Cattle Rustler (5e Background)

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Cattle Rustler[edit]

You lived in the shadows, raiding farmers and shepherds in the dead of night. What made you choose this path of crime? Did you notice the abundance of unprotected livestock around you? Did you notice you had a certain knack for smuggling animals in the darkness? Cattle Rustlers are stealthy and quiet, they operate unseen and unheard.

Skill Proficiencies: Stealth, Animal Handling

Tool Proficiencies: Thieves tools

Languages: One of your choice

Equipment: Black cloak, Hempen Rope (50 feet), Chain (20 feet)

Feature: Quick Getaway[edit]

You always know the quickest escape route out of any building, should things turn south.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

d8 Personality Trait
1 I am constantly observing every corner of my surroundings, especially when in unfamiliar territory.
2 I never settle for an unfair price and I am willing to haggle for hours.
3 I never panic, even when outnumbered in a fight.
4 I've never been caught, which makes me cocky.
5 I often act on my instincts
6 I have little patience when forced to work with others.
7 If I cannot see someone, I assume they are trying to attack me from behind.
8 I cannot sleep without having a weapon nearby.
d6 Ideal
1 Charity. I never steal from people who cannot afford it. (Good)
2 Domination. People should protect what they own, they deserve to be stolen from. (Evil)
3 Solitude. I don't rely on anyone else, just the way I like it. (Chaotic)
4 Equality. Things would be easier if everyone could share their wealth. (Chaotic)
5 Respect. I never steal livestock from people who share their wealth with the needy. (Lawful)
6 Harmony. People should treat animals with more respect (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I owe my talents to my mentor, who taught me everything I know.
2 I never use another man's weapons, and I never let anyone else touch mine.
3 I often return to my home town, donating some of my wealth to help the poor
4 My ex-partner turned himself in so I could escape the authorities. I owe my freedom to him.
5 My horse is my closest companion, I would kill to protect her.
6 I stole from a powerful noble. He has set a bounty on my head.
d6 Flaw
1 I always leave a calling card at the scene of the crime.
2 I underestimate other people's intelligence.
3 I run away if the fight turns against me.
4 I view myself above the eyes of the law.
5 I am hesitant when delivering the killing blow.
6 I am suspicious of mundane surroundings.

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