World of Wu-Yu
Every society needs to get food. Subsistence Type refers to the way in which the character’s society does that. Different survival strategies produce radically different ways of life, resulting in different skills the character knows.
There are four basic Subsistence Types: Hunter-gatherer, Nomadic, Agricultural, and Urban. “Urban” includes the surrounding farming and herding communities which support towns and cities. For detailed descriptions, click on the name of the Subsistence Type.
Elves are an odd fit in this four-fold division. They lead a wandering life which may resemble that of nomads but which is specially adapted to the civilized environs of the Empire. They may be considered “urban” or “agricultural” according to the type of people they tend to wander amongst. Elves usually do not wander among nomads or hunter-gatherers, because their peddling and tinkering has little to offer such peoples.