Sunday, August 31, 2014

Primeval Thule: Freeblade Background 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.


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

Langauges (1st level): Choose 1 from Low Atlantean, Dhari, Kalayan, Lomari, Nimothan, or Ungari.

Tools Proficiencies (1st level): Any one.

Opportunistic Action  (Level 1):  You can spend a Luck point to use your reaction for any action.
 Sellsword (6th level): Whenever you are paid gold for your services, you get 50% more gold. In addition, add double your proficiency bonus to Athletics, Investigation, and Persuasion.
 Optionally this is a feat and can only be taken if you have this background and are at least 4th level.

Company of Men (10th level): You have worked for, with, and against many other sellswords and earned their respect. You now have a small company of guards at your call. You decide whether your company is a band of outlaws, soldiers, mercenaries or something in between. You
also may choose a base of operations, such as a hall in a city-state, a watchtower on a road, or a hidden cave near a trade route.  Additionally, when in the company of a group your guards you have advantage on  Charisma (Intimidation) and Wisdom (Perceptions). Finally, you may use your reaction to have your guards use the help action.

Optionally this is a feat and can only be taken if you have this background and are at least 8th level.

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