Too often, unusual backgrounds mean super-special abilities. But they don't have to...
The character in question (1d12):
- Once saved a magical creature from a hunter’s trap and received 3 wishes in gratitude but squandered them long ago, with nothing to show for it.
- Was the sole survivor of the mysterious disappearance of all the other people and livestock in his or her home village.
- Owns of a pouch full of seeds which family legend holds are magical. 50% chance they are--but only sprout if planted in a singular (and far away) location.
- Is the victim of an unusual familial curse that causes sex change under the a particular phase of the moon.
- Bears a prominent scar, but cannot remember when or where it was acquired.
- Once had a brief--but torrid--dalliance with a personage of some prominence which he cannot forget, but the former paramour gives no indication that he or she remembers.
- Has two shadows (slightly offset, so not immediately noticeable) owing (it’s rumored) to a demonic ancestor.
- Feels a strange longing for the sea and bears a nautilus shaped birthmark.
- Could pass for a twin for a person of some renown or infamy.
- Was found as infant in ancient ruins by foster parents.
- Had a twin that was stillborn but with whom he or she converses at times of stress. 30% chance the never born twin blames the character for his or her death.
- Occasionally, at night, can catch a glimpse of large dog-like animal that seems to be stalking him or her, but never approaches close enough for clear identifcation, and disappears if approached.