Bond Bearer (Noble Variant)
Free souls that may choose between Good and Evil have the ability to magically bond with the Islands known as “The 1000 Stones.” This bond makes the Mortal a sort of “Captain” of that aspect of the Great Ship, and they are custodians of the Life that grows upon this Ship. You or someone in your family is bonded to such a Stone.
You understand wealth, power, and privilege. You carry a noble title because your family is bonded to one of The 1000 Stones and wields significant political influence. You might be a pampered aristocrat unfamiliar with work or discomfort, a former merchant just elevated to the nobility, or a disinherited scoundrel with a disproportionate sense of entitlement. Or, you could be an honest, hard-working Islandowner who cares deeply about the people who live and work on your land, keenly aware of your responsibility to them. Work with your DM to come up with an appropriate title and determine how much authority that title carries.
Every Island’s rulers initiates a bond through different rituals. Perhaps you are about to inherit an island bond in a line of succession, or perhaps you are part of a powerful family that is bonded to an island of great significance. Is your island secluded or are you a hub of trade? Are you a member of the Alizarin Imperium or a Farcoast family? See the WoTC PHB to flesh out how your Island Noble relates to its people.
Skill Proficiencies: History, Persuasion
Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set
Languages: One of your choice
Equipment: A set of fine clothes, a signet ring, a scroll of pedigree, and a purse containing 25 gp
Feature: Position of Privilege
Thanks to your noble birth, people are inclined to think the best of you. You are welcome in high society, and people assume you have the right to be wherever you are. The common folk and merchants make every effort to accommodate you and avoid your displeasure, and other people of high birth treat you as a member of the same social sphere. You can secure an audience with a local noble if you need to.