Sunday 6 January 2019

1491 DR: Princes of the Apocalypse (5e D&D)

Spring 1491 DR: Six years ago, in M4 1485, the great Heroes of Loudwater finally defeated Orcus, Demon Lord of Undeath, bringing the light of hope back to the world.

For six years the lands of western Faerun have flourished. For six years Queen Lirael I has ruled the Shining Vale, aided by her loving consort Sir Jorah Blackthorn, her trusty dwarven Steward the mighty Sir Dunstan Ironforge, and Dunstan's wife the fair Lady Serka. From the Tower of the Green Regent Halvath, the power of Life pours into the world with renewed vigour as the scourge of Undeath recedes like an ebbing tide.

But evil still lurks beyond the Shining Vale. To the northwest, in the rugged Dessarin river valley north of Goldenfields Abbey, where the influence of urbane Waterdeep gives way to untamed wilds, long-slumbering forces now stir in darkness. A dwarven caravan heading from Mirabar to Waterdeep has vanished, seemingly without trace. The weather grows strange and wild. Sages and wise-women speak of dark portents.

The Shining Queen, and others of good will, have now dispatched agents to the region to see what might be amiss...

PCs Character Level: 14

1. Kasumi, Kensai of Yartar (human female) - Jelly
2. Rhennya, Druidess of the Graywood, member of the Emerald Enclave (wood elf female) - Jelena
3. Alani, Archer Fighter of Loudwater (human male) - Philippe
4. Ralf, Barbarian of the Tigerclaw (human male) - Tony
5. Dagny, Cleric of the Glintshield clan (dwarf female) - Kimberly
6. Sharatu, Dragon Sorceror of Tiamat (red dragonborn male) - Bill
7. Seraphus Oldblood, Fighter of Tiamat (blue dragonborn male) - Max

Feathergale Spire & Delmon Manor - https://frloudwater.blogspot.com/2019/05/t1m6-1491-dr-feathergale-spire-xp-25631.html

PCs start at 1st level. Use Point Buy/Default Array. PCs may use all options from the PHB (no multiclassing) plus the PoTA Player's Companion - new races and spells. PCs may begin as members of a Faction:

Major Factions of the Heartlands
Harpers – A scattered network of spellcasters and spies who advocate equality and covertly oppose the abuse of power. The organization is benevolent, knowledgeable, and secretive.
Order of the Gauntlet – Composed of faithful and vigilant seekers of justice who protect others from the depredations of evildoers. The organization is honorable, vigilant, and zealous.
Emerald Enclave – A widespread group of wilderness survivalists who preserve the natural order while rooting out unnatural threats. The organization is decentralized, hardy, and reclusive.
Lord’s Alliance – A loose coalition of established political powers concerned with mutual security and prosperity. The organization is aggressive, militant, and political.
Zhentarim – An unscrupulous shadow network that seeks to expand its influence and power throughout Faerûn. The organization is ambitious, opportunistic, and meritocratic.

Magic Items available in Waterdeep, 1491 DR
1. Bag of Holding - 2000gp
2. Boots of Striding and Springing - 1000gp
3. Cloak of Elvenkind - 1500gp
4. Gauntlets of Ogre Power - 4000gp
5. Gloves of Swimming and Climbing - 1000gp
6. Goggles of Night - 1000gp
7. Headband of Intellect - 4000gp
8. Keoghtom’s Ointment (5 doses) - 500gp
9. Wand of Magic Detection - 1000gp
10. Wand of Magic Missiles - 4000gp
11. Various +1 weapons & shields - 1000gp-2000gp each
12. Potion of Climbing  - 50gp each
13. Potion of healing - 50gp each
14. Cloak of Billowing - 200gp
15. Potion of Growth - 250gp
16. Potion of hill giant strength - 250gp
17. Ring of mind shielding - 2000gp
18. Ring of swimming - 2000gp
19. Perfume of Bewitchment - 50gp each
20. Ring of Warmth - 2000gp

Typical Item Purchase Costs & availability
Common: 200gp-1000gp; 75%; consumable 40gp-200gp
Uncommon: 1000gp-5000gp; 15%; consumable 200gp-1000gp
Rare: 5000gp-25000gp; 3%; consumable 1000gp-5000gp
Very Rare: 25000gp-125000gp; 0.6%; consumable 5000gp-25000gp
Legendary: 125000gp-625000gp; 0.12%; consumable 25000gp-125000gp
Consumables cost 1/5 as much
Crafting costs 1/2 as much
Fast Sale value is 10% to 100% of Typical Item Cost.
Commissioned items cost 100% to 200% of Typical Item Cost; usually 110%-140%.

House Rules - COMBAT
The following use up half a character's movement
Standing from prone (as per RAW)
Mounting or dismounting a mount (as per RAW)
Picking up an object from the floor and standing back up

The following incur opportunity attacks if done adjacent to enemy: 
Standing from prone
Picking up an object (such as a dropped weapon) from the floor and standing back up

Grappled Casting: A character who attempts to cast a spell with Somatic components while Restrained or Grappled & Prone must make a CON save at DC 10+Spell Level, or else lose the spell. 
Rogues may Sneak Attack with any light melee weapon.

Advancement is by milestone, typically requiring around 5 XP/level at levels 1-3, 10 XP/level at levels 3-10, 
20 XP/level at 11-20. Training to Advance takes place during a Short Rest. 
Expected advancement rate is around 1 session/level at levels 1 & 2, 1.5 sessions/level at levels 3-10, 2-3 sessions/level at 10+.
Likely rate:
2019 Jan-Dec: Level 1-9
2020 Jan - 2020 Dec: Level 10-13

Level    XP
Tier I (5 XP)
1           0
2           5
3         10
4         20
Tier II (10 XP)
5         30
6         40
7         50
8         60
9         70
10       80
Tier III (20 XP)
11      100
12      120
13      140
14      160
15      180
16      200
Tier IV (20 XP)
17      220
18      240
19      260
20      280

Beyond Level 20
At 20th level every additional 20 XP earns 1 Advance ("Epic Level") that can be spent on either +2 to an attribute, +1 to two attributes, or a Feat. 
Attributes are still capped at 20, unless cap has been raised in play, eg by the Barbarian level 20 capstone ability.
20-E1   300
20-E2   320
20-E3   340
20-E4   360
20-E5   380
20-E6   400
20-E7   420
20-E8   440
20-E9   460
20-E10 480
20-E11 500 (max)
At E11 the PC is equivalent to a level 31 character, so that even facing Challenge 30 foes like the Tarrasque or Tiamat
becomes routine. Beyond 500 XP the PC does not gain further XP, but may in very rare cases be granted individual Epic Boons by the Great Powers of Faerun for 
achievements worthy of such a demigod.

Replacement PCs begin at Party Level.
Level 1-4 PCs begin with standard gear.
Level 5-10 PCs may begin with 1 Uncommon magic item (or any suit of armour), plus standard gear, plus 20gp/level +3d6gp.
Level 11-16 PCs may begin with 1 Rare magic item and 1 Uncommon magic item (or any suit of armour), plus standard gear, plus 50gp/level  +3d6gp
Level 17-20 PCs may begin with 1 Rare magic item and 2 Uncommon magic items (swap 1 for any suit of armour), plus standard gear, plus 100gp/level  +3d6gp
PCs may spend starting gold on Common magic items, at 100gp per permanent item (eg a Cloak of Billowing or Moonblade) or 50gp per consumable (eg Potion of Healing).

Time in the Heartlands is measured in Tendays, at three Tendays per thirty-day Month. A Long Rest takes 1 week (about 7 days out of a Tenday), and normally occurs at the end of a game session. It may be combined with the Downtime activities listed below.
A Short Rest takes 1 hour. Characters may Short Rest up to 3 times per day.

Death and Resurrection
Death is common enough, but to return from death is remarkable, and few in these times can accomplish such a feat. The Green Regent Halvath in the Shining Vale can Raise those followers of Mielikki brought to him under the influence of a Gentle Repose spell, or dead less than one day.
In Waterdeep town the High Priestess Amathea of Selune and her sister-priests can Raise those goodly folk devoted to the Moon Goddess by means of a Ritual requiring a Star Diamond of no less than 500gp value. Most supplicants are also expected to donate a like amount (so 1000gp total).

Animate Objects (level 5) - animated objects cannot fly. Only objects with legs or wheels (or spherical) are able to move and attack.
Conjure Woodland Beings (level 4) - only useable in sylvan forests; summon locally available fey - typically 1-2 Dryads (CR 1), 1-4 Satyrs (CR 1/2), or 1-8 Sprites (CR 1/4) or Fey Goblins (CR 1/4).  At a forest pool the caster may summon a Nereid (CR 2).  If there are no fey available the spell fails.
Contagion - as per 5e Errata.
Simulacrum (level 7) - the created Simulacrum is CR 0 with all stats at 10, 10 hp and no spellcasting ability.

A character who reaches 10th level and establishes a Stronghold such as a fortress, monastery, temple or thieves' guild may attract Elite & Regular Followers, as follows. This normally takes 1 month.
Elite Followers/Companion Guard:  Number =Character Level/2+CHA modifier. These are characters of CR 1+ of types suitable to the PC and their Class. For instance a Barbarian might attract Berserkers, Fighter might attract Veterans; a Paladin might attract Knights, a Cleric might attract Priests, Rogues attract Spies, and ossibly an Assassin or Master Thief. Up to 1/3 of elite followers are available to accompany the PC on adventures, while others guard the Stronghold or see to their own affairs. 
Regular Followers: Number = (5+CHA mod)xLevel. These are characters of CR 0 to 0.5 who guard the PC's Stronghold, protect their affairs, and in some cases may ight for them. Warrior types typically attract Tribal Warriors or Guards, along with some Scouts and perhaps a few Thugs (torturer, quartermaster, executioner etc). Clerics may attract Commoners, Cultists and some Acolytes. Rogues typically attract mostly Commoners, along with a few Thugs. Regular Followers are best used to take care of the Stronghold and attend to routine affairs such as information gathering and tending to the faithful.
Replacing and Gaining Followers: When the PC raises in level, new followers arrive within 1 month. Lost followers may typically replaced at a rate of 25% per game month, however if losses are due to reckless or indifferent behaviour by the PC they may suffer a penalty on effective Charisma bonus, typically -1 to -5. Likewise a PC with a very good reputation may have a bonus on effective Charisma modifier, typically +1 to +5.

PC Class Typical Elite Followers (MM & VGTM)
Barbarian  - Berserker CR 2 MM 344, Veteran CR 3 MM 350
Bard - Bard CR 2 VGTM 211, Swashbuckler CR 3 VGTM 217
Cleric - Priest CR 2 MM 348, Knight CR 3 MM 347
Druid - Druid CR 2 MM 346, Berserker CR 2 MM 344
Fighter - Veteran CR 3 MM 350, Knight CR 3 MM 347
Monk - Martial Arts Adept CR 3 VGTM 216, Priest CR 2 MM 348
Paladin - Knight CR 3 MM 347, Priest CR 2 MM 348
Ranger - Archer CR 3 VGTM 210, Swashbuckler CR 3 VGTM 217
Rogue - Spy CR 1 MM 349, Master Thief CR 5 MM 216
Sorcerer - Veteran CR 3 MM 350, Cult Fanatic CR 2 MM 345
Warlock - Cult Fanatic CR 2 MM 345, Veteran CR 3 MM 350, Warlock of the Archfey CR 4 VGTM 218, 
Wizard - Illusionist CR 3 VGTM 214; Veteran CR 3 MM 350

Example: Rothgar is a 10th level Fighter with CHA 12 (+1) who establishes a fortress. He attracts 10/2+1 = 6 Companion Guard, mostly Veterans, but inluding a Priest. typically 2 of them may accompany him on adventures. He also attracts (5+1=6)x10 =60 Regular Followers to man the fortress, mostly Guards, but including some Scouts, some Thugs, and two Acolytes.

The Dessarin Valley 1491 DR. 1 hex = 4 miles, not 10.

Feathergale Spire - Thurl Merosska

Scarlet Moon Hall - Seraphus & Sharatu

Sacred Stone Hall - Dagny Glintshield

Riverguard Keep - Alani

PC Background

Kasumi, Kensai of Ten Ryo Ji (Jelly PC)

Kasumi. human Kensai (Monk)
Kasumi started life as the much longed-for daughter of a noble Shou house in Yartar, a trade city on the Dessarin River between Waterdeep and the Kingdom of Luruar.  Growing bored of the endless etiquette lessons and the claustrophobic nature of life at court, she began to sneak out to the local izakaya (inns) and festivals of Yartar.  At one such outing, she fell in love with a young actor from a wandering troupe; and resolved to run away with him.  Unfortunately, her daimyo (Shou Lord) got wind of the situation via a local merchant greedy for coin; and Kasumi was promptly stripped of her status and packed off to a local monastery in the Dessarin Hills south of Yartar.  

The master of Ten Ryu Ji (Heavenly Dragon Monastery) was a ruthless sensei;  but saw in his newest, most stubborn, pupil, much untapped talent and resolve.  Slowly, he forced out the self-pity in Kasumi and replaced it with a burning resilience, as befitted a school that had once been the resting place of a holy, red, dragon.

When raiders wielding powerful fire magics sacked the monastery, Kasumi saw a powerful Tiefling  leading the Fire Raiders - the Master of Ten Ryu Ji recognised the Tiefling, and called her 'Vanifer' as he engaged the raiders. Kasumi saw Vanifer slay her Master in a flaming inferno, right before she herself was knocked unconscious into a water trough - she awoke hours later, to find herself the only survivor amidst the fiery ruins. Filled with a burning desire for revenge, she tracked the raiders south as far as the Sumber Hills, before losing the trail. She has recently arrived in the small town of Red Larch on the edge of the Sumber Hills, looking for clues...

The Tiefling Vanifer, Leader of the Fire Raiders

Northern Sword Coast ca 1491 DR

Red Larch and the Dessarin Valley

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Town of Red Larch
The Dessarin Valley is a lightly
settled region of caravan towns,
isolated homesteads, and uninhabited
wilderness just a week’s journey from
Waterdeep. Residents in places such as
Red Larch or Triboar boast that their
humble settlements are “the Gateway
to the North.” Through these lands pass hundreds of
caravans and keelboats each year, linking the great
ports of Waterdeep and Neverwinter with places such
as Everlund, Mirabar, or Silverymoon. The steady
caravan traffic breathes life into the towns of this area,
supporting businesses in the settlements along the
Long Road. Inns cater to travelers anxious to sleep
safely within sturdy walls and enjoy good food by a
warm fire instead of camping by the side of the road.
Minor issues are nothing unusual in the Dessarin
Valley, from bands of savage humanoids from the Sword
Mountains or the Evermoors, to bandits gathering in the
lonelier parts of the vale to waylay caravans traveling
the Long Road or the Kheldell Path. But six months
ago, an insidious new threat began to grow in the area,
unsuspected by the locals or any passing adventurers...

Red Larch 

Red Larch has been an important stop on the Long Road for two centuries now. Named for a distinctive stand of red larch trees that were cut down when the hamlet was founded, Red Larch is a prosperous community facing dark times. The heart of the Sumber Hills has become far more dangerous, with monsters lurking seemingly everywhere. Banditry is on the rise, and the weather seems to be getting more severe and more unpredictable. The townsfolk fear that dangerous times are at hand, but no one seems to know what to do about it...

1. Allfaiths Shrine
The Allfaiths Shrine is a wayside shrine used by many
faiths and owned by none. Priests shuttle out from
Waterdeep in pairs for month-long stays. The most
frequent combinations are Sune and Selûne, Tymora
and Lathander, and Tempus and Oghma.
2. The Swinging Sword
This inn is a three-story stone structure, crowned by a
steep slate roof that bristles with many chimneys. An
inn yard with stables and outbuildings lies behind the
building. While the Helm at Highsun is the place to hear
Red Larchers unwind, the Swinging Sword is the polite
social hub and neutral meeting ground of Red Larch.
Ghileeda Irkell of the Swinging Sword

3. The Helm at Highsun
Rusty metal grills cover the dirty windows of this
ramshackle two-story tavern. Inside is a large, dimly lit,
wood-paneled taproom where locals relax, gossip, flirt,
and tell the stories of their working days. It’s not a place
for refined dining.
4. Mother Yalantha’s
This three-story, dilapidated boarding house has a
cheerful—though generally noisy—atmosphere.
5. Thelorn’s Safe Journeys
The foremost wagonmaker in this region, Thelorn’s is
a busy, always-bustling place. The quality of Thelorn’s
wagons is well known.
6. Chansyrl Fine Harness
The pungent smell of tanned and oiled leather fills this
crowded workshop, whose walls display leather saddles
and harnesses, as well as stylish leather jackets, caps,
boots, leggings, and armor.
7. Helvur Tarnlar, Clothier
Tarnlar’s is the only place to buy quality clothing for
a hundred miles around. The clothing, boots, and
accessories sold here are all fine, warm, and sturdy.
8. Lorren’s Bakery
This aromatic, tidy bakery always has fresh round
loaves and buns for sale. Its specialty is cheese-topped
buns with melted mushroom cheese from outlying
local farms.
9. Tantur Smithy
The din of forge hammers rings out late into most nights
from this soot-stained building, whose skilled smiths
can make or repair almost anything that requires no
specialized alloys or treatments.
10. Drouth Fine Poultry
This largest of the two Red Larch poultry shops is everbustling thanks to thriving local farms and the endless
appetite of communities along the Long Road.
11. Jalessa Ornra, Butcher
These four identical single-story stone buildings are
the workplace, shop, and home of Jalessa Ornra (female
Illuskan human commoner). Her husband Harburk
Tuthmarillar (male Tethyrian human veteran) is Red
Larch’s constable.
Red Larch doesn’t have a jail or court, so Harburk
employs four of Jalessa’s laborers as assistant
constables (human guards). Harburk knows there are
evil and secretive groups in the Sumber Hills, but he
isn’t sure just what is out there. Adventurers who could
go investigating where he dares not would be a godsend.
12. Dornen Finestone
This plain, dusty building is the business office of
the busy Dornen quarry, run by Elak Dornen (male
Tethyrian human noble). Dornen is a hard master
to some twenty workers, and he insists on keeping
careful records.
13. Ironhead Arms
Run by former sellsword and caravan guard Ironhead
(male half-orc veteran), this shop deals in arms and
armor, both new and used.
14. Mhandyvver’s Poultry
Mhandyvver’s is the less impressive of the two local
poulterers, but is a favorite with Red Larchers.
15. Haeleeya’s
Originally from Amn, Haeleeya Hanadroum (female
human Tethyrian commoner) operates a bathhouse and
dress shop in her large, well-appointed home.
16. Waelvur’s Wagonworks
Ilmeth Waelvur (male Tethyrian human bandit)
operates a cheaper alternative to Thelorn’s Safe
Journeys, making and selling replacement wheels and
axles for wagons. Ilmeth is a town elder and a Believer
(see “The Tomb of Moving Stones”).
17. Gaelkur’s
This seedy wooden building serves as Red Larch’s
used tools and goods shop, its barber, and an unofficial
second tavern for locals. In addition to providing
grooming, Marlandro Gaelkur (male Tethyrian human
commoner) deals in used (and sometimes shady) items
with no questions asked. 
18. Mellikho Stoneworks
A quarry pit begins just behind this small house, which
serves as the business office and the home of the quarry
owner, Albaeri Mellikho (female Tethyrian human
19. Luruth’s Tannery
This former warehouse reeks with an eye-watering,
throat-closing stench that obliterates all other smells
within a bowshot of the place. Ulhro Luruth (male
Chondathan human commoner) is the tannery’s owner
and proprietor.
20. Bethendur’s Storage
Four identical, well-built warehouses stand here in
ground covered in raked gravel and cinders.
21. The Market
This muddy, well-used field is ringed with outhouses
and rings of stones that have obviously been used as
cook-fires or trash burn sites. Once a tenday, farmers
drive in from homesteads miles away to sell all manner 
of in-season produce, cheese, cider and cider vinegar,
and last year’s pickled beets in jugs.
On the other nine days of the tenday, Grund (male
half-orc thug) ekes out a living by making pickles in vats
at the end of the field. Grund is a happy, dim-witted sort.
22. Vallivoe’s Sundries
Endrith Vallivoe (male Tethyrian human commoner)
is a retired caravan merchant who sells new and
used goods from his home. Almost anything might be
available to buy here, buried under heaps of other stuff.


RETAINERS (Sidekicks)

PCs may recruit Retainers/Henchmen/Sidekicks, to a maximum of 1+CHA bonus.

PC Level  Initial Retainer Level
1-3             1
4-6             2
7-9             3
10-12         4
13-15         5
16+            6

Retainers who adventure gain levels at half the PC rate, typically 1 level per 2 PC levels. At higher level they are generally best used attending to the PC's holdings and matters beneath the direct interest of a high level PC. Retainers who become PCs are increased to Party Level.

Example: a 3rd level PC recruits a 1st level Retainer. The Retainer adventures alongside the PC and advances as follows:
PC Level Retainer Level
3-4            1
5-6            2
7-8            3
9-10          4
11             5
At this point the PC establishes a stronghold and appoints the Retainer as Steward. They remain at 5th level.


Accommodation - you are currently in a shared dormitory at the Swinging Sword Inn, designed for 6 but you can fit 7 in with an extra pallet for a small & tough PC like Dagny- this costs 5gp/Tenday each bed & board. If feeling rich, a solo en suite guest room is 15gp/Tenday. Sharing a guest room (2 beds) is 10gp/Tenday each. If feeling poor, Mother Yalanta's boarding house provides a dormitory pallet and cheap grub for 2gp/Tenday, and it's usually possible to get unskilled labouring work on the farms this time of year to cover that amount.
If you have a useful tool proficiency like Herbalist's Kit for making healing potions or Blacksmith's Tools and access to somewhere to work you can potentially make up to 25gp per Tenday in profit selling your wares at the market or elsewhere. By default crafting supports a modest 10gp/Tenday lifestyle, eg working as a journeyman smith at a master smith's forge, or selling healing potions to merchants & priests for resale.

Lifestyle Expenses
Squalid1 gp
Poor2 gp
Modest10 gp
Comfortable20 gp
Wealthy40 gp
Aristocratic100 gp minimum

Between adventures, you can tell the DM what your character is doing during his or her downtime. Periods of downtime are normally measured in Tendays, at three Tendays per game month. Usually no more than 7-8 days are actually spent in the listed activity, allowing time for adventuring and the occasional day off.
Each downtime activity requires a certain number of days to complete before you gain any benefit, and at least 8 hours of each day must be spent on the downtime activity for the day to count. The days do not need to be consecutive. If you have more than the minimum amount of days to spend, you can keep doing the same thing for a longer period of time, or switch to a new downtime activity.
Downtime activities other than the ones presented below are possible. If you want your character to spend his or her downtime performing an activity not covered here, discuss it with your DM.
You can craft nonmagical objects, including adventuring equipment and works of art. You must be proficient with tools related to the object you are trying to create (typically artisan’s tools). You might also need access to special materials or locations necessary to create it. For example, someone proficient with smith’s tools needs a forge in order to craft a sword or suit of armor.
For every Tenday of downtime you spend crafting, you can craft one or more items with a total market value not exceeding 50 gp, and you must expend raw materials worth half the total market value. If something you want to craft has a market value greater than 50 gp, you make progress every Tenday in 50 gp increments until you reach the market value of the item. For example, a suit of plate armor (market value 1,500 gp) takes 300 days to craft by yourself.
Multiple characters can combine their efforts toward the crafting of a single item, provided that the characters all have proficiency with the requisite tools and are working together in the same place. Each character contributes 50 gp worth of effort for every Tenday spent helping to craft the item. For example, three characters with the requisite tool proficiency and the proper facilities can craft a suit of plate armor in 100 days, at a total cost of 750 gp.
While crafting, you can maintain a modest lifestyle without having to pay 10 gp per Tenday, or a comfortable lifestyle at half the normal cost.

This normally requires a Formula or Sample - Herbalists start with the Formula for healing potions. A Formula typically has a Rarity & research level requirement 1 step higher than the item itself. Some formulae such as for simple magic weapons & armour, or spell scrolls, are widely known to those able to create the item. Consumable items take half as long and cost half as much. All items require rare and valuable ingredients.
For commissioned items, the commissioned price is typically double the creation cost, sometimes more.
Level 11+ casters require a Power Focus such as Wizard's Tower or Druid Grove to craft Very Rare items.
Level 17+ casters require a a Power Focus to craft Legendary Items.
Crafting times allow & require about 1 day in 5 spent recuperating or on other activities such as travel and adventure.

Item Rarity Minimum Level Minimum Cost to Create/Sale Price / Days to Craft (Consumable/Permanent item)
Healing Potion (using kit only) 1st             25gp/50gp         8 (1 Tenday)
Common   3rd                                   50gp/100gp/200gp      4/8 (1 Tenday)
Uncommon 5th                                 250gp/500gp/1,000gp   8/16 (2 Tendays)
Rare           8th                                1,250gp/2,500gp/5,000gp  35/70  (7 Tendays/2 months & a Tenday)
Very Rare  11th                           6,250gp/12,500gp/25,000gp   92/183 (Six Months)
Legendary 17th                         31,250gp/62,500gp/125,000gp  183/366 (Year & a Day)

You can work between adventures, allowing you to maintain a modest lifestyle without having to pay 10 gp per Tenday (see chapter 5 for more information on lifestyle expenses). This benefit lasts as long you continue to practice your profession.
If you are a member of an organization that can provide gainful employment, such as a temple or a thieves’ guild, you earn enough to support a comfortable lifestyle instead.
If you have proficiency in the Performance skill and put your performance skill to use during your downtime, you earn enough to support a wealthy lifestyle instead.
You can use downtime between adventures to recover from a debilitating injury, disease, or poison.
After three days of downtime spent recuperating, you can make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw. On a successful save, you can choose one of the following results:
  • End one effect on you that prevents you from regaining hit points.
  • For the next 24 hours, gain advantage on saving throws against one disease or poison currently affecting you.
The time between adventures is a great chance to perform research, gaining insight into mysteries that have unfurled over the course of the campaign. Research can include poring over dusty tomes and crumbling scrolls in a library or buying drinks for the locals to pry rumors and gossip from their lips.
When you begin your research, the DM determines whether the information is available, how many days of downtime it will take to find it, and whether there are any restrictions on your research (such as needing to seek out a specific individual, tome, or location). The DM might also require you to make one or more ability checks, such as an Intelligence (Investigation) check to find clues pointing toward the information you seek, or a Charisma (Persuasion) check to secure someone’s aid. Once those conditions are met, you learn the information if it is available.
For each Tenday of research, you must spend 10 gp to cover your expenses. This cost is in addition to your normal lifestyle expenses (as discussed in chapter 5).
You can spend time between adventures learning a new language or training with a set of tools. Your DM might allow additional training options.
First, you must find an instructor willing to teach you. The DM determines how long it takes, and whether one or more ability checks are required.
The training lasts for (20 - INT bonus) Tendays, and costs 10 gp per Tenday. After you spend the requisite amount of time and money, you learn the new language or gain proficiency with the new tool.

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