Any mature and experienced Avalonian will have the capacity to inspire respect and loyalty in others. The notion of 'vassals' is a facet of this loyalty. An individual may, if he or she chooses, swear allegience to one more experienced, more established liege. The younger soul will then become, voluntarily, the vassal of that respected figure. Both gain from the association, confidence and reputation for the latter, and nurture for the former.
VASSALS to review your loyalty oath and those under you.
SWEAR <liege> to swear your loyalty to another.
SWEAR NOBODY to declare yourself without a liege.
UNVASSAL <vassal> to remove dormant vassals from your list.
You may swear an oath of loyalty only once every Avalon day. You cannot swear your loyalty to anyone with a lower worth in skills than yourself. It is not possible for any liege to boast of more than four vassals but any of these vassals may act as liege to their own vassals. Thus, a liege lord may claim loyalty from numerous individuals and reap the benefits accordingly.
Presently the benefits of vassals are felt on health and mana levels, and in the speed and efficiency of many farming and labours.