Gardeners

Welcome to Kebec. Having now arrived at the Port of Kebec within the New World, The Local Magistrate has been tasked with recruiting people to clear parcels of Land, but sadly you do not qualify. Will you Accept the menial task of Gardening?

Being a Gardener is a trades skill that accepts only females, while males often marry into it. Only those who have a strong constitution and physical strength are accepted. Accidents happen, as does disease, but you will learn how to sow the ground to produce crops the farmers have no time for. You will have no formal training, but are expected to learn well. The two acre parcel of land granted to you can be taken away as quickly as it was given.

Being a Gardener has little notoriety. Becoming a Gardener is wholly dependant upon having something to harvest. You will have no shortage of problems. Being recruited to being a Gardener is beneath members of Kebec's more affluent population, but having a Wealthy friend could be of great benefit as you tend to large lawns on an estate.

Skill Features

For your skill, you must be wary. Gardening like Farming is a skill older than dirt itself. It is imperative that you do not get caught hiding anything when they come to collect the Governor's Taxes.

As with most things, you can choose what you want to become. So if too many plants fail to grow, make your next Choice Wisely, as the word gets around quickly if you can't even grow weeds. It is not uncommon for a failed Gardener to end up as an Infantry Soldier, with no place else to go.

Your Garden

Congrats! - You Made it!

You're a Gardener! Be Proud of it, since no one else will really care. It is very common for a Gardener to be endowed with a wife and many children. Having several sons is as equally important as a daughter.

As a Gardener you will be busy attending to an endless amount of chores! Be sure to save some money for your taxes! The Guards from the Garisson will no doubt stop by to collect.

Bon Chance!

A Gardener's Life in 1661

Your day will begin at dawn and end after sunset, without much fanfare. The ground you walk upon is a gift from the Governor. Producing a crop of some sort is what you have been tasked to do.

As a Gardner, you will be expected to be ready to attend to your Garden each and everyday. Making friends with the locals will be as important as choosing what to grow. Your Garden will need a great many things. Having a shed that you had built will keep yourself tools safe from roving theives. Being prosperous could mean as little as having a husband to share it with.

Within Kebec, a Gardener gets very few visitors, excepting perhaps your neighbors. Seek and you may find prosperity waiting to greet you.