The Humble Life of a Skill Trainer
For Joshua Still, Skills were the lifeblood of his business. He wanted to understand them, collect them, and teach them to others - for an appropriate amount of compensation. Which was a problem. While his profession as a Skill Trainer was perfectly legal, it was frowned upon by most of the kingdom. After all, it wouldn't do for a non-tailor to teach Tailoring, or so says the Tailor's Guild.
The same could be said by the Blacksmiths, the Bakers, the Butchers, the Candlestick Makers, the Mages, and every other Guild with enough money and clout to complain. But still, Skill Trainers provide a valuable service, and so he managed to start his business and keep it under the table. To a degree. With many a bribe.
Unfortunately, his quiet anonymous life of research, practice, and training was about to change. When the Baron demands you pay him a visit, you have few choices.