Barrister

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Occupation Tags: Academic, Aristocratic

Your studies of law and debate have made you an expert in mediation and you sell your services as a lawyer, judge, or orator. Whether it be in the courts of the grandest cities or in the humblest village square, you ensure just and proper resolution of any dispute through consideration of historical precedent and careful deliberation.

Starting Equipment

If you take this profession when you create your character, gain the following gear, in addition to the equipment you gained based on your background: backpack, scroll case, brigandine armor, 1 tool or kit, clothes (noble), book of laws, gavel, parchment (10), inkpot, quill pen, flask, waterskin.

Skills

Each time you gain a rank in the barrister profession (including rank 1), gain +3 Persuading and +1 in three different skills of your choice from below:

Crafting*: Calligraphy, Cartography

Influence: Deceiving, Empathy, Intimidating, Leadership, Persuading

Knowledge: Economics, History, Law, Medicine*, Military, Politics of [choose one], Religion [choose one]

Observation: Appraising, Eavesdropping, Intuiting, Investigating, Perceiving

Performance: Savoir Faire

Subterfuge: Forging*

Meditation

When you become a rank 1 barrister, and every time you gain a rank in the barrister profession, you improve your ability to understand and resolve conflicts.

Rank 1

While staying in a friendly settlement, you may sell your services as a lawyer or mediator to settle local disputes. Doing so earns you 4d10 sc per week and increases your community Goodwill by +1 at the end of each month.

Rank 2

Your services now earn you 8d10 sc per week. Additionally, you may choose a specialty of law: aristocratic, mercantile, military, or underworld. When performing your rank 1 feature you may choose to increase your goodwill with that local sphere by +1 instead of earning any money.

Rank 3

Your services now earn you 12d10+60 sc per week.

As part of this rank, you may immediately gain 1 rank in the archivist profession, including starting equipment and skills.

Rank 4

Your services now earn you 16d10+80 sc per week.

You may choose an additional specialty from the rank 2 feature of this profession. When performing your rank 1 feature you may choose to increase your goodwill with either of those local spheres by +1 in addition to earning money.

As part of this rank, you may immediately take rank 1 in the honorable profession, including all the starting equipment and skills.

Rank 5

Your services now earn you 20d10+200 sc per week. You are considered one of the highest legal authorities in your home region and your services are sought out for resolving matters between NPCs with ranks in the academic or mercantile occupation with a maximum of 4 ranks in any profession. Such high-profile disputes earn you additional income on top of your normal weekly income.

Professions ArchivistBarristerCharlatanClergyEntertainerGuardHonorableInquisitorKnightNomadPhysicianPioneerSailorSoldierTraderThiefThug