This could be an ancestor involved in a historic event, a similarity to a person of legend, or something else that you have invented. Even if this does not form an important plot point, this connection grants a story deeper lore, family history and connection to an area, or a comparison to draw with moments from the past.

  • Is your character aware of the connection or is it hidden from them?
  • Does this aspect inspire them or cause them to have doubts?
  • Do they talk about this aspect or keep their thoughts to themselves?

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