Hirelings

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Hirelings Price (per day) Description
Alchemist Price (per day): 10 gp An Alchemist is someone who practices alchemy. Alchemy is an art based partly upon experimentation and partly upon magic. Historically, alchemists sought to transform base metals into prescious metal (such as gold) using a mythical substance they knew as philosopher's stone. Typically, an alchemist is a type of healer, with the ability to brew potions.
Animal Trainer Price (per day): 3 gp Animal trainers tame and train animals for domestication and fighting. Typically, an animal trainer specializes in training a specific type of animal (such as dogs). There are some trainers with an affinity to nature and have the ability to train several types of animals.
Armorer Price (per day): 5 gp A maker, supplier, or repairer of weapons or armor. Typically an armorer is hired to create a piece of armor, or to maintain and repair armor during a siege or battle.
Bearer/Porter Price (per day): 1 cp A porter, also called a bearer, is a person who carries or moves objects for others. Typically bearers are used to carry weapons and supplies for adventurers.
Blacksmith Price (per day): 3 gp A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects by forging metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Blacksmiths create metal objects of all kinds, including weapons.
Boatwright Price (per day): 1 sp A builder of boats and ships. Boatwrights tend to be highly skilled carpenters with a strong knowledge of mathematics, design and science. They are typically hired to either build, repair or maintain ships.
Bowyer/Fletcher Price (per day): 1 gp Someone who makes bows/arrows, which are primarily used for hunting and archery. A bowyer specializes in making bows, and fletchers typically specialize in arrows - although a bowyer tends to know how to make both.
Carpenter Price (per day): 3 cp Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and forming of wood to create buildings, ships, timber bridges, etc.
Engineer (Architect) Price (per day): 5 gp An architect is a person who plans, designs, and oversees the construction of buildings.
Engineer (Artillerist) Price (per day): 7 gp A soldier who specializes in building and maintaining artillery and large siege weapons, such as catapults and trebuchets.
Engineer (Miner/Sapper) Price (per day): 3 gp A sapper, or a 'combat engineer', may perform a variety of combat engineering duties. Sappers build bridges, demolish walls and buildings, build trenches and general defences, and sometimes build and set traps.
Jeweler-Gemcutter Price (per day): 5 gp Jewelers hold the knowledge of assessing the value of prescious stones and gems. They cut and polish stones, and set gems into weapons and jewelry.
Leather Worker Price (per day): 2 cp Leather workers are common laborers, but their skills were still highly valued. While metal items were heavy and expensive, leather was a cheap and light alternative. Leather workers craft clothing, saddles and leather armor. While tanning hides was common knowledge, the durability of those made by leather workers was far superior.
Limner Price (per day): 1 gp A limner is an illuminator of manuscripts, or more generally, a painter of ornamental decoration. A limner artist is one who has little, if any, formal training and would travel from place to place to solicit commissions. Some limners are skilled enough to paint portraits and traditional paintings.
Linkboy Price (per day): 1 cp A linkboy (or link boy or link-boy) is a boy who carries a flaming torch to light the way for pedestrians at night.
Mason Price (per day): 4 cp A mason creats buildings, structures, and sculpture using stone and rock.
Pack Handler Price (per day): 2 cp Typically someone who handles horses, barding and pack animals.
Sage Price (per day): 15 gp+ A sage is a person of profound wisdom and knowledge. Typically, a sage specializes in certain fields of study, such as the history of a certain area, the study of local ruins, or the search of a particular object. It is common that while sages may specialize in one or two areas, they tend to have general knowledge about most fields of study.
Scribe Price (per day): 5 sp A scribe is a person who writes books or documents by hand as a profession and helps keep track of records. Scribes are often asked to research laws and other matters for kings and nobles. Some are historians, poets and philosophers, while others mearly copy text and keep records. Historically, scribes lost much of their value with the advent of printing.
Spy Price (per day): Special A spy is a person engaged in obtaining information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of that information. The cost and time for a mission is dependent on the difficulty, security and danger of the project.
Steward/Castellan Price (per day): 30 gp+ The Steward took care of a castle estate and household administration. This was a position of high esteem and power (depending on the size of the estate). Some stewards only maintained the staff and castle, while others oversaw the law and court of the estate while their patron was away. This occupation was also referred to as a Seneschal
Tailor Price (per day): 2 cp A person whose occupation is making fitted clothes such as shirts, pants, and cloaks to fit individual customers. Most tailors primarily use cloth, while others dabble in leather and jewelry.
Teamster Price (per day): 5 cp One who drives a team for hauling. Typically a coach or caravan driver.
Valet / Lackey Price (per day): 3 cp A servant, typically male, who serves as personal attendants to their employer. They are often responsible for the clothes and personal belongings of their employer, and making minor arrangements.
Weapon Maker Price (per day): 5 gp Someone who makes weapons, in both wood and metal. They are typically blacksmiths who specialize in weaponsmithing.
Weaver Price (per day): 2 cp A person who engages in weaving fabric, used for clothing, bandages and certain pieces of furnature. Weaving is a method of fabric production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.
Mercenaries / Soldiers
Archer (Long Bow) Price (per day): 1 sp An archer is a person who uses a bow and arrow, a practitioner of archery. Long bows have a longer range than most other bows.
Archer (Short Bow) Price (per day): 5 cp An archer is a person who uses a bow and arrow, a practitioner of archery. Short bows don't have the range of long bows, but are quicker and easier to draw.
Artillerist Price (per day): 12 cp One who mans and operates siege weapons, such as catapults and trebuchets. They are in charge of moving, setting up, loading and firing these weapons.
Captain Price (per day): 15 gp+ A captain is a higher ranking officer in the military. They are typically veterans and hardy soldiers. They often command a sub-unit of up to 120 soldiers. They have subordinate lieutenants that maintain individual sq­s of around 30 soldiers. The cost of a captain is typically for the individual soldier, and not for his entire platoon.
Crossbowman Price (per day): 5 cp A ranged soldier that is armed with a crossbow. Crossbows are slow loading weapons, with a smaller range than most bows. During battle, crossbowmen can typically squeeze off one round before having to engage in melee combat. They tend to carry a mace or sword for melee attacks.
Footman, Heavy Price (per day): 5 cp A heavily armored infantry soldier. Due to the cost of plate mail, heavy footman tend to wear studded or hardened leather armor. Some footmen use chain mail. They often carry swords, maces or axes.
Footman, Light Price (per day): 3 cp A light armored infantry soldier. They are typically garbed in padded or leather armor, and carry a sword or axe.
Footman, Pikeman Price (per day): 8 cp A infantry soldier armed with a long pike.
Hobelar Price (per day): 5 cp A type of light cavalry, or mounted infantry, used in Western Europe during the Middle Ages for skirmishing. They are highly mobile, and excel in scouting, reconnaissance and patrols.
Horseman, Archer Price (per day): 15 cp A mounted archer. They are lightly armored and often used as scouts. They tend to fire from a distance, and retreat when foot soldiers get to close.
Horseman, Crossbowman Price (per day): 1 sp A mounted ranged unit, armed with a crossbow.
Horseman, Heavy Price (per day): 15 cp A heavy horseman is a heavily armored soldier mounted on a fully barded mount. This horseman is a terror on a battlefield, often riding down normal footman and dealing devastating attacks from high. They tend to carry a lance, along with a melee weapon at their waist, typically a sword (but sometimes a mace or axe).
Horseman, Light Price (per day): 8 cp An unarmored mount, with a lightly armored soldier. They are typically garbed in padded or leather armor and carry a sword.
Horseman, Medium Price (per day): 1 sp Medium horseman are typically armored in studded or hardened leather armor, and carry a sword. Their mounts are rarely barded - but if so, they are barded with padded or leather armor.
Lieutenant Price (per day): 8 gp+ A ranking officer in the military. A lieutenant normally commands a platoon or troop of around 30 soldiers. They are the subordinate to Captains. The cost of a lieutenant is typically for the individual soldier, and not for his entire platoon.
Sapper/Miner Price (per day): 30 sp A sapper, or a 'combat engineer', may perform a variety of combat engineering duties. Sappers build bridges, demolish walls and buildings, build trenches and general defences, and sometimes build and set traps.
Sergeant Price (per day): 15 gp+ A high ranking officer who maintains a small army. They tend to have subordinate captains and lieutenants that maintain the individual troops and platoons. Their price is dependent on their history and success.
Slinger Price (per day): 8 cp A slinger is a unit that uses a sling to fire blunt projectiles, such as stone, clay or a lead 'bullet.'
Ship Crew / Sailors
Captain, Ship Master Price (per day): 15 gp+ A ship's captain commands and manages all ship's personnel, and is typically in charge of the ship's accounting, payrolls, and inventories.
Marines Price (per day): 8 cp Marines are a ships melee soldiers, typically used for boarding and capturing enemy vessels.
Mates Price (per day): 1 gp Mates are positions of leadership on a vessel. The 1st mate is second in command to the Captain, and the 2nd is directly below him.
Oarsman Price (per day): 3 cp Rowers, in charge of manning the oars on certain ships that have oars.
Sailor Price (per day): 5 cp Bulk of a ship's crew. A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who navigates waterborne vessels or assists as a crewmember in their operation and maintenance.