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Custom Background: Prevalen Citizen

You come from a city of chaos and anarchy. Prevalen is one of the most dangerous cities in the southern reaches of the continent, and home to various warring factions of spell casters. Your time spent there has taught you that trust is a commodity, and you have witnessed terrible things in someone's pursuit for power. You've survived there as many have; forming few but tight relationships but always looking over your shoulder, even in your own home. Your time there has also taught you a few tricks, and maybe even a little bit about magic. Getting away from there however, is a whole other story. Maybe you took out a loan, or now owe a favor to a questionable individual, but fleeing Prevalen cost you something.

Skill Proficiencies: Arcana, Deception

Tool Proficienceis: One type of artisan tools (your choice)

Language: Ancient Common, or one of your choice if you already know this language

Equipment: A set of common clothes, a small knife, a token of owed debt such as a receipt or a stone with a strange symbol glowing on it, and a belt pouch containing 5 gp.

Feature: When the bill comes due. The debt you owe also provides you with a connection to an organization, whether that be a faction of Prevalen or one in Brightshore that helped bring you over. You can use this connection to get information, protection, or possibly even tools, so long as you don't mind going further into debt. Work with the Weavers to establish who this might be and what you might be requesting.

Suggested Characteristics: Most Prevalen Citizen's can appear cold and distant at first glance due to the harsh life they have known, but underneath can be a strong desire to establish a few and close relationships to have support and an outlet for thoughts and dreams. Equally however can be a wish to avoid risking potential betrayal again, resulting in watching out only for themselves and making sure they are never a victim of larger forces.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I always have a plan for what to do when things go wrong.
2 The first thing I do in a new place is note the exits, in case I need to make a quick escape.
3 I am incredibly slow to trust. Trust is a commodity, and there is always a higher bidder.
4 I lie about almost everything, even when there's no good reason to.
5 Having once had nothing, I hate the sight of someone in that situation and will do what I can for them.
6 I have a natural distrust for any armed forces or large organizations.
7 Magic is something that should always be feared, and not admired.
8 I'm oblivious to etiquette and social expectations
d6 Ideal
1 Change. Life is like the seasons, in constant change, and we must change with it. (Chaotic)
2 Greater Good. If a person is capable of helping others, they have a responsibility to do such. (Good)
3 Fairness. Let those with less have some sense of calm in their lives and leave them be. (Lawful)
4 Aspiration. I'm determined to make something of myself. (Any)
5 People. I'm loyal to my friends and family, not to an ideals and that's all I need. (Neutral)
6 Independence. Power that is not my own is merely a wall that needs to be knocked down. (Chaotic)
d6 Bond
1 Those I've put my trust in are the most important thing in my life, even when they are far from me.
2 I will do anything to make sure I never end up in a situation like Prevalen again.
3 A powerful person killed someone I love. Someday soon, I'll have my revenge.
4 I did a lot of terrible things to survive in Prevalen. I hope I can redeem myself for them.
5 I will never work for a greater power, unless I'm in control of it.
6 I want to find a way to topple the factions of Prevalen, and maybe bring peace to the city.
d6 Flaw
1 I am suspicious of strangers and expect the worst of them.
2 I'm naturally aggressive towards those in a position of power than myself.
3 I'm so desperate to form relationships, that sometimes I trust too quickly.
4 I'm quick to assume that someone will betray me eventually.
5 I like keeping secrets and won't share them with anyone.
6 Don't expect me to save those who can't save themselves. It is society's way that the strong thrive and weak perish.
brightshore/homebrew/prevalen_citizen.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/09 13:53 by fallwood