Phlan Insurgent 5E Background

Overview Of Phlan Insurgent

So, the taking of the phlan by the Vorgansharax is one of the clear memories in your mind. Basically, you’re going about your everyday business whenever the green dragon’s forces spilled out of the sewers and also assailed your personal home.

Many of the phlan’s citizens, young and old alike, were captured, killed, or offered as tribute to the Maimed Virulence. Basically, you and yourself were one of those captured. But, sometimes either with the help of adventurers or else through your own wits and the sheer determination, you escaped.

By rather than flee the region and also you’ve chosen to stay and also fight. Actually, finding the refuge outside the town and also the deadly thicket which is surrounding to it.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Stealth, Survival
  • Tool Proficiencies: One type of artisan’s tools, vehicles (land)
  • Equipment: A bag of caltrops (20), a small trinket that connects you to the life you once had before the occupation of Phlan, a healer’s kit, a set of dark common clothes that includes a cloak and hood, and a belt pouch containing 5 gp.
  • Lifestyle: Poor

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Suggested Characteristics

Personality Traits

D8Options For Personality Traits
1My patience knows no bounds, so long as my goal is in sight.
2In life and in struggle, the ends justify my actions.
3If you aren’t helping me, you’d best at least stay out of my way.
4I long for the life that was taken away from me.
5Friends and family perished, tragically, before my eyes. I hope never to undergo that again.
6Making the right choices in life are important to me. The choices I make might save not just my life, but the lives of others as well.
7I can never allow my foes to get the drop on me.
8Time is a precious resource that I must spend wisely.


D6Options For Flaws
1I have no respect for those who flee. I harbor a deep grudge against the citizens who abandoned Phlan.
2Ale is the only way I can escape the desperation of my circumstances.
3It doesn’t take much to get me into a fight.
4Being an insurgent means doing things that aren’t always ethical. I’m still learning to live with that.
5My desire to liberate Phlan oftentimes clouds my judgement, despite my best efforts.
6I relentlessly despise the Maimed Virulence and his allies. I’d abandon other goals in order to strike out at them.


D6Options For Ideals
1Leadership: The oppressed need someone to inspire them to courageous acts. (Good)
2Unpredictability: Keeping the enemy guessing and off-balance is my tactical strength. (Chaos)
3Determination: Threats to my home must be eliminated at all costs. (Any)
4Freedom: Those who are enslaved and unjustly imprisoned deserve my aid. (Good)
5Resourcefulness: Our wits are our most valuable resource in troubled times. (Any)
6Unity: Working together, we can overcome all obstacles, even the most seemingly insurmountable ones. (Any)


D6Options For Bonds
1I’ll never let my fellow insurgents down. They are my only remaining friends.
2I was separated from a loved one during my escape from town. I will find them.
3One of the Tears of the Virulence was a trusted friend, until the day they betrayed the city. They will pay harshly for their transgressions.
4An item I hold close is my last remaining connection to the family I lost during the fall.
5The dragon who took my past life away from me will feel the full extent of my vengeance.
6The knowledge in Mantor’s Library is an irreplaceable treasure that must be protected.


It has been removed from your life like the townsperson and you’ve adapted to the rough life in the actually wilds surrounding phlan. Actually, the trade you’ve practiced has still influences on your outlook, al though the manner in which you’ve approach the situations and also the way you contribute to the resistance movement which is against to the Maimed Virulence.

You can simply roll upon the below mentioned table to explain what your occupation was before the fall, or else chose one that best fits to your character (but you need to pick from either the general column or the specific column, but you’ve to make sure not from both).

D8Origin (General)Origin (Specific)
1FisherStojanow River Worker
2HunterTwilight Marsh Worker
3CraftspersonMantor's Library Scribe
4Priest / PriestessClergy of Ilmater
5CookLaughing Goblin Server
6City WatchBlack Fist Guard
7ServantHouse Sokol Retainer
8Unskilled LaborerBay of Phlan Dockworker

Feature: Guerrilla

Of course, here you’ve come to know all about the surrounding forests, streams, caves, and also the other natural features at which you can easily take the refuge — or else setup the ambushes. Actually, with this guerrilla feature you have a capability to survey quickly to your environment for an advantageous features.

Additionally, you can scavenge around your natural surroundings for cobbling together by the simple supplies (like the improvised torches, rope, patches of fabric and many more.) which are consumed after they have used.

Note: This feature is a variant of the Outlander feature.

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