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"You have a history of breaking the law and survive by leveraging less-than-legal connections. Profiting from criminal enterprise will lead to greater opportunities in the future."

Background Features[edit | edit source]

Background Goals[edit | edit source]

Performing certain actions that align with this background will reward Inspiration. These goals can be accomplished by any member of the active party, and Inspiration points are pooled, up to a maximum of 4.

General[edit | edit source]

  • A Fine Fortune: Steal an item worth at least 1000 gold.
  • Blood Price: Murder an innocent civilian.
  • Escape Artist: Escape from jail after being arrested.

Act One[edit | edit source]

Druids Grove

  • Heretic: Steal the Idol of Silvanus.
  • Jailbreaker: Smuggle Sazza out of the grove.
  • Serpent's Bounty: Take Zevlor's payment for killing Kagha.
  • Show Them How It's Done: Steal from the tiefling children's stash without making enemies of them.
  • The Allure of Coin: Steal from a child charmed by harpies.

Goblin Camp

  • Culling the Crowd: Use poison to kill the drunk goblins in camp.
  • Slaughter's Prize: Ally with Minthara to loot and slaughter the grove.

The Risen Road

  • Friend of the Family: Become an ally of the Zhentarim.
  • Open For A Surprise: Acquire the Iron Flask from the Zhentarim.



Act Two[edit | edit source]

Shadow-Cursed Lands

  • Shiny Trinkets and Baubles: Take the drider's Moonlantern.
    • Must be done via Deception checks during the convoy ambush, not just killing him and looting the lantern.

Reithwin Town

Moonrise Towers

  • Always a Way Out: Help the Moonrise prisoners escape.
  • An Absolute Douceur: Accept the Absolute's promise of gifts.
  • Enter Nostalgia: Trespass into Ketheric and Isobel's respective rooms.
  • Escape Artisan: Give Wulbren his tools so the gnomes can escape.
  • Long-Awaited Reunion: Hand Isobel over to Ketheric.
  • War Profiteer: Find Roah in Moonrise and trade with her.

Mind Flayer Colony

Gauntlet of Shar

Act Three[edit | edit source]


  • Donations Means 'Free': Steal donated goods from the big barn.
  • There's Always a Back Door: Gain access to the Open Hand Temple's hidden door.

Lower City

  • A Pressing Heist: Rig the Baldur's Mouth printing press.
  • Back into the Familiar: Gain a way into the Undercellar.
  • Key to the Vault: Obtain a way to enter the lower vaults.
  • Stacking the Deck: Side with Farlin and the Guild against the Stonelord's smugglers.
  • Honour Amongst Thieves: Side with Nine-Fingers against the Zhentarim.
  • What Do We Have Here?: Open one of the additional vaults in the lower levels of the Counting House.
    • Must be opened via lockpicking.

House of Hope