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Yes, this all seems perfectly fine. However: Your retainers are commoners who can perform mundane tasks for you, but they do not fight for you, will not follow you into obviously dangerous areas (such as dungeons), and will leave if they are frequently endangered or abused. The squire is still a retainer and will not willing bring the dog ...


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There are two parts to this question. One is about whether you can buy a mastiff and have it fight for you; the other is about whether a squire can help with this somehow. Can you buy a mastiff and have it fight for you? The rules say that you can buy a mastiff. (PH p157) I haven't been able to find any rules about training a mastiff or getting it to ...


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Yes, but it probably isn't as effective as you might think Giving the leash to the squire (supposing the dog is loyal to them as well) means that the squire can well give orders to it, to the best of their ability. But the squire is an NPC, loyal to the knight but not directly controlled by the player. So without the knight taking the time to give orders to ...


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This does of course, fall outside the realm of RAW, and into the land of interpretation. As such, I'm finding it hard to see the conflict. Giving orders to the dog and having it fight is not combat, any more than summoning a police officer. It's little different than holding the horse while the knight goes out to fight on foot. Both are helping the knight to ...



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