Cobbler - Traits

I make shoes, lots of shoes. From big shoes for giants to shoes that can fit the tinniest halfling's feet. A good pair of shoes looks different to different people. Farmers want something rugged that will last. They want to be comfortable while they slavishly work in the sun. For nobles, its completely different. They insist on careful intricate beauty they can show off. They don't care how bad it feels, they care about how it will add to their status.

Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Stealth
Languages: Choice
Tool Proficiencies: Cobbler's Tools
Equipment: Cobbler's Tools, a fancy pair of shoes that a client stuck you with, a set of common clothes, and a coin purse containing 15 GP.

If the Shoe Fits

Years of working on shoes has let you learn a lot about what different wears and tears mean. If you get to closely examine a pair of shoes (at least 10 minutes of concentration while being able to hold and turn over the shoe) you learn a lot about the individual. This may include information such as the types of places they have gone the past couple of weeks, their exercise habits, and even possibly who they have met with recently. You may even be able to learn how lawful or chaotic the individual is by how they care for their shoes, although you have found this to be an imprecise science.

Suggested Characteristics

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

d8Personality Trait
1Whenever I meet a new person, I try to learn about their history if at all possible. I need to know as much as I can if I'm going to make them a shoe that fits.
2My friends know they can rely on me even in the most stressful situations I will try to help them.
3I am always ready to fight.
4I like to show off, particularly if there's a chance to get a job offer in it.
5I insist on checking every ruined fortress, abandoned town, and forgotten castle I come across. I long to walk where great men and women have walked before. To set my shoes where theirs were. It makes me feel like I'm part of something bigger.
6I speak in a dull monotone that is more likely to put others to sleep than to entertain them.
7I take notes about everyone and everything I encounter everywhere I go.
8I talk very quickly, and always cut to the chase.

1Brutality - Gold pales to the brilliance of the life draining from their eyes. (Evil)
2Function - This is what I was made to do. What I make does what its supposed to do. We all have a place in life, I know mine. (Neutral)
3Honor - It's not just about what I accomplish, but also about how I accomplish it. (Lawful)
4Greater Good - No matter the circumstances, I am expected to protect those who cannot protect themselves. (Good)
5Boredom - Get me away from this boring life! (Chaotic)
6Death - Some people deserve to die. Every-time I'm fitting someone particularly scummy for shoes my crafting blade itches to slit their throat. If they came alone and no one knew they were coming... they might just join the others under my workshop floor. (Chaotic)

1I am always willing to help out someone else who is down on their luck.
2I lost my <span class="generate" data-recurrance="never" data-FID="ipN82HOcOq3GsHYx" data-UGFLinkReference="tAtA1522">Random - Family Member</span> in a battle and I feel it was my fault.
3The historical works of my race must be preserved for the enrichment of future generations.
4I promised my parents I would stop taking chances. We'll see how long that lasts.
5I want to find that special someone and raise a home full of children.
6I lost my family when I was little. Someone came along and took care of me. There is no way I can ever repay them, but I will do anything in my power to try.

1Some people want to kill me, to make sure I never tell a secret they'd rather have untold.
2I have crippling debts that my work barely pays it off.
3The only thing I trust is gold.
4Making a profit is more important than honesty or integrity.
5I am paranoid about my enemies coming to finish me. I can't trust anyone.
6Everyone has a price. Mine happens to be pretty low.