Cipher Background



You have joined the Transcendent Order. As a member of this faction, you hold that action without thought is how one becomes perfected, working in harmony with your place in the planes and your destiny. Stopping to think clouds the judgement and introduces doubt, so you strive to make your mind clear, and your body active.

Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Insight
Languages: Any two
Equipment: An hourglass, a set of common clothes with the faction symbol sewn into them, and 10 gp.

Feature: Aspirant of the Transcendent

Your membership in the Transcendent Order gives you free and unfettered access to the Great Gymnasium in the Guildhall Ward, where you can train body, mind, and spirit to act as one in various gyms, classes, paths, and chambers. There, you can seek to align your body with the harmony of the multiverse that faction members call the Cadence. You also know of a location of a portal to Release From Care, the faction's unofficial home on Elysium, and a key that will open that portal.

Inspiration: Action, no Thought.

If you gain a point of Inspiration for adhering to your faction philosophy, you may use it to increase your Initiative to one above the creature who currently is before you in initiative order.

Suggested Characteristics

Ciphers don't talk much, really, and convey their mood and their thoughts more through what they do than what they say. At the worst, this can manifest like a toddler — no self-control, all hedonism and violence. Those who elevate themselves above that behavior do so through meditation and introspection, allowing them to hear what the planes want them to do, and respond.