Mat Vhargon wrote:There is a saying that those who can.... do,
and those who can not teach.
A teacher is not the best in his caste. It takes a special skill set to teach and that skill set is not necessarily the same ones that make you the best caste members IC atleast. I like guides and talking to other caste members but I hate the training part of the rp, I know some like it and to each their own not for me or some others and is not required to be in the caste either way. I see nothing wrong with everyone and their brother wanting to be a MA that is not the problem, the problem is the importance that some put on the title.
As for your nurse example, I do not believe that the nurse is the lowest with regards to both education and training. If you are a nurse you are really selling yourself short and need to look at the larger health care team there are many positions on the medical team with far less training than a nurse has.
@Lucius: Thank you, Valid point
That saying I have heard of but this is a different aspect I'm looking at. Every Assassin is a Master Assassin because they are good at killing? So what separates just regular Assassins from Master Assassins? Well if there isn't a set job that the Master Assassin can do then soon everyone will be a Master Assassin, with time. The idea is to give more power to the role of being "Just an Assassin" like it's so demeaning to be "Just an Assassin".
Teachers are looking at key things with their students before they even take them as a student. Like a Martial Arts type school. The very best is your teacher. He not only has a background knowledge of it but actual on hands experience with it. Just as I believe it would be applied with the Black Caste. You can't expect that the best Assassins would continue killing while the bad ones are training others to become Assassins and join the ranks that they struggled so hard to get into. Of course the best Assassin is going to train your students. This isn't just a class that you learn from, this is what makes them Elite, this is what makes them the harbingers of death. I can see that eventually a student will surpass his mentor but in the topic of Black Caste, the idea of being the best, would it not then be the right idea that the best sets the standards for the rest to fall in line with?
Killing is My Business.....and Business is Good.
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