Other Roles of Windemere

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There are several paths besides warriors and casters.  Many of them overlap with the two, but there are reasons they are here.  Not only because I didn’t want the other posts to go too long.

Thieves

Hard to give a brief explanation of these people since there is a great variety.  All of them operate outside of the law, but that’s the only similarity.  You have bandits, burglars, guild thieves, independents, blackmailers, pickpockets, and much more.  To say that you can’t trust any thief isn’t always true.  Some of them are quite noble and hold friendship rather dearly.  It really depends on why they’re a thief and what they’re thoughts on other people are.

Assassins

A cross between a thief and a warrior if you think about it.  There’s nothing really different about these guys than what we know of in our world.  Killers for hire with some variety of morals, but all of them fine with taking a life.

Gnomish Inventors

Rather specific, but these are the ones responsible for the bits of technology that appears throughout the world.  In Merchant of Nevra Coil, you get to see their greatest creation, which is a flying city.  Yes, they have invented non-magical flight, but it isn’t catching on very well.  Unlike our world, the skies are much more dangerous thanks to dragons, griffins, and other flying beasts.  Anyway, the inventors are always changing Windemere for both the better and the worse.  Some of them do go on adventures in their youth, so it isn’t uncommon for a gnome to join up with an adventuring party.

Monster Hunters

Introduced in Curse of the Dark Wind, these adventurers are considered the anti-forest trackers.  Even though they can fight and use weapons, Monster Hunters rarely get into fights with other warriors.  In fact, their focus is so much on battling wild creatures that many of them have trouble with civilized opponents. They know how to use the instincts and habits of a creature against them.  Money and reputation are the usual driving forces for these people, but some are out for more personal reasons.  Every member of the Monster Hunting guild has a medallion that starts with a single-headed serpent whose head is pierced with a weapon.  A new head appears on the medallion as the owner goes up in rank, which increases their going rate for certain hunts.  I’m still working on the finer points of these guys, but maybe I’ll get into it if Morgan Jones from the Ichabod series gets enough traction.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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9 Responses to Other Roles of Windemere

  1. L. Marie says:

    Once again you show how huge your world is. Will you discuss the priests and priestesses and other leaders–spiritual and secular? I know you touched on priests in the post on casters.

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  2. I’m really enjoying the breakdown of these characters. It’s really fun to have an overview 😀

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  3. More interesting background information. it will come in handy at Windemerecon. (year 2020)

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