Backgrounds define what has a character been up to during their early life, childhood and early adolescence
Each Background give to the character 3 1st rank skills relevant to the background (choice out of some) and a set of relevant tools and/or equipment.
For example the Apprentice, Smith background ("Son of the Smith") awards 1 rank in Craft - Blacksmithing, 1 Rank Endurance, 1 Rank Athletics and a set of smithing tools including a hammer, tongs, a small book of very simple recipies, leather gloves and a leather apron.
The following is an initial list of backgrounds. This list will be expanded into blocks for each of those background with more information about them.
Apprentice (Craft specific)
Farmboy / Farmmaid
Dairyboy / Dairymaid
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