Oracle (5e Background)

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Oracle[edit]

As an Oracle, you live, or are paid, to foretell the future. Whether you work at a holy temple, an advisor to a king, or a psychic who gets paid as part of a traveling circus group, you can "see" into the future, due to the Gods gifting you this power, an experiment gone wrong, or you just making it up and just happening to be right.

Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Religion

Languages: Two languages of your choice

Equipment: Set of common clothes, a set of divination tools

Feature: The Future is mine[edit]

As you know bits of the future, you use it in ways to twists things in your favor. People are usually scared of what you can tell them, or intrigued. Either way, you can get things, such as a place to stay without a method of payment needed.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

d8 Personality Trait
1 Knowledge is the most important thing in the world.
2 I can find common ground between the fiercest enemies, empathizing with them and always working towards peace.
3 I see omens in every event, action and vision. The gods try to speak to us, we just need to listen.
4 I'm self conscious about my visions and sharing them.
5 I am tolerant (or intolerant) of other faiths and respect (or condemn) the worship of other gods.
6 I've spent so long in the temple that I have little practical experience dealing with people in the outside world.
7 I'm an awkward loser. Why would anyone want to talk to "the weird crazy guy"?
8 I often change details about my visions. It's not as if they need to know them, right?
d6 Ideal
1 Knowledge. I must learn all about my visions and what knowledge they hold. (Neutral)
2 Aspiration. I seek to prove myself worthy of my god's blessing by matching my actions against his or her teachings. (Any)
3 Change. These visions are a message from the gods telling us what in the world should be changed. (Chaotic)
4 Tradition. These visions are a message from the gods telling us what in the world should be maintained. (Lawful)
5 Horror. I wish for these nightmares people call "visions" to be done with me. No more. (Chaotic)
6 Break the Circle. I foresaw a horrific event on the town I lived in. I wish to prevent it. (Lawful)
d6 Bond
1 Everything I do is for the common people.
2 I will do anything to protect the temple where I served.
3 I want to spread my knowledge to all.
4 I will someday get revenge on the corrupt temple hierarchy who branded me a heretic.
5 I've been searching my whole life for the meaning of a particular vision.
6 I've seen horrors that would destroy the sanity of others, and yet I survived.
d6 Flaw
1 I am inflexible in my thinking.
2 My visions make me arrogant in matters I have foreseen. It's not as if the visions can be wrong.
3 I am suspicious of strangers and expect the worst of them.
4 My piety sometimes leads me to blindly trust those that profess faith in my god.
5 Once I foresee something, I become obsessed with it to the detriment of everything else in my life.
6 I can't accept someone criticizing my visions.

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