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Your origins are a mystery, even to yourself. What little you know of who you once were suggests your condition was no accident. You collect rumors, gossip, and hearsay to tell an tale in the making, and its up to you to finish it. What you uncover will be worth remembering, or best left forgotten.

Skill Proficiencies: Investigation, Insight
Equipment: A bottle of ink, an ink pen, 10 sheets of parchment, and memento from before you lost your memory

You carry with you a reminder of your past, its purpose and significance unclear. It may hint at what you did, who you knew, or what's to come. Choose or randomly determine a memento that intimates some detail of your past.

d6 Memento
1 A symbol is branded on the back of my neck.
2 I know an obscure song or passage by heart.
3 I own a holy symbol to an ancient or dead god.
4 I own a signet ring to a house no one recognizes.
5 I own a mundane entry to someone's journal.
6 I own my likeness on a bounty poster.
Feature: Recollection

You vividly remember a scene that's hard to place in time. You may remember a tender moment between yourself and a loved one. You may remember feeling extreme grief for a traumatic event. You may have had a mundane interaction between yourself and a stranger. You may remember a strange event that was otherwise mundane at the moment.

Work with your DM to determine the details of your recollection and its impact on the campaign.

Suggested Characteristics

An amnesiac is, in a sense, without identity. While they maintain a personality, they cannot recall the memories and experiences that shape it. For this reason, amnesiacs tend to put great stock in instinct and intuition. They are usually open to any and all experiences, wanting to create new memories to make up for the lack thereof.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I go with my gut most of the time.
2 I always try to pick up a souvenir when it suits the occasion.
3 I try to meet as many people as I can hoping someone remembers me.
4 I make up most of my stories, I think.
5 I doubt myself before I doubt others.
6 I'd rather listen to people talk about themselves than talk about myself.
7 I change personas as often as people change clothes, seeing if any fit better than the other.
8 I obsessively take notes on everything in case I forget again.
d6 Ideal
1 Forgive and Forget. The past should stay in the past. (Neutral)
2 Tradition. Customs and culture should be preserved for all generations. (Lawful)
3 People. You never appreciate what you have until it's gone. (Good)
4 Legacy. I will be remembered, one way or another. (Any)
5 Progress. There's no sense is dwelling in the past, sticking to the old ways. (Chaotic)
6 Power. There is power in what is forgotten, what we forbid ourselves from knowing .(Evil)
d6 Bond
1 I have a new family and would do anything to protect them.
2 I dream of meeting that person from my past and getting to know them all over again.
3 The person from my past is a source of all my pain. They will pay dearly.
4 My journal helps me jog my memory. I write in it everyday.
5 I'm not proud of my past. I will right my wrongs as best as I can.
6 I fear my past may catch up with me, when I least want it to.
d6 Flaw
1 I obsess over the slightest detail or hint and make fantastic conclusions from them.
2 I'm not really good with names. Or faces. Or remembering in general.
3 I am trusting to a fault, almost gullible.
4 Drinking sometimes helps me remember things when I was drunk.
5 I envy people who have a family to go back home to.
6 If I don't know the answer to a question, I'll come up with a plausible lie.
Variant Feature: Sleeper

The reason behind your condition may have been for espionage purposes, bypassing mind-probing magic by getting rid of any memories that would compromise your position. When the time comes, your identity will be revealed, whether you want it to or not.

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