Advanced Occupation: Executioner

Requirements: Training (100 crown) A writ of appointment from a Baron or Duke.

Description: Hooded and foreboding, professional executioners are a visible symbol of the power of the law in Mystwood. Most travel from place to place as they are needed, but some remain in the service of a particular magistrate, noble, or town. Most are physically powerful, skilled with the tools of their trade on the field of combat as well as places of justice. They are expected to be skilled with axe, sword, rope, and even poison as required. While they are servants of Justice above all, they are also agents of Mercy, charged with carrying out the sentences of the law humanely. A true executioner does not permit wanton torture or abuse. A botched execution is a terrible thing, a sin in the eyes of all the gods. Executioners are frequent targets for those who resent the law, the forces of chaos, and the relations of criminals, so they need to be on their guard at all times. Most are, in their way, entertainers. The condemned is traditionally allowed to say a few words before the end, and executioner is expected to respond – witty repartee in such a situation is much admired, and sometimes rehearsed beforehand between the two. Some perform mock executions, or deliver stern lectures on justice and its consequences. Others participate in morality plays and the like. A few tell fortunes or bestow blessings, for it generally held that those so close to death have special powers. Unscrupulous executioners are known to sell components from the gallows, valued in death magic, and to hire their services to not only carry out sentence but track down criminals, adding an aura of legality to questionable actions. 

Skills

Entertainer, Execution, Income (10), Livery (black hood), Occupational Spells (pg 95), Poisoner (4), Weapon Specialization (One Handed Axe, One Handed Sword, Two Handed Axe, Two Handed Sword)

Occupational Spells

Name: Soothing End
Type: Bolt
Effect: Slow and Subdue by Will
Mana: 1

Name: Find Fugitive
Type: Voice
Effect: Detect Living
Mana: 1

Name: Torment
Type: Bolt
Effect: Subdue by Will Or Compel you to writhe in pain. (May be cast 3 times on the same person)
Mana: 1 

Name: Cripple Limb
Type: Bolt
Effect: Maim (limb) by Magic
Mana: 1

Name: Cauterizing Spark
Type: Bolt
Effect: 2 Damage by Fire
Mana: 1