Librarian - Traits

You worked at the library in your town and village before you had begun to adventure out into the world beyond. In that time you had read a lot and gained a few skills from all your reading. What had driven you away from the library? Was it a search for knowledge? A must to see the world the books described? Or was it something else that caused you to leave? Honestly, it was all three wrapped in one. You left with the skills you earned from the books may help you in this quest and your adventuring party. Why you left is a secret only you and the GM know and one you will share with your party once you have traveled a fortnight away from your village and are sure you can trust them with such information.

Skill Proficiencies: Arcana, History
Languages: Elvish, Choice
Equipment: A historical text (about a great war or person determined by GM), 2 novels, 5 sheets of parchment, an ink bottle, a quill pen, a set of common clothes and a coin pouch containing 15GP.


You know how to search even disordered libraries. You can find useful information others would pass over. You have advantage when making Perception and History checks as they regard books and libraries.

Suggested Characteristics

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

d8Personality Trait
1Books are my everything.
2Knowledge is the most important thing in the world.
3I feel at home when reading.
4Everything must be in order, like on a bookshelf.
5Life is nothing without books.
6Rarely, if ever, am I seen without my nose in a book.
7I have quotes from books for every occasion.
8My vocabulary is vast enough I sometimes use words that are larger then necessary.

1Collaboration - I must spread what I have learned. (Lawful)
2Power - Every piece of knowledge will be mine. (Evil)
3Curiosity - There are many pieces of information in the world. (Neutral)
4Success - Reading has inspired me to be where I am today. (Any)
5Discovery - Every single piece of information is waiting to be discovered. (Good)
6Compulsiveness - When I find something new I must learn everything about it. (Chaotic)

1I opened the library I worked at.
2The first book I ever read is in my head memorized.
3I grew up in a library and I will never forget it.
4I was picked on growing up for being a bookworm.
5I've read books that would destroy the sanity of others, those were the best reads.
6I have had to lock a book away to protect others, and I am the only one who knows where the key is.

1I can't stand not reading at least one page of a book a day.
2I'd give up my companions for a piece of information.
3I am ever too curious.
4I look down on the uneducated.
5When I must find a place to sleep I lodge at the nearest library.
6I only talk to smart people.

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