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Refer to the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide page 145 for more information.

The Pariah Folk are well known for their artisanship and the worth of their handiworks, and you have been trained in their ancient tradition. For years you labored under an orc master of the craft, enduring long hours and dismissive, sour-tempered treatment in order to gain the fine skills you possess today.

    You are most likely an orc, but not necessarily – particularly in the North, where the harsh environments create a mutual respect between those who choose to live there. If you aren't an orc, however, you have taken a solemn oath never to take on an apprentice in the craft: it is not for non-orcs to pass on the skills of Malacath's favored children. You would have no difficulty, however, finding an orc master who was willing to receive potential apprentices who came with your recommendation.


Skill Proficiencies: Insight, History

Tool Proficiencies: One type of artisan's tools

Languages: Orcish or one other of your choice if you already speak Orcish.

Equipment: A set of artisan's tools with which you are proficient, a maker's mark chisel used to mark your handiwork with the symbol of the clan of crafters you learned your skill from, a set of traveler's clothes, and a pouch containing 20 septims and a gem worth 40 septims.



As well respected as clan crafters are among outsiders, no one esteems them quite so highly as orcs do. You always have free room and board in any place where orcs dwell, and the individuals in such a settlement might vie among themselves to determine who can offer you (and possibly your compatriots) the finest accommodations and assistance.



Use the tables for the guild artisan background in the Player's Handbook as the basis for your traits and motivations, modifying the entries when appropriate to suit your identity as a clan crafter. (For example, consider the words “guild” and “clan” to be interchangeable.)

    Your bond is almost certainly related to the master or the clan that taught you, or else to the work that you produce. Your ideal might have to do with maintaining the high quality of your work or preserving the orc traditions of craftmanship.

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