From publisher blurb:
Whether or not the College of Conspiracy exists is the subject of heated scholarly debate, by the design of those who might practice it - the bards who have delved deep into obscure lore use their archaic knowledge to spread rumors about themselves and their enemies. Over time, truth and lies congeal into an incoherent mess, and in the confusion, the bard is quietly forgotten or found unapproachable.
Their surprising ineffability aside, a bard may walk the path of the College of Conspiracy for noble reasons, acting on behalf of some greater good, though certainly this path is laden with temptations to lie for one’s own benefit. Unlike other shadowy bardic counterparts who might be acting on behalf of another, the College of Conspiracy is filled with actors who would rather see a goal accomplished than hoarding knowledge for knowledge’s sake.
Expanding upon the mechanics of the 5E Bard class, this PDF allows you to create a conspiratorial bard who would disguise their very nature from inquisitive eyes, ultimately distributing fake artifacts to glean further secrets and manipulate their foes.