In the Everdusk the very lay of the land is your opponent, and knowledge of your opponent is a valuable thing. It is the currency in which rangers do business. While the rangers of history were always explorers of the wilderness, the meaning of their task changed. Their knowledge became outdated and useless, and for a time rangers were no more. However, many men and women have walked into the Everdusk never to return, but those who do come back do so more prepared for their next attempt. Rangers are never long gone from the world.
To be a ranger is less about learning a skill and putting it into practice than most classes. It is more about taking life by the reigns and developing skills in the process, if you somehow manage to survive. Though it is possible to be taught the contents of someone else’s mental tool belt, more rangers are being born everyday by this evolutionary process.