Firstmate - Traits
As a first-mate a lot of the day to day orders are in your lap. You are the one who directs the crew and keeps them organized. You control the morale and keep them happy. Just be careful to keep them loyal, or the captain may have you walk the plank.
Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Persuasion
Tool Proficiencies: Leatherworker's Tools
Equipment: A broach from a family member, a map supposedly to a pirate's loot, a set of leatherworker's tools, a set of common clothes, and a coin pouch with 15 GP.
Thick and thin you are the spine of the morale of the crew. You have learned to give inspiring speeches that rally support in dark times.
A Firstmate typically has the following characteristics. Feel free to modify or write your own to give your character even more flavor.
|1||I'm completely devoted to the job, even at the cost of my family and friends.|
|2||I like to show off, particularly if there's a chance to get a job offer in it.|
|3||I am constantly plotting revenge, coming up with and discarding ridiculous plots.|
|4||I live for knowledge. There is nothing better than an interesting conversation.|
|5||Ignorance frustrates me, and I always try to correct others when they're wrong.|
|6||I will never give up. No matter how dark things get.|
|7||I cannot resist an opportunity to mock my opponent with a quip or joke, even during combat.|
|8||I hold myself to a strict code of ideals.|
|1||Hierarchy - I know my place. Know yours. (Lawful)|
|2||Brutal Practicality - Bury a fish or bury a man, just get the job done. (Evil)|
|3||Brotherhood - I never feel alone as long as I know my brothers (and/or sisters) are out there. (Any)|
|4||Vigil - Only by remembering the dead do we honor their accomplishments. (Lawful)|
|5||Respect - Everybody deserves to be considered, even the lowliest. (Good)|
|6||Boredom - Get me away from this boring life! (Chaotic)|
|1||Those who fight beside me are those worth dying for.|
|2||My culture and past keeps me on the road, it keeps me bargaining for the best sale.|
|3||I must prevent the uprising of tyranny.|
|4||I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.|
|5||My honor is my life.|
|6||I will perform the heroic deeds that future historians will surely write about.|
|1||I show off to attractive people too much.|
|2||I never forget an insult, and I bide my time for revenge.|
|3||I am eternally optimistic about striking it rich, more than a little too optimistic.|
|4||I look down on the uneducated.|
|5||I judge myself too harshly and fall into states of despair.|
|6||I am boastful and tend to try to one-up others during conversations.|