Arena:Greetings

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A complete and systematic archive of the many options of the potential answers to the "Who Are You?" Option in the Dialogue Interface with NPCs found out-doors in Arena.

Special NPCs Greetings[edit]

There are a number of NPCs in the settlements of Arena with special sprites and greetings as well as descriptions for their professions. A few aren't present in-game and are instead just known due to their intended lines in the archives. These special greetings are as follows:

Prostitute[edit]

A Prostitute
First Encounter
  • "The boys call me [NPC Name]. I'm a whore."
  • "Ain't much need for names, is there? Well, you can call me [NPC Name], if you wanna."
  • "I am [NPC Name]. My business is in making boys happy. Ain't that nice?"
  • "I meet more [PC race] boys than girls, but business is business. I'm [NPC Name]."
  • "Very nice to meetcha. I go by [NPC Name]. It's my... career name."
  • "The name's [NPC Name], if you really want to know it. Most guys don't care."
  • "Looking for some company, [PC race]? You can call me [NPC Name] or anything you want."
  • "I'm [NPC Name]. No offense, honey, but I don't like [PC race] boys much. You might want to talk to one of the other ladies down the street."
  • "I don't believe we've ever met, I'm [NPC Name]. I heard there was a cute new [PC race] in town. all the girls will be jealous when they see us talking."
  • "I've seen [PC race] eyes before, but never any quite like yours. Tell me what I can do... for you, honey."
Further Encounters
  • "Yeah, I remember you, [PC race]. I'm [NPC Name], the courtesan, remember?"
  • "I don't mind you forgetting me. Nature of business. I'm [NPC Name] the whore."
  • "[Exclamation], think really hard, [PC race]. Oh well, I'm [NPC Name], the, ah, lady of the night."
  • "We met before, [PC race]. I'm a tart, by the name of [NPC Name]."
  • "I'm [NPC Name] the harlot. Remember, we spoke before?"
  • "You know me, honey. Well, we only talked before I guess. [NPC Name], mistress to the [PC race] kings."
  • "Not too many [PC race] boys forget [NPC Name]. Of course, we usually did more than just talk."
  • "[Exclamation], honey, you're hurting [NPC Name]'s feelings, pretending you don't remember her. I'm the naughty lady you talked to a little while ago."
  • "If my face doesn't look familiar, honey, it's 'cause you weren't looking at it when we talked before. [NPC Name], [PC race]. Pleasure to see ya again."
  • "It ain't been that long, [Player Name]. You remember your little [NPC Name], don't cha?"

Jester[edit]

A Jester
First Encounter
  • "Me? I'm [NPC Name], but I have to tell you something. [Joke] Bet you haven't heard that one yet."
  • "Hello, I'm [NPC Name], but then again, ultimately, aren't we all? What can I do for you?"
  • "Yello, I'm Horny. Whoops, I mean, I'm Randy. No seriously, I'm [NPC Name]. You can see how I got it confused. What can I do for you, my sweet [PC race]? By the way, [Joke]"
  • "Good day, I'm [NPC Name], and if you think you've got problems, listen to this. [Joke] Now, what's thy story?"
  • "You don't remember me? [NPC Name]? Well, you were pretty drunk at the time. Anyhow, you'll be happy to know the baby isn't yours. Stop me if you've heard this. [Joke]"
Further Encounters
  • "You're [NPC Name] the Fool, right? No, wait a minute, that's me. I'm terrible at names."
  • "I remember you! Don't tell me you forgot [NPC Name] the Jester. Woe is me. [Joke]."
  • "Who are you? Who are you? That's all I ever hear from you! I'm [NPC Name] the Fool. Remember it next time. Sheesh."
  • "I memorized your name when we met before, but I threw my head away. I'm [NPC Name] the Jester. [Joke]."
  • "Wanna hear a joke? no? Too bad... [Joke]"
  • "Have you heard this one before? [Joke]"
  • "You talk to me, play with my affections, then the next minute, it's 'Who are you?' Well, [PC race], I may be thy old buddy [NPC Name] the Jester, or I might be the [Ruler's Title] of [Settlement name]."

Fire Breather[edit]

A Firebreather
First Encounter
  • "I am [NPC Name], and, you won't believe this, I'm a firebreather. [Exclamation], I know that must come as a surprise to you... so what do you want?"
  • "They call me the Human Torch. I think there are a few other imitators with my name, so you can call me [NPC Name]. What can I do for you, stranger?"
  • "I am called [NPC Name], a firebreather. How can I help you?"
  • "No, I am not busy doing anything. Just standing around, like any other day, breathing fire. I am [NPC Name], at your service."
  • "I am [NPC Name], and, as you might have noticed, I breathe fire."
Further Encounters
  • "Now the first time you asked me who I am, I thought, 'What an idiot.' Now I wonder whether I'm doing my job right. I'm [NPC Name], remember? I breath fire?"
  • "My name is [NPC Name], the firebreather. Good to see you again, [PC race]."
  • "Are you joking? You don't remember [NPC Name] the firebreather? Ah, the fleet feet of celebrity."
  • "Most people don't have to ask more than once, [PC race]. I'm [NPC Name] the firebreather."
  • "They call me [NPC Name] the firebreather. Wait a minute, we met before. Good to see you, [PC race]."

Snake Charmer[edit]

An snake charmer
First Encounter
  • "Yes? I am [NPC Name], and this is my cobra [Snake name]. How may we help you?"
  • "Have you come to pet my snake? No? Well, tell me what [NPC Name] can do for you."
  • "Ah, [Snake name], we have a visitor. Good day, young [PC race], I am called [NPC Name]."
  • "You are a brave man to come so close to my cobra. What would you ask of [NPC Name]?"
  • "I do not believe we've met, [PC race]. I am [NPC Name], and this is [Snake name], my snake."
Further Encounters
  • "Ah, [PC race], come back to talk to [NPC Name]. Did you miss me or my snake, [Snake name]?"
  • "Whose name did you forget, [PC race]? [NPC Name] the snake charmer, or [Snake name] the snake? Never mind - - it's good to see you again."
  • "How have you been, young [PC race]? Don't you remember [NPC Name] the snake charmer? I am sad to have made so little an impression."
  • "I am [NPC Name] the greatest snake charmer in [Settlement name]. And you are a silly [PC race] for forgetting my name."
  • "I do not spend my day playing with my snake, so that every two minutes a [PC race] ruffian interrupts me with, 'Who are you?'. 'Are you [NPC Name], the snake man?' It makes me mad."

Beggar[edit]

A Beggar
First Encounter
  • "Alms? Alms? No, you want something from [NPC Name], don't you?"
  • "Ah, [NPC Name] thinks it's a good [PC race] to come talk to him. What can [NPC Name] do for him?"
  • "Me [sic] am poor [NPC Name]. Do not hurt poor [NPC Name], and me [sic] answer question."
  • "You ain't gonna give me no money, but I've gotta talk to you? If that's fair, my name ain't [NPC Name]. Well, what do you want anyhow, [PC race]?"
  • "What do you want from me, [PC race]? [NPC Name] is a busy man."
Further Encounters
  • "I'm [NPC Name], the [Ruler's Title] of [Settlement name], of course. Bad habit of yours, [PC race]. Asking old friends to identify themselves. Makes you look lumpheaded, it does."
  • "Look familar, do I? Why, I'm [NPC Name] the poor, stupid mendicant, I mean beggar."
  • "I'm thy old pal, [NPC Name] the man o' the streets. Don't tell me you forgot".
  • "Someone might think you've forgotten my name, mate. But not [NPC Name]. I know demanding 'Who are you?' is just yer way of saying 'Hello, friend.'"
  • "See how I remember thy name? Mine's poor [NPC Name]. We met before."

Peddler[edit]

A Peddler
First Encounter
  • "'Tis a slow day for business, [PC race]. I am [NPC Name], at your disposal."
  • "Good day, I am [NPC Name]. I do not think I have anything that would interest you."
  • "What ho, young [PC race]. How can a poor peddler like [NPC Name] help you?"
  • "Pleased to make your acquaintance, [PC race]. I am the peddler [NPC Name]. How may I help you?"
  • "Remember what I, [NPC Name] the Peddler, always say: everything is for sale. Though perhaps, you are looking for information?"
Further Encounters
  • "My name is [NPC Name], the vendor. You're %pcf, ain't you? I think we met before."
  • "I'm thy solicitor [NPC Name], don't you remember? Well, it's my business to remember."
  • "I never forget a face. You're that [PC race] from before. I'm [NPC Name], the retailer."
  • "I cannot believe that you don't remember [NPC Name] the vendor. Oh well, how are you?"
  • "You remember me, don't you? I'm [NPC Name] the monger. What can I do for you, old [PC race]?"

Fence[edit]

A Fence
First Encounter
  • "Nosy, ain't you? I'd watch out. [Settlement name] ain't as innocent a [Settlement Type] as it looks."
  • "Most people in [Settlement name] calls me [NPC Name]. You could say I'm a businessman."
  • "Today my name's [NPC Name]. Tomorrow maybe it won't be. You're looking for information, [PC race]?"
  • "Well, I ain't a [Settlement name] tourist guide. I guess you can call me [NPC Name]. That's me [sic] business name."
  • "What [sic] is it your business who I am? You better watch yourself, kid. Not everyone in [Settlement name] is as friendly as me. So what do ya want?"
Further Encounters
  • "I already told you, [PC race]. They call me [NPC Name]. What d'ya want now?"
  • "Listen, [NPC Name] don't plan on making friends with no [PC race]. What is it?"
  • "I told you before, [NPC Name] is a busy man. Okay, what d'ya want this time?"
  • "Can't you find anyone else to talk to? Fine, make it quick. [NPC Name] is expecting some important business any moment now."
  • "You already asked that before. I go by the name [NPC Name]. What's yer problem now?"

Mage[edit]

A Mage
First Encounter
  • "A wizard, of course. Don't they have those in [PC race's Native Province Settlement]? Yes, I know who you are, [PC race]. Men call me [NPC Name]. What can I do for you?"
  • "I am [NPC Name], the finest wizard in [Settlement name]. What can I do for you, young puppy?"
  • "We Thaumurgists [sic] believe that to possess a man's name is to possess his soul. If you must call me something, call me [NPC Name]."
  • "The Mages' Guild has given me the name [NPC Name], to show I am one of their own. What may I do for you, stranger?"
  • "My name, you mean? Let me see...[NPC Name]...[NPC Name], I believe, yes. I am one of the sorcerers to the court of the [Ruler's Title]. You have a question about my [Settlement Type]?"
Further Encounters
  • "Dear me if it isn't the young [PC race] again. You remember old [NPC Name], didn't you? Now what can I do for you this time?"
  • "Do I have a sign around my neck saying 'Bother Me'? I'm a cranky old wizard named [NPC Name], not a travel guide. Make it a quick question, little one."
  • "You forgot my name, I remember when your average [PC race] had an outstanding memory. Well, let me reintroduce myself. I am [NPC Name] the Wizard. What can I do for you, youngster?"
  • "The sorceror, [NPC Name]. Surely, you have not forgotten? Adjusting to [Settlement name] life all right, I trust."
  • "Ah, how soon they forget. I am the great [NPC Name], and we've met before."

Priest[edit]

A Priest
First Encounter
  • "I am [NPC Name] of the [Temple name], my child. How may a poor monk help you?"
  • "The [Temple name] has given me the name [NPC Name]. I am a little familiar with the [Settlement Type] outside my temple. I'll tell you anything I know."
  • "I have taken the name [NPC Name], for that was the name of the savior of my village. What can I do to point you in the path of salvation, sinful [PC race]?"
  • "You do not know? I am only [NPC Name], one of the personal priests of [Ruler's name]. You must be new to town."
  • "Nice to meet you, [PC race]. I am [NPC Name] of the [Temple name]. Can I give you some of our literature, or do you need something else?"
Further Encounters
  • "Ah, [PC race], we meet again. You remember me, [NPC Name] of the [Temple name]? Of course, you do."
  • "Still wandering the dangerous streets of [Settlement name], eh, [PC race]? Take the words of [NPC Name] to heart. Get inside before nightfall."
  • "Good to see you yet again, [PC race]. What can poor friar [NPC Name] do for you this time?"
  • "Still have not found thy way, [PC race]? You remember [NPC Name] of the [Temple name], yes? Tell me how I can help you."
  • "Ah the young [PC race] butcher again. You have not come to confess thy sins to Father [NPC Name] this time either, have you? You just need direction."

Musician[edit]

A Musician
First Encounter
  • "Decent tune, eh, [PC race]? I call that tune '[Settlement name], Jewel of [Province Name].' [NPC Name]'s my name."
  • "Do you often interrupt musicians in the middle of a rehearsal? Little respect for art these days especially here in [Settlement name]. Ah well, I'm [NPC Name]. What can I do for you, stranger?"
  • "I'm a musician, obviously, playing music. At least I was until you interrupted me. The name's [NPC Name]. Well, what do you want? I'm a busy man."
  • "I'll give you three guesses. Give up? I'm a lutist, name of [NPC Name]. Perhaps you've heard of me."
  • "Just a traveling musician, [NPC Name] they call me. What can I do for you, [PC race]?"
Further Encounters
  • "I know what you're going to say. 'Play it again, [NPC Name].' How are you, [PC race]. It seems that I can't play three notes without you interrupting me, can I?"
  • "This is getting to be our song, eh, [PC race]? Tell me what a poor lutist like [NPC Name] can do for you this time?"
  • "It must be my name that's forgettable, not my music. Allow me to reintroduce myself to you, [PC race]. I am [NPC Name] of the lute. How can I help you?"
  • "This is getting to be a bad joke. Let me complete just one song without you interrupting me. It must be pretty important for you to bother [NPC Name] more than once, I suppose. Yes?"
  • "Ah, my friend, don't tell me you've forgotten my name. I'm [NPC Name]. To think I was going to write a song about you entitled, 'The [PC race] of [PC racer's Native Province Settlement].' But I forgive you, good [PC race]."

Generic NPCs Greetings[edit]

All Generic NPCs (Those with the simple City Pedestrian Sprites) introduce themselves to the player with the same lines, with the name, occupation and that occupation's description being the factors subject to randomization. The generic greeting templates are otherwise few and exact:

First Encounter
  • "Greetings, I am [NPC Name], a [Occupation]. I [Occupation Description]."
  • "They call me [NPC Name] the [Occupation]. I [Occupation Description]."
  • "I am called [NPC Name], the [Settlement Type] [Occupation]. You know, I [Occupation Description]."
  • "You can call me [NPC Name]. I am a [Occupation], you know, I [Occupation Description]."
  • "You can call me [NPC Name]. I am a [Occupation]. I [Occupation Description]."
  • "We haven't met, have we? I'm [NPC Name], the [Occupation]. I [Occupation Description]."
  • "Good day, [PC race]. My name is [NPC Name] the [Settlement Type] [Occupation]. I [Occupation Description]."
  • "I am named [NPC Name]. I'm a [Occupation] and I [Occupation Description]."
  • "Greetings, [PC race]. I'm [NPC Name], a typical [Occupation], and I [Occupation Description]."
  • "My name is [NPC Name], the [Occupation]. I [Occupation Description]."
Further Encounters
  • "I'm [NPC Name]. Remember? The [Occupation]?"
  • "[Exclamation], how soon they forget. I'm [NPC Name], the friendly [Occupation]."
  • "I'm [NPC Name] the [Occupation], remember?"
  • "I remember you, [PC race]. I'm the [Occupation] [NPC Name]"
  • "Can't remember, young [PC race]? I'm a [Occupation] by name of [NPC Name]."
  • "[Exclamation], talk about a short memory. [NPC Name] the [Occupation], at your service."
  • "[Exclamation], you forgot already? I'm [NPC Name], a [Occupation] with a good memory."
  • "I'm the [PC race] and you're [NPC Name] the [Occupation], or the other way around."
  • "We've already met, [PC race]. I'm [NPC Name] the [Occupation], remember?"
  • "Good to see you again, [PC race]. [NPC Name] the [Occupation], remember me?"

Professions and Descriptions[edit]

As previously mentioned, the name, profession and that profession's description are subject to randomization. The name of an NPC is a mix of of names from a list in the archives while the occupations and their descriptions are these:

scribe
  • "record the deeds of great warriors"
  • "honestly think I have the dullest job in the world"
  • "copy the words of the greatest poets of [Province Name]"
servant
  • "do whate'er needs to be done"
  • "run errands around town for my master"
  • "used to be a successful merchant myself"
musician
  • "play several different musical instruments"
  • "am writing my own symphony for the [Ruler's Title]"
  • "may be playing at the imperial palace next year"
merchant
  • "trade commodities"
  • "am raising my son to take my place"
  • "only wish business in this [Settlement Type] was better"
Druid
  • "am preparing nature-worshipping disciples"
  • "just found the perfect human sacrifice"
  • "am conducting services in the park tonight"
Monk
  • "conduct prayer services"
  • "am attempting to find converts"
  • "cannot believe I just broke my vow of silence!"
Priest
  • "lead a group of acolytes"
  • "am very concerned about the moral climate of this [Settlement Type]"
  • "am part of the [Ruler's Title]'s Circle of Elders"
Ranger
  • "am making plans to protect the surrounding woodlands"
  • "just led an adventuring party through the wilds of [Province Name]"
  • "love running naked through the wilderness"
bodyguard
  • "am one of the [Ruler's Title]'s private bodyguards"
  • "keep the meaner element out of the [Tavern/Inn Name]"
  • "work for the owner of [Store Name]"
Mage
  • "study black arts theory at the Mages' Guild"
  • "really am more of a magician than a true mage"
  • "am one of the authorities on ethereal travel"
thug
  • "rough people up, you know"
  • "particularly love to beat up [PC race] kids"
  • "possess a membership to the Wharf Rats syndicate"
bum
  • "try to avoid work of any kind"
  • "am happy to be out of the asylum"
  • "might or might not be undercover"
Thief
  • "quite frankly steal things"
  • "was thinking about picking this [PC race]'s pockets"
  • "mean, a chef"
Assassin
  • "kill whoever deserves killing"
  • "just finished my last assignment"
  • "mean an assembler ... a factory assembler"
Rogue
  • "am sorta a jack of all trades"
  • "just got back from the [Ruler's Title]'s mother's bedroom"
  • "don't do much, and I do it well"
Bard
  • "sing songs of lost love and great deeds"
  • "think I might get to perform at the [Ruler's Title]'s court this week"
  • "just might write a tune about you, [PC race]"
historian
  • "research certain rather obscure historic situations"
  • "have been hired to write the story of [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name]'s family"
  • "fear I smell a little of library dust"
gardener
  • "work in the [Ruler's Title]'s gardens"
  • "have got the dirty hands to prove it"
  • "have recently been hired by the [Temple name] for their gardens"
animal handler
  • "train and board all sorts of domestic and exotic animals"
  • "spend most of my day with horses"
  • "don't really like humans, especially [PC race] ones, all that much"
warlock
  • "put hexes on people"
  • "mean, not the wicked kind"
  • "think you just stepped on my familiar - no, never mind"
hunter
  • "brought fresh wild beasties to the [Tavern/Inn Name]"
  • "just killed a ten-point buck, you bet"
  • "just like to be out in nature, you know, killing things"
politician
  • "gauge public opinion on political issues"
  • "am a junior member of the [Ruler's Title]'s Circle of Elders"
  • "welcome you to [Rival Settlement Name], I mean, [Settlement name]"
publican
  • "am a co-owner of the [Tavern/Inn Name]"
  • "run a tavern in this [Settlement Type]"
  • "own the [Tavern/Inn Name], you know, with my partners"
bartender
  • "serve ale at the [Tavern/Inn Name]"
  • "keep the boys from gettin' thirsty at the [Tavern/Inn Name]"
  • "guess I'm every fellow's best friend at the [Tavern/Inn Name]"
vintner
  • "prepare the harvest grapes into the finest wine"
  • "make the wine they serve at the [Tavern/Inn Name]"
  • "make the godawful wine they serve in the [Temple name]'s service"
cook
  • "cook and stuff"
  • "assist [Ruler's name]'s head chef, thank you very much"
  • "slop gruel for the dears souls at the [Temple name]"
armorist
  • "make the best armor you ever seen"
  • "recommend you see my work at [Store Name]"
  • "prefer that over amourer, and armormor. You know, armorer"
artist
  • "was just commissioned to paint a portrait of the [Ruler's Title]"
  • "like to work best in oils"
  • "will be making a frieze for the [Temple name] next month"
farmer
  • "work in [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name]'s land right outside"
  • "think I saw you tromping through my fields a while back"
  • "don't make it into town very often"
fisher
  • "have brought some fresh fish I caught"
  • "guess you could tell from my smell"
  • "was just shopping for a new, bigger net"
jeweler
  • "make necklaces, rings, and bracelets"
  • "have made jewelery for [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name]'s mother before"
  • "can spot a fake diamond at 20 paces"
tanner
  • "tan animal hides to make leather armor"
  • "do some of the leather items at equipment stores in town"
  • "do a lot of work for the Thieves' Guild and Wharf Rats"
carpenter
  • "do woodworking"
  • "just got finished with some repairs over at the temple"
  • "do odd work, some of it for [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name]'s family"
navigator
  • "am preparing for a journey through the Blue Divide"
  • "could tell you a thing or two about the lands beyond Tamriel"
  • "hate to admit it, but I'm a little lost"
sailor
  • "am on shoreleave, visiting relatives"
  • "spend most of my time drunk"
  • "spent my first twenty-five years on the sea"
shipwright
  • "create sailing vessels of every description"
  • "have never actually been out to sea"
  • "actually worked on the Emperor's armada"
tailor
  • "make all kinds of clothing"
  • "was part of the staff who designed the [Ruler's Title]'s mother's coronation gown"
  • "sew, stitch, make alterations, you know, stuff like that"
trapper
  • "sell raw skins to the [Settlement Type]'s tanners"
  • "spend most of my time out in the wild"
  • "invented a new peeling process for beavers"
valet
  • "serve the [Ruler's Title] of [Settlement name]'s private needs"
  • "work for some of the wealthiest family in [Settlement name]"
  • "have worked for the [Ruler's Title]'s family for years"
alchemist
  • "am running a scientific laboratory"
  • "have succeeded in turning gold into lead, unfortunately"
  • "have been hired to do research at the Mages' Guild"
blacksmith
  • "train several blacksmith apprentices"
  • "am employed at [Store Name]"
  • "do some of the repairs at [Store Name], just around here"
sage
  • "do research at the Mages' Guild"
  • "am under a grant with the [Temple name] to do religious work"
  • "collect human knowledge"
steward
  • "run a wealthy nobleman's household"
  • "help take care of [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name]'s children"
  • "make myself indispensable to the [Ruler's Title] of [Settlement name], I think"
aristocrat
  • "do, I admit, basically nothing all day long"
  • "attend balls, receptions, and parties, week after week"
  • "collect an allowance from daddy and mummy"
Mystic
  • "make predictions and forecasts for [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name] at the palace"
  • "knew you would talk to me"
  • "just got hired by the [Temple name] to find out their future"
guildmaster
  • "look out after the needs of the working class"
  • "act as go-between between my people and the [Ruler's Title] while tensions are high"
  • "had to kill a lot of people to get to where I am today"
apprentice
  • "am in training with the blacksmiths at [Store Name], learning by practice"
  • "do all the work and get all the blame"
  • "try not to work any harder than I have to"
mason
  • "have been repairing some stonework at the [Temple name] temple all day"
  • "think I have a chance to work on the [Ruler's Title]'s palace"
  • "basically do general repair work on stone all around the city"
falconer
  • "train the mighty birds of prey"
  • "hope to work someday in the emperor's aviaries"
  • "even keep some of the [Ruler's Title]'s birds in my house"
innkeeper
  • "run some local businesses, like the [Tavern/Inn Name]and [Store Name] just around here"
  • "run several inns in the [Settlement Type] with my partner"
  • "am partners with some gentlemen for the ownership of some inns in town"
baker
  • "bake bread"
  • "make muffins, cookies, cakes, and breads"
  • "prepare pastries for [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name]'s sweet tooth"
butcher
  • "help prepare meat for [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name]'s banquets"
  • "chop up huge carcasses into bite-sized bits"
  • "just delivered some great-looking mutton"
barber
  • "cut hair"
  • "run a little barber shop down the street from here"
  • "share responsibility for the [Ruler's Title] of [Settlement name]'s new coiffure"
bootmaker
  • "make shoes, boots, and sandals"
  • "work over at [Store Name], cleaning up"
  • "do exactly that, I make boots"
grocer
  • "provide vegetables and fruits for the [Ruler's Title] of [Settlement name]'s table"
  • "act as agent for several of the farmers in the region"
  • "run a little vegetable shack down the road a bit"
tinker
  • "just mend pots and pans"
  • "do a little of this and a little of that"
  • "guess I'm sorta a fix-it-up person"
banker
  • "make loans, determine credit, and hold people's money safely"
  • "try to make a few gold pieces any way I can"
  • "have little interest ... sorry, that was a terrible joke"
moneylender
  • "make certain people pay the money they owe"
  • "have a very, very loyal clientele"
  • "once even loaned some gold to the [Ruler's Title] - and I'm still waiting"
goldsmith
  • "make little golden knick-knacks"
  • "create necklaces, rings, bracelets, even an occasional piece of armor"
  • "make baubles and ornaments for the idle rich"
silversmith
  • "make silver weapons, even occasionally a mithril one"
  • "hope to one day be an Ebonysmith"
  • "spend most of my time fighting tarnish"
weaver
  • "make tapestries for temples and palaces"
  • "was just out shopping for a new loom"
  • "hope to be hired to make a new tapestry for the palace"
glassblower
  • "am teaching my apprentices to make glass bowls and goblets"
  • "do just that - I blow glass"
  • "worked on the chandelier over at the [Ruler's Title]'s palace"
joiner
  • "have been constructing some interior woodwork at the palace"
  • "have to tell you, the world is full of dryrot"
  • "wish people in [Settlement name] had more taste for ornamental mouldings"
scholar
  • "run a school here"
  • "think I might get a grant from the [Ruler's Title] for my research"
  • "have been battling illiteracy in [Settlement name]"
interpreter
  • "have been recently hired to do translations for various temples"
  • "am working on a translation of Dark Elvish poetry"
  • "speak thy language fluently"
apocathary
  • "make potions and poisons of every description"
  • "just got a contract to make drugs for the Mages' Guild"
  • "try all my drugs on myself before selling them to others"
physician
  • "heal the sick, at least, those who are rich"
  • "do not get nearly as much healing business as I thought"
  • "just got over a bit of a cold myself"
clerk
  • "am afraid I am just a low-level secretary"
  • "do mostly legal stuff for different organization"
  • "suppose you noticed my ink-smudged hands"
mercenary
  • "move around a lot, but right now I'm working for the [Ruler's Title] doing odd things"
  • "got into [Settlement name] a little while ago, looking for some excitement"
  • "guess you could say I'm a killer for hire"
gaoler
  • "lock up suspicious-looking [PC race] adventurers all the time"
  • "keep the [Settlement name] prison the cleanest in [Province Name], perhaps in all of Tamriel"
  • "was just thinking about starting a prison choir group"
astrologist
  • "have the ability to read the future in the stars"
  • "make predictions for both the [Ruler's Title] and the [Temple name] when needed"
  • "really am a terrible fake, to tell the truth"
herald
  • "bring the Imperial word to this [Settlement Type]'s [Ruler's Title], when summoned"
  • "started off as a mere courtier from [Rival Settlement Name], now I work for the Emperor"
  • "have been in conference with [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name] all day long"
crier
  • "see that [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name]'s word is heard in [Settlement name], so that we all know the laws.."
  • "am sorry my voice is so hoarse"
  • "have been running back and forth from palace to town square all day"
poet
  • "write light verse and important sonnets"
  • "don't have very many friends"
  • "actually have had a few poems privately published"
actor
  • "am due to appear at the [Settlement name] theatre next week"
  • "tend to play the part of enchanted princesses and fairies"
  • "have been told I'm extremely self-absorbed"
playwright
  • "have been working on my newest historical comi-tragedy"
  • "might get my new play at the palace"
  • "think I might do something based on [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name]'s life, a comedy maybe"
laborer
  • "work in the fields for basically no pay"
  • "like to think of myself as a victim of the feudal system"
  • "smell like a workhorse, as I guess you've noticed"
fieldhand
  • "sweat like an animal day in and day out"
  • "have calluses the size of saddle bags on my hands"
  • "work my heart out during the harvest and starve in the winter"
inquisitor
  • "find out what strangers like you know over at the [Settlement Type] prison"
  • "have a particular talent for removing the human tongue slowly"
  • "used to work in the palace, now I'm at the [Settlement name] prison"
toll collector
  • "make certain the proper taxes are being paid"
  • "just received word of a new imperial excise tax"
  • "assume you've already paid thy visitor's tax"
Oracle
  • "serve as advisor, counselor, and prophet to [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name], whenever asked"
  • "make auguries and sacrifices at the [Temple name] for the [Ruler's Title] when needed"
  • "see things behind my eyes and they come to be"
sculptor
  • "have just been commissioned to make a series of statues"
  • "did that statue of the naked man down the street"
  • "have been doing bas-reliefs at the [Temple name] - you ought to see them"
ebonysmith
  • "craft objects, weapons and armor mostly, from ebony"
  • "work exclusively for [Store Name], of course"
  • "actually let my apprentices to most of the dirty work"
mathematician
  • "am postulating a new geometry"
  • "have been amusing myself with some crypto-algebra, you know"
  • "help instruct [Ruler's Title][Ruler's name]'s children as one of the private tutors"
Exorcist
  • "drive malevolent spirits from the bodies of men"
  • "work as one of the healers in the [Temple name], until I can start my own practice"
  • "battle demons and spirits from the netherworld daily"
dancer
  • "am giving a dance performance next week"
  • "will be part of the troupe doing the traditional [Province Name] dance"
  • "would appreciate it if you'd get off my toe, thank you"
tracker
  • "am on my way to lead some adventurers through the wilderness"
  • "can locate a toad in a field of frogs"
  • "know the [Province Name] wilderness like my own backyard"
herbalist
  • "prepare medicinal herb and spice preparations"
  • "just got out of the [Settlement name] prisons for growing some illegal herbs"
  • "just sold my entire nightshade harvest to the Mages' Guild"
student
  • "am enrolled at a college here in [Settlement name], but only during the winter"
  • "study all of the classic literature of [Province Name], so someday I'll travel"
  • "drink a lot, study a little"
philosopher
  • "am writing a major epistemological tract"
  • "was called one of the ten most influential logicians in [Province Name] last year"
  • "think, therefore I earn"
crusader
  • "smite the enemies of the gods"
  • "release those who doubt the holy word of the [Temple name], through death"
  • "have a lot of free time and a lot of anger"
pilgrim
  • "am organizing a group of fellow pilgrims"
  • "thought that [Settlement name] would be a tolerant [Settlement Type], but I think I was wrong"
  • "am going to a [Temple name] shrine on the [Province Name] border"
shepherd
  • "kinda have a thing for sheep"
  • "left my flocks out in the meadowlands with my brother"
  • "guess I'm a little bit of a bumpkin"
squire
  • "carry my master's armor and weapons when he's not using them"
  • "expect I'll probably be a warrior myself some day"
  • "seem to have lost sight of my master in this crowd"
cobbler
  • "repair shoes and boots"
  • "work over at [Store Name], repairing shoes and boots"
  • "have to admit I spend most of my day daydreaming"
peddler
  • "sell to people who can't afford my goods"
  • "run a few almost legal commodities from [Settlement name] to [Rival Settlement Name]"
  • "sell stuff, you know, nothing you'd be interested in"
miller
  • "mash grains into flour, which in turn is made into bread"
  • "hope my son will take over my business when he is old enough"
  • "make almost half of the meal and flour used in this place"
nomad
  • "mostly travel around, doing odd jobs"
  • "go wherever my spirit moves me"
  • "believe that freedom is more important than anything else"
tavernkeeper
  • "do practically everything over at the [Tavern/Inn Name], with a smile"
  • "haven't had a vacation in years, even to [Rival Settlement Name] which is quite close by"
  • "hope you'll come to my place, it's called the [Tavern/Inn Name] and it's in town"
idiot
  • "suffer from a malady that brings great amusement to others"
  • "enjoy drooling, nonsense words, and, of course, walking in circles"
  • "am completely mad."