Acrobat - Traits

You were an acrobat with a traveling circus. From acrobatic feats at great height to juggling and dodging your dexterity has served you well.

Acrobat - Specialty

Skill Proficiencies: Acrobatics, Performance
Languages: Elvish
Tool Proficiencies: Horn, Juggling Pins
Equipment: A Horn, a set of well fitting colorful clothes, juggling pins, and a coin pouch containing 15 GP

Big Show

Having spent most of your life in the circus you know how to entertain crowds and organize events. You can set up a street performance just about anywhere and may even be able to get invitations from nobles to entertain at parties.

Suggested Characteristics

An acrobat typically has the following characteristics. Feel free to modify or write your own to give your character even more flavor.

d8Personality Trait
1I am bright and cheerful with a personality that draws the crowd into my performance.
2I am extremely focused. In my line of work to loose focus is to plummet and die.
3I enjoy and appreciate others. Having a crowd that loves to watch me is a privilege and a responsibility that I do not take lightly.
4I am always looking for the next sucker I can wow and dazzle to get their coin.
5I am all about fame and fortune. I seek the biggest name I can get.
6I came from a modest family and am always seeking to give back to those less fortunate than me.
7I love crowds. From the colors to the variety of races. The more people who are around the more excited I become. I may not appreciate a troll's distinctive smell, but even they add a unique component to interactions which I enjoy.
8I am terribly shy and only open up to those I trust greatly. I listen far more than I speak and want to have time to contemplate everything I take in.

1Clean show - My performances are wholesome, the type of thing you could take your mother to. (Good)
2Dark show - My performances are cruel or wicked, kings love to hire me to humilate their prisoners. (Evil)
3Spontaneous show - I perform what I want when I want to. Where the wind blows there I will be. (Chaotic)
4Respectful show - I never criticize authorities in my performances. My job is to build up society, not tear it down. (Lawful)
5Dissentious show - I secretly try to undermine all civilizations in my performances. (Evil)
6Funny show - I just want the audience entertained. Their laughter is my joy. (Any)

1I lost my family when I was little. A traveling circus took me in. There is no way I can ever repay them, but I will do anything in my power to try.
2Growing up with traveling circus can be quite trying. There are times when you don't know where your next meal will come from. Throughout my trials, I had a best friend. We shared everything together. As the years past, we saved each other on numerous occasions. Even though I have not seen her for a few years, I believe our bond is one that even time cannot break.
3Something bad happened to my <span class="generate" data-recurrance="never" data-FID="ipN82HOcOq3GsHYx" data-UGFLinkReference="tAtA1522">Random - Family Member</span>. I believe it was foul play and will go to the end of the earth to bring justice.
4My mentor gave me a set of juggling pins when she first took me in. I still have them, and they remind me of the carefree times of that golden age.
5My troop stood with me through some really hard times. If there is ever a way I can help them I will go far out of my way to aid them.
6I love balancing on the edge of high places, pushing myself to my absolute limits. Some may say that I am seeking death, but I see it as seeking life. I want to live life to its fullest, even if that means walking a narrow line between life and death.

1I think I am the best acrobat in the world and take it personally when people do not recognize me.
2I am my own worst critique always finding something wrong with what I have done.
3A scandal happened with my troop. There are some who blame me and want to see me suffer. I know what really happened, but the truth would hurt my troop too much to let get out.
4I have always been agile on my feet and get extremely impatient with those who cannot keep up.
5I have been tumbling so long that my joints are weak and that any hit on them is more likely to cause injury.
6I choose acrobatics to overcome my fear of heights. I mostly have, but sometimes I have a flash back to a traumatic fall as a child and end up paralyzed in fear for a little bit.