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Old 04-30-2017, 04:50 PM   #24
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Default Re: Suggestion -- generic medieval mercenary

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Originally Posted by fredtheobviouspseudonym View Post
Perhaps a variation on the man at arms -- but IIRC in the late medieval era lots of troops, horse & foot, were mercs.

Also the guards of many a castle (and presumably PCs will be venturing into castles at times) were mercenaries.
A mercenary is a soldier who serves in a foreign army. Most troops at this time served in the country in which they were raised. So they were professional soldiers, not mercenaries.
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