Skinners are Forgotten Leatherworking Profession Assets that can be hired to perform various tasks from levels 1-6 in order to raise the character's Forgotten Leatherworking level and produce armor for the Trickster Rogue. They can also be added to tasks that offer optional Person asset slots in order to reduce the completion time for those tasks.
Recruiting the first Skinner takes 5 seconds. At Forgotten Leatherworking level 2, additional Skinners can be hired by completing a task, each taking 18 hours. At level 7, 4x Skinners can be upgraded to 1x [Tanner], which is needed for Forgotten Leatherworking tasks at higher levels.
Skinners may be traded between players and bought or sold on the Auction House.