Apprentices [And Kit-Warrior Progression] Apr 20, 2017 13:52:54 GMT
Post by Greymuzzles on Apr 20, 2017 13:52:54 GMT
As stated in the Character Creation rules, TCE treats apprentices as a ‘limited’ position – in that certain criteria must be met in order to create a cat as an apprentice, and certain others should be met in order to advance a character from kit through to warrior. These regulations exist to prevent TCE from becoming overrun with mentorless apprentices, as such cats [for the most part] make no sense within the site (or book) canon. This thread details the methods of obtaining an apprentice, and the criteria required to advance cats from kits right through to warrior status during the course of roleplay.
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It is important to be aware that apprentices tend to ‘inherit’ their mentor’s specialities, and that this is particularly true when it comes to hunting, as mentors will tend to focus on the areas in which they are most skilled. Because of this, TCE assumes that apprentices will ultimately share their mentor’s hunting speciality, or one of the specialities leading up to it. It is not, however, possible for an apprentice to learn a ‘higher’ hunting speciality than the one their mentor uses. In effect, this means that:
Ground hunter mentors can only produce other Ground hunters.
Branch hunter mentors can produce either Ground hunters or Branch hunters.
Tree hunter mentors can produce cats from any hunting speciality.
It is also important to note that, whilst a cat’s primary, secondary, and tertiary specialities may be a little different to their mentor’s, branch and hunting speciality will tend to impact the order in which each skill falls. In particular:
Boars are especially likely to have fighting as their primary speciality, as this is the key skill of this branch.
Tree hunters will almost always have Tree Hunting as their primary speciality, as learning this skill requires a significantly higher time investment than does other hunting specialities.
Finally, please be aware that apprentices do not require one of our Tree Hunting slots if they are paired with a Tree Hunter mentor. Instead, these cats can earn the position in-roleplay by fulfilling the criteria outlined in our Apprentice to Warrior Progression post.