Mailman (5e Background)

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Through storms and blistering heat, one type of person has persevered and did it with a smile, the mailman. You have traversed mountains, forest, cities and even caves just to deliver some mail. Your title holds the meaning of honor, pride and promise that you will do your duty with a smile, no matter the stakes.

Skill Proficiencies: Survival and Athletics

Tool Proficiencies: Cartographer’s tools

Languages: Two languages of your choice

Equipment: A set of Cartographer’s tools, a post badge, a mailman's uniform, a map of your home city and a coin pouch containing 15gp

Feature: Everyone's friend[edit]

After years of practice and work you have found that city layouts generally share similarities. You can easily find your way around most cities and you are capable of getting information and work from that city's post office, from locations of notable people, to places of intrigue and local happenings. Additionally, you are able to use your position to deliver different types of mail without suspicion.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

Mailmen or post men are commonly known as heroes not in the traditional sense but they have many qualities from honour to pride and everything in between.

d8 Personality Trait
1 My sense of duty will push me through even the most deadly of situations.
2 Any opportunity to show off my speed is a good one!
3 I must handle things carefully otherwise things could go wrong.
4 Failing a promise is a great shame that I fear.
5 Things will happen when they happen. Until then I'm going to take my time.
6 Every accepted delivery is a promise that I will see through!
d6 Ideal
1 Exploration. I want to explore and see new things. (Chaotic)
2 Pride. Nothing will stop me from keeping my word! (Lawful)
3 Contest. I want to challenge myself constantly. (Neutral)
4 For the people. To see the smile on people's faces makes me happy. (Good)
5 Breach of security. I wonder whats inside this letter... (Evil)
6 boredom. Whatever kills my boredom. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 My work got me out of a tight spot and I'm eternally grateful for it.
2 Even in the worst situations I've been taught to have a smile.
3 I have a rival that I must beat at all costs.
4 I have one last delivery i need to make...
5 People generally like me because I'm generally friendly.
6 I'm trying to find someone and the best way was to be a Mailman.
d6 Flaw
1 I often get distracted and lose focus on whats important.
2 My blind optimism has proven to get on some people's nerves.
3 I'm very goal orientated, only focusing on the goal and rarely on what's between me and it.
4 I'm often late in my delivery, both socially and in work.
5 I am the manifestation of speed, or so I believe.
6 Years of tedious work have made me usually grumpy.

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