Arcana Spy 5E Background

Being an arcana spy homebrew background you’re a reason some of the wizards distrust the other wizards. However the previous occupation of  yours has been involved to copying the spells from the spellbooks of some the best wizards and also selling them to a highest bidder, of course whether it could be another wizard or else the wizard who has owned the specific spell originally.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Arcana and Stealth
  • Tool Proficiencies: Thieves’ Tools and Calligrapher’s Supplies
  • Equipment: Thieves’ Tools, a Grappling Hook, Hempen Rope, a Scholar’s Pack, a 100 page journal, Traveler’s Clothes, a Hooded Cloak and a Small Pouch containing 15gp.

Feature: Spell Scribe

With a particular time for being money within your line of work, it is so much important to copy each and everything down quickly. Of course whenever you come across the written spells, that you could take the time to create a non-magical Spell Scroll of a spell.

Usually, the scroll could be used to copy different spells to the other sources at next date but it can not be used for producing the spell itself. However the time has been taken to create the scroll is almost equal to 5 minutes times spell level (Cantrips take 2 minutes).

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Suggested Characteristics Of Arcana Spy Homebrew Background

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I always have a plan for what to do when things go wrong.
2I am always calm, no matter what the situation. I never raise my voice or let my emotions control me.
3The first thing I do in a new place is note the locations of everything valuable-or where such things could be hidden.
4I like to talk at length about my profession.
5I don’t part with my money easily and will haggle tirelessly to get the best deal possible.
6The odds of fulfilling a mission don't matter to me, so don't bother trying to tell me.
7The best way to get me to do something is to tell me I can't do it.
8I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing right. I can’t help it— I’m a perfectionist.


1Generosity. My talents were given to me so that I could use them to benefit the world. (Good)
2People. I’m committed to the people I care about, not to ideals. (Neutral)
3Greed. I'm doing it for the money. (Evil)
4Honor. I don’t steal from others in the trade. (Lawful)
5Freedom. Everyone should be free to pursue his or her own livelihood. (Chaotic)
6Aspiration. I work hard to be the best there is at my craft. (Any)


1I’m trying to pay off an old debt I owe to a generous benefactor.
2My ill-gotten gains go to support my family.
3Something important was taken from me, and I aim to steal it back.
4I will become the greatest thief that ever lived.
5I’m guilty of a terrible crime. I hope I can redeem myself for it.
6I once sold a powerful spell to a cult. That was a mistake


1I'm naturally untrustworthy.
2Being overly cautious is just part of the job.
3If there’s a plan, I’ll forget it. If I don’t forget it, I’ll ignore it.
4I can't socialize at all.
5I’m never satisfied with what I have— I always want more.
6So long as someone has gold, I don't mind selling to them.

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