Backgrounds in Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a character feature that is presented during Character Customization. A character's background is what they did before taking up the adventuring life. The background gives them equipment and proficiencies, as well as the ability to select proficiency flags that affect the character's dialogue choices. This page covers a list of all the backgrounds available in Solasta: Crown of the Magister.

Character Personality

You can create strong personality features by combining the same flag from the background and the alignment. The resulting personality is summarized at the bottom left of the screen. The deepest color indicates the strongest personality.

Background Alignment

Describes the character's moral and personal attitudes affinity of your character. In Solasta, alignment is the second form of personality customization.

 

Solasta All Backgrounds

 

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Academic

You had two passions growing up: history and magic.

Personality Flags:
PragmatismLawfulnessGreedEgoism

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Acolyte

You have spent your life in the service of a temple to a specific god or pantheon of gods.

Personality Flags:
LawfulnessAltruismCautionViolence

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Aristocrat

Born among the lords of your people, you have received a higher education.

Personality Flags:
AuthorityLawfulnessEgoismAltruism

 

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Lawkeeper

As a former deputy, you have an instinct for spotting trouble and the force of personality to nip it in the bud.

Personality Flags:
AuthorityViolenceLawfulnessPragmatism

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Philosopher

You have spent almost all of your life reading books and learning about the world of Solasta and even others.

Personality Flags:
Pragmatism ♦ Cynicism ♦ Kindness ♦ Altruism

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Sellsword

You spent your youth in a company of mercenaries and since then, your fighting skills have been put to the service of gold.

Personality Flags:
Authority ♦ Kindness ♦ Violence ♦ Cynicism

 

 

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Spy

You have spent years working as a low-level diplomatic aide, learning the tricks of spycraft.

Personality Flags:
Caution ♦ Cynicism ♦ Pragmatism ♦ Greed

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Lowlife

Born in the streets, you have always been discarded by most commoners, and learn to survive with close to nothing.

Personality Flags:
Greed ♦ Egoism ♦ Caution ♦ Kindness

 

 

Backgrounds Comparison Table

Highlighted Features for all Backgrounds

 

 

 

 

Personality Flags

Personality Flags in Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a feature of the personality system that infuses each character that you create or the premade Companions their own and unique characterization. Personality Flags reflects on how the characters interact towards the party, the world, certain conversations, and the various NPCs you'll meet. This page covers a list of all the Personality Flags featured in Solasta: Crown of the Magister

Your Background and your Alignment will each give you up to 4 Personality Flags to choose from, and some may overlap. Picking the same Personality Flag twice will increase its strength, meaning it will take more often take precedence over the other Flags you selected. You will have to pick 2 Flags from each source and depending on your Background you may have a different pre-existing Flag. Personality Flags will help you in dealing with Skill Dialogues by answering someone through persuasion or intimidation, and it will also change how cutscenes are delivered by the character.

 

All Personality Flags

Pragmatism

A tendency to value principality over principles.

Lawfulness

A tendency to follow rules, laws, and order rather than chaos.

Greed

A tendency to value wealth and comfort above all else.

 

Egoism

A tendency to put oneself, friends, and family first, at the expense of others.

Altruism

A tendency to always try to help those in need.

Caution

A tendency to take care of one's own safety above all.

 

Violence

A tendency to solve problems with violence, even when there are other options.

Authority

A tendency to enforce rules and beliefs with authority and leadership.

Cynicism

A tendency to scoff at principles and values.

 

Kindness

A tendency to care about others, preferring to make friends rather than enemies.

Formal

The character uses complete sentences, with technical or academic vocabulary.

Casual

The character speaks as most folks do, neither overly formal nor overly colloquial.

 

Slang

The character uses slang extensively, including crude and vulgar language on occasion.

 

 

 

Affected Backgrounds & Alignments

 

Name Affected Background Affected Alignment
Pragmatism Academic, Lawkeeper. Philosopher, Spy
  • Neutral
  • Neutral Evil
  • Neutral Good
  • Lawful Neutral
  • Chaotic Neutral
Lawfulness Academic, Acolyte, Aristocrat, Lawkeeper
  • Lawful Evil
  • Lawful Good
  • Lawful Neutral
Greed Academic, Lowlife, Spy
  • Chaotic Evil
  • Neutral Evil
  • Lawful Evil
Egoism Academic, Aristocrat, Lowlife
  • Chaotic Good
  • Chaotic Neutral
  • Chaotic Evil
Altruism Acolyte, Aristocrat, Philosopher
  • Lawful Good
  • Neutral Good
  • Chaotic Good
Caution Acolyte, Lowlife, Spy
  • Neutral
  • Neutral Evil
  • Neutral Good
  • Lawful Neutral
  • Chaotic Neutral
Violence Acolyte, Lawkeeper, Sellsword
  • Chaotic Evil
  • Neutral Evil
  • Lawful Evil
Authority Aristocrat, Lawkeeper, Sellsword
  • Lawful Neutral
  • Lawful Evil
  • Lawful Good
Cynicism Philosopher, Sellsword, Spy
  • Chaotic Good
  • Chaotic Neutral
  • Chaotic Evil
Kindness Lowlife, Philosopher, Sellsword
  • Lawful Good
  • Neutral Good
  • Chaotic Good
Formal Academic, Aristocrat, Philosopher
  • n/a
Casual Acolyte, Lawkeeper, Spy
  • n/a
Slang Lowlife, Sellsword
  • n/a



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    • Anonymous

      18 Apr 2021 19:26  

      Or summarized in one table, for those folks like me trying to have good skill coverage:
      Background: skills; languages; crafting; other
      Academic: Arcana, Nature, and Insight; +2 languages; manacalon rosary; start with good relationship with Antiquarians
      Acolyte: Religion, Nature, and Insight; +1 language; herbalism kit
      Aristocrat: History, Persuasion, and Intimidation; +1 language;;40 gp
      Lawkeeper: Perception and Intimidation; +1 language;; proficient Martial Weapons
      Philosopher: Medicine and Persuasion; +1 language; herbalism kit
      Sellsword: Athletics and Intimidation; +1 language;; proficient Medium Armor
      Spy: Stealth, Deception, Nature; +1 language; poisoners kit
      Low Life: Sleight of Hand, Stealth, and Deception;;thieves' tools

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