Messenger (5e Background)
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You have always had skill with moving and never asked any questions on why's, its just when. Were you a private messenger, conveying messages that both stopped and started wars or were you just a simple post man, delivering letters to old women in the wilderness? Have you received special training in getting around, or did you just get good? Were you from a prosperous family and struck out for yourself, or did you come from a poor family and work to support your family? Do you take the conventional ways of getting around, or do you strike out to make everything quicker?
Skill Proficiencies: athletics or acrobatics, perception
Tool Proficiencies: navigator's tools
Languages: one of your choice
Equipment: satchel, 10 pieces of paper, 5 ink bottles, travelers clothes, 10gp and the crest of your previous employer.
You've been learning to get around for a while so you know ways to make things quicker, no matter where you are. This allows you to get around a city or town in half the normal time.
Alternate Feature: Hurried Traveller
You travel the main roads daily and remain cautious even when travelling quickly. This allows you to travel at a fast pace without penalty to passive Wisdom (Perception) scores.
Alternate Feature: Don't Shoot the Messenger
You are skilled at defusing tense social situations. You gain advantage on all Charisma checks made to improve the mood of hostile NPCs.
|1||I say a lot of quips that people don't get|
|2||I berate my travelling companions for walking too slow|
|3||I'm shy so I try to stay out of sight|
|4||I tend to be blunt, even when delivering bad news|
|5||"Don't stand in my way, if you do then you wont stand again."|
|6||If people give me messages then I simply have to read them|
|7||I never waste gold, even if someone dies because of it|
|8||"I never fail, only succeed."|
|1||Rebellious I will go where I want, when I want (chaotic)|
|2||Greed Money is the only reason to work (evil)|
|3||Knowledge We need to share what we know when we can (neutral)|
|4||Assistance I work to help people (good)|
|5||Skill I always try to improve (any)|
|6||Reliable The message must be delivered (lawful)|
|1||I need to support my family|
|2||I'm trying to start my own business, starting from the ground up|
|3||A messenger saved my village by bringing warning of an army, I want to do that|
|4||Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays me
from the swift completion of my appointed rounds
|5||I left because i was bored and it seemed fun|
|6||I'm working off a debt to a Noble that I tried to steal from|
|1||I am easily distracted|
|2||I pick fights when I really shouldn't|
|3||I think i'm a demi-god.|
|4||I don't consider other's emotions|
|5||I'm an adrenaline junkie|
|6||I'm so lazy, I can't be bothered to finish this sent--|