Bards and oads often support each other, since they share similar goals.
To become a bard, one must have learned the local history off by heart and in some way contributed to the knowledge of the Tightish Empire.
Bards must also undergo storytelling and explanation training, so that they can effectively spread their knowledge to fellow citizens and improve the populace's literacy.
Explanation training focuses on making the bard able to break down more complex concepts and present them in an accessible manner, as well as the ability to disassemble false information quickly and effectively without setting the affected person in a bad light.
Bards often construct a social hierarchy amongst themselves.
This comes from knowing who is an expert at which subject, and building connections with fellow bards.
Payment & Reimbursement
As with most government employees, bards are fairly well-payed to guarantee a certain level of quality.
Bards have the unique advantage that they may study and travel a certain amount at the cost of the government, allowing them to gain unique insights into various subjects.
In addition, many find their work fulfilling since they are helping to improve society.
The bard is tasked with spreading knowledge throughout the land.
This is done by telling legends and historical or fictional stories, organising events and lessons and acting as a librarian.
Should anyone want to acquire more knowledge, it is the bard's duty to contact a library, in most cases that located in the Imperial Halls, and access the information required to help the seeking.
Bards are considered a valuable asset to society by many, since everyone can learn something from the bard and hearing stories is something many enjoy.
Bards have always been storytellers that were very knowledgeable on historical and current affairs, more often than not in the form of satire and comedy.
Upon the founding of the Tightish Empire, as part of the social service reform, the bards were gathered and reeducated into their current form.
Those that were unsuitable for the task lost their title as bard and became entertainers.
All bards carry a pen, ink and paper as well as fall-back lessons and notes on stories with them, as well as a service pigeon and an instrument of their choice.
Fresh ink and paper as well as regular lesson and event suggestions and other requested resources are delivered to bards from the Imperial Halls.
Most bards provide lessons and stories either outside or in a local House of the Public.
The term 'bard' is legally reserved for educators.
If an artist intends to style themselves with that term, they must make clear that they are not professionals.
Failure to comply can lead to time in the Hold, the sentence depending on how much misinformation was spread.
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