Time Frozen (5e Background)

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Time Frozen[edit]

You were once frozen in time, and recently awoke. What Froze you in time? what was the world like before you were frozen? Were the continents in different places? how far has technology progressed? Were people open minded in your time?

Skill Proficiencies: Nature and One of: Persuasion, Deception, or Religion.

Tool Proficiencies: One set of Artisan's tools, A musical instrument of your choice, A set of Navigator's tools.

Languages: One exotic language of your choice.

Equipment: A set of clothes with an old style, A trinket no longer in circulation, and a Document from your time period.

How were you Frozen?[edit]

1 I angered a deity that has power over time.
2 A Wizard miscast a dunamancy spell on me.
3 I tried and failed to use dunamancy
4 A higher power other than a deity wished to see me gone.
5 A Large-scale disaster left me and possibly others frozen in place.
6 I was frozen to save me from some tragedy.

Feature: Long Forgotten[edit]

You are from a time so far forgotten that there are no remaining records of your existence, giving you advantage on deception checks related to your identity and on history checks related to things from your time period.

Alternate Feature: Lost Hero[edit]

You were a great hero in your time and chose to become frozen to help someone else, this is known among the nobles of the world and if you present your full name to them you have advantage on Persuasion checks when speaking to one that knows your sacrifice and on history checks related to things from your time period.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

d8 Personality Trait
1 I have a hard time adjusting to the world around me.
2 The Future is strange and alien, i have a hard time fitting in.
3 I want to learn as much as possible and integrate into this new world.
4 I don't know how i got to this time.
5 I have ideals opposed to this world's.
6 I feel as if my old life was ripped from me.
7 I feel i should be celebrated for what I've done.
8 I have a hard time understanding the concept of the new world.
d6 Ideal
1 World. I'll do anything to get back to my time. (Any)
2 Legacy. I want others to look at me for the hero i am. (Evil)
3 Knowledge. I want to learn everything about this world it's people, and become like them. (Neutral)
4 Control. I want to create a new life here and shape a new destiny. (Lawful)
5 Justice. I will purge the evils of this new world and save it's people, as soon as i learn what evils there are. (Any)
6 Strength. I want to grow strong enough to defend any friends i make so that they do not suffer a fate such as mine. (Good)
d6 Bond
1 I'm sure my bloodline continued, i want to find them.
2 My old kingdom was destroyed and i'm looking for a new one that shares it's ideals.
3 I need to reconnect with my old patron or deity.
4 If i make new friends perhaps they can replace the ones i know are dead.
5 I have no-one and nothing to lean on, i am alone.
6 I must know if my rival's bloodline survived.
d6 Flaw
1 I speak differently than everyone around me.
2 I have a hard time understanding new concepts from this age.
3 I'm set in my ways and refuse to learn any more than absolutely necessary.
4 The old ways were better, others should act more like me.
5 I am not ready to face the people of this world and prefer to be alone.
6 If i don't interact with people i may break down knowing all my friends are dead.

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