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Age of Ashes | The Fall of Plaguestone


Backgrounds

Source Core Rulebook pg. 60
At 1st level when you create your character, you gain a background of your choice. This decision is permanent; you can’t change it at later levels. Each background listed here grants two ability boosts, a skill feat, and the trained proficiency rank in two skills, one of which is a Lore skill. If you gain the trained proficiency rank in a skill from your background and would then gain the trained proficiency rank in the same skill from your class at 1st level, you instead become trained in another skill of your choice.

Lore skills represent deep knowledge of a specific subject and are described on page 247. If a Lore skill involves a choice (for instance, a choice of terrain), explain your preference to the GM, who has final say on whether it’s acceptable or not. If you’d like some suggestions, the Common Lore Subcategories sidebar on page 248 lists a number of Lore skills that are suitable for most campaigns.

Skill feats expand the functions of your skills and appear in Chapter 5: Feats.

Legacy Backgrounds

Once you’ve played through the listed Adventure Path, these rare backgrounds can become available in your future campaigns after the events of this Adventure Path.

Age of Ashes

Aiudara SeekerBackground

RareLegacy - Age of Ashes
Source Pathfinder #150: Broken Promises pg. 73
The aiudara of Alseta’s Ring have become more well known, and you are interested in learning more about them.

Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Intelligence or Wisdom, and one is a free ability boost.

You're trained in the Arcana skill and the Portal Lore skill. You gain the Quick Identification skill feat.

Hermean HeritorBackground

RareLegacy - Age of Ashes
Source Pathfinder #150: Broken Promises pg. 73
With the restrictions on Hermean citizenship lifted, you may have fled the city of Promise or have spent some of your childhood in the company of someone who did.

Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Constitution or Wisdom, and one is a free ability boost.

You're trained in the Society skill and the Legal Lore skill. You gain the Multilingual skill feat or the Assurance skill feat for Society.

Legendary ParentsBackground

RareLegacy - Age of Ashes
Source Pathfinder #150: Broken Promises pg. 73
One or more of your parents (either biological or adoptive) were heroes of the Age of Ashes Adventure Path. Others tend to treat you with a bit more respect, or perhaps fear your connections to people of great power.

Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Dexterity or Charisma, and one is a free ability boost.

You're trained in the Intimidation skill and the Genealogy Lore skill. You gain the Group Coercion skill feat.

Touched by DahakBackground

RareLegacy - Age of Ashes
Source Pathfinder #150: Broken Promises pg. 73
As the manifestation of Dahak was destroyed, a shard of the dragon god’s wrathful nature infused you, resulting in a violent temper, strange apocalyptic dreams, an obsession with dragon hunting, or some other touch of his influence.

Choose two ability boosts. One must be to Strength or Charisma, and one is a free ability boost.

You're trained in the Athletics skill and the Dragon Lore skill. You gain the Titan Wrestler skill feat.