That explains it; I was trying to pick pocket BF merchants repeatedly; I wasn't aware there was some sort of cumulative limit on what you can steal (in the end, I couldn't even pilfer a piece of fruit <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif" alt="" /> ) Well, that certainly limits the usefullness of this skill, hehe <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Thanks for the quick reply, Kiya!