Now that combat has a bigger focus, how about implementing more ways to better improve Hearthlings?
I was thinking maybe the Herbalist can make Elixirs that permanently increase Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Higher tier Herbalist recipes:
Elixir of Mind
Elixir of Body
Elixir of Spirit
Each one can increase a stat by 1 and would require quite a bit to craft. This would also make good endgame goal. This might even scale well with the new gong system.