Warrior of a Lost Age (5e Background)

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Warrior of a Lost Age[edit]


Skill Proficiencies: History + 1 of Athletics, Stealth, Deception

Tool Proficiencies: None

Languages: Primordial

Equipment: Pick 1: (a) Any basic armour with a +1 enchantment, (b) Any martial weapon with a +1 enchantment

Feature: Tragic Fate[edit]

You do not want war, you have long tired of the clashing of steel. But a force drives you to battle all the same, whether by your own doing or by another's, you are forced into adventures, and forced to fight. (Alignment: Lawful-Good, Lawful-Neutral, Neutral-Good or True Neutral)

Alternate Feature: Eternal War[edit]

You have long since lost yourself in battle, and now think of nothing else. You're always looking for a fight, even if the 'enemy' wasn't asking for one. (Alignment: Chaotic-Neutral, Neutral-Evil or Chaotic-Evil)

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

This is the Suggested Characteristics for the 'Tragic Fate' Feature, and as such may not be appropriate for a character using 'Eternal War'.

d8 Personality Trait
1 In it for the money, not the fame.
2 Always happy to help the needy, even at your own cost.
3 You seek death, but only offer your life to one fully able to take it.
4 Life is precious, you only kill when needs be.
5 In it for the fame, not the money.
6 Your great age has lead to great ego.
7 Great power leads to great responsibility.
8 So long and thanks for all the fish.
d6 Ideal
1 Fame. You glorify fame above all else (cannot be used with personality trait 1). (Lawful-Good)
2 Money You glorify riches above all else (cannot be used with personality trait 5). (Neutral-Good)
3 Peace. Killing is never a necessity. (Lawful-Good)
4 Prosperity. Giving alms is a virtue. (Lawful-Good)
5 Boredom. You don't really care about life, you only need to get through it. (True Neutral)
6 Helpfulness. If a party member is in need, you drop everything to help them. (Neutral-Good)
d6 Bond
1 You are indebted to an individual who saved you long ago.
2 Members of your adventuring group are the most precious things in the world.
3 Your weapon is sacred to you.
4 A lost love drives you to act.
5 You are being forced by a guild to work for them.
6 You are a free agent, with no bonds to anything.
d6 Flaw
1 You often avoid killing an enemy who poses a significant threat to you.
2 You have a massive well of anger, that often overflows.
3 You really, REALLY, like cake.
4 Any chance you get to enter a drunken stupor, you take it.
5 Your outdated understanding of the modern world often gets you in trouble.
6 Your ego is huge. You think you are the best at everything you put your mind to. (Usually you're wrong)

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