The Longest JourneyEdit
This title is held by both Father Raul and Minstrum Yerin in The Longest Journey, and a Minstrum Elyak is attested as the author of Secrets of the Draic Kin. Minstrums appear to be the 'active' arm of the Sentinel who carry out day-to-day duties.
The word is probably derived from English minister (Gr. diakonos).
In Dreamfall we also encounter Minstrum Magda . It now also appears to be a term synonymous with the Sentinel, no doubt as the Minstrum make up the greater part of their ranks.
Crow also mentions a drink called the Merry Minstrum's Yellow Fire. It is probably a kind of whiskey and is served - to talking birds, anyway - in thimbles. The name is possibly the Arcadian equivalent of 'the Merry Monk', a common name for British pubs as Christian monks from Stark were famous in the Middle Ages for their vineyards and barley crops.