Destined to be a Hero (5e Background)

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A freelancer flying off to face against the darkness that threatens that which he cares about. This freelancer may or may not know it, but his destiny is to be a hero and fate will naturally push him in that direction despite the choices he makes. Whether he chooses to be a mercenary for hire or the dark lord's minion, fate will push him in the direction of his destiny. Do you fight futilely against your fate? Do you have a moment where he realizes where you need to go to end it all? What is the reason that you left the normal life to face the darkness?

Skill Proficiencies: Pick 3 skills of the following: Acrobatics, Animal Handling, Arcana, Athletics, Deception, History, Insight, Intimidation, Investigation, Medicine, Nature, Perception, Performance, Persuasion, Religion, Sleight of Hand, Stealth and Survival.

Tool Proficiencies: Pick 1 musical instrument, and 1 of any tool proficiency.

Equipment: As one Destined to be a Hero, you start with:

-A set of common clothes.

-An item, weapon, or armor pertaining to your heritage. (Maybe a magic item)

-A belt pouch containing 10G

-An iron pan

Hero Type[edit]

What kind of hero you are determines your line of action and possibly your destiny.

d6 Specialization
1 Dark Hero : You are a Dark Hero. An assassin or a thief often looked at like a criminal.
2 Folk Hero : You are a Folk Hero. From a humble background, you have great aspirations. And perhaps a bit of innocence.
3 Proud Hero : You are a Proud Hero. Accomplished in battle, or so you say. Boasting about frightful tales is your passion.
4 Silent Hero : You are a Silent Hero. Often misunderstood, and unappreciated, you help not because you want the attention, but because it is what you want to do.
5 Coin Hero : You are a Paid Hero. If the world needs saving, then why not get paid for the job. You are not a pro bono type of guy.
6 Tactical Hero : You are a Tactical Hero. If the other's are at the front, you are the one directing them all. You care more about the big picture, rather than a small battle.

Feature: Heroes' Advent[edit]

A Heroes' Advent is a special feature given to each hero according to how they are a Hero. Depending on your specialty, you may have quite different advents.

Alternate Feature: Dark Advent[edit]

You're a total master sneak. You know your ways in and around places with the snap of a finger. You can move faster through hidden ways and know more of how to find them.

Alternate Feature: Folk Advent[edit]

Since you come from the ranks of the common folk, you fit in among them with ease. You can find a place to hide, rest, or recuperate among other commoners unless you have shown yourself to be a danger to them. They will shield you from the law or anyone else searching for you, though they will not risk their lives for you.

Alternate Feature: Proud Advent[edit]

You are quite proud and your words are full of strength. That presence gains you more favors when bargaining with people of power.

Alternate Feature: Silent Advent[edit]

You are one who rarely speaks. People you've met before and people you've gotten to know will forget about you over time. Eventually, until they only remember vaguely of the shadow of you. This is handy if you plan on going alone or need to escape the authorities.

Alternate Feature: Coin Advent[edit]

You are quick to see the profit behind an adventure, a person or even the value of an item. You have an advantage when it comes to selling or buying and the buyer or seller you negotiate with is more friendly to your words.

Alternate Feature: Tactical Advent[edit]

You're a brilliant strategist who can easily pinpoint the weaknesses of enemies and direct your allies. People are more willing to rally to your causes due to your renowned art of war.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

Below find suggested characteristics for your character. Don't be limited though. A good hero needs a good story and personality above all else.

d8 Personality Trait
1 You normally talk little, but when you do talk, it comes off as if you were down. Your resting face appears disdained at the world around you.
2 Often accused of being naive of the world. You are one who no one wants to lead.
3 You're The Hero, why do you need to care what the peasants think? They owe you the world that you saved.
4 Everything in your life has seemed to come to this point in time, so you're not going to stop now.
5 I have a strong sense of fair play and always try to find the most equitable solution to any given situation.
6 I'm pretty aloof and distant because I want to be clear of the irrelevant things.
7 I don't want to connect with others because they will ultimately be taken from me.
8 I'll do anything for filling my purse. You got the coin, I got the time.
d6 Ideal
1 Freedom. Destiny phhff, As if. Just because something just so happened to happen the day I was born, doesn't mean why destiny is set in stone. (any)
2 Liberation. Tyrants must not be allowed to oppress the people. (Chaotic)
3 Atonement. I have to right whatever wrongs me and others associated have committed (Lawful)
4 Adventure. I want to see everything the world has to offer and have fun! (Chaotic)
5 Power. I want the power to overcome any and everything in my path. (any)
6 Realization. What am I meant to do? I guess I'll find out. (Neutral)
d6 Bond
1 We're friends once we break bread together.
2 I'll die for anyone willing to fight alongside me.
3 It's much more efficient to travel alone.
4 I don't want to lose anyone else.
5 We are all meeting for a reason, and so are bound by fate.
6 There's a lot of stuff I don't know but I'm sure I'll figure it out with the help of others.
d6 Flaw
1 For whatever reason, you don't want to be the hero.
2 You have a powerful antagonist focused on stopping you at all costs with whom you're obsessed
3 I’m convinced of the significance of my destiny, and blind to my shortcomings and the risk of failure.
4 I'm almost too cheery and annoy the hell out of everyone.
5 I'm a total edgelord and I bring down morale like an anchor.
6 I always think I'm the boss.

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