The peasants are the simple townspeople of Strife. They do not do much except for walking around aimlessly. The player can talk to them and sometimes get some basic information.
Some demand money for more valuable information. Peasants retaliate to attacks with a punch attack. If a peasant that is demanding money is killed, he will drop 10 gold. Killing a peasant activates the alarm unless the punch dagger or poison crossbow is used.