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.
Areas of Proficiency (1st level): You are proficient in Arcana, History, and Religion
Langauges (1st level): Two of your choice.
Tools (1st level): Alchemist's kit and one other of your choice.
Metamagic Action (Level 1): You can use a Luck point when you cast a spell (or use a spell-like power from a magic item or other source) to apply the Sorcerer's effect of the Distant Spell, Empowered Spell or Extend spell metamagic to the spell.
Overcome the Parameters (6th level): You may study and memorize one spell from any class's spell list as long as it is equal to or less than highest level you may cast. Once that spell is cast, this ability cannot be used until after a short or long rest. You can only choose a new spell after a long rest.
Optionally this is a feat and can only be taken if you have this background and are at least 4th level.
Optionally this is a feat and can only be taken if you have this background and are at least 8th level, additionally gain +1 Intelligence.