Idea for your next character, an NPC, members of an adventuring party or a backup character
Background - SailorFamily - Your entire family traveled the lands with a few wagons. You were welcomed as entertainers and traders, moving on after a week or so. Your grandparents are still in charge and keep in contact.Distinctive Appearance - I have hair that smolders and crackles in the sunTrait - I am obsessed with angels and creatures of goodIdeal - Charity. There are always those worse off than me and I try to help thoseBond - My family is promised to a fiend. I hope to break that bondFlaw - I'm always in debt to someone or somethingTrinket - a rustic ear made from pewter with an inspirational quote carved in Dwarven showing a plant-monster below a dragonPossible devilish trait - I have fallen from grace in the eyes of many (Zariel)Possible Pet - Whiskers is a pheasant . They have unexplained scales or hair and turn invisible when frightened
Background - OutlanderFamily - Your father is a miser who rarely gave attention to his children. He was shunned by other gnomes and was obsessed with writing his bookTrait - I'm always fiddling with things to discover how they workIdeal - Generosity. I will happily give up what I don't need for the advancement of allBond - My place of work is the most important thing I have.Flaw - I'm always in debt, but I always have a plan for getting out of itTrinket - a clasp made from flint with a prayer to a power of the moon that is a good luck charmPossible Pet - Amber is a smart fox that is always stealing food and is missing a leg.
Background - NobleFamily - Enemies burnt your family's village to the ground on the day you were born. You were raised by different aunts, uncles and cousins who have been planning to restart the village for the last decade .Trait - I use simple words so that others can understand meIdeal - I have a fascination with those who live less than a centuryBond - Retribution. I will answer insults and injustices to my kind where others will notFlaw - I believe in play before work and rarely get to the work partTrinket - An ornate comb made from seashellsElven wine - Labereth White is stored in exquisite bottles and is full-bodied with a fruity finish.Possible Pet - Luna is a lizard. They are old and it shows
Background - pirateFamily - you have one older sibling and one younger sister. Your mother is a skilled cartographer and looked after you Trait - I prefer action to planning and talkingIdeal - Responsibility. It is our duty to uphold laws and respect authorityBond - I seek to become a master of my craftFlaw - I am obsessed with removing the shame caused by one of my parentsTrinket - a scented wooden tavern signPossible Pet - Splinter is an inquisitive cat. They are very territorial
Background - EntertainerFamily - Your family are famed for their cider. Many evenings you would sing to the apple trees. Fey creatures often came and left gifts. Your mother sends you a batch of cider every yearTrait - I am always willing to cheer up othersIdeal - Present. The future has yet to come and the past has gone. Live only for the moment.Bond - I'm always looking for new plants and seeds to improve my gardenFlaw - I don't like change or new ideasTrinket - a marble bustPossible Pet - Felix is a feathered sea snail. They are old and it shows and they were given to you by family
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