YOUR BACKGROUND IS MORE THAN WHO YOU WERE
For some characters, their background represents their lives when they aren’t in the dungeon or out saving the world. It includes aspects of ambitions, their place in society, and their recognized authority. Such advancements are optional even in a campaign that uses these rules, for with authority comes responsibility. Other characters grow and change to the point that a different background represents who they are, but their original one is still important for the story of who they were.