The vast majority of commoners do not have a highly skilled trade, or practice an artform, or have skill with arms. For the majority of serfs in Arvum, they work the fields for their lord or fill any number of a hundred occupations that require simple to train labor. Any with a simple vocation, whether they ar a field hand or a tavern servant or a dock worker or any number of occupations can just count themselves as a member of the commoner vocation. While many certainly live their entire lives and die in the same occupation, more than a few commoners journey to Arx in the hopes of changing that. The center of governance for the entire Compact offers far more possibilities to be recognized and change their lot than they can hope for as a forgotten field hand in a distant province.