Thursday, April 15, 2021

1d6 more Backgrounds for TROIKA!

Another d6 backgrounds for use with anything TROIKA!-esque, made with inspiration taken from posts and characters scattered across my blog, as well as a few ideas which haven't seen light... yet.

Here and here are my other backgrounds, and here is where the next will eventually be.

Once I get to 36, I'll compile them into a full d66 table!

Would you believe it took me this long to get halfway because I hate transferring tables over to Blogger and fussing with them until they display just right? Let's try another method.




Awakened Crypt-Seeker

You couldn't even die right. Now you've gone and risen as a desiccated husk that can never, ever fully die. Black smoke pumps through your veins, and you see through the false eyes of an ornamental death mask. But you will stop at nothing to find the rest you seek.

Possessions

  • Empty Smoke Flask.
  • Funerary Mask revealing your origins.
  • Some poor sod's femur (Damage as Club).
  • A Woeful Errand.

Advanced Skills

1 in a Fighting Skill of your choice
1 Awareness
1 Healing
4 Pain Tolerance
3 Strength

Special

Your urge to crawl up inside of a nice sensory deprivation coffin and wait for the heat death of the universe--the Need--is powerful, sometimes all-consuming. Any charm spell or other mind-controlling effect on you lasts only half as long.


Denier

You renounced everything, even your name and your sense of independent arising, and became a red-robed mendicant. You wander wherever suffering is greatest, healing hurts and easing pain while scorning Najis and advertising your strange, nihilistic order by dint of your mere existence.

Possessions

  • Crimson Robes.
  • Healer's Kit.
  • Mendicant's Bowl.
  • Painkillers (4 Uses).

Advanced Skills

2 Begging
1 Etiquette
4 Healing
4 Secret Signs

Special

You have renounced all verbal and written forms of communication, but you can silently express yourself and even articulate complex ideas through a combination of signs, expressions, and body language. Magical silence has no effect on you.


Fokari Kha'en

Exile. Outlaw. Kinslayer. Kha'en. You have been banished from your tribe for transgressions against the laws of hobgoblins and gods both. With slashed cheeks and damned memory, you wander out into the wastes seeking fate under the distant, pitying gaze of the great Eagle.

Possessions

  • A Knife.
  • Intimidating Cheek Scars.
  • Splintering Tent-Pole or Tattered Pashdehm Tapestry or Small Bronze Brazier.
  • Waterskin.
  • Yuum Wool Coat (Light Armour).

Advanced Skills

1 Awareness
2 Intimidation
2 Knife Fighting
1 Run
2 Tracking
2 Trapping

Special

Your body is like a withered reed, bending but rarely breaking in the wind. You can survive in a quarter of the food and water that others need to live, and hot or cold environments don't harm you after a day of adjustment.


Holy/ Half-Holy of Yishel

You are a devotee of the godhead of truth and uncomfortable revelations. By delving into its unconscious mind, you can uncover the future before it has happened. Whether or not the full knowledge is worth your time or your customers' money is another matter, so charlatans abound in Yishel's service.

Possessions

  • Divination Set.
  • Fortune Teller's Tent.
  • Holy Symbol of Yishel (Magic 8-Ball).
  • Sign labeled "No Refunds" (Damage as Staff).
  • Tip jar.

Advanced Skills

2 Astrology
1 Disguise
2 Evaluate
3 Second Sight
2 Sleight of Hand
1 Sneak

Special

You may Test your Luck to ask for details of an event in the near future. You receive one piece of good news, and bad news, which both must now come to pass. You can choose to share one or both of these details with others.


Moon-Kith

Unlike the Lamplighters who reluctantly worship at the irradiated altar of pallite, you serve the wandering Moon in Her quest to peel back the darkness forever. Like a pinpoint of starlight you stand as a beacon of both hope and daring fashion sense.

Possessions

  • Crescent Moon Sword.
  • Full Moon Shield.
  • Star-Studded Robes like the night sky of old.
  • A Vial of Incandescent Water.

Advanced Skills

1 Acrobatics
2 Astrology
2 Craft Moonwater
1 Etiquette
1 Spell - Flash
1 Spell - Light
2 Sword Fighting
1 Strength

Special

By downing a vial of moonwater, your whole body and all of your possessions glow like a torch for up to 1 hour. While aglow, you are immune to magical darkness. Creatures made of shadow and darkness that try to touch you must Test their Skill or be shunted away as if by the Fear spell.


Pain-Taster of Najis

You are an accomplished priest of the godhead of healing and suffering. Life is pain, and therefore pain is the essence of life. You ensure that both abound in ample supply as you wander the spheres, blurring the line between torture and medicine with your unanesthetized yet highly effective ministrations.

Possessions

  • Bandages and Salt.
  • Degree in Medicine from the Sodality of the Blissful Scourging.
  • Holy Symbol of Najis (Scepter of Woven Human Skin and Hair).
  • Too Many Torture Implements.
  • Vestments of Knives and Needles.

Advanced Skills

2 Astrology
4 Healing
2 Intimidation
4 Mortuary Science
1 Spell - Skeletal Counsel

Special

You may determine a body's exact time and cause of death, as well as any notable medical conditions, by slicing off and sampling a small piece of it.

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