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    OrcBarbarianGuy

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    Default 7th Sea 1e: Steward vs. Seneschal

    There is a merchant skill’s basic knack called Steward (to make money from this one would need a merchant guild membership) and a servant skill’s advanced knack called seneschal (which doesn’t on paper seem to add more to the servant’s ability income but seems to be a prestigious position for a servant). Both seem to occupy the “manage the household in charge of the other servants” niche and I am not certain how they differ.

    Does anyone have any light to shed on this one?

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    Default Re: 7th Sea 1e: Steward vs. Seneschal

    Funnily was just reading something tangentially appropriate to this...

    In short, my perception is this is mostly a matter of size/scale...you could be a Steward of a ship or a villa but a seneschal of an estate or a castle. Seneschal also seems to have some political/royal leanings as well.

    Of course, Tolkien used Steward for a role that had a pretty large scale oversight...though that also had more of an advisory capacity than simply a head of household duties.

    The fact that 7th Sea uses Steward with Merchant points me more towards the idea of a ship's Steward, responsible for the care and feeding (and entertaining and whatever else) of the guests, and housekeeping of the same. That also kind of goes with the nautical theme of 7th Sea...

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    Default Re: 7th Sea 1e: Steward vs. Seneschal

    Thanks, that was interesting.

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