When your stat is 12 then you corresponding secondary skill correctly get the modifier and is 1. But if your stat is 10 then your corresponding skill will be 5 instead of 0. If your stat is 8 then you corresponding skill will be 4 instead of -1.
RE: CoASS default points distribution and amount of points granted
This quest gives some AWESOME gold, but unfortunately it's super duper easy.
Fortunately, this isn't the fault of weak mobs, just a lack of them! Tripling or even quadrupling the number of ants that spawn would fix this problem immediately.
So, please at least triple the number of ants that spawn.