Starting Careers

Not all basic careers in the book are available to you at the start of the game. To help with choosing what you want to be at the start I’ve split the careers into ‘classes’.

Academic

Academic careers include but are not limited to the scholarly professions. The are comprised of any career that requires formalised training or a career that uses brains over brawn. Academic careers are:

Apothecary
Apprentice Wizard
Burgher
Cartographer
Initiate
Scribe
Tradesman

Commoners

Commoners are comprised of those unskilled or semi-skilled jobs. They do the dirty work, the thankless tasks that keeps society functioning. Commoner careers are:

Barber-Surgeon
Camp Follower
Entertainer
Rat Catcher
Servant

Criminals

These careers are for those who make a living outside the law or or have access to the underworld. Note that for game purposes criminals will be acting as Soldiers if male or as a Camp Followers if female.
Criminal careers are:

Gambler
Raconteur
Thug
Thief

Rangers

Ranger careers are comprised of those that live or work out of doors in rural or wilderness areas. Ranger Careers are:

Bad Lander – Acts as a mercenary.
Hunter
Messenger
Outrider
Woodsman – Classed as a soldier.

Warriors

These careers comprise those that have had some formal training with arms, the careers that fall under warriors are all combat focused. Warrior Careers are:

Mercenary
Militiaman
Roadwarden – Will function as a provost.
Soldier – Cannot be a starting career for a female character unless you wish to pretend to be male.

Starting Careers

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