Noble of Corlinn Hill, former estate northeast of Neverwinter

Background – Noble of Corlinn Hill

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Your family is no stranger to wealth, power, and privilege. In the glory days of Neverwinter, your parents were the count and countess of Corlinn Hill, a large estate located in the hills northeast of the city. But Mount Hotenow erupted thirty years ago, devastating Neverwinter and erasing Corlinn Hill from the map. Instead of growing up on an estate, you were raised in a small but comfortable town house in Waterdeep.  As an adult, you stand to inherit a meaningless title and little else.

Personal Goal: Civilize the old town of Phandalin.

You were meant for more than being a ruler of nothing at all. Rebuilding Corlinn Hill is impractical, thanks to the volcano. But in the last three or four years, hardy settlers have been rebuilding another ruin near the city: the old town of Phandalin (located 60 miles SE of Neverwinter), which orcs sacked five centuries ago. Clearly, what Phandalin needs now is a civilizing influence—someone to take the reins and bring law and order. Someone like you.

Last week while at an inn, you heard a rumor that a knight named Sildar Hallwinter is planning to reclaim an ancient mine and restore Phandalin to a civilized center of wealth and prosperity.  Since your goals align, Hallwinter may be willing to assist you.

Alignment: Lawful Neutral.

It’s essential to establish law and order, even if it takes an iron fist to do it. The nobility are bound by honor and tradition to protect their people from both external and internal threats to stability. An organized society leaves no room for evil and chaos to take root.

Skill Proficiencies: You are proficient in skills related to your background (pick 2)

Tool Proficiencies: You are proficient in a tool from Players Handbook page 154 (pick 1)

Equipment: See your character class for starting equipment

Noble of Corlinn Hill, former estate northeast of Neverwinter

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