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Man-at-arms  H

Historical background

Man-at-arms (also called armsman or coistrel) was a medieval term for a soldier, almost always a professional. It was most often used to refer to men in a knight's or Lord's retinue who were well-equipped and well-trained (deriving from having men under arms—meaning to be trained in the use of arms). Terms knight and man-at-arms are often used interchangeably, but while all knights certainly were men-at-arms, not all men-at-arms were knights.

How does it work?

You go to your Instructor and ask for a task. You can only have one active task at any moment.

If you are free to take a task the Instructor gives you an area name and a target. Go to that area, locate your target, and attack him. The usual combat routines will be replaced by a standard roll.

On success you kill the target, bonus gives you a gold drop. On failure the target escapes.


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