None of the other spies of the Last War had a task half as difficult as yours, for you were a true infiltrator. You spent years, perhaps even decades, living in an enemy nation, guild, mercenary company, or dragonmarked house. You masqueraded as one of its citizens, worked your way into a position of knowledge or influence, all the while secretly reporting back to your true masters. It was a life fraught with danger and temptation, and it has marked you in ways you have yet to discover.
Your endeavors served a dual purpose. You constantly strove to prove yourself loyal to your “adopted” nation, outwardly seeking to strengthen it, to uncover magic that could help it, to thwart its foes. At the same time, you had to learn enough of its activities, and sabotage enough of its efforts, to ensure that, in the end, your work did more good for your true nation than this one. You might still be doing just that, for although the war has officially ended, espionage is as prevalent as ever. It can become confusing, this constant set of double objectives, all overlaid with the constant risk of being discovered.
Skill Proficiencies: Deception and your choice of either Persuasion, Sleight of Hand, or Stealth
Tool Proficiencies: Disguise kit
Languages: One of your choice
Equipment: A set of fine clothes, a set of high quality fake identification papers, a costume, a disguise kit, and a belt pouch containing 15 gp
As a foreign infiltrator in order to ultimately be effective you needed to have a handler that can help pass you information and goals. This handler might be associated with the criminal underworld, the rough-and-tumble folk of the streets, or members of high society. This connection comes in the form of a contact in and to a major city or country, a person who provides information about the people and places of the local area. This person has a general knowledge of where you are at, and may meet you in other cities from time to time, you know how to discretely get messages to them.
Act friendly and loyal to your companions and your adopted nation, no matter what your ulterior motives. You lie constantly and consistently, never letting anyone near the truth of who you are and how you feel. You are not careless with your deceptions, since you cannot afford to be caught in a lie, but you have buried the truth so deep that it never even occurs to you to speak it.
Backgrounds - Foreign Infiltrator