God Touched (5e Background)

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God Touched[edit]

A person who is god touched is someone who has had some form of interaction with a god or goddess that left them in their current state. As a reward or something cruel, god touched people are gifted in situations regarding the mind and are given a clearer way of thinking about the world around them.

Skill Proficiencies: Religion, Insight

Languages: Celestial and one other of your choice.

Equipment: A holy book relating to the god/goddess who affected you, a history book about the gods, a notebook and quill, and a pouch containing 15 GP

Feature: Prophet[edit]

Directly interacting with a god is no common occurrence, and has left you being the talk of the churches. This has left you with many friends as well as enemies. Followers of the god or goddess who has interacted with you will take you in as needed, and even possibly provide offerings. However, those who resent the god or goddess may turn you away, or even respond to you with hostility.

Alternate Feature: Guidance of the Gods[edit]

While you may not know what your purpose in life is, the god or goddess who directly affected you does and has a plan for you. When you are feeling lost, your deity shows you what you are needing to do, be it through visions, dreams, or in-person interaction.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

d8 Personality Trait
1 Constant visions of how I will die show me how to avoid it. It can get unbearable.
2 Despite being a favored of the gods, I am no better than anyone else.
3 I always have a story to tell of a time when the gods came to my aid.
4 I believe the gods keep me alive so they don't have to deal with me.
5 Constant visions of my own death tend to wear away at my mental stability.
6 I am endlessly optimistic, for I have no fear of death.
7 I am endlessly pessimistic, as I see every way things could result in my death.
8 My active imagination goes against me as I often imagine crying to death.
d6 Ideal
1 Savior  I know when danger approaches, and so I shall do what I can to save everyone. (Good)
2 Survival of the Fittest If everyone was meant to survive, they'd be god touched too. (Chaotic)
3 Narcissistic Clearly I'm more important than those without this gift. (Chaotic)
4 Hero If I weren't meant to save others, I wouldn't see their deaths along with my own. (Good)
5 Tit for Tat Life is the ultimate gift. If I save you, don't waste your second chance. (Chaotic)
6 Godly Obedience My gift can be a curse. I want to save you, but I will not sin to do so. (Lawful)
d6 Bond
1 The godly visions have saved me many times. I owe it to them to take on holy quests.
2 I lost my family in return for this gift. I refuse to waste it.
3 I fear that if I abuse this gift, my life will be taken from me as compensation.
4 I failed to save a friend because I hesitated. There is no time for moral debates.
5 Can does not mean should. Not everyone is supposed to survive everything.
6 Life is not worth living without friends, which is why I will always save them.
d6 Flaw
1 Knowing what will kill me, I tend to take risks that endanger other people.
2 People tend to know that I think poorly of them for being lesser beings.
3 I care too much about the people around me to let them die when I can help.
4 Sometimes I have slight sanity snaps and can get a little volitile.
5 I live in constant fear of how I'll see my death next.
6 With godly visions in my mind, I have no time for legalities. If an illegal route is faster or safer, I will take it.

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