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5-27-2009 @ 11:58AM
Not all leatherworkers come by the skins themselves. It's quite plausible to roleplay, as I do, a character who purchases his leathers from skinners and trappers, and then crafts them together himself. I don't weave the cloth I sew with, just as most artists don't mix their own pigment and media for painting. Yes, there will always be some purists who like to see a project made by themself from start to finish, but in the grand scheme of things, it's a lot more economical and practical for the leatherworker to devote himself to working with leather, instead of having to stress about how he comes by the materials.In game, my shaman is also a skinner, but it's only for practical reasons. I never considered him the type to go out and slay and skin beasts [though he would probably know how to], as he's a pacifist and doesn't like to see the destruction of a living organism by his own hands. He understands that things do have to die, and would only purchase skins and hides from reputable traders whose methods he found consistent with his own moral philosophy.So no, I don't roleplay Pyornthe as covered in "stinky" animal matter. He understands that creatures had to die for his craft, and holds in reverence that which is left behind when the spirit passes on.
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