Cloistered Scholar 5E Background

Today we are going to be taking a look at the cloistered scholar background 5e which is one of my favorite ish ones. It’s really good as a really strong feature. It does play second fiddle to another background from a different book. But for the most part it’s pretty well set up. This cloistered scholar is found in the sword coast adventure’s guide. In case you were curious it did a really good job of adding in a lot of these backgrounds for dnd we’re going to be covering. So certainly worth getting the book if you find it offers you a lot of content. Now let’s move on to its description.


Being a child, you were actually a inquisitive when it comes to your playmates those who were possessive or raucous. In any of your formative years, you probably have found your actual way to one of the Faerûn’s great institutes for learning, No mater wherever you’re apprenticed and also have been taught about knowledge is a more valuable treasure than any other precious items such as gold or even gems. Because of this knowledge you have so much dare to leave your home- neither to abandon it but for quest to new lore for being added to its storehouse of the knowledge.

But the much more known to this Faerûn’s fonts of knowledge is the Candlekeep. Even it has the great library that is always been in a need of the workers and also attendants, some of those whomever rise via their ranks to be assume the roles of greater responsibility and also prominence. Of course you might also be one of the Candlekeep’s own, they have dedicated to their curatorship of what is much like to be the most complete body of the lore and also the history in all over the world.

  • Skill Proficiencies: History, plus your choice of one from among Arcana, Nature, and Religion
  • Tool Proficiencies: None
  • Languages: Two of your choice
  • Equipment: The scholar’s robes of your cloister, a writing kit (small pouch with a quill, ink, folded parchment, and a small penknife), a borrowed book on the subject of your current study, and a pouch containing 10 gp

Mostly, instead that you were taken in through the scholars of the vault of some sages or else the map House in a Silverymoon, of course now you’ve been struck in order to enhance your knowledge and also for making yourself available for helping those in some other places those whoever seek all of your expertise.

You might also be one of the few those who aid the Herald’s Holdfast, also helping to the catalogue and also maintain some records about the information which arrives daily from across their Faerûn.

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Suggested Characteristics

If you want to use this cloistered scholar personality traits, ideal, bond and also the flaw then you have to observe the table which we mentioned below, otherwise you can use sage background’s suggested characteristics also, like the basis for your traits and also motivations, which is modifying the entries when ever it needs to suit your identity.

Personality Traits

D8Personality Traits
1I use polysyllabic words that convey the impression of great erudition.
2I've read every book in the world's greatest libraries – or I like to boast that I have.
3I'm used to helping out those who aren't as smart as I am, and I patiently explain anything and everything to others.
4There's nothing I like more than a good mystery.
5I'm willing to listen to every side of an argument before I make my own judgment.
6I… speak… slowly… when talking… to idiots,… which… almost… everyone… is… compared… to me.
7I am horribly, horribly awkward in social situations.
8I'm convinced that people are always trying to steal my secrets.


1Knowledge. The path to power and self-improvement is through knowledge. (Neutral)
2Beauty. What is beautiful points us beyond itself toward what is true. (Good)
3Logic. Emotions must not cloud our logical thinking. (Lawful)
4No Limits. Nothing should fetter the infinite possibility inherent in all existence. (Chaotic)
5Power. Knowledge is the path to power and domination. (Evil)
6Self-Improvement. The goal of a life of study is the betterment of oneself. (Any)


1It is my duty to protect my students.
2I have an ancient text that holds terrible secrets that must not fall into the wrong hands.
3I work to preserve a library, university, scriptorium, or monastery.
4My life's work is a series of tomes related to a specific field of lore.
5I've been searching my whole life for the answer to a certain question.
6I sold my soul for knowledge. I hope to do great deeds and win it back.


1I am easily distracted by the promise of information.
2Most people scream and run when they see a demon. I stop and take notes on its anatomy.
3Unlocking an ancient mystery is worth the price of a civilization.
4I overlook obvious solutions in favor of complicated ones.
5I speak without really thinking through my words, invariably insulting others.
6I can't keep a secret to save my life, or anyone else's.

Actually, your body is almost precise to be associated either with the place where ever you had grown up or else with your knowledge that you hope to be acquire via some of your adventuring skills. But your ideal is nothing to doubt about relating to how you’ve got view the quest for knowledge and truth probably like a worthy goal in an itself, or even maybe like a means to a desirable end.

Feature: Library Access

Via many others must be frequently endured some of the extensive interviews and also the significant fees to be gained the access for even the most of the common archives which are in your library, perhaps you have free and also easy access for the majority of the library, even though it might have also some of the repositories of lore which are much valuable, magical, or secret to permit anyone for an immediate access.

You have a best practical knowledge of your cloister’s personnel and also the bureaucracy, you do know about how to navigate such type of connections with some ease.

In an extra, you are almost likely to gain the preferential treatment at some other libraries which are across the Realms, like the professional courtesy shown to a fellow scholar.

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