Messenger

You have spent the majority of your life as member of an elite messenger guild. As a messenger, you provided scribe services and delivered packages by foot, sometimes covering hundreds of miles. You started this service while you were young, and at your peak, you were able to cover well over fifty miles per day. As with most messengers, you have slowed somewhat as you have aged, but are still faster than most. You were also trained in etiquette to allow you to move through bureaucracy with ease in order to complete your missions.
The messenger guilds originally formed during long-forgotten wars as runners in battle. Soon after the runners formed guild and began to provide messenger services. For many generations, the messenger guilds have delivered documents or small items for those who pay and are fiercely independent of any faction or government. Messengers have always been given passage in and out of cities, governments and checkpoints due to their neutral status.
Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Persuasion
Tool Proficiencies: Calligrapher’s Tools
Languages: Common Plus two others
Equipment: A set of sturdy travel clothes, Calligraphers tools, a scroll case, a guild medallion designating you as a messenger, and a pouch with 10gp

Feature: Overland Travel
Although you have lost a step now that you are older, you have incredible speed and stamina over long distances. You can fast travel overland 6 miles per hour and 50 miles per day. You also have advantage on reactions when attempting to pass through borders and past checkpoints with your messenger medallion.

Suggested Characteristics
Messengers can be good, neutral, or evil but they are generally lawful due to the nature of their former profession. They are generally rigid in their thinking, mission focused. Although trained to interact with people, they prefer solitude.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I will always complete a job no matter what
2 I don’t like people, solitude suits me fine
3 I often get lost in my own thoughts and contemplation, becoming oblivious to my surroundings.
4 I’m rude to people who lack my commitment.
5 I’m confident in my own abilities and do what I can to instill confidence in others.
6 I pride myself on not showing emotion, in any situation.
7 I am stubborn to a fault at times.
8 I treat everyone I meet with respect and courtesy.

d6 Ideal
1 Respect. I respect others privacy.
2 Responsibility. I take all of my responsibilities seriously.
3 Independence. I take pride in being able to do things myself.
4 Aspiration. I work hard to be the best at my craft.
5 Honesty. My word is my bond.
6 Tradition. Following the traditions of my people and the guild are everything.

d6 Bond
1 Something was taken from me years ago, and I must get it back.
2 I am grateful to the man who took me in as a boy.
3 I am loyal to my employer above all else.
4 My travels have shown me great evil that only I can see coming.
5 I am in love with a noble I once deliver to, but they do not know.
6 I was paid to deliver a package, but can’t find the recipient.

d6 Flaw
1 I will choose my mission over my allies.
2 I will complete my mission even if it is wrong.
3 I do not care about people very much.
4 I have trouble trusting anyone.
5 I have no friends, I find it hard to make them.
6 I am incapable of being dishonest.
Backgrounds

Messenger

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