Free Lances are either titled aristocrats with a taste for adventure or expert cavalrymen from the lower orders who offer to place themselves on the front line of battle. Financial considerations take precedence over the dictates of honour and chivalry, and some Free Lances, lacking an employer, may even take on the role of the Protagonist, setting up disputations at a convenient bridge or stretch of road, challenging any armed traveller who passes and living by stripping the vanquished.[1a]
Notable Free Lances
- Voland's Venators - A highly skilled, if unchivalrous, group of mercenary knights.