While voice on the wind is good for relaying short messages, longer missives must be delivered by hand. Since the speed of delivery is limited to that of the messenger, most messengers are mounted and lightly armored. Messengers covering short distances may run rather than ride and such individuals often have the Fleet Footed Edge.
Very important communiqués are encoded. Others may be written down or entrusted to the courier’s memory. Messengers serving nobility, temples, or important organizations are given a seal or small pennant denoting their patron’s identity. An attack against an official messenger is considered an assault on the patron.
Messengers make regular use of herbal remedies. Most carry at least one dose of food substitute, hydrating, restorative, stimulant I, and stimulant V herbal brews.