While the world is full of bards and performers, only some of these rare souls learn to blend magic and sensuality together into a unique performance that inspires lust and courage. As a charmer, you know how to bolster the courage and the fighting spirit of your companions, and how to sap the wills of those who oppose you. Song, spell, and your sensual body are all means to your ends. Your presence -- your innate and irresistible force of personality -- is your greatest weapon, supplemented by the agility of a charmer and the cunning to both manipulate and resist the wiles of others. The life of a charmer is one of joy sought in the hearts of others.
Backgrounds will increase your starting attributes, and some NPCs may either know you or have special interactions with you based on the background you pick.
|Noble Scion||Presence +1||Presence
|You're the youngest child of a noble family, with all the pampering and prestige that entails — not to mention training in arts of magic or battle to your hearts' content. As the youngest child, though, you had little hope of inheriting power and so now seek your own fortunes on the frontier. Your noble upbringing imparts a bonus to Presence.|
|You were born and raised in the wilderness of the northlands, surviving by your skill with a bow and your attunement with nature. Like you, your parents were adventurers, and left early in your life. You're used to living alone — you're quick, quiet, and fleet of foot after years of living in arboreal solitude. Your life as a hunter has given you greater Agility.|
|You were trained in the highest institutes of education in the south, which emulate the legendary colleges of ancient Belhar. The constraints of academia grated against you, however, and eventually you had to strike out on your own. Your rich classical education covered the basics of all manner of scholarly pursuits and the secrets of magic, granting a bonus to your Cunning.|
|You were a high-class escort in one of the up-and-coming metropolises of the south, always in demand and paid handsomely for your services. You've done it all, with everyone. However, an affair with a powerful noble whose spouse turned against you caused you to flee the city and seek the anonymity of the frontier. Your charisma and manipulative skills increase your Presence.|
|Once apprenticed to one of the greatest bards in your homeland, you struck out on your own to share your songs and stories across the far frontier. Your career in showmanship has taught you to inspire people and bring them to believe your words and songs, imparting a bonus to Presence.|