Folk Hero 5E Background

As a Folk Hero 5E basically, you’ve been from the humble social rank, but of course you’re destined for much more. Already, the people such of your home village regard you like their champion, even your destiny would call you to stand over against to the tyrants and also to the monsters which 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’s tools (one of your choice), a shovel, an iron pot, a set of common clothes, and a pouch containing 10 gp

Suggested Characteristics

So a Folk Hero Background 5e is one of the common peoples and for better or else for worse. Most of the d&d Folk Hero’s do look on their humble origins like the virtue but not a shortcoming, and also their home communities which are remain to be most important to them.

Personality Traits

D8Personality Traits
1I 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 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?

Ideal

D6Ideal
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)
4Might: If I become strong, I can take what I want—what I deserve. (Evil)
5Sincerity: There’s no good in pretending to be something I’m not. (Neutral)
6Destiny: Nothing and no one can steer me away from my higher calling. (Any)

Bond

D6Bond
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.

Flaw

D6Flaw
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.

Defining Event

Probably, you’ve previously been pursued a simple profession in the group of peasantry, Perhaps like a farmer, miner, servant, shepherd, woodcutter or a gravedigger. But normally, something has happened which has set you on the different path and marked you for some greater things. You can chose or you can randomly select a defining event which 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.

Feature: Rustic Hospitality

Since you’ve come from the ranks of the common folk and even you fit it among them by ease. You can easily find a place to hide, rest, or else to recuperate among the other commoners, but unless you’ve shown yourself like to be a danger to them. They able to shield you from the law or even anyone else for you, Even though they won’t risk their lives just for your sake.

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