Time-Lost Traveler

You come from the past. Whether you just escaped from magical stasis, were resurrected by a time storm in the Wastes, were sent forward in time by lost gods, or were the victim of some other magical occurrence, you’ve found yourself hundreds of years or more from your time of origin. The world has changed in the interim, but you have unrivaled knowledge about the cultures and relics of past times.

Skill ProficienciesHistory, Survival

Tool Proficiencies: Cartographer’s tools or navigator’s tools

Languages: One of the following—Ankeshelian, Illyrian, Morphoi, or Vos’Ghaen

Equipment: A leather case containing a map of a now-ancient city, a bullseye lantern, a set of traveler’s clothes, a trinket brought from your time, and a pouch containing 25 gp in antique coins.

Feature: Anachronistic Knowledge

When you enter a ruin or dungeon, you can correctly ascertain its original purpose and determine its builders, whether those were dwarves, elves, humans, or some other race. You apply double your proficiency bonus on History checks when the check is related to knowledge from ancient times. You either lived in those times or they were recent history to you.

d6 Personality Trait
1 I don’t speak much. No one must learn where or when I came from.
2 I am fascinated by clockwork, and I collect examples whenever possible.
3 I try to find out about the cultures of everyone I meet.
4 I make sure to always carry traveling supplies with me.
5 I make sure to live life to the fullest, in the here and now.
6 I am often struck by the knowledge that the people and places I knew are gone.
7 I pretend great naivete or ignorance for my own reasons.
8 I am far happier in ancient ruins than I am in other places.
d6 Ideal
1 Aspiration. I know that I was sent here for a reason. (Any)
2 Determination. I must find a way to return to my time. (Neutral)
3 Protection. I have seen the horrors of history, and I will ensure they never happen again. (Good)
4 Greed. I know where the treasures were buried. Finders keepers. (Evil)
5 Freedom. I am no longer bound by the moral constraints of my original time. (Chaotic)
6 Necessity. I know that time must not be tampered with. (Lawful)
d6 Bond
1 I had a family. I need to find out what happened to my descendants.
2 Something has gone wrong with the flow of time, and I must redress this problem.
3 The city I came from has fallen from great heights. I can restore its prominence.
4 I must raise my fame and fortune to prove that I belong in this time.
5 I protect ancient sites from those who would seek to plunder their riches.
6 Someone else was also sent through time when I was. I need to find that person.
d6 Flaw
1 I believe earlier people were superior. I constantly complain about modern values.
2 I let everyone know that I was part of every significant historical event, somehow.
3 I become enraged when anyone questions my version of history.
4 I judge other races harshly based on my time’s perception of them.
5 I will not make friends. They can be lost in an instant.
6 I take a very long time when I search or study historical sites.

Suggested Characteristics

Travelers who become lost in time are tenacious survivors. They may feel that their time was superior, or may be pleasantly surprised by the changes that have occurred in the world. In either case, they make their way in the new world to the best of their ability.

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