Originally Posted by DracoDei
This seems to presume a lot poorer of a boss for the mage in question than I would generally expect PCs to be (even the Evil ones are generally much too interest in their NPCs loyalty to use them as test subjects I should think)... works pretty well for SOME foes though.
Are you referencing the amount of money that they'd get from the Profession skill? It isn't much, but then again the Assistant isn't much. They usually start out as plain-old commoners.