Chief Guard (5e Background)

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Chief guard[edit]

Why did you decide to become a guard? Do you come from a family of guards?

Skill Proficiencies: Investigation and Insight.

Tool Proficiencies: None.

Languages: Any two

Equipment: A gold badge, a set of common clothes, and a halberd.

Feature: Attention[edit]

You are an enforcer of the law and as such have special status in your region. You can command lower ranking guards to carry out orders as long as they are not suicidal, and are within the law.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

Chief Guards end up in their line of work for all manner of reasons so their personalities and flaws are often as varied as the citizens they protect.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I am always polite and respectful.
2 My friends know they can rely on me no matter what.
3 Breaking up a brawl is the fun part of my day.
4 I can stare down a hell hound without flinching.
5 I enjoy being strong and able to protect others.
6 My language is as foul as a bug-bear.
7 I like the night patrols best, very peaceful or very not.
8 I like gate duty best.
d6 Ideal
1 Our lot is to lay down our lives for others. (Good)
2 I must do as the city rulers command to keep order. (Lawful)
3 I must do what is right for the city despite orders. (Chaotic)
4 People will always do as I say with force. (Evil)
5 There will always be crime, or there are no guards. (Neutral)
6 I love my city, and I will do anything to protect it. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 It is my duty to protect the city and its citizens.
2 My fellow Guards are my brothers/sisters in arms.
3 Someone saved my life on patrol, and I still owe them to this day.
4 My honor is my life
5 I will never forget or forgive the crime lord who killed my fellows.
6 I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.
d6 Flaw
1 I made a mistake once, and it cost a lot of lives.
2 My hatred for raiders is blinding and furious.
3 I obey the law even when it serves no good.
4 I can be bribed easily; a few gold here, please...
5 I care only for my own authority.
6 I will never let injustice pass me by.

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