Creating your Akadimía Character
This article describes the process of creating your character. Typically performed in a Session 0, here are the key things to understand before you begin.
Character BackgroundYour character will start as a late teen / young adult (appropriate to your race) with one of the following 4 backgrounds:
- Background: Ward / Political Hostage
A "Ward' or political hostage from a northern nation with traits similar to the Carolingian (Frankish) Empire.
- Background: Former Slave
A child of a disgraced family (heresy), sold into slavery to a rival city state on tropical/Mediterranean islands with traits similar to Ancient Greece City States
- Background: Exiled Imperial
A youngest son or daughter of a large landed family seen as a threat to their older siblings holdings whose only hope of survival is to seek a position in the service of a higher power.
- Background: Surviving Noble in Hiding
A tribal chief son or daughter who escaped destruction of their village in a Seafaring nation with Norse/Viking like characteristics.
Character AncestryYour ancestry will determine your character's bloodline (D&D race). This is particularly significant in Akadimía as it will enable or restrict potential backgrounds and focus. By selecting your background first, you will have a smaller set of choices for ancestries.
Academic FocusYou will be able to choose between primary "schools" to start your adventure. Your character will be a level 2 character in the class associated with that school.
- Leadership and Martial Studies
- Law and Society
- Natural Philosophy
- Physiology and Medicine
- Mathematics, Architecture and Engineering
- Theory of Magics