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Patrician

You were born into one of Rome’s ancient Patrician dynasties. A descendant of one of the original one-hundred senators, yours is an ancient and proud line. Though the Conflict of Orders centuries past has diminished the standing of the Patrician families from their height in the mid-Republic era, you still remain a head above the plebians of Rome. Lavish was your upbringing, trained by the finest scholars and tacticians and attended to by the best-trained slaves, you have wanted for nothing save adventure. Now that you have come of age, your family expects great things of you, and though you ultimately expect to one day find yourself in the gilded halls of governance, you first wish to strike out into the world to see what it has to offer beyond the colonnades of wealth and power.

Skill Proficiencies: Intimidation, Insight

Tool Proficiencies: One artisan’s tool or instrument of your choice.

Language: One of your choice.

Equipment: A set of fine clothing bearing your family crest, a scroll of pedigree, a set of fine shoes or sandals, and a bag containing 30 gold coins.

Feature: Always Attended

You begin with three servants (or slaves) attending to you. One of these will be a chef, able to cook you fine meals even in the wild. One will be a cleaner, washing your clothes, tent, and bedding to ensure you are kept clean, they will also draw and warm your baths. The final will be a hairdresser and beautician, that will keep you looking beautiful and elaborately displayed so that all you encounter may know you come from a higher stratum.

Though they are loyal to you and will follow your commands they will not fight or willingly die for you.

d6 Personality Trait
1 I know I am above those of lesser birth and will flaunt it openly.
2 I fear losing my position in this world.
3 I rarely travel, anything important can come to me.
4 I seek to help those less fortunate than myself.
5 I am very generous with my coin.
6 I am incredibly stingy.
d6 Ideal
1 Influence: To hold sway over others is one of the great joys of life.
2 Politics: True influence lies in politics, one must master the halls of power.
3 Excess: To indulge in pleasure is the meaning of life.
4 Wealth: Politics and power involve a lot of danger, better to be rich and obscure.
5 Peace: Conflict only brings ruin with it. Peace is the path to stability.
6 Chaos: Chaos is a ladder.
d6 Bond
1 A loyal servant with whom I cannot do without.
2 My wealth, symbol of my power.
3 My family, to whom I owe everything.
4 I feel a strong sympathy for urchins and street children, realizing I could have been born as one.
5 There is a member of another patrician family that I have strong feelings for.
6 A signet ring that reminds me of my past, and future.
d6 Flaw
1 I have an annoying voice.
2 I am quick to anger, especially towards the lower class.
3 I am a coward; I rarely leave the walls of my manse.
4 I am overly gregarious and often don’t know when to shut up.
5 My greed often clouds my judgement.
6 I am overly generous and it often threatens my finances.
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