Sage Background 5e

When a person dedicates his lions share of life for the love of something, he ultimately manages to get it but the price paid for the thing that a person seeks from the Heart is only known by him and he is the only one who the worth of thing that he as sacrificed for.

Sage in Dungeons & Dragons is like a person whose love of knowledge led him spent an adventurous life. As a Sage, you have been to places that not everyone can reach. Your love for knowledge has made you do things like scouring the manuscripts; you have studied scrolls as well. And anything that sparks your interest; you listen to the experts of those subjects. All these endeavors have made you a master of your discipline.

sage background 5e
sage background 5e

Skill Proficiencies: Your skills proficiencies include: Arcana and history

Languages: You can two languages of your choice

Equipment: Equipment includes, a bottle of black ink, a quill, a small knife, a letter from a dead colleague posing a question you have not been able to answer, a set of common clothes, and a belt pouch containing 10 GP.

Specialty

While playing a sage you have to define one of your specialty which is to say your Scholarly training. So, you have to select your specialty from the given table or roll d8 to define which will be your specialty from the table given;

D8Specialty
1Alchemist
2Astronomer
3Discredited
academic
4Librarian
5Professor
6Researcher
7Wizard’s apprentice
8Scribe

Feature: Research

You carve knowledge and you try to recall what you already know and thing that you don’t know about you put efforts to seek the answer for it. Research is your feature and to you seek knowledge about the thing which you don’t know from the library, from an expert or from another sage or from university.

looking at your feature a DM can pose you different situations and give you a call that the answer that you were looking for is hard to find and DM puts you in an adventurous situation.


Suggested characteristics

Personality Trait

D8Personality Trait
1I use polysyllabic words that convey the impression of great erudition.
2I have read every book in the world’s greatest libraries— or I like to boast that I have.
3I’m used to helping out those who aren’t as smart as I am, and I patiently explain anything and everything to
others.
4There’s nothing I like more than a good mystery.
5I am willing to listen to every side of an argument before I make my own judgment.
6I speak slowly when talking to idiots, which almost everyone is compared to me.
7I am horribly, horribly awkward in social situations.
8I am convinced that people are always trying to steal my secrets.

Ideal

D6Ideal
1Knowledge The path to power and self-improvement is through knowledge. (Neutral)
2Beauty What is beautiful points us beyond itself
toward what is true. (Good)
3Logic Emotions must not cloud our logical thinking. (Lawful)
4No Limits Nothing should fetter the infinite possibility inherent in all existence. (Chaotic)
5Power Knowledge is the path to power and domination. (Evil)
6Self-Improvement The goal of a life of study is the betterment of oneself. (Any)

Bond

D6Bond
1It is my duty to protect my students.
2I have an ancient text that holds terrible secrets that must not fall into the wrong hands.
3I work to preserve a library, university, scriptorium, or monastery.
4My life’s work is a series of tomes related to a specific field of lore.
5I have been searching for my whole life for the answer to a
certain question.
6I sold my soul for knowledge. I hope to do great deeds and win it back.

Flaw

D6Flaw
1I am easily distracted by the promise of information.
2Most people scream and run when they see a demon. I stop and take notes on its anatomy.
3Unlocking an ancient mystery is worth the price of civilization.
4I overlook obvious solutions in favor of complicated ones.
5I speak without really thinking through my words, invariably insulting others.
6I can’t keep a secret to save my life, or anyone else’s.

Why roleplay a Sage?

For those who wants an adventure alongside they have a keen interest in knowing things that most people don’t know, sage is the perfect 5e background to go for. Spice up your mundane routine of just seeking knowledge and answers and dive into the world full of adventure and joy by roleplaying Sage.

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