Quote Originally Posted by RndmNumGen View Post
Hirelings typically cost 3sp per day per level, but those are for NPC classes. PC classes would generally be a lot more, since people with PC classes tend to be adventurers and everyone knows adventurers get laden with treasure.

Otherwise, you could take the Leadership feat and get a cohort for free(Herald?) Then hire a normal NPC as a standard bearer.
and that's what I may do long term, but without abusing leadership I think I'm going to have to hire at least a few people on.

unless leadership is one of those things you can abuse by accident.