You are an arcana spy homebrew ancestral, which is why some wizards distrust each other. Your past occupation was to copy spells from the spellbooks, and then sell them to the highest bidder. This could have been a different wizard or the original spell owner.

  • Skill Proficiencies Stealth and Arcana
  • Tool Proficiencies: Tools for Thieves and Supplies for Calligraphers
  • Equipment Thieves’ Tools, a Grappling Hook and Hempen Rope. A Scholar’s Pack with 100 pages, a Journal, Traveler’s Clothes, a Hooded Cloak, and a Small Pouch containing fifteengp.

Spell Scribe: Feature

You should quickly copy any information that you find when you have to do something for money. From the spells you have written, you can create non-magical Spell rolls.

You can copy spells from other sources and use the scroll to create them later, but not for spell creation. Scroll creation takes approximately 5 minutes for each level of spell. Cantrips are only 2 minutes.

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Suggested Characteristics Of Arcana Spy Homebrew Background

Personality trait

d8 Personality Trait
1 I have a plan in place for when things go wrong.
2 No matter the circumstance, I remain calm. I never raise my voice or let my emotions control me.
3 In a new area, I always note the exact locations of valuables or hidden items.
4 I enjoy talking about my profession.
5 I am not one to part with my hard-earned money and will bargain tirelessly for the best deal.
6 I don’t care about the odds of completing a mission, so please don’t try to tell me.
7 Telling me that I can’t does it is the best way to convince me to do it.
8 I believe that any task worth doing is worth doing correctly. It is a natural trait: I am a perfectionist.


d6 Ideal
1 Generosity. My talents were given to me in order that I could make a difference in the world. (Good)
2 People. I am dedicated to the people and causes that matter to me. (Neutral)
3 Greed. It’s all about the money. (Evil).
4 Honor. I will not steal from anyone in trade. (Lawful).
5 Freedom. Everyone should be able to choose how they live. (Chaotic).
6 Aspiration. My goal is to be the best at my job. (Any)


d6 Bond
1 I’m trying pay off an old loan I owe to a generous donor.
2 My family is supported by my ill-gotten gains.
3 I was stripped of something important and I want it back.
4 I will be the greatest thief ever to have lived.
5 I was convicted of a terrible crime. I hope I can make amends.
6 Once, I sold a powerful spell for a cult. This was a mistake


d6 Flaw
1 I am naturally untrustworthy.
2 It is a part of the job to be cautious.
3 I will forget a plan if it isn’t written down. If I don’t have a plan, I will forget it.
4 I don’t like to socialize.
5 I am never content with what I have, I always want more.
6 As long as they have gold, I’m happy to sell it to them.