Initiate Background 5e

Basically, you’re an initiate, on the path to the completing some of the trials of the five gods in a hope of earning the glorified death in the final Trial of Zeal. But some of the combinations of your natural aptitude and your crops needs and also your teacher’s assessment whenever you’re an acolyte led you to focus your training in a specific area of the specialization – hand-to-hand combat, long range combat or else the spellcasting. But of course only the well-rounded initiate can be called truly worthy of the afterlife.

Suppose, if you are a hand-to-hand specialist, considering the barbarian, fighter, monk, paladin, or rogue classes. Actually, like a long-range combat specialist you might be a fighter, a ranger, or a rogue. Suppose, if you’re a spellcasting specialist and also you might be a bard, sorcerer, or wizard. And also beyond this initial choice, you might’ve been considered multiclassing or using the feats to round out your skills in all of three areas.

Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Intimidation

Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, vehicles (land)

Equipment: A simple puzzle box, a scroll containing the basic teachings of the five gods, a gaming set, a set of common clothes, and a belt pouch containing 15 gp. If you have completed any trials before the start of the campaign, you also have any cartouches you have earned.

Suggested Characteristics

An initiate’s life is focused on the trails, But it does not need to be all about the trails. Even though some of the initiates are highly focused on their training and also most undergo that training while also experiencing the joy, sorrow, love, loss, anger, jealousy, hope, faith, delight – actually, the whole range of the mortal emotions and also the experience. Basically, the after life which comes later might be a constant presence in an every initiates mind, but of course, it is the culmination of the life well-lived-not a replacement for it.

Personality Traits

d8Options For Personality Trait
1I always have a joke on hand when the mood gets too serious.
2I use sarcasm and insults to keep a distance between myself and my crop-mates, because I don’t want to get attached to them.
3I’ll settle for nothing less than perfection – in myself, in my cropmates, in everything.
4I’m so focused on the glorious afterlife that nothing in this life can shake my calm resolve.
5I enjoy using my skills to help those who lack those same skills.
6I train hard so that I can play hard at the end of the day. I fully expect to play even harder in the glorious afterlife, but I’m not in a hurry to get there.
7I’m perfectly happy letting others pick up the slack for me while I take it easy.
8I’m constantly sizing up everyone around me, thinking about what kind of opponent they’ll be in the final trial.

Flaws

D6Options For Flaw
1I’m easily distracted by an attractive person, which could be the death of me in the trials.
2I really wanted to be a vizier, and I’m angry at the god who didn’t choose me.
3Training for a lifetime to die in the end seems like a big waste of energy.
4I’m not at all sure I’ll be able to grant a glorified death to any of my crop-mates.
5I have a lasting grudge against one of my crop-mates, and each of us wants to see the other fail.
6I think I’ve figured out that this world is not what it seems. Something dark is going on here.

Ideals

D6Options For Ideal
1Solidarity. The thing that matters most of all is that we’re there for each other. (Lawful)
2Knowledge. The world is a puzzle – a mystery waiting to be solved. (Neutral)
3Strength. All that matters to me is my own perfection. Let everyone else seek that perfection in their own way. (Any)
4Ambition. I’m going to prove that I deserve only the best – of everything. (Evil)
5Zeal. Anything worth doing is worth throwing my whole self into. (Any)
6Redemption. I will train all the harder to make up for the doubt I entertained when I was younger. (Any)

Bonds

D6Options For Ideal
1Solidarity. The thing that matters most of all is that we’re there for each other. (Lawful)
2Knowledge. The world is a puzzle – a mystery waiting to be solved. (Neutral)
3Strength. All that matters to me is my own perfection. Let everyone else seek that perfection in their own way. (Any)
4Ambition. I’m going to prove that I deserve only the best – of everything. (Evil)
5Zeal. Anything worth doing is worth throwing my whole self into. (Any)
6Redemption. I will train all the harder to make up for the doubt I entertained when I was younger. (Any)

Feature

Basically, the trails of the five gods. Of course, your life have been a oriented around your participation in the five trials which will determine your worthiness in an afterlife. Whenever you prepare for and also undergo such types of trials, although you’ve the constant access for the training. Actually, a comfortable place to live and also the regular meals have been provided to you by the servitor mummies (the anointed) under the supervision of the viziers.

Only with these benefits you can enjoy as long as you obey the societal norms of the Naktamun – training for the trails (with or without your crop), obeying the orders of the gods and following their viziers instructions. But whenever, if you violate these norms, you risk being treated like a dissenter. You can check the “Trials of the Five Gods” for an extra information about the undertaking of the trails and also their rewards.

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