Home >Traits >Campaign Traits >AP 31-36 King >

Bastard

One of your parents was a member of a great family. Yet you have no substantive proof of your nobility, and you’ve learned that claiming nobility without evidence makes you as good as a liar. While you might own a piece of jewelry, a scrap of once-rich fabric, or an aged confession of love, none of this directly supports your claim. Thus, you’ve lived your life in the shadow of nobility, knowing that you deserve the comforts and esteem of the elite, even though the contempt of fate brings you nothing but their scorn. Whether a recent attempt to prove your heritage has brought down the wrath of a noble family’s henchmen or you merely seek to prove the worth of the blood in your veins, you’ve joined an expedition, hoping to make a name all your own.

Benefit You take a –1 penalty on all Charisma-based skill checks made when dealing with members of nobility but gain a +1 trait bonus on Will saves as a result of your stubbornness and individuality. (The penalty aspect of this trait is removed if you ever manage to establish yourself as a true noble.)

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Kingmaker Player’s Guide. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: James Jacobs, Mark Moreland, and F. Wesley Schneider.