Dragonborn (5e Background)

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Hey! You're finally awake. Blah blah blah, you were trying to cross the border into Skyrim, you were captured, imprisoned, nearly executed before a dragon saved your life by burning down the town of helgen, and now you're the Dragonborn. A hero of legend born of Dragonblood, you are destined to save the world! Except, you've been off the job haven't you? Doing other things instead of actually doing your job of you know? Slaying Dragons. You did somethings for about a year, but destiny catches up quick and it's about time you go and kill some dragons. Or you might just go back to bumming around the land, stealing sweetrolls and putting buckets on people's heads. The choice is yours.

Skill Proficiencies: Intimidation and Survival

Tool Proficiencies: Alchemist's supplies

Languages: Common, Draconic

Equipment: A tattered set of prisoner's clothes and a military outfit from a friend who helped you.

Recent title[edit]

The Dragonborn usually does anything and everything, but we'll give you some select choices of what you did for the last year while you were supposed to be doing Dragonborn business.

d6 Specialization
1 Citizen of Whiterun
2 Follower of the Companions
3 Member of the Thieves guild
4 Member of the Dark brotherhood
5 Student of the College of Winterhold
6 Soldier for the Imperial/Stormcloak Military

Feature: Career path[edit]

You did something in the year that you were gone from the Dragonborn business, but at least something good came from it. People from the faction you worked with recognize your name and are glad to help out when they can. For example, if you were a former Citizen of Whiterun, people and trade caravans from Whiterun may help you by giving you supplies, food, or shelter. The same can be said of members of the Companions, Thieves guild, Dark Brotherhood, students of the College of Winterhold, or soldiers of the army you may have served in.

Alternate Feature: I'll mark it on your map[edit]

Should you have a good alignment, you may have noticed that people really count on you. Even if it's not to slay the world eater, Alduin, it may just be to take down the smaller threats. You pick up information that may help you locate evil doers more easily, such as the location of a hideout, the name of person who knows something, or a ledger or book that has information on the person or persons you may be looking for.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

You as the Dragonborn might just be the weirdest and simply strangest person in the land due to your time off the job. However, your time off the clock may have done you some good and given you morals or purpose.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I read lots of books and often collect them for my shelves.
2 I speak proudly and with a powerful voice.
3 I love cheese. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner it's CHEESE!
4 I love studying butterflies.
5 I have absolutely no manners, but I don't care.
6 I love hearing songs from my homeland.
7 I'm very forward and straight to the point on any task I perform.
8 I hail mighty heroes and veterans, and would gladly share a drink with them.
d6 Ideal
1 Adventure. I just want to travel and explore the world. (Any)
2 Dawnbreaker. I will bring light to the land and return the peace. (Good)
3 End Bringer. Forget Alduin. The world isn't safe as long as I'm breathing. (Evil)
4 Ruthless. I broke the laws once. Let's see how many more I can get. (Chaotic)
5 Indifferent. The concerns of others are not my own. (Neutral)
6 Reformed. I broke the laws once. Never again. (Lawful)
d6 Bond
1 I serve no man, only myself.
2 I guess I've gotta do this whole destiny thing, so let's get on it.
3 A friend saved my life at the Helgen incident. I plan to repay the debt I owe them.
4 My country is everything to me and I would gladly lay my life on the line for it.
5 The people I'm close to right now are what matter. I'd sacrifice a lot to keep them.
6 I kill in the name of my god, blessed be their name.
d6 Flaw
1 I have pretty sticky fingers, so I "borrow" a lot without my knowing.
2 I hate all things Dragon. I can't stand the sight of them.
3 I sometimes forget to sleep and eat.
4 When fighting, I try to also run away to eat or guzzle down potions.
5 I have a habit of not listening to people.
6 I have a very loud voice and often use it at the worst times.

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