Antiquarian Homebrew Background 5E

Being an Antiquarian homebrew background you do study an ancient lore and you recover the priceless artifacts from a past civilizations and also the bygone ages. However you may preserve that which was once you thought lost, and you would like to seek to uncover a forgotten stories of those whoever came before. Usually, all of your journeys frequently bring you to abandoned ruins far removed from the comforts of modern civilization, but if we observe there is nowhere else you’d rather be. However you’ve seen some of greatest historical wonders the world has to offer and even you might have served discover some of them.

  • Skill Proficiencies: History, Investigation
  • Tool Proficiencies: Calligrapher’s supplies
  • Languages: One of your choice
  • Equipment: A bottle of black ink, a quill, a tome that appears to contain the history of an unknown settlement or culture, a set of traveler’s clothes (Indiana Jones hat Included), and a belt pouch containing 10 gp
Feature: It Belongs in a Museum

Probably, you’re the member of a respected museum, university, or any other organization which would preserves relics of the ages past. However you could gain the access to facilities wherever such type of antiquities were stored and they can participate in their specific study. Al though you may be allowed to accompany some of the expeditions seeking for explore ruins or else retrieve different items of the historical interest, sometimes if your area of expertise has been relevant to a task at hand.

Suggested Characteristics Of Antiquarian Homebrew Background 5E

Merely, because of they could spend large amounts of time studying in the past, the antiquarians tend to be quite knowledgeable, any way they can sometimes be like ignorant for more modern happenings. They are like frequently excited by the new discoveries, and even they are fascinated by the exotic cultures and practices. So their social lives frequently leave much to be the desired, like they are often disappear for so many days or many weeks simultaneously exploring the lost ruins.

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I quote historical texts and famous philosophers whenever they seem relevant to the situations I’m in.
2I insist on checking every ruined fortress, abandoned town, and forgotten castle I come across.
3I speak in a dull monotone that is more likely to put others to sleep than to entertain them.
4I am more interested in the past than the present; as a result, I am mostly asocial.
5Whenever I meet a new person, I try to learn about their history if at all possible
6I freely offer my knowledge to those who wish to learn, and I encourage those I know to do so as well.
7I enjoy going through ruins for the adventure; getting to experience lost history is just a bonus.
8Ignorance frustrates me, and I always try to correct others when they’re wrong.


1Preservation We must protect the relics of the past, else their creators will fade from memory. (Lawful)
2Betterment By studying the mistakes of our elders, we might prevent the mistakes of our children. (Good)
3Dominance The past holds secrets I can use against those who oppose me. (Evil)
4Trophy The original inventors of these relics are dead; why shouldn’t I hold on to them for a while? (Chaotic)
5Expertise I must become the authority in my field of study. (Any)
6Vigil Only by remembering the dead do we honor their accomplishments. (Lawful)


1I must prevent the relics of the past from falling into the hands of thieves and looters.
2The historical works of my race must be preserved for the enrichment of future generations.
3I work to uncover the truth of past events, even if doing so is harmful to my nation or organization.
4My family, clan, or guild has a rich history, and I must ensure that others are aware of its importance
5I will perform the heroic deeds that future historians will surely write about.
6If an artifact has been entrusted to me, I will protect it at all costs, even my life.


1I have falsely claimed to have discovered a forgotten civilization and faked evidence to support it.
2If I ever find a relic of singular worth, I might keep it for myself…or for the merchant down the road.
3There is an intense rivalry between myself and a particular colleague, and it often clouds my judgment.
4I pretend to know far more than I actually do, and will often ignore any evidence that proves me wrong.
5I care more for the money I’m paid by the museums than for the artifacts I deliver to them.
6My obsessive search for a particular object has pushed my loved ones away.

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