Post by Maelgwyn ap Cadwgan (TOG) on Feb 27, 2017 0:58:49 GMT
Rereading the rules on all this, I've made the following conclusion: The bodyguard group I recruited are basically specialists (Bodyguards), and not followers as I denoted them. (I recruited them as a group for a specific task, with a certain level.) I'll alter my DO to reflect this.
The Leadership modifiers in the Regent guide would give that king the +4 for having a realm and +1 for being a mid-level noble, so their leadership score would be 12 instead of 9 for followers. The stronghold/realm modifier only applies for followers, though, so their leadership score would be 8 for cohorts.
This would give them 8 level 1 followers and a level 5 cohort. Note that it's impossible for a level 6 character to have a level 6 cohort, anyway, and also note that cohort levels aren't split; additional cohorts decrease the effective leadership score applied to all cohorts, so they all have the same maximum level (whatever that is--the book contradicts the table and this thread, it could be anywhere from 3 to 5 in this example based on them together.)
Post by Caerleon (Tristan) on Mar 5, 2017 22:57:09 GMT
There are 2 pools that can be filled for assistants that can have a domain level effect.
The first pool is the advisers and specialists pool, this pool is limited by your total court expenditure. Each adviser of specialist counts as 1 towards to cap.
The King of Welmex has a court of 3. He has a specialist who is an Admiral. He has an adviser who is a Sage. He is using 2 (Admiral+Sage) of his 3 (Court) pool.
The second pool is henchmen and lieutenants.
Number of Henchmen: You can have any number of henchmen at any given time, but having more than one henchman also reduces your effective Leadership score by two for each henchman past the first. In effect you can have one powerful henchman or several weaker ones.
Henchman Level: The maximum ECL* of your henchmen is equal to one half your Leadership score (round down), but you may only attract henchmen of lower ECL than your regent.
So using the example provided by Bayard.
The King of Welmex has a character level of 6 and a Leadership of 9. The maximum character level of a henchman is 4 (Leadership/2 round down). If he has 0 current henchman he can recruit a level 4 henchman.
Please be aware that if a leadership 9 character has 2 henchmen his leadership drops to 7 immediately after recruiting the second henchman. Any henchman who's level exceeds your new maximum might become a little unreliable, taking time off (i.e. seasons unavailable) to undertake their own tasks.
Followers outside these two pools are descriptive/narrative tools, i.e. the King of Camelot has a retinue of level 1 warriors (knights) who are normally in his company.
Post by NSE (Lydia of Caerleon) on Mar 11, 2017 7:02:23 GMT
So I'm wanting to hire a new druid, just wanting to make sure I have my numbers right and didn't miss anything...
Target will be: druid similar to Bran Duir or Falea (but nowhere near as cool or spell casty) Base DDC: 5 +5 (5th level) +5 elite stat line and/or PHB methods +5 Realm Magic +5 Druid +5 Realm Magic (none presently, but could in time) -5 Hiring Adviser 25 = Subtotal
Does this look right?
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