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The Life of a Weapons and Armor Maker Everyone in my day is basically divided into three social classes First there are the Kings and nobles then the merchants and peasants and last the serfs and slaves I am a weapons and armor makers which would fall into the second class of the merchants and peasants Peasants are considered anyone that works for a living because if you are a noble you never work a day in your life My job is similar to a blacksmith in that we both work with metal but I only make weapons and armor not horseshoes and tools like he would I belong to a guild of craftsmen which includes other weapon makers the blacksmiths of our city and everyone else that works with metals A guild is a social group formed by a group of craftsmen with the same or similar occupations Our guild help set the prices of our products and regulates inter-city trading Like I said above guilds are social groups were people with similar trades interact with one another They are almost like their own little community within the city Each guild has its club night where we meet and usually drink I took a long road to become a weapons and armor maker I started out as an apprentice to a master weapons maker when I was eight He was one of my fathers friends so that is why he took me as his apprentice I then moved in with him so I could practice the trade of weapon and armor making After my master thought I was ready I left and set out into the world to find a job in my trade usually in another city I took with me a letter of recommendation from my master and ended up starting out as a hired hand before I became a master myself After I became a master I was asked to
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