You spent your youth living in a remote location where the language barrier made communication with the “civilized” world difficult. You vowed to learn the tongue of the city folk to ease the divide between your people and theirs. It turned out, you have an ear for languages and your services as a translator have been widely sought after.

Skill Proficiencies: Insight

Languages: Three of your choice from among the standard or exotic languages

Equipment: A dagger, a book of elven poetry, a tattered and torn map of the continent, a set of traveler’s clothes, and a pouch containing 15 gp

Feature: Ear for Language

When you choose to learn a new language during downtime, it takes you 125 days of training rather than 250 days. You also gain advantage on Intelligence checks made to communicate with a creature without using words.

Suggested Characteristics

d6 Personality Trait
1 I speak with perfect diction.
2 I speak slowly and enunciate clearly.
3 I am comfortable meeting new people.
4 I incorporate words from several different languages in a single sentence.
5 I ask lots of questions to ensure I am understanding a person’s meaning correctly.
6 I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been before and meeting new people with unique customs.
d6 Ideal
1 Accuracy. If I misinterpret a person’s words, I could start a war. (Lawful)
2 Community. I am proud to bring two groups of people together in understanding. (Good)
3 Manipulation. Who’s going to know if I color a person’s words somewhat to encourage a favorable outcome for myself? (Chaotic)
4 Neutrality. My emotions have no place in a translation situation. I am simply the vehicle of delivery, I do not need to agree with the message. (Neutral)
5 Power. I can interpret any way I please. Who’s going to know I’m lying? (Evil)
6 Value. If I do a good job, I’ll be offered more work. More work means coin in my pocket and food in my belly. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 My books have helped me learn so many different languages.
2 I’ve marked every place I’ve ever visited on this travel-worn map.
3 I pride myself on my perfect accent for each language that I speak.
4 I’m so thankful for my hearing. Without it, I’d be cut off from the world.
5 What would I do without my companions? I’d be so lonely with no one to talk to.
6 I’ll never forget my first instructor. He opened my mind to the possibility that I could make a difference in the world… and I am!
d6 Flaw
1 I talk nonstop.
2 I’m constantly finishing other people’s sentences.
3 I am always correcting other people’s pronunciation of words.
4 I can swear in no less than four different languages…and I often do.
5 I frequently start my sentences with “Didn’t you mean to say…” It drives my companions nuts.
6 When I’m explaining a new concept to someone, I speak at a painfully slow rate.
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