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Background:

Shade Fanatic

Source: State of Hillsfar


You grew up at a time when the wizards of Netheril were at war with the elves of Cormanthor. You recall sitting crosslegged hearing the stories of the glorious Thultanthar, also called the Shade Enclave and the City of Shade, and aspired to study there and maybe even did, for a time. Your dreams came crashing down a few years ago when Thultanthar fell from the sky upon Myth Drannor.

You know that there was a Netherese Garrison stationed near Hillsfar and have heard rumors that its downfall came from traitors within the ranks. You remain loyal to Netheril and seek other Shade loyalists and fanatics in the Cormanthor forest and the areas surrounding Hillsfar.


Skill Proficiencies: Deception, Intimidation
Tool Proficiencies: Forgery kit
Languages: Netherese
Equipment: A forgery kit, a transparent cylinder of shadow that has no opening, a signet ring, a set of fine clothes, and 15gp.
Lifestyle: Modest

Feature: Secret Society

You have a special way of communicating with others who feel the same way you do about the Shade. When you enter a village or larger city you can identify contacts who will give you information on those that would hinder your goals and those would help you simply because of your desire to see the Shade Enclave return in all its glory.

[Note: This feature is a variant of the Criminal feature.]


Shade Fanatic Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait

1I am a bully; I try to hide it though.

2I let my actions speak for themselves.

3I am important; I will not let anyone forget that.

4You are either with me or against me.

5I know it is only a matter of time before I am betrayed by those I care for.

6I never understand why people get so emotional.

7They are out to get me. It is only my cunning that keeps me ahead of them.

8Everyone has a choice, the one I make is always right though.


Shade Fanatic Ideals

d6Ideal

1Hope. I know even if I need to do evil acts, history will be my redemption. (Chaotic)

2Dedicated. I can do anything I put my mind to. (Lawful)

3Exciting. I have found the truth of the Shadovar and want to share it with everyone. (Any)

4Frugal. I horde my possessions knowing that someday I will be called upon to give everything I have to the cause. (Any)

5Eloquent. I use my words to sway others to my beliefs. (Any)

6Compassionate. It is through love that others will join our cause. (Good)


Shade Fanatic Bonds

d6Bond

1They say the Shade broke the bonds of mortality; I want to find out how.

2The whispers in my head remind me that there is power to be found in the shadows.

3For the glory of Netheril, I will grow in power.

4I once lived in Hillsfar; I was chased out before I was able to say farewell.

5My true love was killed by the Red Plumes; I plot to make them suffer.

6I had a loved one die in the arena of Hillsfar; I am out to prove that I am stronger than them!


Shade Fanatic Flaws

d6Flaw

1I always overexaggerate my abilities.

2I cannot bear to let those I care for out of my sight.

3I am incapable of standing up for myself.

4The group I am with has committed atrocities; I am always worried their actions will become public.

5I always enjoy a good mug of ale … or five.

6I know what I do is wrong, but am afraid to speak up about it.

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