Folk Hero Background 5e

You have come from a humble social rank, but you could destined for so much more. Of course already the peoples those who are your home village regard you like their champion and also your destiny do call you to stand against the tyrants and also monsters those are threaten the common folk everywhere.

Skill Proficiencies: Animal Handling, Survival

Tool Proficiencies: One type of artisan’s tools, vehicles (Land)

Equipment : A set of artisan tools (x1 your choice), a shovel, an iron pot, a set of common clothes and also a pouch containing 10 gp.

Defining Event

you have been pursued previously a simple profession among the peasantry, probably like a farmer, miner and also a servant, shepherd, woodcutter or else the gravedigger. But something have been happened which was set you on the different path and also marked you for most of the greater things. You need to chose or else randomly determine a defining event that have been marked you like a hero of the people.

D10Defining Event
1I stood up to a tyrant’s agents.
2I saved people during a natural disaster.
3I stood alone against a terrible monster.
4I stole from a corrupt merchant to help the poor.
5I led a militia to fight off an invading army.
6I broke into a tyrant’s castle and stole weapons to arm the people.
7I trained the peasantry to use farm implements as weapons against a tyrant’s soldiers.
8A lord rescinded an unpopular decree after I led a symbolic act of protest against it.
9A celestial, fey, or similar creature gave me a blessing or revealed my secret origin.
10Recruited into a lord’s army, I rose to leadership and was commended for my heroism.

Suggested Characteristics

Here a folk hero is one of the common peoples which is for betterness or for worseness. Most of the folk heroes look at their humble origins like a virtue neither shortcoming and also their home communities which are remain very important to them.

Personality Traits

D8Options For Personality Traits
1I do judge people by their actions, not their words.
2If someone is in trouble, I’m always ready to lend help.
3When I set my mind to something, I follow through no matter what gets in my way.
4I do have a strong sense of fair play and always try to find the most equitable solution to arguments.
5I’m confident in my own abilities and do what I can to instill confidence in others.
6Thinking is for other people. I prefer action.
7I misuse long words in an attempt to sound smarter.
8I get bored easily. When am I going to get on with my destiny?

Flaws

D6Options For Flaw
1The tyrant who rules my land will stop at nothing to see me killed.
2I’m convinced of the significance of my destiny, and blind to my shortcomings and the risk of failure.
3The people who knew me when I was young know my shameful secret, so I can never go home again.
4I have a weakness for the vices of the city, especially hard drink.
5Secretly, I believe that things would be better if I were a tyrant lording over the land.
6I have trouble trusting in my allies.

Ideals

D6Options For Ideals
1Respect: People deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. (Good)
2Fairness: No one should get preferential treatment before the law, and no one is above the law. (Lawful)
3Freedom: Tyrants must not be allowed to oppress the people. (Chaotic)
4 Might: If I become strong, I can take what I want—what I deserve. (Evil)
5 Sincerity: There’s no good in pretending to be something I’m not. (Neutral)
6 Destiny: Nothing and no one can steer me away from my higher calling. (Any)

Bond

D6Options For Bonds
1I have a family, but I have no idea where they are. One day, I hope to see them again.
2I worked the land, I love the land, and I will protect the land.
3A proud noble once gave me a horrible beating, and I will take my revenge on any bully I encounter.
4My tools are symbols of my past life, and I carry them so that I will never forget my roots.
5I protect those who cannot protect themselves.
6I wish my childhood sweetheart had come with me to pursue my destiny.

Feature: Rustic Hospitality

Since you had been come from the ranks of the common folk and you fit in among them with an ease. You can also able to find a place to hide, rest or else recuperate among the all other commoners, until unless you have shown yourself to be the danger to them. They will be shield you either from the law or from the anyone else those are searching for you, though they would not risk their lives for you.

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