem (although my highest character is 15th level). Would I be better off with something more fun ... say grease. Please tell me the obvious answer that I am missing. Thanks and rock on!