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  1.   1.  Guidelines
  2.   2.  Occupations
    1.   2.1  Doméstico Occupations
    2.   2.2  Extranjero Occupations
Co-rank (from this point forward referred to as "Occupation") icons are split between the separate styles of Occupation, and change dependent on the number of Occupations held in that field. There is a maximum of three tiers for each icon, and will have the corresponding title hover to adhere to the Occupation's type and level; i.e.: Doméstico II, Extranjero I, etc.
Occupations are required in order to climb in higher ranks, and have IC bearing, so keep that in mind!

1.  Guidelines


Obtaining and keeping Occupations


Co-ranks, or Occupations, are split between Doméstico and Extranjero - for internal and external workings of the pack. In order to gain an Occupation, players need to complete 3 prompts (preferably with other players), with 1000 words per thread, and submitted to leadership for pending approval. If you’d like the challenge of coming up with your own prompt, PM leadership with details on your personalized prompt idea!
If an Occupation thread has died prior to completion through no fault of your own, you may use the word count of that thread toward new threads.
Example: Coyote has already completed two threads at 1000 words each but their third thread died at only 350 words after Dog fell inactive. Coyote starts a fourth Occupation thread with Coydog and writes 650 words. Since sum of the third and fourth threads adds up to 1000 words, Coyote can submit their Occupation request with a note that their third thread at 350 words died due to inactivity on the other player's behalf.
It’s expected that players have a thread every three months (minimum) with a reference to a skill pertaining their Occupation, or they risk losing it. Players are expected to keep track of these references in threads to provide at request of leadership, the thread does not have to be solely devoted to your occupation’s task - it’s more so a reference that your character is maintaining their Occupation! I.e.: Coyote is helping dog for a task dog wants to work on - coyote, before departing to help dog, was working on maintaining a fence for their occupation!

Can cNPCs hold Occupations?


Yes! We feel that it is realistic for cNPCs to be interested in pursuing an Occupation and encourage players to help their cNPCs do so. Please note that the same requirements for obtaining and keeping Occupations that are in place for played characters also apply to NPCs: players need to complete 3 prompts at 1000 words per thread and a minimum of 1 thread per three months should reference the NPC using their Occupation. cNPCs are limited to two Occupations.

2.  Occupations

2.1  Doméstico Occupations

Barber

Aside from the expected as far as haircuts and trims, barbers are in charge of medical treatments alongside beautification.

Prompts

  • Perform a rotten tooth extraction, or lance a skin boil, or perform any other medical procedure and check up on the recovery of a patient.
  • Give someone a tattoo, or scarification, or a brand.
  • Groom someone - give haircuts, apply warm towels, style with beeswax, give someone a nice new ‘do!
  • Take notes on any medical procedures known, and pass on this knowledge to another prospective medic!

Carnicero

Work isn’t always clean, and the Carnicero knows this; prey needs cleaned, livestock slaughtered, and the unsavory remains either repurposed or disposed of in a safe manner. A butcher has to know the best manner in slaughtering and cutting meat that’s presented to them, and is responsible for the production of Del Cenere’s food for communal affairs!

Prompts

  • Is there a feast coming up? Prepare some food for everyone - make sure to cook it well, to avoid getting anyone sick, and be sure to make it impressive!
  • Dry meats with salt, and contribute them to the larder for later use, or help someone to prep their kill for communal stores.
  • Work with a Quartermaster to determine livestock that could be put towards a group meal.
  • Messy, messy! Clean out your workspace, tend to your butcher blocks, and find a use for all the tough, grisly bits that no one wants to eat!

Gaucho

A rancher, through and through, a Gaucho prides themselves on their know-how and animal husbandry, regardless of what it is (though, they are specialists when it comes to larger animals). They’re the go-to for animal care and questions, and have a hand with maintaining any communal birds for falconry!

Prompts

  • Help care for some of the communal animals - feed birds or livestock, brush horses, or help someone to care for their own animal!
  • Team up with other Gauchos to organize a round-up, and rotate livestock to other pastures!
  • Help clear some grassland of harmful plants for a prospective grazing patch, or maintain a current pasture.
  • Help another pack member with an unruly animal - break and train a horse, birth a nervous sheep, or wrestle a stubborn bovine; sometimes animal husbandry is harder than it looks!

Gravetender

Death is a somber affair, but that doesn’t mean the Gravetender sees nothing but the grimness of it! Somewhat spiritual in nature, the Gravetender’s job is to take care of those who have passed on, and honor their memories, as well as aid the families who’ve lost someone.

Prompts

  • Help to prepare a burial - dig the grave, build the pyre, or make a cross to mark where the dead will lay. Alternatively: help clean up the aftermath of a hanging.
  • Tend to pre-existing graves - the honorable dead’s ashes are buried with wildflower seeds, and everyone wants a pretty looking grave!
  • Work with a Gardener to gather up wildflower seeds for stores, just in case!
  • Aid a mourning family! Bring them food, invite them out to visit their fallen, or lend and ear in memorial.

Herrero

Manipulation of metal for tools, or even bone, in some cases, is a useful and desirable skill. A Herrero is expected to know the most effective manner to utilize scrap for tools for building or animal husbandry or even weapons - Inventiveness is key, you never know what people may need.

Prompts

  • Invent something to help Del Cenere! Observe a niche that needs filled, and figure out a way to fill it.
  • Craft a weapon for someone, and help them train with it! Or, alternatively, help someone maintain weapons- fletch arrows, sharpen a blade, shine up some metal.
  • Find some scrap to make tools, or repurpose current scrap! Did someone bring in a kill recently? Repurpose the bones for tools!
  • Help out your local traders, or supply communal tools and demonstrate their use - the days of tilling a field with your bare hands is over!

Lawman

The Lawman is not always a popular fellow - crooked as Del Cenerans may be, there are rules that need to be followed to keep from things falling into total anarchy. They are the Peacemakers, the Just, and make sure that everything runs smoothly.

Prompts

  • Was there a particularly juicy piece of gossip floating around recently? It’s probably best to investigate to make sure it’s not trouble - gather what intelligence you can, before reporting it.
  • Actively protect borders - chase off an intruder (be it another luperci, or some manner of beast) to protect the pack’s lands!
  • Mediate a dispute between packmates before things get out of control, or break up a fight; keep the peace and encourage troublemakers to walk it off!
  • Uphold the Law, and apprehend a criminal in your midst! Who stole out of the cookie jar? Who’s been slacking on contributions? That won’t stand on your watch!

Leñador

The Woodsman, talented in ways of spying lumber and seeing shapes there that others, otherwise, would easily overlook. The Leñador is an artisan, a craftsman, and handy to boot. Forests and woods are where they feel most at home, and they make it their mark to know the layout of every branch and how to safely traverse them. Need building supplies? Leñadors are who you should turn to.

Prompts

  • There’s always something that needs building or repaired. Help to put up a fence, or mend it, or patch up a house!
  • Lumber is the trade of the Leñador, work with one of the pack’s Lumberjacks to find quality timber to craft and build.
  • Do you think traders could use more market styled stalls in Trailside? Do we have a larder to store food? Discuss plans to build something with fellow Del Cenere denizens!
  • Make a gift for a fellow Ashen member, be it furniture, or a figure. Or, alternatively, help them to build the base for an effigy to guard the borders!

Maestro Cervecero

The Pulgar Verde is the Maestro Cervecero’s best friend - after all, how is one supposed to brew tonics and alcohol alike without the help of knowing where all the best plants are? A master of using the still, the Maestro Cervecero has perfected the art of brewing, and as such, is the life of the party, so to speak.

Prompts

  • Is there a celebration coming up? Craft some booze to help keep the good times flowing!
  • It’s no secret that some of Del Cenere’s traders have seedy intentions with their wares; help to supply a trader with some of their patented cure-all “medicines”.
  • Test out some of your newest batch on a willing (or unsuspecting!) volunteer! Alternatively, help out with an awful hangover you may or may not have caused.
  • The still requires regular maintenance - enlist some help to clean it out!

Niñera

Little paws can be quick, excited, and, to be perfectly honest, exhausting, so parents of Del Cenere can often use assistance in raising the future of the pack. The Niñera’s job is to help out by giving parents a break and offering pups entertainment, learning, or a strong disciplined hand.

Prompts

  • Entertain a puppy for the afternoon. But be sure to keep a close eye on them!
  • There's so much that Chispa have yet to learn! Teach a youngster a new skill, game, or hobby!
  • Take care of or protect a puppy in trouble. Alternately, help resolve a minor dispute or conflict between youngsters.
  • Talk with a parent about the best way to discipline young, rambunctious children.

Outfitter

Turning bolts of textile into articles of clothing that fit all shapes and sizes, for casual or work, the Camisera is the local outfitter. Tailoring, altering and patching items of clothing of many different kinds will help keep the more dressed of the Ashen looking and feeling their best. There is more to it than simply clothing, however! Sewing and tailoring has many uses over clothing alone. Upholstering saddles with wool, creating baggage to help bring trade goods in an out of the pack and just a couple other aspects of the trade.

Prompts

  • Create an article of clothing for an Ashen member, whether a gift or an order; or alternatively, work with Comerciante to trade your articles of clothing to outsiders to advertise the quality of your goods.
  • Saddle blankets take a lot of wear and tear and can break down after a while. See if anyone needs a saddle blanket whipped up to keep their horse feeling comfortable and looking sharp.
  • Get your hands on some raw materials and really get to work! Turn that wool or flax into a bolt of textile. Explain the process that your Ashen utilizes to turn that spool of jute or bundle of hemp into material for your character to use later, or donate to the stores.
  • An Outfitter can save time and energy by working with fellow Ashen to produce goods! Get in contact with the Gaucho, Pulgar Verde, or Tanner to gather high quality and trustworthy supplies for your Ashen to use.

Pulgar Verde

Gardening is the Pulgar Verde’s passion. Tending to plants, knowing their properties, and identifying them are second nature, and maintaining the crops are of utmost importance - after all, we don’t want someone cultivating poisons as poultices, do we?

Prompts

  • Lend a hand to Gaucho while they’re clearing fields - after all, it’s hard for a single pair of eyes to spot potentially harmful plants!
  • Teach someone new, or someone young, how to identify edible plants, and which ones to stay away from.
  • Someone injured? Help to craft a poultice or a painkiller - just be sure to use the right ingredients!
  • Accrue and cultivate some new plants for pack stores, be they poisons or otherwise!

Quartermaster

It’s all about that trade-trade-trade, and even more so, about knowing what’s coming in to packlands, as well as what’s going out! The Quartermaster must be in tune with all the communal stocks on food, drug, curatives, animals - you name it, they know of it. On top of this, they have a hand in pooling the clan’s contributions and ensuring everyone gets their share!

Prompts

  • Take a count on communal stores - bookkeeping isn’t always fun, but it’s important, and who knows if there’s a thief running around!
  • Has there been a birth recently? A death? A marriage? Work with someone to put together a gift to make sure the family is taken care of through these obstacles!
  • Work with traders on discerning what Del Cenere needs! Is there a surplus of alcohol, or drugs? Supply them with product to push!
  • Do a headcount with the Gaucho, and try to predict which animals would be productive to trade - does Del Cenere need new livestock? How about pruning out the herds by adding to larder, or selling some off.

Trailblazer

Ashen Scouts - Trailblazers are expected to maintain pack borders and keep a vigilant eye over the lay of the land. They clear away brush in order to mark walkways, and are expected to know every nook and cranny of the territory.

Prompts

  • Clear a new trail for pack members to use, or maintain a current trail to ensure it’s still traversable! Use a communal animal to assist (or don’t!)
  • Maintain the border, clean up effigies, hang up cloth markers, or mark trees with ash.
  • Make a map or mark out current trailheads.
  • Help someone to traverse the trails, or teach someone else directions.


2.2  Extranjero Occupations

Boatman

Del Cenere is situated on a lake, and as such, it proves difficult to traverse quickly from one region to another - the Boatman is an aid in such, ferrying members (or approved visitors) from one side of the lake to the other, sometimes, for a price.

Prompts

  • Go fishing! Bring someone with you to fish! Afterwards, bring all that fish in to get cleaned by the Carnicero.
  • Ferry someone across the lake, whether or not you charge a toll is up to you - but be sure to think through the consequences.
  • Maintain and repair the boat, or docks, or, potentially, carve out a new canoe with a friend!
  • Teach a fellow friend to sail, or how to boat safely across the lake!

Bounty Hunter

Occasionally, the hand of the Law transcends the borders of Del Cenere’s land, but that doesn’t mean that the threats are gone. The Bounty Hunter is vigilant, vicious, keen - they enact justice where the rest of the group cannot reach. There’s no rest for the wicked, and the Bounty Hunter makes sure of that.

Prompts

  • Hunt down and bring a criminal to justice, and bring them to the Lawman, to await their trial.
  • Work with falconers, work with lawmen - source out rumors on outside dangers, and try to track them down with the resources available to you.
  • Perhaps the lead you got was sour - hunt down a supposed criminal, and hear out their story, and determine if it’s true for yourself.
  • The Comerciante will give out loans, but they’re not always paid back. Hunt down a debtor, and collect what is owed.

Comerciante

The Comerciante is the master of speechcraft, and could manage to sell ice to a polar bear. They are in charge of bartering - selling and trading of goods, especially if it’s mildly at the expense of others. Tenacity is key, and getting the better deal, and the upper hand, even more so.

Prompts

  • Sell somebody they don’t need; convince them that they need it, and trade it off at an absurd price; alternatively, sell a pack member something at a discount.
  • Have an eye for details - catch someone trying to swindle your character or a packmate, and turn the tables on them.
  • Give out something on loan to a customer - and keep a ledger of your given-out loans (with interest).
  • Make a trade connection with another pack, preferably something lasting; trade routes make for profitable relationships.

Cuentista

Culturally attuned - the Cuentista are the shamanistic few. Firedancers, storytellers, enforcers of culture, both within pack borders and beyond them. They can act in part as missionaries - or perhaps, ambassadors.

Prompts

  • Participate in a cultural event, or perhaps head one, in Del Cenere!
  • Venture to a neighboring pack, and expose a few of their members to Del Cenere’s packs and ideals.
  • Host an event for foreign ambassadors in Trailside, read fortunes, fire, or dance for a night of merriment!
  • Engage in spiritual healing with other characters - construct a sweat lodge, or engage in divination.

Entrenador

The teachers and mentors of Del Cenere, Entrenadors are knowledgeable in the myriad soft skills -- be it sociopolitical, literacy, arithmetic, or linguistic -- that are necessary in order to become a successful trader. Whether young or old; new to trade or veterans of the industry, Entrenadors patiently instruct their students in social astuteness and diplomatic readiness, reading and writing proficiency, basic arithmetic skills, and foreign languages.

Prompts

  • Reading and writing, in addition to basic addition and subtraction, are important parts of record-keeping. Help another Ashen tackle one of these difficult skills. Remember: patience is a virtue!
  • Knowing another language can be enormously beneficial, but it takes life-long learning. Practice dialogue in a foreign language with another Del Ceneren to keep your skills sharp (and help someone else learn a new language)!
  • Tact, social astuteness, and interpersonal communication can often make or break a trade deal. Teach the importance and conduct of these sociopolitical skills to help an aspiring trader become more successful.
  • One of the best ways to ensure a lesson sticks is to put spoken theories into practice. Take your student out into the field -- be it in Charmingtown or abroad -- for some hands-on training with an outsider.

Falconer

Eyes in the sky are a useful thing. Be it scouting ahead or hunting small game, these special Luperci who have bonded with an avian friend are a great resource to Del Cenere. A Falconer is versatile role with duties that include, but are not limited to: looking after one’s bird or hunting/scouting with their partner. In many ways, the bonds forged with these birds are the first defense against trouble.

Prompts

  • Communication is vital. Practice low (or high, depending on the bird) speech with your avian friend, or maybe even teach a fellow member of the gang.
  • Use your bird companion to keep an eye on something that’s worth keeping an eye on.
  • Trap an adolescent bird and help its chance of survival to adulthood - or, alternatively, set loose your friend after they’ve been fully trained.
  • Work with someone to construct a mews, in the case that you want to keep your bird companion closer to home.

Lumberjack

Do you like swinging axes? Wearing flannel? Well, this is the job for you. The lumberjack is responsible for bringing in the timber for his fellow countrymen and the builders - or he’s responsible for trading it away. Need to build a bonfire? The Lumberjack is your man (or woman)!

Prompts

  • A tree looks to be leaning dangerously close to personal or pack property - help a packmate to take down that tree in a safer manner, before it does any serious damage.
  • Work with the Leñador for lumber that he requires, and go acquire it!
  • Mill down a cut into workable lumber!
  • Wayfinders and Trailblazers need assistance clearing routes for trade or trails!

Machetero

Macheteros are masters of their chosen weapon, whether it be a sword, spear, axe, dagger, or anything else sharp and pointy. They are unafraid of danger and will often be the first to respond to a threat to the pack and its members.

Prompts

  • Participate in a spar or duel against another member with your weapon of choice.
  • Study with someone knowledgeable in anatomy or learn the information yourself in order to find the most vulnerable and important places to hit in a fight.
  • Help a packmate out of a bind or defend them from an Outsider.
  • Train another in the art of the blade.

Rustler

Livestock are nearly worth their weight in gold. The Rustler is in charge of Del Cenere’s livestock management. Should they acquire their livestock through legitimate means via trade or through thievery, it doesn’t matter, so long as Del Cenere has fresh livestock in their populace.

Prompts

  • Trade, or perhaps, acquire (via theft, potentially! It’s up to you) some new livestock for Del Cenere.
  • Protect Del Cenere’s livestock from attempted thievery!
  • Breeding animals can get rough if the genealogy gets muddied - work with the Gaucho to keep track of the livestock’s bloodlines, and either trade away, or cull the herds to keep the bloodlines clean.
  • Scout out any wild herds (or even trade routes that carry livestock along them), or venture to a trade hub to scope out the animals on offer!

Sharpshooter

Del Cenere’s sharpshooters are the lifeblood of the pack. Necessary for defense, for hunting, for raids, there’s always an opportunity to put their skills to the test. The sharpshooters are highly trained bowmen who exhibit exemplary skill with a bow and arrow.

Prompts

  • Practice your shooting, Tex.
  • Accompany another pack member on a hunt, or perhaps with the Bounty Hunter, and work your bow-related magic.
  • Work with the Herrero in getting supplies for arrows, bows and bows - or work with the tanner for designs for quivers.
  • Help to teach a fellow packmate how to use a bow and arrow correctly, or help them to train without injury.

Tanner

The work of preparation and trade of furs and leathers is a labor-intensive, multi-stepped process, taking many days, and leaves you stinking - Tanning is by no means a glamorous job, but the results are nothing short of breathtaking. On top of that, who doesn’t like having a new jacket, or a new pelt to bundle up in?

Prompts

  • Take an order, or a request from a pack mate and make them something special.
  • Start the process of tanning; skin, prepare treatment mixtures of fat or brain, and flesh the hide to get it ready!
  • Repurpose an old piece of leather into something new, or give an old outfit some new flair!
  • Put out requests - does a project need an abundance of deer skins? How about rabbit? Perhaps you’d like to participate on the hunt, and gather yourself some hides.

Wayfinder

Knowing your way around pack lands is one thing, but knowing how to get around outside of them is another - the Wayfinder is in charge of finding the safest routes to travel, and forge the Trade paths between Del Cenere and outside groups. Often times, they’re the first to engage with Outsiders, so first impressions are key.

Prompts

  • Forge a new trade route with another pack, meet and greet briefly, before coming back home.
  • Escort Del Cenere members between packlands and outside localities.
  • Learn some information from some outsiders - packs, or otherwise, the more snooping, the better!
  • Try to tour strange packlands, and size up whether they’re potential threats or allies, and try to get the lay of the land.
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