Herders live by tending animals, whether on foot or mounted.
Herders may or may not own the animals they tend; most
of a community’s horses, cattle, sheep, and Praxian beasts
(bison, high llama, impalas, and sable antelope) are marked
and gathered into a single herd that is managed full-
time by a herder.
For Praxian nomads, herders guard the wealth and sus-
tenance of the clan, herding the tribe’s beasts, as well as any
Literacy in Glorantha is largely confined to a small elite of
nobles, priests, and scribes. Scribes serve as the equivalent
of common civil professions—lawyer, teacher, bureaucrat,
accountant, engineer, scholar, and so on—and are typically
in the service of a Knowledge Temple or as part of the
household of a ruler.