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Background:

Plaintiff

Source: Acquisitions Incorporated


Sure, accidents happen. But they seem to happen an awful lot when Acquisitions Incorporated operatives are on the scene. Naturally, nothing ever happens when there a re no witnesses left behind. But sometimes one casualty is left a little less than dead, just waiting to discover what a lucky break that accident actually was.

You were a victim of a legal incident that was ostensibly the fault of Acquisitions Incorporated. At least that's what the local magistrate said. But before a final ruling could be handed down. Acquisitions Incorporated offered you a job! Don't know how to swing a sword? They promised to teach you! Think you have what it takes to sling spells? They've got masters who'll have you throwing fire in no time!

With the promise of untold treasures and realms of magic and mystery just a dungeon away, you left your old life behind. Now a world of adventure is yours. Just initial here and sign here and here. Absolve Acq Inc of all former claims, and acknowledge you understand past outcomes don't guarantee future results.


Skill Proficiencies: Medicine, Persuasion
Tool Proficiencies: One type of artisan's tools
Languages: Any one of your choice
Equipment: One set of artisan's tools, a set of fine clothes, and 20 gp.

Feature: Legalese

Your experience with your local legal system has given you a firm knowledge of the ins and outs of that system. Even when the law is not on your side, you can use complex terms like ex injuria jus non oritur and cogitationis poenam nemo patitur to frighten people into thinking you know what you're talking about. With common folks who don't know any better, you might be able to intimidate or deceive to get favors or special treatment.

Suggested Characteristics

Plaintiffs come in many varieties. Some are innocent bystanders who want only fair compensation for their injuries. Others are professional courtroom operatives, going to extreme lengths to appear wronged in pursuit of a large payout.


Plaintiff Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait

1I can't believe I have a chance to join Acquisitions Incorporated! The fun I'm going to have!

2I've been wronged my entire life, and the world owes me.

3I have always tried to make the best of a bad situation.

4The law doesn't protect the honest and the hard working. I'm going to do whatever needs to be done to make things right.

5I'm always in the wrong place at the wrong time.

6My superiors are smarter and wiser than I am. I do what I'm told.

7Never pass up the opportunity to make an easy bit of coin. That's my motto.

8I'm beginning to feel like the gods are not on my side.


Plaintiff Ideals

d6Ideal

1Justice. Those who break the law need to answer for their crimes. (Lawful)

2Freedom. People must have the freedom to do what they want and pursue their dreams. (Chaotic)

3Greed. Everyone I see is getting theirs, so I'm surely going to get mine. (Evil)

4Chaos. You're out of order! And you're out of order! This whole realm is out of order! (Chaotic)

5Humility. I'm just a small part of a larger whole. So is everyone else. (Neutral)

6Responsibility. We all have our roles to play. I'll hold up my end of the bargain. (Any)


Plaintiff Bonds

d6Bond

1Others hurt in the same accident that hurt me are my new family. I'll make sure they're taken care of.

2The rulers of this place were kind to me, and they have my lifelong devotion.

3My parents worry about me, but I'll make them proud.

4The only bond that matters is the one holding my money pouch to my belt.

5The other new hires at Acquisitions Incorporated are my allies. We have each other's backs.

6My legal counsel is my best friend. I owe all my forthcoming opportunities to their hard work.


Plaintiff Flaws

d6Flaw

1The person who gains the most reward for the least effort wins.

2Three magic beans for just one cow? What a deal!

3I have only one vice, but it controls my life.

4Sleep is for the weak. We need to keep training more if we're going to be ready for the challenges ahead.

5Until my songs are sung in every tavern in this realm, I won't be satisfied.

6If people find me unpleasant, that's their problem.

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