Adepts of shadow and subterfuge, thieves make their fortunes in the underbellies of distant cities and on the lonely trade roads with equal ease. As a thief, you're hard to pin down and hit, easily evading enemy attacks before slipping behind them fro the kill. Agility is your greatest weapon -- both for avoiding harm, and landing your own blows -- however, having the cunning to pick out your enemies' weaknesses and the strength to exploit them are valuable assets indeed. The life of a thief is one of profit through swiftness and guile.
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.|
|The life of a soldier in the ruins of the Belharan Empire is hard and brutal, requiring constant physical fitness and training. You've served in conflicts against monsters and barbarians, and now bring your skills and experiences from the frontlines to the frontier. Your rigorous training has given you a bonus to Strength.|
|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.|
|Slum Rat||Agility +1||Agility
|You were born in the gutter. Your mother was a whore, and you've been existing in the dregs of society ever since you took your first breath. You've stolen, seduced, and fought tooth and nail to survive. Tiring of life in the city of your birth, not to mention the growing demands of the Thieves' Guild, you've set out to make your fortunes in the Frost Marches. Your thieving experience gives you a boost to Agility.|