You know, I wasn't always a mercenary. I actually started out as a cook. My restaurant wasn't the most popular, but it had a taste you couldn't find anywhere else in town. The secret was that I used fire drakes to grill the meat. They're a pain to manage, but it makes the food really pop!
In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have been surprised when the restaurant burned to the ground, but now I'm working hard as a mercenary to start a new one!
Don't worry, swords are almost the same as kitchen knives, and I think I've got the hang of them now. If you don't believe me, take a look at my skills: