Azorius Functionary 5e (5th Edition) Background in D&D Backgrounds

You have the authority to put in force the legal guidelines of Ravnica, and that fame evokes a positive quantity of admiration and even concern in the populace. People think about their manners in your presence and keep away from drawing your attention; they expect you have the proper to be at any place you are. Showing your Azorius insignia receives you a target audience with everyone you choose to speak to (though it would possibly cause extra issues than it solves when you are dealing with incorrigible lawbreakers). If you abuse this privilege, though, you can get in serious hassle with your superiors and even be stripped of your position.

Azorius 5e

The Azorius Senate is a sprawling bureaucracy, and human beings in a range of positions in the course of the guild can pull strings to make matters happen. Because of the guild’s position in making and imposing legal guidelines for the complete city, your vicinity in the Azorius can without problems convey you into contact with individuals of different guilds, for appropriate or ill.

This history is about being an authoritative parent and wielder of the law. In the Realms, this heritage can be transformed to make you a consultant of anything the neighborhood authority is. In the North, a proper preference would be the Lords’ Alliance. The history ought to be renamed Alliance Functionary.

You are or had been a consultant of the Lords’ Alliance. If you nonetheless are, you acquire computerized membership in that Faction (you begin with 1d4 Faction renown). If you are no longer a member, the instances at the back of that exchange will have an effect on relationships with different members, have to meet any. The following adjustments apply:

Equipment: The azorius insignia will become an insignia or mark of the Lords’ Alliance.

Feature Changes: Substitute Lords’ Alliance each time Azorius is mentioned. You have the authority to act on behalf of the nearby Lord, provided you introduce yourself to that Lord or a greater rating member of the Lords’ Alliance on every occasion you arrive in one of the free states of the North. You are intimately acquainted with the legal guidelines of your domestic city, however may additionally want to refresh yourself on the neighborhood legal guidelines when you arrive in the area of a Lord, the place you have now not beforehand visited and realized the nearby laws. The nearby Lords’ Alliance chapter is pleased to assist you to do so over the path of a week of downtime.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Intimidation
  • Languages: Two of your choice

As a member of the Azorius Senate, you are likely engaged in the work of regulation enforcement (even if your heritage concerned the legislative or judicial components of the senate’s activities). Legislative aides and judges’ clerks locate little purpose to task past the Azorius guildhalls, however, troopers and lawmakers patrol the streets daily.

Azorius Guild Spells

Spell LevelSpell
CantripFriends, Message
1stCommand, Ensnaring Strike
2ndArcane Lock, Calm Emotions, Hold Person
3rdClairvoyance, Counterspell
4thCompulsion, Divination
5thDominate Person

Personality Traits

d8Personality Trait
1I try never to let my judgement become clouded by emotion.
2I have infinite patience with the dolts and boors I'm forced to deal with every day.
3When I give an order, I expect it to be obeyed.
4I just want things the way I like them: neat, orderly, and clean.
5No wrongdoing can escape my watchful gaze.
6I always say exactly what I mean, no matter how many words it takes to communicate the particular nuance I am attempting to convey.
7I'm very literal and don't appreciate metaphor or sarcasm.
8I never change my mind once it's made up.

Ideals

d6Ideal
1Guild. My guild is all that really matters. (Any)
2Order. The law is meant to ensure that the gears of society turn smoothly and quietly. (Lawful)
3Peace. The ultimate object of the law is to remove violence from society. (Good)
4Compliance. Coercion is a fine way of ensuring that the laws are obeyed. (Lawful)
5Legislation. The law embodies excellence in its precision and detail. (Lawful)
6Punishment. A public display of consequences is an excellent deterrent for other criminals. (Evil)

Bonds

d6Bond
1I am beholden to an Azorius arrester who captured the criminal who killed my parents, saving me from the same fate.
2I hope one day to write the laws, not just enforce them.
3I tried and failed to prevent murder, and I have sworn to find and arrest the perpetrator.
4I successfully prevented a murder, and the would-be perpetrator wants me dead.
5One of my parents was prominent in the guild, and I resent constantly being compared to that standard.
6I've modeled my career after a highly respected law-mage or arrester, but I fear that my role model might be involved in something illegal.

Flaws

d6Flaw
1I'm unable to distinguish between the letter and the spirit of the law.
2I seem like a harsh judge to others, but I judge myself most harshly of all.
3I have a secret, illegal vice.
4I was traumatized by witnessing a crime as a child.
5I'm incapable of deception.
6I wish I had joined the Boros, but I fear they'd never accept me.

Azorius Contacts

d8Contact
1As a teenager, I was a page for a prominent judge.
2One of my childhood friends is now a precognitive mage in service of the guild.
3I joined the Azorius hoping to impress an arrester whom I admire.
4My former mentor is now a warden at Udzec, the new Azorius prison.
5I was second best at everything in my legal training, and now I work with the person who was always just a little bit better.
6A good friend was promoted into work they can't tell me about.
7I know a homunculus in the halls of New Prahv who can get things done behind the scenes.
8I was once summoned to the presence of Supreme Judge Isperia, the guildmaster of the Azorius, who complimented me on my work.

Non-Azorius Contacts

d10Contact
1Roll an additional Azorius contact; you can decide if the contact is an ally or a rival.
2The person who recruited me into the Azorius left and joined the Boros.
3I have a friendship with a Dimir agent who sometimes funnels me secrets about Azorius activities.
4A Golgari spore druid would love to see me slip up and break the law.
5A lesser Gruul chieftain seems to think I could be useful.
6The black sheep of my family is putting their maniacal genius to use in the Izzet.
7I'm friends with an Orzhov advokist; we compare notes on different forms of law magic.
8I was ridiculed once in a Rakdos performance; the performer was impressed with my good humor about it and now does me occasional favors.
9I have a fanatical Selesnya cousin who keeps trying to recruit me and everyone else in the family.
10While growing up, I was bullied by a brat who's now a hybrid in the Simic Combine.

An Azorius soldier or lawmaker is pressure for order, charged with warfare crime on the streets—and in the halls of power. You would possibly spend your time foiling thefts, inserting a give up to Orzhov extortion, rooting out Dimir spies, or searching down Golgari assassins. Perhaps you take your orders from a precognitive mage (or you are one yourself) who receives unpredictable and cryptic visions of future crimes that you and your allies ought to strive to prevent.

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