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Player Characters and Their Roles
In this setting, barbarians are either Viking berzerkers, trained secret rage techniques or are possessors of the riastradh – the Irish warp-frenzy. Either way, such individuals are viewed much like the Navy SEALs or special forces are looked upon today. They are seen as highly trained, highly skilled warriors with mysterious abilities.
Bards are not just minstrel or entertainers; they are honored keepers of lore and history. They occupy positions of political, cultural, and magical power. The mightiest bards are said to shape reality with their words. Being a bard in this setting will mean carrying a great deal of political responsibility and representing your clan with honor. You are seen as a keeper of knowledge and an authority figure.
While monks and priest abound in this setting, only a few can cast spells. Those that do are known to be blessed and are sought after for their healing powers. They are seen as truly gifted individuals – walking and talking miracles. For many, you will be seen as their last hope for their sick loved ones. You will be seen as a mystical savior. Other clerics are actually scholars. These folk are not so much religious as they are learned men who are in tune with creation and its workings. Such men are seen more as scientists than religious leaders, and derive their powers through study and mediation.
Mythic Ireland is home to the druid. Druids are exclusively Pagan. While they live reclusively, they are sought out by all as advisers, sometime allies, and intercessors with the Sidhe. Being a Druid will mean that you viewed with a mix of awe and fear. You will be sought for your ability to interact with the Invisible World.
The culture of Mythic Ireland is a warrior culture. Fighters are lauded with honor and respect. Being a fighter in this setting will mean that people will look up to you and pay homage to you, showing your deference. Most importantly, you are a prime representative of your clan. At the same time, you will be expected to be unfalteringly loyal to your chieftain.