Mir - A long way...
A Shepard is usually the strongest, most able member of a community. They are in charge of the crops, livestock, and general goods of the people. This is a position of prestige, even in the smallest of villages. While the Yuan-Ti keep the streets fairly safe, the wilds still surround us and are full of every kind of danger. A Shepard has faced these dangers, and knows what lies in the dark.
“The safety of the flock, the safety of the fold.”