Descriptor - Polyglot


Languages come easily to you. Picking up the basics of a new language is a task you can do in just a few days. In a few weeks, you’re using idiom like a native speaker. People like you. You always seem to know the right thing to say, and you genuinely listen to what they have to say — if for no other reason than to continue to understand language as a general concept. More than most, you are a traveler, eager to seek out new places, people, and of course, languages. Your physical appearance isn’t likely your main concern. You're more cerebral than that.

You have the following characteristics:

Insightful: +2 to your Intellect Pool.

Skill: You start with fluency in four different languages of your choice.

Skill: You are trained in pleasant social interaction.

Language Mastery: If you hear a language spoken for an hour or so, you can attempt a difficulty 6 task to discern basic meaning of anything spoken in that language thereafter. If you hear a language spoken for a day or so, the difficulty becomes 4. After a week, the difficulty becomes 2. After two weeks, you are fluent in the language.

Inability: Your intelligence focuses on language, but not science. The difficulty of any task requiring scientific understanding is increased by one step.

Initial Link to the Starting Adventure: From the following list of options, choose how you became involved in the first adventure.

  1. You overheard the other PCs talking about their plans and wanted to join in.
  2. In order for the group to get the information needed to start, they need a translation of some old text, and bring you in to help.
  3. Seeking new people and the new languages they might speak entices you to join the mission.
  4. One of the other PCs speaks a language you don’t know, and you want to learn it.

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Descriptor - Polyglot

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