Possible IC Jobs

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Some IC job suggestions (based on an article in the Redwall Rag by Pairas)


Painter, craftsman, sculptor. Where do all the lovely paintings found in other beasts homes come from? Why from the artisan of course! You could even take on apprentices, and set up shop in a village.


In charge of allotting jobs for peasants, repair and general moderator in charge of the peasants. The bailiff was not the most pleasant job around, as they were constantly being complained at, and harassed for help. How about a grumpy bank-vole bailiff? That could be a lot of fun to RP, as you can be as mean and 'orrible as you like, and be all the better for it!


Cut hair and shaved beards. They were also teeth pullers, surgeons and bloodletters. Mmm... Now there's a vivid thought.


Forged and sharpened tools and weaponry, shaped armour, made pretty much everything of metal. How about a tanky shrew? Different...but could be fun to RP, a beast of a shrew with a studded apron who carries a massive hammer around with him.


In charge of the bottles of wine and beer. He might have a staff under him consisting of brewers, tapsters, dispensers, cellar beasts and cupbearers


Joiner, craftsman, floor sanding, roofing, siege engines, furniture, paneling and scaffolding.


In charge of money, checked costs and wages, kept accounts. How about a frizzled old vole?


Someone who took care of the castle in the absence of the Lord. This was an honour, sometimes-bestowed apon a great baron or friend. Some constable positions were hereditary.


Cooked. There ya go. Cottars-The lowest of the peasants. Worked as swine herds, and did odd jobs. You can get as dirty as you like doing this one! How about a stinking rat or something?


Dug ditches. O.o moats, wells, mines etc.


Dyed fabric. Colours such as purple were reserved for the rich, green, brown and ochre's were for the poorer classes. Black was a very hard colour to make, so usually the wool of a black sheep was used undyed.


Person who cut glass, and glazed windows.

Gong Farmer

Cleaned and emptied the 'latrine', any takers??


Expert on heraldry, made blazons for Knights to put on their surcoats and shields. Family coats of arms and crests, and symbols to help recognize a knight on the battlefield in full armour. That could be a cool job.

Keeper of the Wardrobe

In charge of the tailors and launderers


Warrior who trained from infancy. Only sons of nobles could become knights, unless they did some amazing feat such as saving the Lords life in battle. The sword was the 'sign' of a knight, and if a knight were dishonoured, his sword would be broken. They would spend most their life training for battle, or praying in the monastery. Were expected to follow the rules of chivalry, such as protecting those weaker than themselves. The only thing to distinguish a knight from his squire was his spurs. A knight would wear gold spurs, whereas a squire wore gilt.

Stone Mason

Stone worker, built buildings of stone.


Carried notes, receipts, messages etc.


Dug tunnels to undermine a castle, thus causing the walls to collapse. Also known as sappers, this job was often carried out by peasants, though overseen by skilled professionals. Moles? Yup.


Provided entertainment by singing and playing instruments. These were not overly accepted in outlying villages where their services were not wanted, so they were usually castle staff, entertaining at feasts and tournaments.


Similar to the bailiff took care of supervising the work on the lord's property. He checked that everyone began and stopped work on time, and insured that nothing was stolen in the village. Often took up the position of 'policeman'. A shocker of a job, no one volunteered, so the Reeve had to be voted in. The reeve would work for a season or so, then was replaced by another unlucky villager.


Unskilled miner. (See miner)


A woman who spun yarn. Where does all the clothing on the MUCK come from? Why the spinster of course. A much needed position on the MUCK!


Started at the age of fourteen when training to be a knight. He would be assigned to a knight to look after his armour and horse, and take care of his things. Sometime went into battle and fought beside his knight. In the late middle ages, a squire could be knighted on the battlefield by his knight if he did some act of bravery or courage, such as saving the life of another man.


An official at the castle responsible for the security and the lookouts.


Wove the yarn made by the spinster into cloth. The characters all wear clothes (nearly ;) so this is where the clothing comes from! A much needed profession on the MUCK!


Tradesman who worked in the forest. Made joists and beams for houses. Woodsman, woodchopper, lumberjack etc.

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