Final Fantasy XI has released information about another of their new professions. Final Fantasy XI Gil. This time around, they're talking about puppeteers. As usual, you can read the intro here, and if you're interested in reading more, click the link below.
For years, puppeteers have been entertaining crowds with their skillful manipulation of artfully crafted marionettes.
But with the recent development of the "automaton," a semi-automated puppet without the need for strings, the uses for a puppeteer's talents suddenly expanded to the fields of agriculture, fishing, industry, and even combat. In any era, there is always a need for specialists to master new types of technology. And the puppetmaster has stepped forward--a special breed of puppeteers that customize their automatons with ingenious attachments and use a controller known as an "animator" to transmit commands. Puppetmasters also sometimes find it necessary to protect themselves from advocates of simpler times, and are rarely seen without a pair of sainti--their hand-to-hand weapon of choice.
Let us take a closer look at this fascinating profession...