They wear a neat green cloak around their shoulders.
Ideal: They dream of singing in front of thousands.
Flaw: They seek out dangerous situations.
Bond: They are considered a pillar of the community.
“And they were never heard from again...”
Their arms are tattooed.
Ideal: All that matters is a profitable shop.
Flaw: They covet the prosperity of a rival town.
Bond: They swore to learn the great songs of different cultures.
“You tottering unchin-snouted moldwarp!”
They are mute.
Ideal: They seek the answer to why the gods allow bad things to happen to good people.
Flaw: Magic is unnatural as are all those who practice it!
Bond: They hunt in the darkest depths to provide for their community.
“I had a staff like that once...”
They wear a pair of farmer's boots.
Ideal: Everyone deserves a chance at life.
Flaw: They refuse to stop working, even at a detriment to their health.
Bond: They swore to defend a temple from evil.
“Excuse me, I just need to go return this old book.”
They often forget names.
Ideal: They are drawn to follow strong leaders.
Flaw: They burp loudly during inopportune moments.
Bond: A neighbor protected them in their time of need.
“It's been ages since we danced.”
They have a mysterious quality to their voice.
Ideal: They would do anything for a chance to meet with a famous artist.
Flaw: They easily forget important details.
Bond: They secretly wish to marry an old flame.
“Let's get a fire started before it gets too dark outside.”
They have a melodious voice.
Ideal: All that matters is a loving family.
Flaw: They always haggle.
Bond: They abandoned their faith to rescue a friend.
“What's your opinion on the current illithid crisis?”
They wear a bandolier of daggers across their chest.
Ideal: Criminals deserve death.
Flaw: They have a bias against city guards.
Bond: They swore to sail around the world.
“I heard the prince is getting married.”
They wear a single rhinestone-studded glove on their right hand.
Ideal: They would rather live a lifetime in the woods than spend an hour in a city.
Flaw: They complain nonstop about minor inconveniences.
Bond: They protect their community from the old magics of the forest.
“A spot by the fire boy!”
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