Yes, you need to feed and equip your hirelings.discuit wrote:Do i need to equip my 2 retainers (daggers, food, etc) from my own money, or do they come with a few basics?
Hirelings are the cheap, "mundane" kind of help. They will perform only mundane duties and typically operate to "standing orders". They won't use much initiative, except to run away, and (with the exception of mercenaries) can't be expected to do any fighting.
Retainers are the "special" kind of help that will use their own initiative, and (subject to loyalty) accompany you pretty much anywhere and help you in a fight, etc. They would expect a share in any treasure, or some equivalent payment. Basically, these are NPC adventurers.