Noble, Variant (5e Background)

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Noble, Variant[edit]

This is for nobles who want to stick to a more historical noble or just a different option for a noble background.

Skill Proficiencies: Persuasion and History.

Tool Proficiencies: one musical instrument or one artisan tool and One type of gaming set or Weapon Cleaning Kit

Languages: One of your choice.

Equipment: A set of fine clothes, a piece of jewelry with your family sigil, one artisan tool or musical instrument, the deed to a keep or compound, and a pouch containing 30 gp.

Feature: Lands and Followers[edit]

You own a compound or keep and rule over the citizens and when in your lands you can get board and food for free and many of the shop keeps and traders will charge you next to nothing. You also have one or two humanoids that follow you because they admire your grace and power.

Variant Feature: Position and Privilege[edit]

Thanks to your noble birth, people are inclined to think the best of you. You are welcome in high society, and people assume you have the right to be wherever you are. The common folk make every effort to accommodate you and avoid your displeasure, and other people of high birth treat you as a member of the same social sphere. You can secure an audience with a local noble if you need to.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

A few suggested characteristics for Noble (Variant)

d6 Personality Trait
1 I often look down upon those of lower classes.
2 I wish to rise in position as much as I can.
3 I wish to travel and learn as much as I can before settling down and actually doing the jobs that come with my power.
4 I treat my subjects with respect.
5 I don't mind deceiving my subjects so they do not rebel.
6 Power has corrupted my way of thinking.
d6 Ideal
1 Freedom. I will enjoy any freedom I get. (Any)
2 Subjects. I will do what is best for my subjects no matter what. (Good)
3 Power. I crave power and will do anything to gain more. (Chaotic)
4 Corrupted. I have been corrupted by something. (Evil)
5 Nobility. I am a noble first and foremost , as such I will always uphold traditions. (Lawful)
6 Apathy. I am a noble, so why should I care about the troubles of others. (Neutral)
d4 Bond
1 I will always return to my homeland for a time.
2 A sibling who I seem to hate but we both care for each other.
3 My bond is to my ancestors.
4 My bond is to the ruler of the land.
d6 Flaw
1 My composure slips sometimes when things don't go my way.
2 I have a weakness to always do the right thing.
3 I will usually save my own skin if things look bad.
4 I may blow money on pretty, but useless things.
5 I have a slight drinking problem.
6 I can be extremely stubborn.

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