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Background:

House Agent

Source: Eberron - Rising from the Last War


You have sworn fealty to a dragonmarked house. If you have a dragonmark, you're likely a member of one of the house's influential families; otherwise you're an outsider who hopes to make your fortune through the house. Your main task is to serve as the eyes of your house, but you could be called on at any time to act as its hand. Such missions can be perilous but lucrative.


Skill Proficiencies: Investigation, Persuasion
Tool Proficiencies: Two proficiencies from the House Tool Proficiencies table
Languages: None
Equipment: A set of fine clothes, the signet ring of your house, identification papers, and a purse containing 20gp


Your House   House Tool Proficiencies

Cannith          Alchemist's supplies and tinker's tools

Deneith          One gaming set and vehicles (land)

Ghallanda      Brewer's supplies and cook's utensils

Jorasco          Alchemist's supplies and herbalism kit

Kundarak       Thieves' tools and tinker's tools

Lyrandar         Navigator's tools and vehicles (air and sea)

Medani            Disguise kit and thieves' tools

Orien                One gaming set and vehicles (land)

Phiarlan          Disguise kit and one musical instrument

Sivis                 Calligrapher's tools and forgery kit

Tharashk        One gaming set and thieves' tools

Thuranni         One musical instrument and poisoner's kit

Vadalis             Herbalism kit and vehicles (land)

Features

Role

You always gather information for your house, but when a baron gives you a specific mission, what sort of work do you do? The House Agent Role table gives possibilities.


d8House Agent Role

1Acquisition

2Investigation

3Research & Development

4Security

5Intimidation

6Exploration

7Negotiation

8Covert Operations

House Connection

As an agent of your house, you can always get food and lodging for yourself and your friends at a house enclave. When the house assigns you a mission, it will usually provide you with the necessary supplies and transportation. Beyond this, you have many old friends, mentors, and rivals in your house, and you may encounter one of them when you interact with a house business. The degree to which such acquaintances are willing to help you depends on your current standing in your house.

Suggested Characteristics

House agents are diverse. Consider the house you serve and the work you do when choosing characteristics.


Personality Traits

d8Personality Trait

1I'm always looking to improve efficiency.

2I love to share trivia about my house's business.

3I never forget an insult against me or my house.

4I'm enthusiastic about everything my house does.

5I represent my house and take pride in my looks.

6I'm critical of monarchies and limits on the houses.


Ideals

d6Ideal

1Common Good. My house serves a vital function, and its prosperity will help everyone. (Good)

2Tradition. I uphold traditions of my house and bring honor to my family. (Lawful)

3Innovation. Abandon old traditions and find better ways to do things. (Chaotic)

4Power. I want to ensure the prosperity of my house and wield its power myself. (Evil)

5Discovery. I want to learn all I can, both for my house and for my own curiosity. (Any)

6Comfort. I want to ensure that me and mine enjoy the best things in life. (Any)


Bonds

d6Bond

1My house is my family. I would do anything for it.

2I love someone from another house, but the relationship is forbidden.

3Someone I love was killed by a rival faction within my house, and I will have revenge.

4I don't care about the house as a whole, but I would do anything for my old mentor.

5My house must evolve, and I'll lead the evolution.

6I'm determined to impress the leaders of my house, and to become a leader myself.


Flaws

d6Flaw

1I'm fixated on following official protocols.

2I'm obsessed with conspiracy theories and worried about secret societies and hidden demons.

3My house and blood line make me the best!

4My secret could get me expelled from my house.

5My religious beliefs aren't widespread in my house.

6I'm working for a hidden faction in my house that gives me secret assignments.

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