Former Professions

Former Professions for Player Characters

Ever wonder what your character was doing before he or she joined the Academy? Now you can find out and enjoy the benefits of past experience!

Some of these professions only apply to former Once Born, ignore them if your character grew up in the Liberated Land.  A former profession can add to the “depth” of the character and can help in some game-play circumstances.  The Adventure Master can assign a former profession to a character, allow the player to choose one, or roll a d100 to decide.  Titles in ( ) are alternate names and titles following / are either specialties or related professions.  Choose one of the titles in the grouping, for example, “Baker/Cook” – choosing “Baker” would make the character a more specialized “Cook”.  The LightRaider character would receive a Skill Level=5 in this profession, and may be practicing it between raids.  Thanks to Andy Bartmess for the original idea.

1  Acrobat/Showman/Traveling Entertainer
2  Alchemist
3  Apothecary
4  Architect/Engineer
5  Armorer
6  Artisan
7  Artist/Painter (Limner)
8  Assassin
9  Astrologer
10 Baker/Cook
11 Barber/Dentist/Surgeon
12 Barkeep
13 Barrel-Maker (Cooper)
14 Beggar/Bum/Charleton
15 Blacksmith/Bloomer (Iron Smelter)/Farrier (horseshoe maker)
16 Bladesmith/Culter
17 Boatwright
18 Bookbinder
19 Brewer
20 Bricklayer
21 Bureaucrat (Administrator)/Mayor/Sheriff
22 Butcher
23 Cabinetmaker
24 Canal Boater
25 Chandler (Candle-Maker)
26 Carpenter/Woodturner
27 Cartwright
28 Clerk/Notary/Accountant
29 Cobbler/Cordwainer
30 Common Laborer
31 Court Noble/Diplomat
32 Courtier/Lady in Waiting
33 Doctor/Leech
34 Dyer
35 Farmer/Tenant/Free
36 Ferryman
37 Fisherman/Line/Net
38 Fletcher (Arrowsmith) / Boyer (Bow maker)
39 Forester
40 Furrier
41 Gardener
42 Gem Cutter
43 Glassblower
44 Guard/Soldier
45 Hatter
46 Herald
47 Herbalist
48 Hermit
49 High Church Official
50 Horse Trainer
51 Hunter
52 Innkeeper (Hosteler)
53 Interpreter
54 Jeweler/Goldsmith/Silver/Copper/Pewterer/Brazier/Bellfounder
55 Joiner (Cabinet maker)
56 Laundress
57 Lawyer/Notary
58 Leather Worker/Saddler/Sheather
59 Locksmith/Clockmaker
60 Mason /Marbler/Quarrier/Tinner
61 Merchant/Trader/Peddler/Grocer
62 Messenger
63 Midwife
64 Military Officer/Knight
65 Miller
66 Miner (Hewer)
67 Monk
68 Musician/Entertainer/Bard/Lutemaker
69 Palace Servant
70 Porter
71 Potter
72 Prodigal/Thief/Thug/Highwayman
73 Sage/Philosopher
74 Sailor/Salt/Fresh
75 Scholar/Historian
76 Scribe/Scriverer/Map Maker
77 Sculptor
78 Seamstress/Glover/Hosier/Girdler/Pursemaker
79 Seneschal
80 Serf
81 Shipwright
82 Shepherd (pick animal)
83 Shop Keeper
84 Sign/House Painter
85 Spy
86 Squire
87 Stableman (Groom)
88 Stone-Cutter/Marbler
89 Tailor
90 Tanner
91 Tax Collector
92 Teacher/Tutor
93 Teamster
94 Trapper
95 Traveling Artisan/Tinker
96 Vinter (Wine maker)
97 Weaponsmith/Knife-grinder
98 Weaver
99 Wheelwright
100 Wizard/Witch/Priest