The Beauty

You have the kind of face that can launch a thousand ships. Everywhere you go you turn heads, whether you want to or not. It has always been easy for you to scrape by on your appearance alone. Perhaps you worked a job where looking nice was the top requirement, like selling clothing or attracting customers to a business, or perhaps you didn’t work a profession at all, and were chosen to be a courtier, paramour, or trophy spouse of someone important.

While your beauty has opened many doors for you, it has closed several others. People are too busy admiring you in the most shallow sense to pay attention to your deeper skills and personality, and they rarely take you seriously. Earning true respect means working twice as hard to prove yourself. Perhaps that is why you left your old life behind to become an adventurer.

Skill Proficiencies: Persuasion, Performance
Languages: Two of your choice
Equipment: A set of fine clothes, a hand mirror, a token of affection from an admirer, either a makeup palette or a shaving kit, a purse of 15 gp

Supernaturally Stunning

You are not a usual handsome man or pretty girl that one might find anywhere. There is something transcendent, even unnatural, about your appearance, as if you were designed with mathematical precision to draw admiration. Some may suspect that magic is behind it, and they may be right. Choose from the table below or roll on the table to determine the cause of your beauty. Some options have additional implications. Discuss with your DM to determine what these are and how they will play into the campaign.

 

d6 Cause of Beauty
1 I was given a divine blessing, either as a reward or as a tool to help me complete a quest.
2 I or my parents made a deal with a demon or another mysterious dark force.
3 A genie granted my wish or my parents’ wish for me to be beautiful—but, there was a twist.
4 My appearance was altered by a powerful spellcaster.
5 I am of average beauty naturally, but I have exceptional talent with makeup.
6 Good genetics and dumb luck.

Feature: Enchanting Features

Your appearance means that people who aren’t already aggressive or hostile towards you may treat you differently. They will be more willing to interact with you or give you special treatment, especially if they are inclined to be attracted to your gender.

However, your interactions are more likely to be misinterpreted as flirtatious. Those who are helping you may attempt to make romantic moves on you, and will be upset if you reject them. They may even become angry if they believe you were leading them on intentionally. Those who see your beauty as a threat, such as someone who likes or is married to a person you are “flirting” with, may treat you with hostility.

Suggested Characteristics

With everyone else so focused on your exterior, it’s hard for you not to be obsessed with your own looks yourself. Whether your revel in your own beauty or you are annoyed at the way others treat you, your appearance is at the forefront of your mind and shapes many of your personality traits.

 

d8 Personality Trait
1 I go to great lengths to disguise myself to stay unnoticed.
2 With the impractical outfits I wear into battle, it’s a wonder I’m still alive.
3 I jump at the chance to give anyone a makeover.
4 There’s no shame in using my charm to get my way.
5 I’m worried my looks intimidate people. I don’t think I’m better than you, I swear!
6 I strike a pose at any opportunity, even in the midst of battle. I don’t realize I do this.
7 I am stubbornly oblivious about my own attractiveness.
8 I can’t stand grime, so I clean myself obsessively.
d6 Ideal
1 Beauty. I want to be the embodiment of all that is beautiful. (Any)
2 Fun. I want to see how much my looks will let me get away with. (Chaotic)
3 Control. I gleefully manipulate others to get my way. (Evil)
4 Inspiration. I want my presence to uplift those around me. (Good)
5 Expectation. I will be exactly what society wants and needs me to be, in fashion and behavior. (Lawful)
6 Aspiration. I want to be as beautiful on the inside as I am on the outside. (Good)
d6 Bond
1 I am a close consort to a monarch or noble and I will do whatever I can to honor them.
2 I am a representative of an organization hired to advertise them across the world.
3 No one takes me seriously as an adventurer because I’m so “high-maintenance.” I will prove them wrong.
4 An evil person took advantage of me when I was young and naive, and I want revenge.
5 I seek immortality so that I may stay young and beautiful forever.
6 My wealthy family only saved me from poverty because of my beauty, but I still owe them my life.
d6 Flaw
1 My looks are superior, so I must be superior in every other way.
2 Sometimes, my fear of soiling my beauty keeps me from taking risks and doing dirty work.
3 I always expect other people to do things for me.
4 I have been used in traumatizing ways too many times for trust to come easily.
5 I waste my money on luxuries and pampering.
6 I could stare at myself in the mirror all day.