DnD 5E Dragon Casualty Background

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Whenever the Maimed Virulence descended upon Phlan, of course you’re one of an unfortunate casualties of war. However it captured at the time of an initial assault, you have already spent the last year of your life as a plaything of a capricious and of course malevolent overlord.

Any how while so many of your fellow prisoners shall fell to the dragon’s insatiable fury over coming months, of course you and also your fellow “survivors” were spared only for the worse fate like one of the dragon’s magical experiments, by leaving you and those who has been survived a torture scarred and disfigured.

Whatever the reasons the dragon had for being releasing you few survivors, that nobody knows. However, you only fear which those who had died under his terrible claw were the lucky ones, and even you and also your fellow Dragonscarred are being domed for a specific fate worse than the death.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Intimidation, Survival
  • Tool Proficiencies: Special (see origin 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).
  • Lifestyle: Wretched


Prior to a coordinated attack by a Maimed Virulence and also her rebel Black Fist supporters, that you were once the citizen or else the visitor to Phlan. While the trauma of your most recent ordeal has greatly altered your motivations and probably the perception of world.

Your former life is still clings for you and the colors your mannerisms, behaviors, and outlook on life. You can select one entry on the below mentioned table (or roll randomly) in order to determine of your occupation before your incarceration and the torture you’re taken. Of course your choice can determines your tool proficiency from this background.

d8Origin (Occupation)Tool Proficiency
1Dockworker/FishermanVehicles (water)
2Tradesperson/MerchantArtisan's Tools
3Black Fist SoldierGaming set or Vehicles (land)
4Adventurer/VisitorVehicles (land)
5EntertainerMusical Instrument
6Scholar/HealerAlchemist's Supplies or Herbalism Kit
7CriminalThieves' Tools, Forgery Kit, or Disguise Kit
8Unskilled LaborerGaming Set
Feature: Dragonscarred

Over a period of many months you’re subjected to magical and also mundane the torture at the claws of Vorgansharax and his minions. All of these experiments have leave you horribly disfigured but of course mark you like a survivor of a Maimed Virulence.

This shall be afford you a measure of fame and also notoriety. Any how for those who know of your harrowing ordeal are keen for hearing of the tale personally but it makes it difficulty to disguise your appearance and hide from prying eyes.

You could parlay this attention into access for the people and places you may not otherwise have, for you and also your companions. Nobles, scholars, mages, and those who seeks to be ferret out the secrets of a Maimed Virulence would all be keen to hear your tale of survival, and also learn what secrets (if any)  you might be possess, and/or study your affliction with great interest.

So, you do fear that your afflictions are not completely be mundane and that the Maimed Virulence may like yet have some nefarious reason for allowing your escape, like your scars burn with an acidic fury and also seem for the writhe beneath of your skin at times.

Note: This feature is the variant of a Far Traveler feature.

Disfigurement (Optional)

In an addition to the extensive scarring, you may select one of the below given options in order to represent your disfigurement. This shall disfigurement is purely cosmetic, misshapen, and horrific to look upon.

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 Trait

D8Personality Trait
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.


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).


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.


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.

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