Hi phil.

As regards the medaeval jobs, One thing i get very much from castaways is that though the level of technology involved is medeval, the class system is not.


In medeval times, the king owned all the land awarded it to his lords in return for them fighting for him, and the lords then wrented it to the peasants.

yet in castaways, there is no lord and no wrent, indeed if anything the community seems organized along the lines of a kibutz or comunist model where eveyrone contributes equally to the work of the community and no profession is regarded s more important than any other.

Therefore such jobs as Balif or lord or indeed a true medeval Miller who used to cheat people wrotten for the use of his mill to grind grane, don't seem appropriate to the gaem.

Beware the grue!

dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Phil Vlasak" <p...@pcsgames.net>
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Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 1:59 AM
Subject: [Audyssey] Castaways professions.


Hi Jeremy,
Here are a list of professions that could be added to the Castaways game.
I then made an incomplete list from the game then came up with more possibilities.Medieval Jobs: from http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-england/medieval-jobs.htm The Lord of the Manor was based in the Manor House and from here he conducted the business of the manor. A vassal or Liege was a free man who held land ( a fief ) from a lord to whom he paid homage and swore fealty. A vassal could be a Lord of the Manor but was also directly subservient to a Noble or the King

A Bailiff was a person of some importance who undertook the management of manors

A Reeve was a manor official appointed by the lord or elected by the peasants

A serf was another name for a peasant or tennant. Medieval Serfs were peasants who worked his lord's land and paid him certain dues in return for the use of land, the possession (not the ownership) of which was heritable. The dues were usually in the form of labor on the lord's land. Medieval Serfs were expected to work for approximately 3 days each week on the lord's land.

A peasant or villein was a low status tenant who worked as an agricultural worker or laborer. A peasant or villein usually cultivated 20-40 acres of land

A cottager was a low class peasant with a cottage, but with little or no land who generally worked as a simple laborer

Servants were house peasants who worked in the lord's manor house, doing the cooking, cleaning, laundering, and other household chores

A yeoman owned his own land and often farmed it himself. His land would be equivalent to 30 - 120 acres. A Medieval yeoman was required to be armed and trained with a bow. Wealthy yeoman would be expected to also be trained and armed with a sword, dagger and the longbow. Yeoman were therefore often employed to guard and protector the nobility.

An armorer held an important occupation in the medieval workforce. Armor had to be uniquely made to fit its wearer and was considered one of the specialist jobs

An apothecary dispensed remedies made from herbs, plants and roots. Medieval physicians were expensive and a priest often held this occupation, often the only recourse for sick, poor people.

Artists were employed in the later medieval era by kings and nobles. At first an artist painted heraldic designs on early furniture and then it became fashionable for portraits to be painted

An astrologer studied the stars and planets but regarded as a mystical person

An atilliator made crossbows

A bailiff managed the castle estate or farm

Bread was a daily staple of medieval life, and good bakers were employed by nobles in their castles.

A barber had many occupations in relation to personal care. Barbers would cut hair but would also serve as dentists, surgeons and blood-letters.

The blacksmith was one of the most important, albeit lowly, occupations of the medieval era. Blacksmiths forged weapons, sharpened weapons, repaired armor.

A bottler was in charge of the bottlery which was intended for storing and dispensing wines and other expensive provisions.

The butler was responsible for the castle cellar and was in charge of large butts of beer. The room in the castle called the buttery was intended for storing and dispensing beverages, especially ale.

The bowyer manufactured bows, arrows and crossbows

The candlemaker made candles to light the castle. Candles were supplemented by lighting from torches, lanterns and rush dips. An 11th century candlemaker called Graham Overhill is credited with inventing a candle - clock. A candle was produced with twelve lines on it. When lit at the top of the hour, the candle would burn from line to line at the rate of one hour for each line.

The occupation of the carpenter was diverse. Carpenters built furniture, roofing, siege engines and wood panelling. Carpenter: a skilled craftsman who shaped or made things of wood. Carpenters were highly skilled and considered to be elite tradesmen

A castellan was the occupation of the person who had been appointed as custodian, or in charge of, the castle


The Chamberlain title originated with an officer of a royal household who was responsible for the chamber, which included the administration of the king's household's budget. This occupation was later extended to collecting revenues and paying expenses

A chancellor was a secretary to a noble or royal person

The chaplain was responsible for the religious activities of a castle servants and men at arms. The duties might also include that of a clerk and keeping accounts. A priest would usually looked after the spiritual needs and confessions of the nobles and their families

A clerk was employed to keep accounts

A clothiers made clothes for the nobles and required having a knowledge of various fine and expensive materials

A constable was appointed as custodian, or in charge of, the castle

A cook was employed in the castle kitchens roasting, broiling, and baking food in the fireplaces and ovens.

A cordwainer was a shoemaker or cobbler.

A cottar was one of the lowest peasant occupations, undertaken by the old or infirm, who had a series of low duties including swine-herd,, prison guard and menial tasks

The ditcher was a labourer who dug castle moats and foundations

The ewerer brought and heated water for the nobles

The fletcher crafted and manufactured bows and arrows

The gardener needed a knowledge of herbs and plants. A gardeners work was critical to the safety and protection of a castle - castle walls had to be kept clear of ivy or anything else that could be used to climb the castle walls and gardeners were expected to dig defensive ditches

A herald or harker was a knights assistant and an expert advisor on heraldry. The herald (or harker) would declare announcements on behalf of the king or noble to the public. Normally this was done on a given day when the public would assemble at the base of a castle tower or in the town square and the herald would shout out the news

A herbalist was usually a member of a religious order such as a monk or friar who would plant and maintain medicinal plants, roots and herbs

The janitor, or porter, was responsible for the main castle entrance and for the guardrooms. The janitor also insured that no one entered or left the castle without permission

The jester or the fool, entertained the court

The keeper of the wardrobe was in charge of the tailors and laundress.

It was the duty of a knight to learn how to fight and so serve their lord according to the code of chivalry. Weapon practise included enhancing skills in the two-handed sword, battle axe, mace, dagger and lance.

The Marshal was the officer in charge of a household's horses, carts, wagons, containers and the transporting of goods.

A messenger carried receipts, letters, and commodities.

A minstrel provided castle entertainment in the form of singing and playing musical instruments. Minstrels often would record the deeds of heroic knights in songs giving the knight great publicity and establishing respect and additional status

Moneylenders were the medieval bankers.

A page was junior to a squire. It was the duty of a page to wait at table, care for the lord's clothes and assist them in dressing. The page was provided with a uniform of the colours and livery of the lord.

Medieval castles were highly colorful and the services of painters were often required

The janitor, or porter, was responsible for the main castle entrance and for the guardrooms. The porter also insured that no one entered or left the castle without permission A Physician was a very highly regarded and respected occupation. Bleeding, lancing and surgical procedures were practised. A potter was a craftsmen of clay, porcelain and early forms of ceramics. Basically they produced pots for cooking and storage and occasionally worked as sculptors.

The reeve supervised all work on a lord's property. The reeve ensured that everyone began and stopped work on time

Scribes came from religious establishments where reading, writing and comprehension skills were learned.

A scullion was the lowest of kitchen workers whose duties included washing and cleaning the kitchen

The sheriff was an important official of county who was responsible for executing judicial duties

A shoemaker or cobbler or cordwainer was a craftsman who made shoes

A Spinster spun yarn on the spinning wheel.

The steward took care of the castle estate and household administration including the events in the great hall. This occupation was also referred to as a seneschal

A squire was junior to a knight. It was the duty of a squire to learn about the code of chivalry, the rules of heraldry, horsemanship and practise the use of weapons. It was also their duty to enter into the social life of the castle and learn courtly etiquette, music and dancing. The squire served in this role for seven years and became a knight at the age of twenty-one. Sometimes knighthood was conferred earlier as the reward for bravery on the battlefield

A Watchmen was an official at the castle responsible for security. Also night-watchman


Professions in Castaways:

baker
Barrel maker
Bartender
builder
butcher
carpenter
cooper
farmer
fisherman
Hunter
leather worker
lumberjack
Metalurgist
miner
monk
mother
soldier
stone mason
Tailor

Possible new professions:
Animal Groomer
Basket Weaver
Begger
Boatwright
Bookbinder
Brewer
Cannibal
Cartographer
Cheesemaker
Clothesmaker
Dowser
Falconer
Flintworker
Forager
Fortune Teller
Fungi Recognizer
Gardener
Glassblower
graveyard digger
Information Gatherer
Inquisitor
Journalist
Juggler
Lawyer
Locksmith
mortician
Mountaineer
Poet
Potter
Prospector
prostitute
Rogue
Rope Maker
Sailer
Smelter
Soothsayer
Spelunker
Spy
Tanner
Taxidermist
Teacher
Thief
Tracker
Undertaker
Vampire
Veterinary Doctor


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