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Adventure Backgrounds

These Backgrounds are specific to the adventures listed below, and may contain spoilers for players of those adventures.

Related Sources Kingmaker Adventure Path, Kingmaker Companion Guide

Borderlands PioneerBackground

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Source Kingmaker Adventure Path pg. 12
You have long lived along the southern border of Brevoy, in the shadow of the wilderness known as the Stolen Lands. Life has been hard, but through hunting, trapping, trading, and coaxing crops from the ground, you've learned how to survive on the rugged frontier. Whether because of your personal expertise and familiarity with the borderlands or in order to reclaim your family's land, you've joined the expedition into the Stolen Lands.

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

You're trained in the Nature skill, and a Lore skill associated with a particular type of wilderness (choose from forest, hills, mountains, plains, rivers, or swamp) You gain the Train Animal skill feat.

Brevic NobleBackground

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Source Kingmaker Adventure Path pg. 12
You claim a tangential but legitimate connection to one of Brevoy's noble families. If you aren't human, you were adopted by one of Brevoy's nobles or were perhaps a favored servant or even a childhood friend of a noble scion. Whatever the case, you've had a comfortable life, though still a far cry from the one your distant cousins or close associates know. An expedition into the storied Stolen Lands seems like just the test to see if you really are worthy of the “noble” title.

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

Choose one of the Brevic lineages below.

Garess: Family ties to the Golushkin Mountain dwarves left its mark. Your family motto is “Strong as the Mountains.” You're trained in the Crafting skill and the Architecture Lore skill. You gain the Specialty Crafting skill feat.

Lebeda: Your family's history of trading along the shores of Lake Reykal pervades your blood. Your family motto is “Success through Grace.” You're trained in the Society skill and the Mercantile Lore skill. You gain the Multilingual skill feat.

Lodovka: Your family has made a living off the coasts of the Lake of Mists and Veils since before Brevoy existed. Your family motto is “The Waters, Our Fields.” You're trained in the Athletics skill and the Fishing Lore skill. You gain the Underwater Marauder skill feat.

Medvyed: Your family has a deep respect for the wilderness and is skilled at hunting and surviving off the land. Your family motto is “Endurance Overcomes All.” You're trained in the Survival skill and the Hunting Lore skill. You gain the Terrain Expertise skill feat (choose your terrain from aquatic, forest, mountain, plains, or swamp).

Orlovsky: Your family has a reputation for avoiding conflicts. Your family motto is “High Above.” You're trained in the Diplomacy skill and the Brevoy Lore skill. You gain the Group Impression skill feat.

Surtova: Your family is well known for their political agility and scheming nature. Your family motto is “Ours Is the Right.” You're trained in the Deception skill and the Politics Lore skill. You gain the Charming Liar skill feat.

Brevic OutcastBackground

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Source Kingmaker Adventure Path pg. 12
One of your parents was a member of one of the great families of Brevoy, perhaps even of the line of Rogarvia itself. Yet you have no substantive proof of your nobility, and you've learned that claiming such without evidence is a fool's game. Whether a recent attempt to prove your heritage brought down the wrath of a noble family or you seek to prove the worth of the blood in your veins, you've joined an expedition into the Stolen Lands, hoping to make a name all your own.

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

You're trained in the Politics Lore skill. You take a –1 penalty on all Charisma-based skill checks attempted when dealing with members of the nobility, but gain the Haughty Obstinacy human ancestry feat, even if you aren't a human. If you manage to establish yourself as a true noble or secure a leadership role in a kingdom, you no longer take the penalty to Charisma-based checks.

Issian PatriotBackground

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Source Kingmaker Adventure Path pg. 13
You grew up in northern Brevoy, but the call for heroes willing to help take back your country's rightful holdings in the Stolen Lands has inflamed your dreams of profit and possibilities, and you have joined an expedition journeying south.

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

You're trained in the Society skill, and the Legal Lore skill. You gain the Streetwise skill feat.

Local BrigandBackground

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Source Kingmaker Adventure Path pg. 13
You hail from the River Kingdoms or the more lawless reaches of Brevoy. Your life has been hard. You know how to ambush travelers, bully traders, avoid the law, and camp where no one can find you. Recently, you've run into some trouble, either with the law or with other bandits, and you're looking to get away to somewhere no one would ever think to look for you. An expedition into the rugged wilderness seems like a perfect way to lie low until the trouble blows over.

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

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

RostlanderBackground

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Source Kingmaker Adventure Path pg. 13
You were raised in the south of Brevoy, a land of dense forests and rolling plains, of crystalline rivers and endless sapphire skies. You come from hardy stock and were raised with simple sensibilities—that hard work earns well-deserved gains, the importance of charity and compassion, and the value of personal and familial honor. Yours is the country of the Aldori swordlords and the heroes who refused to bend before the armies of a violent conqueror. You care little for matters of politics and nobles or of deception and schemes. You are thoroughly Brevic, and the call for champions willing to expand your land's influence into the Stolen Lands has inflamed your sense of patriotism and honor, and so you have joined an expedition to journey southward and build a kingdom.

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

You're trained in the Athletics skill, and the Farming Lore skill. You gain the Hefty Hauler skill feat.

Sword ScionBackground

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Source Kingmaker Adventure Path pg. 13
You have lived all your life in and around the city of Restov, growing up on tales of Baron Sirian Aldori and the exploits of your home's heroic and legendary swordlords. Joining an expedition into the Stolen Lands seems like a perfect way to improve your skills and begin crafting a legend worthy of Baron Aldori.

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

You're trained in the Warfare Lore skill. You gain access to Aldori dueling swords and can purchase one as part of your starting equipment. You treat Aldori dueling swords as martial weapons rather than advanced weapons for the purpose of proficiency.