A designation for the starting morale of hirelings or troops, prior to any experience with their leader or employer. Standard morale for most soldiers or hirelings is 9. Levelled persons have a standard morale of 8. Children younger than 15 have a standard morale of 10.

Soldiers in a standing army who receive a new commander will have a standard morale 2 points higher than their morale under their previous commander, so long as this number does not exceed 9.

Morale of disassociated non-player characters

Persons in authority who possess the ability to make policy within the municipality or state may be judged to have a standard morale of 3 where it comes to performing their duty. Such persons would never be hirelings, but would have hirelings of their own.