Courtesan

You have worked the world’s oldest profession,
whether cheaply or for more wealthy clients. You may
have worked in a brothel full of others or by yourself
on the streets and in back alleys. Regardless of where
you were or who you were working alongside you have
seen a side of your community that is kept private, and
you have learned many secrets performing your trade.
Skill Proficiency: Persuasion
choose one from:
Insight, Perception, Performance, Sleight of Hand
Tool Proficiency: choose two from
one Gaming set, one Instrument, S/R one language,
Land vehicles, Water vehicles

Starting Equipment: 2 sets of fine clothes, 10gp in
assorted jewelry pieces, bottle of perfume or
cologne, soap, fine cloak with hood, pouch with 20gp

Feature: Friends in Low Places
You can earn a modest living in any large town or city.
You can also get connected to local rumors in towns
and cities with a courting house, bathhouse or other
similar establishment. You can immediately develop a
rapport with others in your line of work, and gain a
great deal of insight about influential members of the
community and the criminal element of the region.

Suggested Class: Any
This background can provide social/observation skills for any
class.

Traits
d6 Trait
1 I am shamelessly flirtatious with everyone
2 I am aloof and play hard to get
3 I appear confident, but am cautious of people
4 I am always looking for someone to provide for me
5 I am quiet and demure
6 I am blunt and tactless

Ideals
d6 Ideal Definition
1 Eager I want to please people and be loved
(Good)
2 Envy I want to be surrounded by comforts
and people to serve my whims (Evil)
3 Loyalty I will do what I must to care for family
and friends (Lawful)
4 Selfish My needs are my first concern (Chaotic)
5 Reward I want to earn a sense of security
(Neutral)
6 Pragmatic People are only out for themselves

Bonds
d6 Bond
1 I have a “sister” who means everything to me
2 There is a significant other who found out about me
who wants me to suffer
3 I have a very powerful regular client who loves me
4 I know secrets of a powerful client who wants to
ensure my silence
5 My family needs my support regardless of how I
provide it
6 I am hunted by a secret society that shut down a
former employer/regular

Flaws
d6 Flaw
1 I have little sense of loyalty
2 I assume the worst of people
3 I am always looking to learn important people’s
secrets
4 I ignore anyone who is not obviously attracted to me
5 I constantly try to be the center of attention
6 I am always trying to prove my worth, as I do not
think I am worth is significant
Backgrounds

Courtesan

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