By David Drake
Go back back to the realm of the Isles in Servant of the Dragon, an international with hundred of warring kingdoms with out a unmarried overlord for plenty of centuries. Now the resources of magic are achieving a thousand-year height, and the current new release of sorcerers is the main robust within the millennium. keep on with the small band of heroes and heroines as they trip throughout those landscapes, those seas, to discover their loves, their destinies and --for one--a crown.
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Yes, you were slaying people left and right last week. And today, their family comes looking for you. If you aren’t paid, it isn’t business. Lose them, if you can. Or buy them a drink, you never know who might hire you next. But if they don’t understand business, get your comrades and we’ll teach them. On the other side of the coin, you lose a friend in a raid, that’s business too. Reprisals are not business… unless you get paid. In which case, enjoy it. — Captain Galius Jokar, Crow Company at Mithril The life of a mercenary is a good one.
Large groups may have extensive training programs for their soldiers, providing valuable military skills. For fighters interested in training, mercenary companies thus offer a major alternative to War Colleges and national militaries. 39 , PLAYER S GUIDE TO FIGHTERS AND BARBARIANS M ERCENARY P AY easily make 5 sp per day per level. However, these Mercenaries vary considerably in ability. Most posts are typically quite dangerous to warrant such mercenary duties consist of patrols, guard posts, or skilled protection.
A novice first becomes familiar with the flail and morningstar. Then the student is trained using them together, combined with a great deal of basic combat exercises. Even before graduation, students serve in some practical capacity — as a guard, or as an assistant under their instructor. Feldar Guardsmen usually learn the following feats: Combat Expertise, Dodge (Mobility, Spring Attack, Whirlwind Attack), Improved Initiative, Improved Shield Bash, Military Training*, Two-weapon Fighting (Double Blow*, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting).
Servant of the Dragon (Lord of the Isles, Book 3) by David Drake