One point I would disagree with in your comparison to comments
on Loremasters and how seers used to be regarded is this.
The few Loremasters who have made a go combat have literally screwed every last resource out of the skills we get
and substantially rely on non-guild skills to be effective. Even then it is only effective in a not dying much
and hard to kill kind of way.
As soon as Loremasters ability to kill is dramatically reduced by skill changes (i. e no skills
to easily overcome pentacle) it effectively turns loremasters into hard to kill rather
toothless one on one fighters againts anyone with the ability to make a pentacle and not wish to die.
When seers were considered \"weak\" this was because their potential had not been realised
as soon as some competant seers came along (with a few powerful skill tweeks) seers become a
very different prospect.
Written by my hand on the 1st of Leaflost, in the year 1050.