1879: Samsut Professions: Harbatu Litbanu (Explorer)

Let’s take a look at the first in a series of the Samsut Professions. This is a work in progress, so there’s some gaps and placeholders in the write-up.

Harbatu Litbanu (Explorer)

“Oh, yes, it’s in pristine condition, but we’ve already got three of those at the Temple. Given how easily they tend to go off when removed from the mounting, and our position on the border with an unfriendly city-state, let’s leave it for their Harbatim, and move on to that more promising spot up the hill that direction.”
Part expedition organizer, part negotiator, part academic adventurer, the Harbatu-Litbanu generally leads the team. The Harbatu Diyaylu is better at taking point, and the Harbatu Nappilu has considerably more skill in handling Annunaki artifacts. The Litbanu understands enough of their role to direct them, and has the abilities and knowledge required to handle logistics, border crossings between city-states, and rival teams. Above all else, the Litbanu can glance over an Annunaki site and know immediately whether it’s worth risking their team and the resources of their city-state, and what sort of reward might be forthcoming from the Amelites for a successful retrieval.
Important Attributes: PER, CHA
Profession Skill: Evaluate
Racial Restrictions: Samsut only (other cultures don’t have the Profession)
Starting Equipment: Whatever
Starting Funds: Whatever
Income: Whatever
Suggested Social Level: 3
Caste: Mushkenite, possibly Amelite
Starting Debt: Moderate

Skills and Abilities

  • Initiate
    • Core Skills
      • Awareness, Crew Vehicle, Firearms, Navigation, Research
    • Optional Skills
      • Avoid Blow, Mana Technician, Mechanic, Slough Blame, Wilderness Survival
  • Novice
    • Core Skills
      • Danger Sense, Evidence Analysis, First Impression, Haggle, Pilot Vehicle
    • Optional Skills
      • Astral Sight, Bribery, Equestrian, Mapmaking, Physician
  • Journeyman
    • Core Skills
      • Diplomacy, Leadership, Graceful Exit, Lasting Impression, Long Shot, Resist Taunt, Safe Path
    • Optional Skills
      • Conceal Object, Disarm, Engaging Banter, Munitions, Lion Heart, Shake It Off, Streetwise
    • Abilities
  • Warden
    • Core Skills
      • Disarming Smile, Escape Plan, Life Check, Rally, Witty Repartee
    • Optional Skills
      • Defense, Fast Hand, Resist Magic, Resist Pain, Safe Thought
    • Abilities
  • Master
    • Core Skills
      • Cutting Words, Perfect Focus, Second Chance, Snap Shot, Soul Aegis, True Sight
    • Optional Skills
      • Astral Pocket, Lion Spirit, Relentless Recovery, Stout Constitution, Unflinching Fortitude
    • Abilities


  • The Harbatu Litbanu must spend one of their free General Skill points on a rank in Read and Write Language and one on a rank in Speak Language, both for Saurid.

Tally Ho!