Cheliax society and traits

Social
Cheliax has a long history of heroic adventurers
accomplishing great deeds, and the Thrune
alliance with Hell has only modified this
tradition, not suppressed it. The government continues
to churn out historical operas and epic tales that remind
the Chelish people of their nation’s superiority and the
fact that, while most are meant to serve, some are
destined to lead. What follows are the typical
attitudes that citizens of Cheliax have toward
the most common adventuring classes.

Chelish Traits
Growing up in a country in league with Hell
has its share of quirks, advantages,
and flaws. For more information
on traits, see the free Pathfinder
Character Traits Web Enhancement
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Combat Traits
These traits are available to all
characters, Chelish or otherwise.

Accelerated Drinker: You know how to drink a potion
efficiently, such as by not using your hands, tossing it
in the air and catching it in your mouth, or opening it
with your teeth. You may drink a potion as a move action
instead of a standard as long as you start your turn with
the potion in your hand.

Threatening Defender: You know how to avoid a blow
while still maintaining your offensive posture. When you
use Combat Expertise, reduce the number you subtract
from your melee attack rolls by 1.

Magic Traits
These regional traits are available to all Chelish characters.

Desperate Focus: You’ve often found yourself in
situations where a lack of focus can lead to worse than a lost
spell. You gain a +2 trait bonus on concentration checks.

Diabolical Dabbler: Each fiendish animal you conjure
with any summon spell gains +1 hit point per hit die for
the duration of the spell that summoned it.

Theoretical Magician: You’ve studied more magic than
what you can actually perform. You gain a +2 trait bonus on
Spellcraft checks, or a +3 bonus if you aren’t a spellcaster.

Race Traits
These race traits are available to all characters of the
appropriate race.

Brastlewark Businessman (Gnome): Your time among
the Brastlewark elite has led to an extensive knowledge of
alchemy and ready connections in the trade. You gain a +2
trait bonus on all Craft (alchemy) checks.

Infernal Influence (Chelaxian): Your family boasts secret
diabolical ties that may go back much further than the
Thrune regime, and much deeper. You gain fire resistance
1 and a +1 trait bonus on Fortitude saves against poison.

Masterful Demeanor (Chelaxian): As a proud Chelaxian,
you are confident that members of other, inferior races will
obey you, and quickly. You gain a +3 trait bonus on Intimidate
checks against members of non-human humanoid races.

Successful Shirker (Halfling): Born and raised a slave
with no hope of advancement, you are adept at avoiding
your overseer’s ire and attention, the better to spend time
on your own interests. You gain a +1 trait bonus on Stealth
checks and a +3 trait bonus on Bluff and Diplomacy checks
to avoid punishment by lawful authority.

Regional Traits
These regional traits are available to all Chelish characters.

Cliff Jumper (Cliffs of Fury): You spent your early years
exploring and foraging along the coastal cliffs. You gain
a +1 trait bonus on Acrobatics and Climb checks, and on
Reflex saves to avoid falling.

Dump Salvager (Westcrown): You grew up in or around
Westcrown’s rubbish-strewn shores and spent your spare
time digging through trash looking for things worth
selling. You gain a +3 trait bonus on Perception checks to
search for concealed items.

Egorian School Apprentice (Egorian): You studied under
one of the masters of the Egorian School style of architecture.
You gain a +3 trait bonus on Knowledge (engineering) checks
and a +2 trait bonus on Perception checks to find secret doors
or traps in buildings built in the Egorian School style.

Wharf Rat (Ostenso): You may never have been on a boat
larger than a garbage scow, but you’ve been helping them
dock all your life. You gain a +2 trait bonus on skill checks
involving climbing and rope use, and a +4 trait bonus on
Appraise checks to determine the value of large quantities
of bulk goods without opening their containers.

Whisper Woods Hunter (Whisper Woods): Your family
prepared you for a life of evading or destroying fiendish
creatures. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Survival checks
to track evil outsiders and a +2 trait bonus on initiative
checks when you know your opponent is an evil outsider.

Religion Traits
These religion traits are available to all characters of the
listed faith.

Asmodean Demon Hunter (Asmodeus): Raised in the
church of Asmodeus (whether or not you are currently a
follower of the Prince of Darkness), you’ve focused your
indoctrinated fervor primarily on the elimination of
demons. You gain a +3 trait bonus on Knowledge (planes)
checks about demons and a +2 trait bonus on Will saves
against mind-affecting spells and effects from demons.

Patient Optimist (Desna, Erastil): As a worshiper of a
good and kindly god, you know that Asmodeus’ dominion
over Cheliax will pass in time, and are used to having to
repeat arguments multiple times to convince even the most
stubborn believer. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Diplomacy
checks to influence hostile or unfriendly creatures, and if
you fail at such an attempt you may retry it once.

Social Traits
These regional traits are available to all Chelish characters.

Hellknight Ancestry: At least one of your parents was a
Hellknight, and you see the orders as the embodiment of
civic virtue. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Diplomacy checks
to influence Hellknights and a +2 trait bonus on Intimidate
checks to influence enemies of the Hellknights.

Lost Nobility: Your family was prominent before
the rise of Thrune, but that legacy is now forgotten by
all but you. You hold every Chelish government official
(including Hellknights) personally responsible for your
lost glory. You gain a +1 trait bonus on attack and damage
rolls against these officials.

Nonchalant Thuggery: You are adept at keeping
witnesses from noticing that anything is wrong. You
gain a +4 trait bonus on Bluff checks to keep others from
noticing your aggressive actions.

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