Space Marine (5e Background)

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Space Marine[edit]

A space marine is a futuristic warrior from a time most distant. Often they are regarded as highly skilled with few who match them in battle. However, most space marines have had some encounter with demonic forces in their lifetime. Sometimes it is a brush with fiendish Imp and other times it's diving knee deep into the very pit of where all demon spawn come from, to slay them or die at their hands. You are one such warrior who has survived your encounters. How you are here is unclear. All you know is that you awoke in this strange new land, in a strange new form. You thought it might be a dream, but the seal on you says otherwise as it burns you like it always does. You may not have your technology from the future such as Power Armor or a BFG, but you'll make do with swords and magic. Who knows? Maybe you'll find a way out of this place? Or maybe you don't want to leave? We'll see.

Skill Proficiencies: Acrobatics and Intimidation

Tool Proficiencies: Navigator's Tools

Languages: Abyssal

Equipment: A picture you drew of your loved one and a set of common clothes

Feature: The seal of the Doom Slayer[edit]

When you made contact with the demonic forces, you got a quick taste of what they think of you. You were branded with the Seal of the Doom Slayer, an ancient prophecy of someone who would slay the very lords of the demon world. You might hate the sight of it, but you have noticed the seal comes in handy. When you show someone the seal, they may come to respect you out of fear. As an offering they may give you information, food, or supplies, but won't want to remain in your presence, as they fear you may bring misery to their lives.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

Your connection to the demonic has made you who you are now. Be it someone seeking to simply do some good in this cruel world or keep fighting because they love to rip and tear.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I love admiring and tending to my weapons.
2 I often look at the picture I have with me. It reminds me of better times.
3 I tend to admire my handy work after a job is done.
4 I love to fight. It's my life blood and I excel at it.
5 I sometimes look up at the stars and think about my old life.
6 I can't help but love the simple things in life.
7 I often take time to learn more about clutter, so I can know my enemy when I go back.
8 I tend to find myself in holy sanctuaries to ease my mind and feel safer. I never know if they'll come back for me.
d6 Ideal
1 Demon Hunter. The vile scum of this world must be punished. (Lawful)
2 Rampage. Rip and Tear, that's what I always say! (Chaotic)
3 Hellbent. Anything that gets in my way is dead. (Evil)
4 Isolated. I don't care about anything or anyone, just me. (Neutral)
5 Revenge. I want to get home, no matter the cost. (Any)
6 Doom Slayer. I will put an end to the evil in the world, no matter the cost. (Good)
d6 Bond
1 I love my weapon. It's my best and only friend.
2 I keep quiet about anything about my past.
3 The demons and their chaos is common to me. Their presence to me is like light to dark.
4 I seek to fight for an ancient destiny, one that draws me to the demonic.
5 I fight to get back my life and find a way out of this nightmare.
6 I fight to fight. I will spill blood til the day I die.
d6 Flaw
1 I'm rather unfriendly to say the least.
2 I hate chit chat and would much rather get right to the killing.
3 I see no purpose for gold as I take what I want from those who can't stop me.
4 I can be a bit brutal at times and get too intense in battle.
5 I often don't see that others are using me to get to something greater.
6 I tend to be over the top in my entrances, which usually scares people.

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