Rossamünd Bookchild as a prentice-ligher.
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An apprentice, also known as a 'prentice, is a person who is working in training under the tutelage of their employer in order to eventually take on a specific occupation. It is used in the training of various occupations ranging from the civilian to the military. Normally an apprentice serves under and learns from a master for four years, after which they become a journeyman or companion. At this point they can work independently and accrue more experience. After a minimum of six years at their trade, they can become masters and take on their own apprentices. In the social order, apprentices fall into the category known as peons.
The following occupations are mentioned to train people as apprentices:
- Dispensurist: Following six months of study at a rhombus and two years of apprenticeship under a qualified dispensurist one may obtain a license to practice.
- Lamplighter: Prentice-lighters serve a three month training period based at the headquarters of a conduit such as Winstermill.
- Surgeon: Articled surgeons are trained under a master, usually working as his aides. This is the lowest grade of surgeon.
The following characters are or were prentices at one point. For those who were prentice-lighters, see prentice-lighter.
- Billetus: At one point was a cooper's apprentice.
- Bodkin Ease: Apprentice peltryman.
- Honorius Ludius Grotius Swill: Prenticed under the surgeon Flaccus Fusander in Sinster.