The Pan-Hellenic games, in which competitors from across the Greek-speaking world flock to Olympia to garner honor for themselves and their city, is among the most important events in the Mediterranean. To compete, and win, in these games has been your dream since childhood. You’ve always known it was your destiny. The other local children could never match you athletically. Be it racing, wrestling or throwing, it was always you who proved to be the greatest. The time of your childhood has passed now, and soon it will be your turn to travel to Olympia and prove to the wider Greek world that you are not simply the biggest fish in a small pond.

Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Acrobatics.

Tool Proficiencies: One musical instrument of your choice.

Languages: One of your choice.

Equipment: A set of athlete’s clothing, one instrument of your choice, a medal or insignia of victory from a past competition and a bag containing 10 gold coins.

Feature: Showboater

You are the best — you know it and you’re not afraid to let others know it too. You gain advantage on any intimidation rolls made to unnerve those you are competing against in games of athleticism and physical prowess.

d6 Personality Trait
1 I am the best there is and I will prove it.
2 I enjoy training new athletes looking to compete.
3 I always ask those who best me for advice on how to improve.
4 I am spiteful towards any who beat me in competition.
5 I am very jovial and enjoy celebrating with my fellows.
6 I spend all my free time training.
d6 Ideal
1 Glory: To be showered in fame and renown is all I desire.
2 Freedom: To be able to compete where I want, when I want, with no restrictions.
3 Wealth: I want to make my fortune and live a lavish life.
4 Promise: I made a promise to be the best there ever was.
5 Peace: Friendly competition is a far better use of time than war.
6 War: The strongest bodies make for the best soldiers.
d6 Bond
1 My trainer who entered me into competitions.
2 My family, who I hope to impress.
3 My fellow athletes who make it all worthwhile.
4 I feel a strong connection with the weak, remembering how I once was.
5 I have a lover back home whom I miss dearly.
6 The gymnasium where I train.
d6 Flaw
1 I am clumsy and often trip up at the worst times.
2 I am dedicated to physical training at the expense of all else, I can barely read.
3 I get nervous in front of large crowds.
4 I am willing to cheat to win.
5 I train even when my body is injured.
6 I wish pain on those who show me up.
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