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Prophesier

Career

Qualifications

There is no single tract towards becoming one. Despite the title, most prophesiers do not have any inherent prophesying ability. The term follows those optimum advisers who divined the happenings around them through mysticism, experience, or personal connections that made it seem they were all-knowing.   And that is the key: Seeming All-Knowing

Payment & Reimbursement

Freelance

Employed

 

Other Benefits

Freelance

  • Freedom of Movement
  • Freedom to form personal and professional connections

Employed

  • Room and Board
  • Steady Meals available

Perception

Purpose

To offer advise based, ideally on divine interpretation, but more often through observations of the material world.

Social Status

Freelance

  • Often times thought of as vagrants or vagabonds
  • Sought after during new births in some homes to proclaim a newborn's future

Employed

  • Seen as invaluable to leaders of a state
  • Holds a fortuitous prominence within the accepting culture as being sponsored by a state is considered evidence enough to sway the majority of their genuinity

Demographics

The overwhelming majority of prophesiers are either Rangers or the descendants of Rangers. Or failing that, claim to be.   There is widespread acceptance that the Rangers of the Range hold a quality in their blood that is predominant in foretelling ability.

Operations

Workplace

Freelance

  • Well worn inter-state roads
  • Canal Pavements
  • Market Corners and Stalls

Employed

  • Reserved Office
  • Place in Court

Provided Services

There are different categories of prophesiers distinguished by their means of prophesizing:

Seers

Prophesiers who claim to have 'visions' as part their powers.
Near Seers
Prophesiers who specialize in pursuing short term objectives for either themselves or their master.
Far Seers
Prophesiers who specialize in pursuing long term objectives for either themselves or their master.
 

Sayers

Prophesiers who claim to hear 'voices' as part their powers.
Dreamers
Prophesiers who wait for and interpret dreams, either their own or of others.
Decarnates
Prophesiers who claim to have lived previous lives which grants insight into their current one.

Dangers & Hazards

Freelance

Prophesiers unaffiliated with a powerful patron to defend them leaves them vulnerable to the regulars of travel and near homelessness.

Employed

Depending on the patron, a false prophecy or misinformed counsel can lead to dismissal or execution.  


Cover image: Zodiac Skull by Joseph Francis

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