I have a question with regards to Skill Modes, as described in the Fate System Toolkit (p29), and specifically how they work with regards to the Significant Milestones Skill Column "rules" (p258).
I will try to explain a little more what I am trying to achieve.
In the universe that we have created, there are 6 factions, and every faction is made up of a combination of 3 of any six castes.
Each caste contains 6 skills, so be definition the skill modes fits well, as the faction's primary caste is it's +3 mode, secondary +2 mode, and tertiary the +1 mode.
This all fits very well, but in the Core book, the Significant Milestones talks about the skill columns, and keeping a balance, "you can't have more skills at a certain rank than you have at the rank below it".
Do Skill modes simply ignore these rules, how should "levelling up" through milestones be approached with regards to Skill Modes?
Should the character sheets reflect and keep separate their primary(+3), secondary(+2), and tertiary(+3) skill modes, or once the character has been created, are they simply applied to the "normal" skill pyramid layout?
How have others approached this?