River of Shifting Sand
Aziz of the Knife
Inconspicuous (Will) 2B
Streetwise (Per) 4B
Sleight of Hand (Agl) 4B
Knives (Agl) 5B
Climbing (Spd) 5B
Persuasion (Will) 2B
Falsehood (Will) 4B
Appraisal (Will) 2B
Stealthy (spd) 6B
Sword (Agl) 6B
Brawling (Agl) 4B
Crossbow (Agl) 3B
Foraging (Per) 2B
Indigenous People-wise (Per) 2B
I’ll find my parents and make ‘em pay up.
The filthy underbelly of the city doesn’t quite feel like home anymore. I need to change my station, either by moving up in the city or out of it.
I don’t go into danger without some reconnaissance first
I’m always looking for an angle, usually the money angle
I’ll try to talk my way out of it first, whatever it is.
Mark of Privilege
Fleet of Foot (call on for running)
Kindly old Courtier (in reality a powerful noble who hid me as a baby). I only know him as Ben. 15 pts
Kingpin — City crime boss 15 pts
Former quartermaster — still in the military unit I just left 5 pts
A common thief — a colleague — 5 pts
Former sensei — the guy who trained me to swordfight, more of a well-trained thug than zen master 5 pts
The brother of the noble I killed in a duel.10 pts
Reputation 7 pts) Local — a local hero with the city peasants for killing a despised noble in a duel (although I had to flee town afterwards)
Gear (total 15 pts)
Arms (standard) 5 pts
many small, concealable knives
Clothes & shoes 2 pts
Thief’s gear 1 pt
50ft silk rope
A few coins 6 pts
personal effects 1 pt
Aziz was born in his father’s first, politically undesirable marriage. When his father, a baron from a poor but ancient and technically high-ranking house, was given the chance to marry a daughter of a far wealthier noble house, he had Aziz and his mother poisoned. A kindly courtier managed to save Aziz and
No enemies? Enemies are juicy.
Good point. And an enemy noble fits the background.
What number son are you? Are you in line for the title?
Number one, but of a violently annulled marriage.
Despised by who? The commoners? His family? Who exactly did you piss off?