Talk:Diplomat (5e Background)

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What is the difference between the diplomat and noble background? The main reason I ask is to get a clearer picture of this background.--209.97.85.48 12:55, 5 March 2016 (MST)

A diplomat is a political professional, like a high-ranking messenger-clerk of sorts. Their job is to negotiate matters of international trade, law, and warfare. While many diplomats are nobles, this is not always the case, and was rarely so in many periods in human history. Diplomats were frequently well-educated, but they were also usually servants of one sort or another. There are recorded instances throughout history of diplomats abusing their position to gain actual authority, typically by needlessly escalating conflicts in such a way which permits them to usurp control. Remember the evil king's advisor trope? This is that guy as a foreigner. --Kydo (talk) 21:55, 26 August 2016 (MDT)

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  • Support. The diplomat offers an interesting way of using nations and relationships to a land for the player. It's also not too simple, making the character have to judge their actions and the relationship to their country. --Green Dragon (talk) 07:47, 17 December 2019 (MST)
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