You are a Chronicler, a person who puts the facts (and sometimes fiction) of the world in writing. You could be a famous author, archivist or historian. Or you could be a simple clerk, scribe, secretary, or transcriber. Chroniclers are often in service of others, but some are experts in their own right who have found that the pen can indeed be mightier than the sword.
  Skill Proficiencies: Investigation and either History, Nature or Religion.
Tool Proficiencies: Calligrapher’s Supplies
Languages: One of your choice
Equipment: A set of quills, an empty book or a stack of empty paper, an inkwell with black ink, a small bag of sand, a set of common clothes and a pouch containing 10gp.

Area of Expertise

Chroniclers keep records and writing about many types of findings and research. Think about what interest you may have as a Chronicler, or who you worked for. What types of texts do you have the most experience with? Choose one area of expertise or roll on the table below.  

Feature: Recollection

Through your work you have read and written about many things that have happened in the world. When you know the name of an event that happened, you can recall the year it happened and where it happened. If it is related to your area of expertise, you also know the name of at least one person who knows more about this event or who was involved in it.

Suggested Characteristics

Chroniclers are characterized by their observing nature. Their personality is often reflected in the style of their writing. Do you take your time to write beautiful calligraphed sentences like a true wordsmith, or do you quickly write down bulletpoints in chickenscratch? When choosing Chronicler as your background, think about what made you choose this life and who taught you to read and write.

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Jul 15, 2021 17:42 by Avalon Arcana

oh, I love them, I definitely want to play one at some point

You should check out the The 5 Shudake, if you want of course.
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