“It’s dangerous to go alone!” – Legend of Zelda
What are Hirelings and Henchmen
Just as in real life, there are always people out there who are willing to lend a hand for a gold piece or two. The could be fighters to help with a raid or torch bearers who’s sole purpose is to provide light and help carry treasure.
Most hirelings will not, under any circumstances, subject themselves to dangerous situations. Hirelings that will, will alway receive a share of the loot gathered.
The Dungeon Master will determine if there are hirelings available and which types.
Types of Hirelings and Costs
The costs listed here should be adjusted by the Dungeon Masters based on the following: size of town or village, how dangerous the target location, and the charisma of the player party.
|Hireling||Daily Wage||Share||AC||Hit Dice||Damage||Carry|
|Fighter (Melee)||1gp||1/5||17||2d8||d8 +1||160lbs|
|Archer (Ranged)||5gp||1/4||15||2d8||d8 +2||160lbs|