Men of the Lake


The Men of the Lake distinguish themselves from their neighbours, the inhabitants of Dale, by their greater love for ‘modern’ things and exotic novelties, a contrast with the Bardings’ healthier respect for tradition. Where the wealthiest among the folk of Dale display their status wearing gold bracelets and torques, or pins and brooches with precious stones, the inhabitants of Lake-town favour rich furs and fine-woven fabrics, often the product of foreign craftsmanship. Their differences extend beyond mere appearance though: Bardings are said to prize nobility and lineage, while Lake-men value above all men or women who elevate themselves through resourcefulness and daring.


Ability Score Increase:

Your Charisma score increases by 1 and you may increase any two additional ability scores by 1.

Natural Born Traders:

You have proficiency in the Persuasion skill.


You can speak, read, and write Dalish – an archaic version of the Common Speech.

Men of the Lake

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