SLAVES

A common enough background in the River; virtually every area, civilized or not, recognizes some form of slavery. To be an Ex-Slave, a character needs to have Unusual Background and the listed stat requirements, assuming one wants to have been legitimately freed. If you want to be a runaway slave, you can skip the Unusual Background, but you will have Outlawed from the area you are from, and will have to exercise some care in day to day life, as most areas post an automatic bounty for a returned slave that many are aware of.

The status of slave is generally conveyed by a collar, made of anything from tough leather to wooden chain links to any sort of metal. Those who have been slaves long enough to have any of the listed packages will have a distinct ring of callouses around their neck in the appropriate area, which bounty hunters, Tengish Knights, suspicious city guards, and snooty headwaiters tend to look for. A slave who has been freed legitimately is given a tattoo or a brand to signify it, in an anatomical area of their choice.

Plantation Slaveó

REQUIREMENTS: Str Con 12

10 pts give 0+1 of these skills:

Naturalist Animal Handler

Farmer Strength Endurance

Galley Slave--

REQUIREMENTS: Str 12

6pts give 0+1 of these skills:

Strength Constitution Endurance Willpower

Learned Slave--

REQUIREMENTS: IQ 15

10pts give 0+1 of these skills:

Literacy Mathematics Stewardship CommerceRec. Value

Skilled Slave--

REQUIREMENTS: Dex IQ 14

10pts give 0+1 of these skills:

Literacy Mathematics

three related Mercantile skills

Personal Attendant--

REQUIREMENTS: Attractive or Deft, Dex 15, Cha 12

10pts give 0+1 of these skills:

Crtly Graces GroomingPacking Disguise(for makeup)Tailor

 

Body Slave--

REQUIREMENTS: Very Attractive, Int Cha 14

10pts give 0+1 of these skills:

Pillowing Grooming Persuasion Non-Verbal Communication Acting

Entertainer--

REQUIREMENTS: Agl Dex IQ Cha 12, Attr OR Deft OR Good Voice

10pts give 0+1 of these skills:

4 entertainment skills(NOT Pillowing) Courtly GracesDisguise(makeup)

Arena Slave--

REQUIREMENTS: Str Con Agl Int 16

40pts give 0+1 of these skills:

Weapon Two Weapon w/NetWpmaster Easy Aim

Block Pain Fist KickClose Combat

Mine Slave--

REQUIREMENTS: none

5pts give 0+1 of these skills:

Rec Value(Ore) Strength Endurance Willpower

 

Trustee-

REQUIREMENTS: Cha 16

15pts give 0+1 of these skills:

Magistracy StewardshipLiteracy MathematicsPersuasion

Non-Verbal Comm

Whip masterís business skill

Assistant to a Mage, Alchemist, Doctor

REQUIREMENTS: Str Con 12, Dex IQ 16

15pts give 0+1 of these skills:

Tinker Glassblower

Potter Literacy Math

Scientist&Cook OR

Naturalist&Brewer OR

Chirurgeon&Physicker