Soldier

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Occupation Tag: Militant

You are a proud and dedicated warrior, serving your country and your people with honor and distinction. From defending your homeland against invaders to marching on a foreign land for just war, you are always ready to put your life on the line in the name of duty and honor. With your training, your discipline, and your courage, you are a force to be reckoned with, feared by your enemies and respected by your allies, and you are proud to serve as a symbol of strength and protection for those you hold dear.

Starting Equipment

If you take this profession when you create your character, you gain the following gear, in addition to the equipment you gained based on your background: rucksack, spear or halberd, chainmail armor, clothes (simple), torch (5), flask, bedroll, flint & steel, insignia of rank (banner, patch, pin, etc), rations (7), waterskin, bandages (2), 50 ft rope

Skills

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

  • Acrobatics: Balancing
  • Athleticism: Applied Force, Athletics, Sprinting
  • Crafting*: Carpentry, Leatherworking, Smithing, Woodcarving
  • Influence: Gossiping, Intimidating, Leadership
  • Knowledge: Geography, History, Law, Medicine*, Military, Politics of [choose region], Religion [choose one] Vehicles* [land]
  • Observation: Intuiting, Perceiving
  • Stamina: Forced March, Menacing
  • Survival: Animal Handling, Dungeoneering, Nature, Navigating*

Military Ranking

When you become a rank 1 soldier, and every time you gain a rank in the soldier profession, you advance your official position in the military entity of which you are a member.

Rank 1

You are a low-ranking member of the infantry. While in an urban or rural area where your military maintains a presence, you can find free food and lodging among your compatriots. Other members of your military will not go out of their way to help you beyond feeding you and offering you shelter. Additionally, you earn a stipend of 5 sc per week.

Rank 2

You are a low-ranking noncommissioned (noncom) officer in the infantry. In addition to your rank 1 benefits, while you are in an urban or rural area where your military maintains a presence, you gain a +2 bonus to knowledge checks pertaining to current information of that region. Your stipend increases to 10 sc per week.

Rank 3-5

When you reach rank 3 in the soldier profession you may choose one of the specializations below: Infantry or Tactician. This choice gives you benefits at this rank, as well as ranks 4 and 5.

Infantry
Rank 3 You are a mid-ranking noncom officer in the infantry. In addition to your rank 1 and 2 benefits, You can levy 2 members of your military that are Monster Level 2 or lower, such as Guards or Scouts. These members of the infantry will travel with you and fight to protect you while within 30 miles of their original post. Your stipend is now 15 sc per week.
Rank 4 You are a high-ranking noncom officer in the infantry. You can now levy 5 members of your military, instead of only 2, using your rank 3 feature.

Additionally, you may spend one week joining the forces of your military on campaign or patrol. Doing so earns you an additional 2d10 sc per week as well as increasing your reputation. NPCs with the aristocracy or military occupation and 4 or fewer professional ranks will make time to meet with you within 8 hours of your request. Your standard military stipend increases to 20 sc per week.

Rank 5 You are the highest rank of noncom officer in the infantry. You can now levy ten members of your military to travel with you anywhere within 30 miles of their original post. These NPCs can be of Monster Level 3 or lower. Additionally, you may spend one week joining the forces of your military on campaign or patrol. Doing so earns you an additional 4d10 sc per week.

Your standard military stipend increases to 25 sc per week.

Tactician
Rank 3 You are a recognized battlefield tactician and commander. Members of the military you serve gain +1 to their WILL while you are within 30 ft of them and they can see you. The knowledge bonus of your rank 2 feature increases from +2 to +5. Your stipend is now 15 sc per week.
Rank 4 You are a distinguished battlefield tactician and commander. Any members of the military you serve gain +1 to all of their mental defenses while they can see you and are within 30 ft of you. The knowledge bonus of your rank 3 feature increases from +5 to +7.

Your standard military stipend increases to 20 sc per week.

Rank 5 You are one of the most renowned military tacticians in the world and the knowledge bonus from your rank 4 feature increases from +7 to +10. Military commanders will seek you out for service and you may spend one week on campaign to earn 4d10 sc in payment.

Furthermore, you can secure an audience with most military individuals of great influence. Any NPC with the equivalent of 5 or fewer ranks in any militant, aristocracy, or mercantile background will make time to meet with you within 2 hours of your request. Your standard military stipend increases to 25 sc per week.

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