Transformed Monster (5e Background)

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Transformed Monster[edit]

The ale houses are full of tales of heroes and maiden’s and children being magically transformed into monsters - sometimes it happens the other way round. Until recently you weren't like this. You have dim memories of being something else: something bestial, something primal. You are haunted by your past appetites. Dreams wake you in the night: Dreams of hunting through the dark bowers, of ravaging flesh and consuming souls.

There is a battle within you, who shall win? What has your life been since your transformation? Have you been treated with kindness or have you been shunned? How will you take to this new life - are you filled with drive to do good or will your past nature return?


Skill Proficiencies: Intimidation, Insight

Languages: One of Infernal, Primordial or Abyssal

Equipment: Ragged clothes and an unusual bone.

Feature: Between Two Worlds[edit]

You are uncomfortable where groups of people gather. You fear you will somehow give your secret away - can the normal folk around you sense that you are different?

Conversely, you are strangely at peace in dark places tainted by evil and have empathy with fell and infernal things.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

All this is new to you and takes a bit of practice. Sometimes the beast will come out.

d6 Personality Trait
1 Nothing scares me. I’ve been worse.
2 Working with others is new to me. I’m trying my best to figure it out.
3 I can be skittish and unpredictable.
4 I am meek and mild with a dark heart.
5 I have a conniving and cynical mind.
6 Money and things have little value to me.
d6 Ideal
1 A New Start. I will accept this life and try to forget the past. (Any)
2 Adrift. I am out of place - neither one thing nor another. (Neutral)
3 Corrupted. The darkness within draws me back. (Evil)
4 Penance. I ‘know’ I have done terrible things. (Good)
5 Power. I remember what it was to be powerful. I want to feel that strength again. (Lawful)
6 Survival. I am driven by the simple things; food, shelter and companionship. (Chaotic)
d6 Bond
1 I yearn to return to my previous self.
2 I live in the light to keep back the dark.
3 I need to find out what I was and who changed me.
4 I am beginning to enjoy this new life.
5 I must atone for my previous self.
6 An enemy wants to return me to my old form.
d6 Flaw
1 I have rages that I can’t control.
2 I often forget my manners.
3 I rely on my feelings rather than my intellect.
4 Humanoid emotions are incomprehensible.
5 I lash out when cornered or surprised.
6 Blood and guts agitate me.

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