They call them “Dogs of War”. They are the ones who have no place outside of the battlefield. When the country is not at war, its soldiers are forced to look for work by themselves. Some places in Signum only exist because of the mercenaries trained there.
These independent sellswords wander around the world, selling their skills to the highest bidder. They care neither about higher purpose or personal agendas of their masters. They just risk their lives and that risk is paid in gold.
But there are also well-known mercenary unions with excellent reputation. Make no mistake, for even if they are fighting under someone’s banner, they still pursue their own goals.
The Cataclysm gave birth to many new wars, and that means Dogs of War will always have food on their tables.