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Character Backgrounds define a character's story, his starting Attributes and equipment.[1] Backgrounds also determine what kind of Traits a character can get and they open up specific Events and dialog choices.[2] Talents are random in nature and strength but some Backgrounds are limited to certain types.

Companions Edit

At the start of the game, your roster consists of the three Companions. They have set Talents.

The Spear and Shield wielding Companion has:

  • Health 2 Star Talent
  • Fatigue 1 Star Talent
  • Resolve 1 Star Talent

The Two-Handed Axe wielding Companion has:

  • Melee skill 2 Star Talent
  • Melee defense 1 Star Talent
  • Resolve 1 Star Talent

The Crossbow wielding companion has:

  • Ranged skill 2 Star Talent
  • Ranged defense 1 Star Talent
  • Initiative 1 Star Talent

Hiring Edit

New recruits can be hired in Settlements.

Hiring (up front) costs are calculated with:

  • Background
  • Equipment
  • Level

More details on costs are available on this page.

Mercenaries demand Provisions and daily wages. If those demands aren't met, Mood will drop and men will possibly desert.

Various variables affect wages:

  • Background
  • Level (+10% of base, +3% after level 11)
  • Random modifier (+/-10%)
  • The Greedy Trait (could always be spotted with certainty on recruits before the introduction of a random modifier)
  • Other modifiers from Events

Attribute Ranges Edit

Character Backgrounds Attributes are not fixed but rather randomized inside ranges.[2] Each Background shares a base range and adds modifiers on top. Apprentice is the only Background with no modifiers.

Below is a table with all values extracted from the game files (spreadsheet format). Hover over the icons for textual information.

Health Fatigue Resolve Initiative Melee skill Ranged skill Melee defense Ranged defense Level Asset daily money
Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive Negative Positive
Background 06
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 105 45 Resolve 60 100 Initiative 110 57 Melee skill 67 32 Ranged skill 42 5 Melee defense 13 -10 Ranged defense 0 1 Level 3 25 Gold coin
Background 40
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 30 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 8 Gold coin
Background 53
45 Health 55 85 Fatigue 95 40 Resolve 50 120 Initiative 125 59 Melee skill 67 32 Ranged skill 42 5 Melee defense 13 0 Ranged defense 5 4 Level 4 20 Gold coin
Barbarian
60 Health 65 100 Fatigue 105 40 Resolve 45 105 Initiative 120 57 Melee skill 62 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 2 Level 4 20 Gold coin
Background 37
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 25 Resolve 35 100 Initiative 110 52 Melee skill 67 32 Ranged skill 42 -5 Melee defense 10 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 3 14 Gold coin
Background 57
50 Health 63 95 Fatigue 107 43 Resolve 50 107 Initiative 115 52 Melee skill 62 43 Ranged skill 49 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 2 Level 3 15 Gold coin
Background 18
40 Health 50 80 Fatigue 90 20 Resolve 35 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 3 Gold coin
Background 29
50 Health 60 85 Fatigue 100 25 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 42 Ranged skill 52 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 8 Gold coin
Background 27
55 Health 70 100 Fatigue 105 37 Resolve 45 105 Initiative 110 52 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 13 Gold coin
Background 43
50 Health 64 90 Fatigue 104 37 Resolve 45 100 Initiative 110 50 Melee skill 59 29 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 7 Gold coin
Background 12
53 Health 65 95 Fatigue 107 33 Resolve 43 100 Initiative 110 51 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 8 Gold coin
BackgroundCompanion
50 Health 60 95 Fatigue 105 40 Resolve 45 100 Initiative 110 57 Melee skill 62 37 Ranged skill 47 5 Melee defense 10 5 Ranged defense 10 1 Level 1 14 Gold coin
BackgroundCompanion
60 Health 65 95 Fatigue 105 40 Resolve 45 95 Initiative 110 57 Melee skill 62 32 Ranged skill 42 2 Melee defense 5 2 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 14 Gold coin
BackgroundCompanion
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 35 Resolve 45 105 Initiative 115 52 Melee skill 57 48 Ranged skill 52 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 14 Gold coin
Background 51
30 Health 50 80 Fatigue 100 30 Resolve 40 75 Initiative 100 42 Melee skill 52 27 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 3 Gold coin
Background 54
60 Health 70 100 Fatigue 110 45 Resolve 60 100 Initiative 110 57 Melee skill 67 22 Ranged skill 37 0 Melee defense 5 -5 Ranged defense -5 6 Level 6 25 Gold coin
Background 34
45 Health 65 93 Fatigue 103 45 Resolve 50 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 36
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 103 30 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 07
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 15 Resolve 30 100 Initiative 110 52 Melee skill 62 39 Ranged skill 42 3 Melee defense 10 3 Ranged defense 10 1 Level 2 11 Gold coin
Background 08
50 Health 60 80 Fatigue 95 25 Resolve 38 100 Initiative 110 55 Melee skill 67 35 Ranged skill 48 0 Melee defense 8 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 3 18 Gold coin
Background 52
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 25 Resolve 35 95 Initiative 105 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 09
62 Health 70 100 Fatigue 120 28 Resolve 37 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 10 Gold coin
Background 15
55 Health 60 95 Fatigue 105 35 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 115 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 7 Gold coin
Background 26
40 Health 55 95 Fatigue 110 42 Resolve 52 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 20
48 Health 58 84 Fatigue 95 42 Resolve 52 112 Initiative 120 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 7 2 Ranged defense 13 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 28
50 Health 64 95 Fatigue 107 37 Resolve 45 95 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 5 Gold coin
Background 25
50 Health 60 95 Fatigue 105 38 Resolve 45 100 Initiative 114 50 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 6 0 Ranged defense 6 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 33
62 Health 73 105 Fatigue 110 39 Resolve 44 86 Initiative 103 58 Melee skill 67 32 Ranged skill 42 6 Melee defense 10 0 Ranged defense 5 2 Level 5 35 Gold coin
Background 47
48 Health 55 85 Fatigue 95 30 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 110 42 Melee skill 52 29 Ranged skill 40 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 8 Gold coin
Background 50
55 Health 60 95 Fatigue 100 35 Resolve 45 105 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 3 Melee defense 8 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 7 Gold coin
Background 22
50 Health 60 97 Fatigue 105 30 Resolve 45 100 Initiative 115 47 Melee skill 57 52 Ranged skill 59 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 8 1 Level 2 20 Gold coin
Background 14
45 Health 55 90 Fatigue 100 30 Resolve 40 112 Initiative 120 47 Melee skill 57 35 Ranged skill 45 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 7 Gold coin
Background 02
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 25 Resolve 35 100 Initiative 115 51 Melee skill 57 34 Ranged skill 45 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 59
45 Health 65 90 Fatigue 110 45 Resolve 55 85 Initiative 110 52 Melee skill 62 27 Ranged skill 42 5 Melee defense 10 5 Ranged defense 10 1 Level 1 30 Gold coin
Background 04
60 Health 70 100 Fatigue 115 30 Resolve 45 95 Initiative 110 52 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 13 Gold coin
Background 17
50 Health 60 95 Fatigue 105 30 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 8 Gold coin
Background 46
50 Health 60 105 Fatigue 110 35 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 7 3 Ranged defense 8 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 35
50 Health 60 93 Fatigue 105 33 Resolve 45 100 Initiative 110 52 Melee skill 62 38 Ranged skill 47 2 Melee defense 7 2 Ranged defense 7 1 Level 2 9 Gold coin
Background 05
53 Health 60 98 Fatigue 105 30 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 7 Gold coin
Background 45
60 Health 70 80 Fatigue 90 35 Resolve 48 100 Initiative 110 52 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 42
45 Health 57 80 Fatigue 90 35 Resolve 50 100 Initiative 115 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 13
50 Health 60 80 Fatigue 100 41 Resolve 51 100 Initiative 110 42 Melee skill 52 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 5 Gold coin
Background 55
60 Health 70 100 Fatigue 110 45 Resolve 60 100 Initiative 110 57 Melee skill 67 22 Ranged skill 37 0 Melee defense 5 -5 Ranged defense -5 6 Level 6 25 Gold coin
Background 19
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 30 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 117 37 Melee skill 48 32 Ranged skill 42 2 Melee defense 12 2 Ranged defense 12 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 56
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 35 Resolve 45 100 Initiative 117 42 Melee skill 52 32 Ranged skill 42 2 Melee defense 12 2 Ranged defense 12 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 21
50 Health 60 93 Fatigue 100 25 Resolve 45 100 Initiative 114 49 Melee skill 57 47 Ranged skill 49 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 8 Gold coin
Background 49
50 Health 60 92 Fatigue 100 30 Resolve 37 100 Initiative 110 59 Melee skill 67 37 Ranged skill 42 6 Melee defense 10 6 Ranged defense 10 2 Level 4 28 Gold coin
Background 41
45 Health 55 90 Fatigue 100 30 Resolve 40 118 Initiative 125 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 4 Gold coin
Background 38
42 Health 55 97 Fatigue 105 25 Resolve 35 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 1 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 4 Gold coin
Background 24
40 Health 45 80 Fatigue 90 43 Resolve 50 95 Initiative 100 60 Melee skill 67 37 Ranged skill 42 5 Melee defense 13 5 Ranged defense 13 2 Level 3 15 Gold coin
Background 10
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 35 Resolve 45 100 Initiative 110 60 Melee skill 67 44 Ranged skill 52 5 Melee defense 13 5 Ranged defense 13 2 Level 4 35 Gold coin
Background 16
45 Health 55 85 Fatigue 95 25 Resolve 35 105 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 2 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 4 Gold coin
Background 44
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 105 35 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 37 Ranged skill 49 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 03
50 Health 60 97 Fatigue 105 42 Resolve 52 100 Initiative 110 54 Melee skill 62 39 Ranged skill 50 1 Melee defense 8 1 Ranged defense 8 1 Level 1 20 Gold coin
Background 30
38 Health 48 75 Fatigue 90 42 Resolve 50 90 Initiative 100 72 Melee skill 77 27 Ranged skill 37 10 Melee defense 20 0 Ranged defense 5 3 Level 5 35 Gold coin
Background 48
47 Health 60 85 Fatigue 95 30 Resolve 40 100 Initiative 115 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 5 Gold coin
Background 11
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 35 Resolve 40 112 Initiative 120 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 5 Melee defense 13 5 Ranged defense 13 1 Level 1 10 Gold coin
Background 32
47 Health 60 100 Fatigue 115 25 Resolve 33 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 32 Ranged skill 42 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 1 6 Gold coin
Background 31
62 Health 70 108 Fatigue 123 42 Resolve 50 95 Initiative 105 53 Melee skill 57 27 Ranged skill 42 -5 Melee defense 5 -5 Ranged defense 0 1 Level 2 12 Gold coin
Background 23
50 Health 60 90 Fatigue 100 42 Resolve 50 100 Initiative 110 47 Melee skill 57 47 Ranged skill 50 0 Melee defense 5 0 Ranged defense 5 1 Level 3 13 Gold coin

Attribute Averages Edit

This is another table with expected Attributes scores. The last column is a custom made rating that shows how much more points a Background gets from average scores (Apprentice). Every Attribute is accounted for and weighed according to its level-up range.

Health Fatigue Resolve Initiative Melee skill Ranged skill Melee defense Ranged defense Plus
Background 06 55 Health 97.5 Fatigue 52.5 Resolve 105 Initiative 62 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 9 Melee defense -5 Ranged defense 30.7
Background 40 55 Health 95 Fatigue 35 Resolve 105 Initiative 52 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 0
Background 53 50 Health 90 Fatigue 45 Resolve 122.5 Initiative 63 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 9 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 36.1
Barbarian 62.5 Health 102.5 Fatigue 42.5 Resolve 112.5 Initiative 59.5 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 37.5
Background 37 55 Health 95 Fatigue 30 Resolve 105 Initiative 59.5 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 5.7
Background 57 56.5 Health 101 Fatigue 46.5 Resolve 111 Initiative 57 Melee skill 46 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense ?
Background 18 45 Health 85 Fatigue 27.5 Resolve 105 Initiative 52 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense -25.2
Background 29 55 Health 92.5 Fatigue 32.5 Resolve 105 Initiative 52 Melee skill 47 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 4.6
Background 27 62.5 Health 102.5 Fatigue 41 Resolve 107.5 Initiative 54.5 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 24.4
Background 43 57 Health 97 Fatigue 41 Resolve 105 Initiative 54.5 Melee skill 35.5 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 11.2
Background 12 59 Health 101 Fatigue 38 Resolve 105 Initiative 54 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 14.7
BackgroundCompanion 55 Health 100 Fatigue 42.5 Resolve 105 Initiative 59.5 Melee skill 42 Ranged skill 7.5 Melee defense 7.5 Ranged defense 40.1
BackgroundCompanion 62.5 Health 100 Fatigue 42.5 Resolve 102.5 Initiative 59.5 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 3.5 Melee defense 3.5 Ranged defense 29.7
BackgroundCompanion 55 Health 95 Fatigue 40 Resolve 110 Initiative 54.5 Melee skill 50 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 23.4
Background 51 40 Health 90 Fatigue 35 Resolve 87.5 Initiative 47 Melee skill 34.5 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense -39.5
Background 54 65 Health 105 Fatigue 52.5 Resolve 105 Initiative 62 Melee skill 29.5 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 0 Ranged defense 37.8
Background 34 55 Health 98 Fatigue 47.5 Resolve 105 Initiative 52 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 14.2
Background 36 55 Health 96.5 Fatigue 35 Resolve 105 Initiative 52 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill 2.5 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 1.4
Background 07 55 Health 95 Fatigue 22.5 Resolve 105 Initiative 57 Melee skill 40.5 Ranged skill 6.5 Melee defense 6.5 Ranged defense 9.6
Background 08 55 Health 87.5 Fatigue 31.5 Resolve 105 Initiative 61 Melee skill 41.5 Ranged skill 4 Melee defense 2.5 Ranged defense 8.5
Background 52 55 Health 95 Fatigue 30 Resolve 100 Initiative 52 Melee skill 37 Ranged skill