From Oct 14 15:46:54 1995
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 22:19:55 +0100
From: "G.G.Lepper" <>
Subject: WFRP: New Career: Herald


The herald is an individual employed by prominent individuals to perform various services in ceremonial occasions. What he does in the meantime is anybody's guess. He probably serves as a personal servant to his liege, a sort of valet, and personal secretary, and possibly confidant. (but I'm just guessing, I've never been a herald...)

I'll just leave it at that...


  • Etiquette (so he doen't embarass his employer in formal situations.)
  • Heraldry
  • Public Speaking (making announcements in place of the liege to household staff, castle retainers, etc.)
  • Read/Write (reading announcements, acting as a personal secretary)
  • Ride Horse (well, the noble's got it, and he has to keep up!)
  • 25% History (as the personal servant to a noble, he should be knowledgeable about local affairs and history-do you deem this unneccessary...)
  • Surcoat and uniform in lord's livery

Career Entries: Servant, Scribe , Bodyguard

Career Exits: Castellan/Steward, Bodyguard

Advances: WS +10, because everyone has it...
Ld, Fel, because as the Lord's intermediary to the household, he should be outgoing, yet retain authority
Int: because the lord isn't going to employ the village idiot in such a sensitive position. Also he should learn quick, or it will cost him his job.

I don't think most people will find this career useful. However I find it useful as an NPC and also as a PC hanger on to Nobles. In my campaign there's a lot of politics, with PC's playing servants to Nobles and becoming intertwined in the politics. A Herald could of fled his employer because he fell out of favor, robbed his lord, or discovered an insidious secret about his employer...hmm...

If you do find this career useful, hey! feel free to use it. If you don't I realize it's not going to be a great career, but imaginative players and GM's can go wild, having someone so close to power and yet so far, and privy to the secrets of nobility. If that doesn't fire up your imagination...

Whether or not you can use it, please respond either over the mailing list or directly to me. Your responses do mean a lot (no matter how critical) and helps keep me interested. I need your responses more than you probably need my measley character classes, so please humor me!