- 3 -provide an effective method of determining what is appropriate andcorrect within the setting of theImperium. Of course you may play aradical character that bucks thosetrends, but at least you have a clear ideaas what constitutes those trends in thefirst place!Of course the use or otherwise of traitsand passions is entirely optional, butplayers may find the benefits of usingthem to be worth the effort.
Every character has a series of personality traits that are pairedand opposite.
Chaste / LustfulEnergetic / LazyForgiving / VengefulGenerous / SelfishHonest / DeceitfulJust / ArbitraryMerciful / CruelModest / ProudPious / WordlyPrudent / RecklessTemperate / IndulgentTrusting / Suspicious Valorous / Cowardly
Chaste / Lustful
Chaste characters are in control of their libido, maintain monogamousrelationships, and refrain from crudeor bawdy behaviour. Highly chastepeople are probably celibate. Lustfulcharacters engage in intercoursewith many partners. Highly lustfulpeople are lewd and bawdy, given tofrequent profanity.
Energetic / Lazy
Energetic characters are driven andindustrious, well able to motivatethemselves and to work on throughadversity and fatigue. Lazycharacters are inactive, sedentaryand indolent.
Forgiving / Vengeful
Forgiving characters are willing tooverlook real or imagined insults andinjuries, whereas vengefulcharacters are likely to seekrestitution or revenge at everyopportunity. Highly forgivingcharacters are humble, gentle, kind,and ‘meek’. Highly vengefulcharacters are often oversensitive,vindictive and spiteful, seeinginsults in the least slights, or evenwhere no insult occurred.
Generous / Selfish
Generous characters are liberal ingiving or sharing and free frommeanness or smallness of mind orcharacter. Selfish characters careonly for themselves and areconcerned primarily with their owninterests, benefits, and welfare,regardless of others.
Honest / Deceitful
Honest characters are genuine,truthful and sincere in themselvesand their dealings with others.Honest characters tend to inspiretrust in others as their word istrustworthy. Deceitful charactersare false, fraudulent, insincere,tricky liars, and otherwise unworthyof trust.
Just / Arbitrary
Just characters are guided by truth,reason, justice, and fairness. Oftenupholders of the law, they prefer anaccord with what is right and proper,and will stand against unjust laws orsituations. Arbitrary characters areguided by chance, whim, or impulse,and not by necessity, reason, orprinciple. They consider theirindividual judgment more important