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Need a merc?

–Merc shop

Mercenary Captains are commanders within the Mercenary Guild. They can be found inside the bars in towns and waystations or wandering from town to town.

They wear [Shoddy] armour (15% chance of [Standard]) and have weapons manufactured by Catun Scrapmaster.


Attributes Level
Strength 45
Toughness 45
Dexterity 45
Perception 1

Combat Skills Level
Melee Attack, Melee Defence 45
Dodge, Martial Arts 45÷10

Weapon Skills Level
Blunt, Hackers, Heavy, Katanas, Polearms, Sabres 45

Ranged Skills Level
Turrets 45
Crossbows 1
Precision Shooting 45

Thievery Skills Level
Stealth, Lockpicking, Thievery 1
Assassination 45÷2

Athletic Skills Level
Athletics, Swimming 45

Science Skills Level
Field Medic 45
Engineer, Robotics, Science 1

Trade Skills Level
Weapon Smith, Armour Smith, Labouring, Farming, Cooking 1

Stats randomize by 10
The Statistics here are taken from FCS. Skills will be multiplied by the racial multiplier. Players should also be aware that non-player characters also level up while fighting.


Need a merc?

–Merc shop

Mercenary Captains are the representatives of their mercenary squad. Speaking to them allows you to hire them and whoever is following them as bodyguards (c.2000 per day, max 2 days) or outpost protectors (c.1000 per day, max 8 days).

Job's finished, time to go.

Uhhh... guess you're not conscious... heh.

...can't just leave you in the dirt...

Fine, I'll guard you a little longer...

–Mercenary Captain guarding downed client

Mercenary Captains, depending on Personality, may continue bodyguarding the lone (one person in squad) player for an additional 6 hours if the player is down when the contract expires. Honorable and Dumb personalities will always do this regardless of squad size, but Traitorous personalities never will.