Herbalists & Apothecary
Hebalists is the Historical Name for a Medical Professional who owns and operates an Apothecary. The Dispensing of Materia Medica; which is a Latin-Term for the expansive body of collected knowledge pertaining to the theraputic properties of any substance used for healing, will begin with your endenture as an Herbalist for a period of not less than 15 years. During this time, you will be trained by a Skilled Herbalist until your period of endetured service is completed. Upon Completion, you will have gained enough experience to have begun writing your most prized possession; An Apothecary Tome. As only a Skilled Herbalist may own and operate an Apothecary, you will be in a unique position to venture out on your own, or continue as a business partner with your Trainer.
Apprentice Herbalists live, work & learn within the confines of an Apothecary. You will not be paid a wage, nor salary, as your entire endenture will be focused upon learning an invaluable skill set. Because the Hebalist Skill Set is so specialised, an Apothecary is often an inheritance from an older relative; such as a Mother, Aunt or Grandmother.
Being an Herbalist is a female skill set, though males are often known to learn a small portion of the skill as part of becoming a Doctor. Due to the exact nature of this skill, only Litterate and Highly Intelligent Females are indoctrinated as apprentices. Often bearing the honorary tittle of Madame, these women were highly respected by everyone within the Colony.