Before we move into the specifics, it's important to discuss how one joins, trains, and does their job. Humanity may be an endangered species, but hundreds seek to join the wayfarers every year for three important reasons: the newer generations desperately seek to fulfill a wanderlust they've had since birth. They want to know why humanity left earth, a seemingly perfect place. Why did they leave so many behind? They have questions, and they need answers. Finally, the wayfarers yearn for a humanity worth being a part of. Humanity is broken, and that hurts them more than they would admit. This drive has put humanity on the map in recent years. Without the Wayfarers, the Eden would never have been able to assist in The Battle of The Pillars and The First War. They wouldn't even know we existed. The wayfarers explore unmapped regions of the galaxy in the best ships humanity can build. They seek their findings, claim bounties, and so much more.
Keeping with a tradition used in space programs back on earth, wayfarers must diversify their skills. It's not enough to be an expert in biology or engineering. One must be well versed in both. The survival of their group depends on it. When you're out in the black, millions of miles away from anyone else, it's a horrible situation if someone dies. It's a tragic reality of the job. This reality is only made worse if the one who dies happens to be the only one who knows how to repair the ship. What if it's the only one who knows how to operate the vessel? What if it's the only person who knows how fire a gun, safely take a sample, or study alien architecture, or operate The Quantum Telegraph? Every wayfarer studies many different fields. They learn everything they can before venturing out, and the learning doesn't stop there. They overlap their skill sets, no two teams being exactly alike. They teach each other what they know, and have access to many sources of learning when no one around can teach, such as texts and video lectures.
Tools of The Trade
Wayfarers are all equipped with weapons, but these weapons vary. The skills of the wayfarer will always determine their equipment. All wayfarers are provided the best equipment available. Much of the gear given to wayfarers are prototypes. Their suits are cutting edge, well armored, and have skeletal structures giving slightly increased speed and strength for high gravity exploration. Their life support uses Algae farmed on Safeharbor to recycle CO2. Most of what they carry relies on solar power, and the batteries are small, lightweight, but have much longer lifespans between charges compared to what most work with. When one joins a team and receives their gear, they take a name, an alias to be used when communicating with one another. These aliases are chosen based on their skill set and personal preferences. Wayfarers are the closest thing to black ops humanity has, and they are often used accordingly. After The Battle of The Pillars , They were used to scout sectors of enemy space and were sent out to rescue humans scattered about the galactic community.