DnD 5E Stojanow Prisoner

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“Hurry Thuorvellt, We need to leave, now!”

All of those words are still haunt your dreams at the time of night. Whenever everyone was fleeing phlan, you prefer to stay. Whether out of an emotional attachment, or else pursuit of riches, you have made a decision which would be affect the remaining life of yours.

Anyway, the food became scarcer for the sake of those without connections. Al though you have become a beggar and to stay alive you bartered the information for any interested party with food or else gold to spare.  You were always good at what you did, and of course you thought that you’re invincible.

Usually, that changed when you were captured by the Tears of Virulence, the soldiers of Vorgansharax and also the Maimed Virulence, for the sake of selling secrets for those have been bent upon overthrowing the dragon. Anyway, they locked you in the cells of Stojanow Gate. Usually, the first weeks you hoped to stay alive. So, as the weeks are turned into months, and even the interrogations continued that you began to pray for death.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Deception, Perception
  • Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, thieves’ tools
  • Equipment: A small knife, a set of common clothes, a trinket from the life you stayed behind to defend, a belt pouch with 10 gp
  • Lifestyle: Poor

Feature: Ex-Convict

As per this feature the knowledge was gained during your incarceration lets you to gain insight into a local guards and also the jailors. Of course you do know that shall accept the bribes, or else look to the other way for you. Anyway, you can also to be seek shelter for yourself from an authorities with the other criminals in the area.

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

Suggested Characteristics

Now let’s check the stojanow prisoner background 5e personality traits, ideal, bond and flaws.

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I am a bully; others will suffer as I have.
2I always say yes even when I mean no; it’s just easier.
3I aim to misbehave.
4I go out of my way to frustrate or anger those in power.
5I strive to obey the law. I will never again make the mistake of going against authority.
6I always plan everything out. The one time I let others plan things it did not end well for me.
7I take blame to protect others from pain.
8I hoard information, you never know what may come in handy.


1Loss: I freely give those who offend me what was so brutally denied me, death. (Chaos)
2Dedication: I never betray those who trust me. (Law)
3Vengeance: I use any means to get information I need; I have been well taught. (Evil)
4Redemption: Everyone deserves a second chance. (Good)
5Resilience: I can survive any challenge (Any)
6Leadership: The best teams are made up of those that society has discarded.


1I take up arms to help establish a free Phlan.
2The horrors of my time in Stojanow haunt my dreams, only after a day of hard work can I find sleep.
3I am indebted to those who freed me from prison, I will repay this debt.
4My torturer survived the attack that set me free, I will find him/her.
5I will not rest while others suffer fates similar to mine.
6I am searching for a way to heal the scars of Stojanow, both physical and emotional.


1During stressful times, I find myself crying for no reason.
2My nerve endings are shot from the interrogations; I am numb to all but the harshest touch.
3I am incapable of standing up for myself.
4I folded under the torture, and gave information that I promised would be kept secret. My life would be in jeopardy if others found out.
5Survival is worth more than friendship.
6The ghosts from my past hinder my actions.

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