Dragon Casualty 5e Background

Overview Of Dragon Casualty

Whenever the maimed Virulence descended upon the Phlan and you’re one of the unfortunate casualties of the war. Actually, captured during the initial assault and also you have been spent the last year of your life like a plaything of the capricious and also malevolent overlord. Of course while many of your fellow prisoners fell into the dragon’s insatiable fury over the upcoming months, also you and your fellow “survivors” were be spared only for the worse fate like one of the dragon’s magical experiments, also leaving you and those whoever survived the torture scarred and also disfigured.

Nobody knows the reason why the dragon had for releasing you few survivors. But you yourself only fears that those whoever been died under his terrible claw were the lucky ones and also you and your fellow Dragonscarred are be doomed for the fate worse than the death.

  • Skills: Intimidation, Survival
  • Tool Proficiencies: Special (see below)
  • Languages: Draconic
  • Equipment: A dagger, tattered rags, a loaf of moldy bread, a small cast-off scale belonging to Vorgansharax — the Maimed Virulence, and a pouch with 5 gp of various coins (salvaged during your escape from Phlan).

Actually, you’re once a citizen or else visitors to the phlan and it should be prior to the coordinated attack by the Maimed Virulence and also her rebel Black Fist supporters. Because of the trauma of your latest or deal has been greatly altered your motivations and also the perception of the world and actually, your former life still clings to you and also colors your mannerisms, behaviors and also the outlook on the life.

You have to chose one of the entries from the following table (or else you can roll randomly) for determining your former occupation which is prior to your incarceration and also the torture. Of course your choice determines your tools proficiency from this Dragon Casualty background.

d8Origin (Occupation)Tool Proficiency
1Dockworker/FishermanVehicles (water)
2Tradesperson/MerchantOne artisan's tools of your choice
3Black Fist SoldierOne gaming set of your choice or vehicles (land)
4Adventurer/VisitorVehicles (land)
5EntertainerOne musical instrument of your choice
6Scholar/HealerAlchemist's supplies or Herbalism kit
7CriminalThieves' tools, Forgery kit, or Disguise kit
8Unskilled LaborerOne gaming set of your choice

Feature: Dragonscarred

Over the period of some months you’re the subject to the magical and also the mundane torture at the claws of Vorgansharaxse and also his minions. Actually, these experiments have been left you horribly disfigured but as well mark you like a survivor of the Maimed Virulence. Basically, this affords you a measure of fame and also notoriety, for the sake of those whoever know of your harrowing ordeal are keen to listen the tale personally but can makes it difficult to the disguise your appearance and also hide from the prying eyes.

You also have a capability to parlay this attention into access for the people and also the places you might not otherwise to have, not only for you but also for your companions. Actually, the Nobles, scholars, mages and those whoever seek to ferret out the secrets of the Maimed Virulence all would be keen to listen about your tale of survival and also learn what secrets (or if any other) you might be possessed and/or study your affliction with a great interest. Although, you do fear which your afflictions are not completely mundane and also that the Maimed Virulence may as yet have some of the nefarious reasons which is for allowing your escape and like your scars burn with the acidic fury and also seem to writhe beneath your skin at times.

Note: Actually, this feature is the variant of the Far Traveler background 5e feature.

Disfigurement (Optional)

Basically, in an addition to the extensive scarring, you might have chose one of the following options which is for representing your disfigurement. Actually, this disfigurement is purely a cosmetic, misshapen and also the horrific to look upon.

d8Disfigurement
1Small non-functional wing(s).
2Misshapen, wing-like membranes along one or both arms.
3Elongated, claw-like hand(s).
4Elongated, claw-like feet.
5Painful green scales randomly embedded in skin.
6Bulbous, reptilian eye(s).
7Enlarged dorsal spines.
8Hair replaced with small irregular spines.

Suggested Characteristics

Personality Traits

D8Options For Personality Traits
1I am driven to escape my past, and rarely stay in one place long.
2I know secrets of the Maimed Virulence, but fear the harm that may befall me should others learn them.
3Speaking of my ordeal helps sooth the still open wounds in my soul.
4My former life is meaningless, and was ripped to shreds by the claws of Vorgansharax. All that matters now is what I do with the future.
5I have faced the worst a dragon can deliver and survived. I am fearless, and my resolve unshakable.
6I am haunted by my tortured past, and wake at night screaming at half-remembered horrors.
7I sleep with my back to a wall or tree, and a weapon within arm's reach.
8I am slow to trust, but incredibly loyal to those who have earned it.

Flaws

D6Options For Flaws
1I have been touched with dragon-greed, and have a lust for wealth which can never be satisfied.
2I secretly believe others are plotting to harm me.
3I no longer enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Food is but ashes and bile in my throat.
4Anyone who refuses to celebrate my celebrity does not deserve my company.
5I am paranoid and overly suspicious of others. Anyone may be an agent of the Maimed Virulence.
6Once I make up my mind, I follow my chosen course of action regardless of the consequences.

Ideals

D6Options For Ideals
1Survivor: No matter the cost, I will take any action necessary to survive. (Any)
2Independence: When in trouble, the only person I can rely on is myself. (Chaotic)
3Compassionate: I have suffered long at the hands of a Dragon, and take pity and compassion on the suffering of others. (Good)
4Secretive: I am withdrawn, and hide my monstrous appearance for fear of drawing unwanted attention. (Chaotic)
5Justice: I have been wronged, and will not allow the same fate to befall others. (Lawful)
6Sycophant: During my ordeal, I became a willing servant of the Maimed Virulence, and spy on his behalf. (Evil)

Bonds

D6Options For Bonds
1I have sworn vengeance on the Maimed Virulence and those that follow him.
2I long to reunite with friends and family who may dwell among the Phlan Refugees, and protect them.
3While a prisoner of the Maimed Virulence, I overheard rumors of an item or treasure the Dragon seeks. I will have that treasure for myself!
4I seek to reclaim and rebuild my former life to the best of my ability.
5I have been reborn as a child of Vorgansharax. I will claim my birthright as his chosen heir and successor.
6I attribute my survival to the work of the divine, and seek to prove myself worthy of the honor.

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