Salesman (5e Background)

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You were never really a merchant, and never really a dealer, you were just a traveler with some things for sale. Bits and bobbles, treasures and trinkets, you had all sorts of odd things. You never sold anything very commercial and standard, it was always something odd, something adventurous, something different. You also sold some potions, but again, they were never regular and standard.

Skill Proficiencies: Persuasion, Deception.

Other Proficiencies: Adminship, Consigning

Equipment: A set of traveler's clothes, a bag of holding that only holds trinkets, it's currently filled with 10 trinkets, and a belt pouch containing 10 gold

Feature: Friendly Neighborhood Salesman[edit]

Because of your occupation you are able to get to places most common folk are not allowed. You will not get arrested for trespassing at places such as a noble’s estate or military barracks.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

As a seller of odd and weird trinkets, you have some odd characteristics as well.

d8 Personality Trait
1 You are abnormally friendly to all people you come across.
2 You often speak in cryptic and deep riddles or quotes whenever it seems least necessary.
3 You are always on the look-out for a sucker to sell something worthless to.
4 OH LOOK MATES! My old scepter! I'm so glad you found it Mr. Wizard! (You do whatever it takes to get something valuable)
5 You naturally choose to invest yourself in infernal or abyssal creatures. You try to make friends with them and learn about their culture.
6 Your always happy and jolly. Period.
7 You don't speak much, but prefer to make sounds and noises to get your point across. You speak on rare occasion.
8 You are a huge party animal and love to drink, dance, and get down and dirty with anyone you meet.
d6 Ideal
1 CURIOSITY. You believe the world grows from the knowledge nobody else wants to find. (Good)
2 IGNORANCE. You think everybody is just that littlest bit dumber than you. (Evil)
3 DECEPTION. You think every person's mind is just a toy. Some harder to play with than others.(Chaotic)
4 GREED. I'm only in it for the money and fame. (Evil)
5 ADVENTURE. Every little treasure comes from a dark cave or a tall tower. (Neutral)
6 STORY. You pass on all these trinkets and treasures to pass stories along with them. (Good)
d6 Bond
1 I housed myself in a cave for almost a year. I love that cave.
2 There is one trinket of my own I would never ever let go of!
3 I love one thing above all else, my good friend with a good stomach.
4 My home town is my least favorite place in the world.
5 My dad killed my mom while my mom was killing my dad. It's tragic really.
6 I was once in possession something so valuable that I forgot what it was. It's also lost now. Pitty, I know.
d6 Flaw
1 I can't help but smile in just about every situation
2 I lightly chuckle and cackle when I'm not speaking.
3 Even the people I've known for years are still dangerous strangers to me.
4 I'm overwhelmingly clumsy.
5 Every item I find I must take. No exceptions.
6 I'm a bit crazy. Just a bit.

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