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Savant

To many, you are a font of knowledge. You know, however, that said font does not fill itself. You have spent so many hours poring over manuscripts and scrolls, attentively listening to your teachers’ lectures, and reflecting upon the mysteries of the mind and the most complex theories that one might think you unfit for more pragmatic activities. You, however, beg to differ: the more you know, the better you can handle yourself.

Proficiencies

Skills: History and choose one from Arcana, Nature, or Religion
Languages: Two of your choice

Proficiencies

A set of common clothes, a quill, an ink bottle, two bedside books, and a belt pouch containing 15 gp

Feature: Bookworm

Your knowledge is vast, but not absolute, this goes without saying. However, you have spent so much time in places of learning that they hold no secrets for you. When you are looking for written information, and provided you are in a town or community with at least one library, bookshop, or teaching establishment, you can find what you are after in record time. Of course, it must make sense for the information you require to be available in such a place. If access to the location is restricted, your familiarity with such institutions might open you a few doors.

Suggested Characteristics

Some savants are full of themselves, while others are humble, indulgent, and amicable toward those who are less learned, sometimes waxing downright loquacious.

Savants do not always have their feet on the ground, and their traveling companions know it. However, they are aware of the wealth of knowledge these scholars possess and of the gaps they can fill.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I see analogies in everything and have a metaphor for every circumstance.
2 I cannot help correcting the linguistic and semantic mistakes of other people.
3 I like to share my knowledge, but oddly, it sometimes seems to get on other people’s nerves.
4 My curiosity is insatiable: I must learn everything, particularly about subjects I have just become acquainted with.
5 I frown upon those who rely on their “intuition.” Only reason can prevail.
6 I am extremely patient with the unlearned, and yet, they get cross.
7 I get easily distracted when practical matters are discussed.
8 I am always surprised when people are not familiar with the most elementary notions, and I make it a point to let them know.
d6 Ideal
1 Balance. The best way to avoid one side dominating the other is to know about all of their secrets. (Neutral)
2 Reason. Do not give in to anger or pity, always rely on logic. (Lawful)
3 Influence. Knowledge is only a gateway to power. (Evil)
4 Infinity. I lose myself in the inexhaustible bubbling of the flow of knowledge. (Chaotic)
5 Sharing. When other people know as much as I do, the world will be a better place. (Good)
6 Enlightenment. One day, the knowledge we will have gathered will allow us to transcend our condition. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I belong to a secret faction that makes use of my knowledge to provide its members throughout the world with information.
2 I was able to learn all I know thanks to the support of an individual or group I admire or despise.
3 My field of expertise is still considered a minor one. It must not remain so.
4 A question obsesses me and I put myself in the most inconvenient situations in my attempts to answer it.
5 My master expects a lot from me; I could not bear to disappoint them.
6 Some truths are dangerous and I must make sure that they are not spread.
d6 Flaw
1 I cannot bear to hear fallacies about a subject I am proficient in.
2 They tell me that I can never accept being wrong, but they forget that I am always right.
3 I am too forgiving toward anyone who can teach me.
4 Sometimes, very rarely, I do not know… so I fib.
5 When a consensus is reached too quickly, I cannot help but play the devil’s advocate.
6 I am horribly afraid of death and I intend to delay it for as long as possible… perhaps even indefinitely.
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