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This article is about an older version of DF.
For the background setting when creating an adventurer, see Adventurer mode character creation.

Occupations are positions, which are assigned to certain locations by selecting a dwarf from the "Assign occupations" menu, which can be found by pressing l, scrolling to the desired location's information screen, and pressing Enter. There can be more than one occupation assigned per location.


Name Labor Location
Messenger Allows you to interact with your hillocks and conquered sites. None (your holdings)
Performer Dance, recite poetry, sing or play music to entertain other dwarves. Tavern, Temple
Scholar Serve as the great thinkers (aside from you of course) of your fort. Library
Scribe Make copies of scrolls, quires, and books. Library
Tavern keeper Serve drinks to visitors in tavern locations. Tavern