It is midnight, and the surviving noble houses are all in attendance at this private ceremony being held at the private residence of the Duchess. The short walk to other side of the room feels like an eternity. Familiar faces from your childhood watch as you walk down the aisle, but something feels off: you can feel an air of contempt from the way their eyes stare at you, as if measuring your worth with each passing step. As you reach the end, you see the tiniest hint of a smile cross the pale young face of the Duchess. As you kneel, she gently raises her sword, knighting you Sir Atticus of the house Jherlo. The Prime, Chief Justice of Onnwal, presents you with the articles of ascension. Though you are not a full Baron, you are next in line for the title; as you are now the recognized last living heir of the late Baron Jherlo. Acording to Skullsplitter, Jian Destron (not in attendance) has promised you the lands surrounding Obelstone Keep once this war is over.
Benefit: You take a –1 penalty on all Charisma-based skill checks made when dealing with members of nobility but gain a +1 trait bonus on Will saves as a result of your stubbornness and individuality. (The penalty aspect of this trait is removed if you ever manage to establish yourself as a true noble.)
You gain the Bastard campaign trait.
(+50 XP to John)