At the moment I’m working on her Vocation, and that is taking awhile. FYI, a Vocation in Dangerous Journey is not really what a character does as part of a game, but rather what his player has chosen for him to do as a part of life. Think of a church vocation or a role as a policeman or doctor. It is what he does and what he is
There are two types of Vocation in the system, dedicated and undedicated.An undedicated Vocation is a sort of casual affair, something the HP decided to do because it appealed to him, but which he could leave for another for most any reason.
A dedicated Vocation is one the hp is committed to, one he is going to pursue for a strong reason. For Mnt I have chosen a dedicated Vocation, that of a Wisewoman.
I chose Wise Woman first because I just felt like it. Then as the die rolling turned out I learned she had a good reason for being a Wise Woman. Her fey blood for one, which gives her a bonus to her Spiritual Trait. My determination to present a role one could play in an RPG who doesn’t have to be a combat monster or murder hobo. In short, the role you play can play a role outside of combat and be capable in it.
Now according to the rules as Gary wrote them when a Persona takes up a Vocation he assumes the SEC of that Vocation. But I’m not Gary and I’m not as mean. People are simply just not that simple and straight-forward. In a society such as Ægypt’s there will be those who will tend to treat Mnt as SEC 2, but those who know her as a individual, and who know her from her reputation as a person and as a Wise Woman are more apt to treat her as SEC 4, 6 and sometimes 7. Later in life as she gains further in ability and reputation she may well be treated as SEC 8 or even 9. Not formally an Aristocrat or Noble, but still someone with the reputation.
And considering that she is at least a potential Full Practitioner, I’ve decided that as she gets older and her Spiritual Trait improves, either through aging or education and training, that she’ll be switching to the Priest Vocation, that through learning. That through learning the K/S areas under that Vocation.
Now what is a Wise Man/Woman?
As I see him a Wise Man is something of a generalist, with his focus on serving and protecting his community. For the most part they are seen as being of low social rank, but that was Gary’s interpretation and I don’t see has to how they have to exactly fit his interpretation. So for he most part a young and inexperienced Wise Man will be of SEC 2, but an older, more experienced one will have a higher SEC in his community and the world around it.
Then you have the matter of the K/S Areas Priestcræft and Religion. This tells me that someone like Mnt has something of a religious role to play in her community, and in as much as she has a religious role she’s going to have to espouse an Ethos and follow a god of her local pantheon. Given her dedicated to service and protection, and being the kind of person I’ve decided she is, I’ve decided she is dedicated to the Ethos of Sunlight; other Wise men and Wise Women are more apt to take up the Ethos of Moonlight.
As to the god she serves as a Wise Woman, Seeing as she’s an Ægyptian of Ærth I made him Horus the Hawk. She’s from Ærth, not Earth; and she’s an Ægyptian, not an Egyptian; they may greatly resemble each other but there are differences. Because I damn well felt like it, Ægypt’s Horus can have lady Priests, and in Time the Wise Woman Mnt can become one of them—with luck of course.
So there in brief—really and truly—you have her Vocation, her role in Mythus. She is a 45 year old year old Ægyptian Wise Woman with a husband and son, serves Horus the Hawk, and she has relatives In Vargaard and Phæree, though rather distantly related. Someday she may just become a Priest of Horus and that because I felt like it.
There is more to be said about her, but that will have to wait for later.