Bee Keeper

You know where bees like to build their hives, the art of safely relocating a bee swarm that has lost its queen, when to apply honey as a curative paste to keep a wound from festering, how to avoid being stung by moving with caution, and the best methods for extracting honey from its comb and making bee’s wax. You’ve witnessed first hand how easy it is for bears to be drawn in by the lure of something sweet, and have adapted that philosophy to your own style of problem solving by using positive enticements to influence the behavior of others.

Skill Proficiencies: Persuasion, Stealth

Languages: One of your choice from among the standard languages

Equipment: A small pot of honey that will provide nourishment as though it was five days worth of rations, a wad of wax which you can use to seal letters, to waterproof one item no larger than a waterskin, or to block your ears, some fine netting from a fishing tackle kit, one set of common clothes, and a pouch containing 10 gp

Feature: Swarm Survivor

Even the downside to beekeeping has turned into a boon for you, for the stealthiest and most talented of beekeepers still get stung on occasion. But fortunately for you, this more than normal exposure to bee venom has buffed your ability to tolerate poisons in general. You gain proficiency on Fortitude saves against insect poisons.

Suggested Characteristics

d6 Personality Trait
1 I believe in the philosophy “live and let live”.
2 I prefer to stay busy. Downtime makes me restless.
3 I have a sweet tooth. You can bribe me with sweets any day.
4 I face my fears head on- the threat of a little pain doesn’t stop me!
5 I love nature…it really does provide everything we need to survive.
6 I believe a little bit of preparation can avoid a lot of unpleasantness later on.
d6 Ideal
1 Beauty. There is beauty in nature. I see it in the uniqueness of every flower. (Neutral)
2 Cooperation. When I give my best effort to the team, we all succeed. (Good)
3 Diligence. My hard work results in a superior product. (Lawful)
4 Flattery. Flattery is an art form. If I tell a person what they want to hear, even if I have to stretch the truth, they’re more likely to give me what I want. (Chaotic)
5 Productivity. Staying busy is good for business, and good business means more money for me. (Any)
6 Status. Station matters. I’ll do whatever it takes to become the queen bee, even if others are harmed in the process. (Evil)
d6 Bond
1 I can’t start my day without a mug of warm tea and honey.
2 I would never kill a bee! They produce food and medicine.
3 I can’t concentrate unless I’m chewing on some bee’s wax.
4 My father carved me a tiny wooden bee which I’ve never given away.
5 My creativity has helped me generate some unusual solutions to tricky situations.
6 I have to spend at least a few minutes of every day outside in nature or I get cranky.
d6 Flaw
1 I get everything I touch sticky.
2 I‘m a picky eater. I only eat sweet things.
3 I keep up an incessant humming which drives people nuts.
4 I put on a big show of bravado, but I’m all bark and no bite.
5 I downplay danger, sometimes rushing headlong into a perilous situation.
6 My attention wanders. I flit from one thought or activity to the next without pause.
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