Caretaker

A Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Background

Caretakers come in many forms. You could run a household, or you might watch over one or more children, or take care of the elderly. Sometimes, all of these are combined, in the form of the head of someone else’s household, or as the head of your own family. Whatever the case might be, you have a strong sense of financial consequences, know people intimately, sometimes from observing them from afar, sometimes because they are your kin, and you know how to think long-term.

Skill Proficiencies: Two of Deception, Insight, Intimidation, Medicine, and Persuasion.

Tool Proficiencies: Healer’s Kit or Herbalism Kit.

Languages: One of your choice.

Equipment: Either a healer’s kit or a herbalism kit, needle and thread, a scroll of inventory of one household, and a belt pouch containing 10 GP.

Feature: Social Blending

As long as your clothes are somewhat in the style of your surroundings, you can blend into any social crowd and become part of the conversation within seconds. After a couple of minutes, you know all manner of gossip and at least one piece of important information that you were after, although the true meaning of this information might be something that is not quite within your grasp.

d8Personality Trait
1I can often manage a joke, even in awkward situations.
2People think I’m no fun, but I actually am.
3If you ask me how I am feeling, I will always tell you I’m good.
4I am the center of any gathering of people.
5If you ask me how I am feeling, I will always tell you how I’m feeling.
6Social situations or mortal combat; life is a dance.
7I like the dark because I love to confront my fears.
8There is no black and white. Only grey.
d6Ideal
1Care. To ensure the future, we must make the happiness of people our main focus in life (Good)
2Close-knit. If we focus on our own wellbeing and how well we get along, nothing else matters (Any)
3Free Spirited. A house is but a shell, control over others is an illusion. We do as we want, together (Chaos)
4Power. A house or a strong family is the foundation of the influence we have as a political power (Lawful)
5Tradition. The household and the people within it are the cornerstone of society. This way of living must be upheld at all time (Lawful)
6Trust. When we invest heavily in our family, we can cover up even our darkest deeds without ever turning on each other (Evil)
d6Bond
1My house will be as it was before, glorious and strong.
2My loyalty is to the master of my house. I would do whatever task they ask of me.
3One day, the people I am taking care of will know that it was all for my own gain.
4I would give my life for my family, even if it would mean committing a terrible crime.
5From one person follows an empire. I will be the source of a new power.
6The people I gather around me are my family and worthy of my love.
d6Flaw
1I put the needs of others before my own needs.
2I tend to gossip too much, which has put me in very awkward positions before.
3I will gladly let people go hungry if it means I get to keep my coins in my purse.
4At the end of every salary, there is still a bit of time left until my next payment.
5I keep way to much control over those I care about.
6I often forget my place, which leads to conflict almost very time.

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