When creating a character each Player will begin with 30 Skill Points to spend on a wide variety of skills. In the Arrowflight Book there is a listing of example Occupations, like Chaplain, Cutpurse, Soldier and many more. Ultimately, each Player can create their own unique Occupation for their individual character.
Wisely there is a limit on how far one can begin with their Skill Level. There is a maximum Level of 3 imposed on all new Characters, making them diversify and not be superhuman swordsmen coming right out of creation. This more accurately simulates realism in the game, and as novices they will have to work together in order to survive. Later on as they grow stronger each Player will have a feeling of accomplishment, having achieved new degrees of power through adversity.