The Professions of Swordsfall
So, let's talk a bit about the Professions of Tikor, the subject of the second book that you backers have brought to life. You've heard the name before, but what does it mean to Swordsfall? And why should you be excited for this book? I have answers! Let's jump into it.
What exactly is a Profession?
Professions are in a sense, exactly what they sound like. They are what you do, a career in life. While there are many, many professions on Tikor, when we say Professional, we mean something quite different.
These Professionals are humans with exceptional gifts and various abilities that transcend the ordinary. The things they can do are special among those who use Hekan, the magic of the world. No matter the profession, there’s a high level of training and aptitude required. To be called a Professional is a matter of pride, and not a distinction taken lightly.
How many Professions are there?
Currently there are 34 Professions in Swordsfall, each of them with their own lore, background and role in the world. That’s not to say that every profession contained on Tikor is within Tikor: The Professionals. The world of Swordsfall is mammoth and there are always more stories to tell and unknown Professionals to highlight.
The Professions are broken into the three main types of Hekan: Divination, Possession and Invocation.
What are the Professions?
Each Profession is unique from another, as no two jobs are alike.
Take for instance the Shadowtail, a rare profession usually only seen in Garuda. A Shadowtail is capable of wielding the shadows around them, sensing and touching them like matter. By using Shadow Invocation, they can disappear into a person’s shadow, and appear from another. They are feared for good reason, and not because of the threat of assassination. Though a few ‘tails have been involved in a murder plot or two.
Instead, they are the ultimate spies. They are not the fly on the wall. They are the fly’s shadow, eavesdropping, ever so silently, to the room. They most often serve at the King of Garuda’s side, ensuring their safety and spilling the lands secrets.
I won’t post all of them here, however, I did throw all of the pictures into an Imgur file. Browse and check out all 34 of Swordsfall’s Professions! A few of them, like Shadowtails, already have detailed lore on the World Anvil website.
Click HERE or copy the link below to head to the Imgur file.