They smell like livestock.
Ideal: They seek the answer to protect others from mystical harm.
Flaw: They refuse to speak to anyone they see as "lower class".
Bond: A deserter hides in their home, and they will do anything to protect them.
“If I never see another goblin again it'll be too soon!”
They wear an ornate metal bracer on their right arm.
Ideal: They only feel alive when creating brand-new alchemy recipes.
Flaw: Their fear keeps them from trying new things.
Bond: They left their old home to follow a loved one.
“Glory and gold!”
They are very messy.
Ideal: Anything is possible with the gods on their side.
Flaw: They are compulsive gamblers.
Bond: They swore to find the secret to transmute lead into gold.
“Have you heard about Tam the paladin?”
They have eye heterochromia -- One green and one hazel.
Ideal: Charity start at home.
Flaw: They are obsessed with gunpowder.
Bond: They abandoned their community to become an adventurer.
“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”
They wear a fragment of a precious gem from their neck.
Ideal: We can always improve ourselves.
Flaw: They have a strong paranoia about healers.
Bond: They swore to find the recipe that their family lost ages ago.
“I heard that a merchant disappeared nearby.”
A tamed songbird sits on their shoulder.
Ideal: All that matters is a song in their heart.
Flaw: They have no sense of purpose in life.
Bond: A neighbor covered the cost of a severe debt.
“Did you hear about the festival coming next month?”
They don't eat meat.
Ideal: Everyone deserves a chance at life.
Flaw: They are jealous of their neighbors.
Bond: They are saving to buy the business their mother once owned.
“This wine tastes like something I bought in the back alley.”
They walk with their chin held high.
Ideal: There is more that unites us than divides us.
Flaw: They show cowardice when confronted.
Bond: A bank forclosed on their home, and they desperately seek funds to repay them.
“Your cheapest room, innkeep!”
They wear a golden star amulet around their neck.
Ideal: Happiness is all that matters.
Flaw: They refuse to tip waitstaff.
Bond: They secretly wish to marry an old flame.
“What's your favorite kind of dish?”
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