Monday, September 1, 2014

Primeval Thule: Golden Sea Corsair for D&D 5th Edition

Backgrounds here are bases on the Narratives in Primeval Thule, so they will gain abilities as a character levels.  They are only intended for use in the Primeval Thule setting and are not designed to be mixed with standard Backgrounds.

Also, some of the abilities require the expenditure of a resource, for this reason and for how dangerous the setting is, each character gains the Lucky Feat for free and may take the Lucky Feat one additional time.


Golden Sea Corsair 


Skill Proficiencies (1st level): You are Proficient in Athletics, Intimidation, and Nature.

Langauges (1st level): Choose any one.

Tools Proficiencies (1st level): Sea vehicles, astrolabe, and an additional one of your choice.

Browbeating Action  (Level 1):  You can spend a Luck point on your turn to give yourself advantage against a single attack you make that turn. If that attack hits, the target is also frightened until the end of their next turn.
 Infamy (6th level): As word of your exploits gets around, you gain advantage charisma checks made to interact with other pirates, merchants, and outlaws of the coastal regions around the Kalayan Sea and along the Atlantean Ocean.
 Optionally this is a feat and can only be taken if you have this background and are at least 4th level.

Dread Pirate (10th level): Your former mates make you captain of your own ship. You can sail with them whenever you need sea transportation, since your crew keeps your ship in a nearby port or will readily steal one if you need something sooner. Your crew provides you with raiders any time you are aboard your ship, and the spoils your crew obtains provides you with is 200 gp each month. Once per three years, you can summon a corsair fleet equivalent to an army.  Additionally, you can use a reaction to give an enemy within 10 feet of you disadvantage when they attack you.
Optionally this is a feat and can only be taken if you have this background and are at least 8th level, additionally gain +1 Charisma.
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