Orzhov Representative 5E Background

Today we are going to be looking at a really neat one, very strong as well. We’re looking at the Orzhov Representative 5E Background and this is found in the guildmasters’ guide to ravnica book. So you know it’s got some real power to it. If you haven’t check all of our dnd backgrounds and you’d like to please check out the dnd 5e backgrounds by skill. Let’s dive into its description.

Description

The prospect of an immense wealth is a promise of the membership in an Orzhov Syndicate. However all of the guild’s endeavors channel wealth from a Ravnican society into the different ranks of the Orzhov – and also the concentrates the spoils at a top of hierarchy. Like a functionary in that particular system, anyway your best hope is for claiming as much as possible of money which passes via your hands on its way up, so in that case you can work on your way into a more prominent position.

So, Regardless of your past and also the wealth of your family, your initial status with a guild is near the bottom, until you’ve proven your value to them.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Intimidation, Religion
  • Languages: Two of your choice
  • Equipment: An Orzhov insignia, a foot-long chain made of ten gold coins, vestments, a set of fine clothes, and a pouch containing 1pp (an Orzhov-minted 10-zino coin)

Features

Leverage

You’re able to exert the leverage over one or more individuals those are below you in the guild’s hierarchy and of course the demand of their help as needs warrant. For an instance, you are capable to have the message carried across the neighborhood, however procure a short carriage ride without paying out, or else have some others clean up a bloody mess that you have leave in an alley. Of course the DM shall decide if your demands are most reasonable and if there are subordinates available for fulfilling them. Probably, as your status in a guild improves, you may also gain the influence over more people, which including ones in greater positions of power.

Orzhov Guild Spells

Prerequisite: Spellcasting or Pact Magic class feature

However, for the sake of you, the various spells on the Orzhov Guild Spells table has been added to the spell list of your spellcasting class. (But if you’re a multiclass character with the multiple spell lists, these spells are added to all of them.)

Spell LevelSpell
CantripFriends, Guidance
1stCommand, Illusory Script
2ndEnthrall, Ray of Enfeeblement, Zone of Truth
3rd Bestow Curse, Speak With Dead, Spirit Guiardians
4thBlight, Death Ward, Leomund's Secret Chest
5thGeas

As per the above table, your magic tends to be manifest like swirling shadows, brilliant light, or else it sometimes a momentary appearance of a shadowy spirit forms. Anyway, your spells might have drawn a blood of your enemies, or else even directly touch their souls.

Suggested Characteristics

The members of this Orzhov Syndicate range from a decadent nobility at the top of an oligarchy for the debt-ridden wretches at the bottom. Of course you shall fall somewhere in between those extremes, so that you might behave with the arrogance of either a very rich or the humility of the impoverished.

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I am always willing to act in accordance with the financial incentive offered.
2Debts are never meant to be forgiven.
3I am accustomed to enjoying the finest pleasures money can buy.
4No one could doubt that I am a cut above the masses of pitiful peasants that infest the city.
5I can't stand to spend a zib more than necessary to purchase what I need.
6I hate it when people try to make light of a serious situation.
7I want to make sure everyone is aware of how wealthy, powerful, and important I am.
8I can't think of anything to look forward to.

Ideal

d6Ideal
1Guild: My guild is all that really matters. (Any)
2Wealth: I will do whatever it takes to become as rich as the oligarchs. (Evil)
3Power: One day, I will be the one giving orders. (Evil)
4Prestige: I want to be admired, respected, feared, or even hated for my position and wealth. (Evil)
5Stability: The economy functions best when chaos is kept under control and everyone knows their place. (Lawful)
6Eternity: I want to live forever - in the flesh as long as possible, and as a spirit afterward. (Any)

Bond

d6Bond
1The unbearable weight of my debt has driven me to desperation.
2I'm duty-bound to obey the dictates of an ancestor on the Ghost Council.
3I value my worldly goods more highly than my mortal life.
4An oligarch publicly humiliated me, and I will exact revenge on that whole family.
5My faith in the Obzedat never wavers.
6I want to prove myself more worthy than an older sibling and thereby ensure that I inherit a greater share of my parents' wealth.

Flaw

d6Flaw
1I hold a scandalous secret that could ruin my family forever - but could also earn me the favor of the Ghost Council.
2I'm convinced that everyone I know is plotting against me.
3I'll brave any risk if the monetary reward is great enough.
4I am convinced that I am far more important than anyone else is willing to acknowledge.
5I have little respect for anyone who isn't wealthy.
6I'll take any opportunity to steal from wealthier people, even for worthless trinkets.

Contacts

Usually, the Orzhov Syndicate shall operate as per the strict hierarchy built upon the network of different connections among the old, wealthy families. Anyway, your family may provide some important contacts, while your family’s all type of activities in crime, banking, or even debt collection could be tie you to members of other guilds.

Roll twice on the below mentioned Orzhov Contacts table (for an ally and a rival) and also once on the Non-Orzhov Contacts table.

Orzhov Contacts

d8Contact
1The spirit of an ancestor has taken an interest in me.
2An older cousin has the ear of a powerful oligarch.
3I know a knight who is responsible for collecting debts from powerful people.
4A vampire pontiff tried to use me as a pawn in past schemes.
5A silent spirit follows me around.
6A sibling has keys to parts of Vizkopa Bank.
7A giant thinks I'm adorable.
8I regularly offer tribute to an angel, and the angel has been kind to me in turn.

Non-Orzhov Contacts

d10Contact
1An Azorius arrester is always snooping into my family's business transactions.
2A Boros paladin saved my life, to my everlasting shame.
3I know a shopkeeper who is secretly a Dimir agent and tries to make sure that I keep that secret hidden.
4I'm fascinated by the culture of the Golgari kraul, and I have formed a friendship with one of their death priests.
5A Gruul druid hates me but would never dare to touch me.
6I know an Izzet engineer who is desperate to pay off a debt accrued by a deceased relative.
7Roll an additional Orzhov contact; you can decide if the contact is an ally or a rival.
8My childhood friend is now a Rakdos torturer. We still meet for drinks occasionally.
9I have the key to a vault where a Selesnya druid is hiding an item of secret shame.
10I was married to a Simic bioengineer.

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