While Lorkoth Slept
The Old World has many coastal settlements. and inland waterways are as important as roads for trade and communications. The Boatman has the same role on water as the Coachman (see below) has on the roads; transporting passengers and goods from place to place and avoiding the unwelcome attentions of robbers and officials. As well as being competent boat handlers and navigators. therefore, Boatmen need to be able to look after themselves, their passengers and their cargo. as some of the routes goes through wild and dangerous country.