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Reawakened

You have been here before. Most people believe in the great Wheel of Rebirth, put into motion by the gods at the dawn of time, but also that most souls do not recall the previous times they have been clothed in form in the world. You do, however, at least somewhat. You have been reawakened to some of your past lives, perhaps due to some important deeds or unresolved matters from them, and you feel they are connected to your purpose in this life, although you may not know how or why yet. Work with your Game Master to determine what your past-life recollections entail and how they might be connected to your present life and traits. You may have been virtually anyone from the past: famous or obscure, of any ancestry, living any sort of life.

Skill Proficiencies: History, Insight

Tool Proficiencies: One type of artisans’ tools or musical instrument.

Languages: One of your choice.

Equipment: An item from the Trinket table connected to your past, a journal of your recollections, a set of common clothes, a set of tools or musical instrument (your choice), and a belt pouch containing 15 gp.

Feature: Past Experience

From time to time, certain situations, places, and even people seem familiar to you, as if you have encountered or experienced them before, even though you have not in this lifetime. Your GM may provide you with a certain amount of insight, a fragmentary memory, or a particular clue concerning something with which you have had past experience or grant you advantage on a check involving it.

Suggested Characteristics

Your reawakened recollections define much of your current life and your quest to understand, integrate, and deal with them and their meaning.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I drop mentions of my past-life recollections into casual conversation.
2 I’m rightly considered an “old soul” by many.
3 I have the kind of zest for life and all that it has to offer of someone who understands how brief it all is.
4 I only reveal that I am reawakened to people I know I can trust, especially if I feel a past-life connection.
5 I often become lost in reveries of my old memories, seeming distant and distracted.
6 Although I do not seek it, I do not fear death, but I consider the undead terrible abominations.
7 I have a measure of calm and serenity far greater than my years.
8 My experience has made me a bit world-weary and sarcastic.
d6 Ideal
1 Self-Improvement. Awareness of my past lives allows me to integrate their lessons into this life. (Good)
2 Destiny. I have been reawakened for a purpose that I must fulfill in this life. (Lawful)
3 Live and Let Live. My larger perspective lets me understand that all things in life are temporary. (Neutral)
4 Freedom. I must be free to explore all that life has to offer, and everyone should have that opportunity. (Chaotic)
5 Retribution. This life is an opportunity to finally achieve the vengeance I was denied. (Evil)
1 Knowledge. I shall learn as much as I can in this life, hoping that it will be passed on in my lives to come. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I have a soulmate who has danced the Wheel of Rebirth with me many times, and I must now find them in this life.
2 I struggled against an old enemy in previous lives and this is my opportunity to settle things once and for all.
3 I made a terrible mistake in a previous life, and this reawakening is my opportunity to put things right.
4 My awareness is guiding me towards an enlightenment beyond the Wheel of Rebirth. I must minimize my attachment to this world.
5 My descendants from a previous life need my aid in this one.
6 My lives have been bound to a particular cause that I must take up again in this life, be it a nation, philosophy, or community.
d6 Flaw
1 I believe my reawakened status makes me better than other people.
2 Having known other lives, I am obsessed with squeezing every drop of experience out of this one.
3 Feeling certain I will always return again, I am sometimes foolhardy and heedless of risk.
4 I am often obsessed with my past lives to the point of neglecting my present one.
5 I am certain that my present life is some sort of punishment visited upon me.
6 I tend to trust things and people I feel a past-life connection to a little too much.
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Blue Rose Adventurer’s Guide, Copyright 2020, Green Ronin Publishing; Lead Designer: Steve Kenson, based on original material by Jeremy Crawford, Steve Kenson, Alejandro Melchor, and John Snead.