Abyssdweller 5e Background (Homebrew)

In the layers of the abyss you’re spawned. There you might been a demon or else a lost soul.

  • Do you have any memories of the time in the Abyss? What have you experienced?
  • Have you received torture or torment in any kind and if yes, was there a reason for that?
  • Were you part of the army of a demon lord? Did you fight against devils or other demons?
  • What is the reason that you are not part of that world anymore?
  • Maybe you found a way out by yourself, someone sent you on a mission, or you were summoned by a cult or other force?

Prerequisite: You must either be native to the abyss or have a good reason, why you were there. You might want to work that out with your DM.

Skill Proficiencies: Choose any two: Arcana, Intimidation, Religion, Deception

Tool Proficiencies: Torture Tools

Languages: Choose one: Abyssal, Infernal, Celestial or Deep Speech

Equipment: A torture tools kit, a set of common clothes, a small belt pouch containing 5 gp, and a trinket from the lower planes

Suggested Characteristics

Personality Traits

D8Options For Personality Traits
1Friendship is new and strange to me.
2I'm not a man of many words.
3The stage is mine; I'm the center of everything.
4I like to express emotions and feelings in wild gestures.
5Staying at one place for too long is not in my interest.
6For some reason, I enjoy nature and it's beauty.
7It's hard/easy to adapt to this world.
8It's easier to kill someone than to be nice to someone.

Flaws

D6Options For Flaws
1There is no way I'll go back to the abyss. If there is a way to survive, I will take it, even when that means I have to leave others behind.
2Thinking about the abyss always makes me angry.
3Everyone is hateable.
4I have an explosive nature. It's pretty easy to trigger me.
5Sometimes I talk to myself. The time in the abyss was long and lonely...
6I usually keep stuff I find or get for me.

Ideals

D6Options For Ideals
1Order. Following orders is sometimes a good option, that might lead in less pain. (Lawful)
2Pain. Feeling pain reminds people of the fact that they are still alive, so it’s good to give them that feeling. [A fact that they forget too easy] (Evil)
3Freedom. If you have the possibility to do everything you want, what could stop you from doing that? (Chaotic)
4Hate. Everyone not from the Abyss does not deserve to live. (Evil)
5Integrity. Reducing the pain of someone means less pain in the entire world. (Good)
6Destruction. Chaos is more likely than order. Let's help with this process. (Chaotic)

Bonds

D6Options For Bond
1There is this one special place in the abyss where I always came back to.
2I took part in the blood war against the devils.
3I was/am under the command of a demon lord/prince.
4I had some friends/comrades in the abyss. I wonder what happened to them.
5I once fought in a huge battle between two demon lords/princes.
6I have connections to a cult from the Material Plane.

Feature: Life of torture

Like the dweller of the abyss, almost each and everything and everyone which were around you have been tended towards the chaotic evil nature, which was highly impressed by their aggressiveness and their insatiable desire to destroy and harm too.

Actually, this has combined with your own tendency which is towards the chaotic evil alignment like the abyss-dweller and will enable some of the benefits in terms of the torture.

Whenever the hit points of a creature will become 0 then you might chose to bring it back to life and then torture it (it might be for information or own pleasure) almost at which end, by a result the tortured creature will die immediately.

Of course, you can not torture any creature more than 30 minutes through this method. But, if you do this while in a combat, you can easily move the body away first. Each and every step which you make with the body which costs double the amount of speed.

Whenever, the creature had been killed outright there you’ve two rounds or else 12 seconds to do the above effects, or else you can not bring the life back of that creature. Suppose, if you bring the creature back to life again then you can try to grab its soul and also get it back to the material realm.

Finally, you should be succeeded a DC 13 constitution saving throw, or else the soul is lost.

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