Hardhead Background



You are a member of the Harmonium, which means you believe in peace and cooperation – even if you need to force it. You want to see everyone working together for the greater good, which means those who don’t want to do it are part of the problem.

Skill Proficiencies: Intimidation, Persuasion
Tool Proficiency: Smith’s Tools
Bonus Language: Any one
Equipment: Smith’s tools, healing kit, signal whistle, a set of common clothes including a faction badge sewn into them, and a belt pouch containing 15 gp

Feature: Notary

As a member of the Harmonium, you are welcome in the faction’s headquarters, the City Barracks in the Lady’s Ward. This gives you access to the arrest records of the city, the current list of patrols and supervisors, the courtyard (for training), and the faction library. You also are welcome in the town of Melodia, on Arcadia, the faction’s planar HQ. You know of a portal to Melodia, and have a key to that portal.

Inspiration: Forged Alliance

If you gain a point of Inspiration for adhering to your faction philosophy, you may use it to attempt a Charisma check to bestow the “Charmed” condition on one target you are talking to, until that target takes a short rest.

Examples of actions you may do to potentially earn Inspiration might include

  • Follow your faction superior unquestioningly, when the ask is great.
  • Make peace between two conflicting individuals (or yourself and an individual you conflict with).
  • Get someone to agree with your way of thinking, if only for a moment.

Suggested Characteristics

The Harmonium can be stubborn and fascist, but at their best they are helpful, generous people who truly view their path as the way to good for all the planes.