DnD 5E Harborfolk Background

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Description

You’re one of the hundreds of small-time fishermen and women those who haul a bounty of Mulmaster’s freshwater harbor for the city’s markets each morning. Being of this dnd 5e harborfolk background, you have been spent number of days rowing in waters in and around the Mulmaster and even you do know them and also the other fisherfolk, dockworkers, and port inhabitants that are better than anyone. Anyway you have been left that particular life behind, you still visit once in a while. 

  • Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Sleight of Hand
  • Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, vehicles (water)
  • Equipment: Fishing tackle, dice set, playing card set, or Three Dragon Ante set, a set of common clothes, rowboat, and a belt containing 5 gp
  • Lifestyle: Poor

Feature: Harborfolk

You had grew up on the docks and also the waters of Mulmaster Harbor. Actually, this harborfolk could remember you and also still treat you like one of them. They shall even welcome you and your companions too. Anyhow, while they may charge you for the sake of it, they would always offer what food and shelter they do have; of course they shall even hide you if a City Watch is after you (but not if the Hawks are).

Note: This feature is a variant of the Folk Hero feature.

Suggested Characteristics

Personality Traits

d8Personality Traits
1I am curious. I want to know why things are the way they are and why people do the things that they do.
2I can't sing, but that never stops me from doing it, loudly. Everyone loves a good sea chanty!
3I think the High Blade is doing a terrific job, don't you?
4I'm very excited that the House Built on Gold is being restored. I am a zealous worshipper of Waukeen.
5I am quite superstitious. I see portents in everyday occurrences.
6I resent the rich and enjoy thwarting their plans and spoiling their fun in small ways.
7I have a sea story to fit every occasion.
8I'm a fisher, but I secretly detest eating fish. I will do anything to avoid it.

Ideal

d6Ideal
1Calm: For all things, there is a tide. I set sail when it is right, and mend my nets when it is not. (Lawful)
2Windblown: I go where the winds blow. No man or woman tells me where or when to sail. (Chaotic)
3Aspiring: I will gain the favor of a Zor or Zora patron, maybe even one of the Blades! (Any)
4Salty: I want people to look to me as an expert on plying Mulmaster Harbor. (Any)
5Selfless: We are all children of the sea. I help everyone in peril afloat and ashore. (Good)
6Let them Drown: I refuse to risk my hide to help others. They wouldn't help me if roles were reversed. (Evil)

Bond

d6Bond
1I once lost everything but my rowboat. I'll do anything to protect it.
2My brother was in the Soldiery, but he was killed. I really look up to the men and women who serve.
3The Cloaks killed my friend for spellcasting. I'll get them back somehow, someday.
4The High House of Hurting helped me when I was hurt and asked nothing in return. I owe them my life.
5I was robbed in the Zhent ghetto once. It will not happen again.
6I would do anything to protect the other harborfolk. They are my family.

Flaw

d6Flaw
1I drink too much, which causes me to miss the tide.
2I killed a drunk member of the City Watch in a brawl. I am terrified that they might find out.
3I oversell myself and make promises I can't keep when I want to impress someone.
4Book learning is a waste of time. I have no patience for people who don't speak from experience.
5I almost always cheat. I can't help myself.
6I am a secret informant for the Hawks. I send them reports about everything I see and hear, even what my friends and allies are up to.

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