Trade Sheriff Background 5E

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Of course as per this Trade Sheriff you’re one of the more people which make sure the trade routes that are clear at ALL times. You are may be assure of the Great Law of Trade has been followed at all costs. Anyways, you do work by yourself or else in the groups for quell bandits and also the brigands those who might have been stopped to trade routes from going through.

Anyways, you do investigate the potential ambushes and also some of the possible rumors as to be someone waiting to rob or else stop caravans. However you’re as much an investigator as you almost are the law enforcement.

Of course you’re able to be go into one of the town/village’s around of the Hillsfar area and find a contact which is willing to provide you some information from the rumor to a fact. However this sometimes comes at a cost of the minor bribe of 1-9 silver pieces.

  • Skill Proficiencies. Investigation, Persuasion
  • Tool Proficiencies, Thieves’ Tools
  • Languages. Elven (or +1 Language of your choice)
  • Equipment. Thieves’ Tools, a gray cloak, Sherrif’s insignia (badge) a set of fine clothes, and 17 gp.
  • Lifestyle. Moderate

Feature: Investigative Services

You’re one of the parts of a small force outside of the Hillsfar you have a special way of communicating with others and of course they seem to be at an ease around you. Probably, you invoke your rank in order to allow you access to the crime scene or to requisition equipment or else the horses upon the temporary basis.

So, whenever you do enter into a town or a village around the Hillsfar that you can identify a contact those who shall give you some information on the local rumors and also would help you simply because of your desire in order to get some answers and any kind of information for anyone who are wanting to disrupt the trade.

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

Suggested Chracteristics

Personality Traits

d8Personality Traits
1I am always polite and respectful
2I let my actions speak for themselves
3I am haunted by my past having seen the murder of a close friend or family member and it is the one case I always needed to solve but have not been able to.
4I am quick to judge and slow to vindicate
5I can be very persuasive and am able to ask questions where others might not be able to.
6I have a quirky personality that seems to take others off their guard.
7My sense of humor is considered by most to be awkward
8Everyone has a choice, and they can always make the right choice, mine!


1Hope: my job is to speak for the victim. (Good)
2Dedicated: Once I start an investigation, until told to do so, I do not quit, not matter where it leads. (Lawful)
3Nation: My city, nation, or people are all that matter. (Any)
4Mercenary: When I do investigations, I expect answers immediately. (Any)
5Eloquent: I use my words to sway others to give me answers. (Good)
6Might: It is through threats and force that I get my answers. (Lawful)


1To this day an unsolved case will always leave me haunted and bother me.
2Through the might of my personality I will solve an investigation or puzzle
3It is my right to believe what I will, just try and stop me.
4I need to prove my worth to my fellow Sheriffs
5Someone I cared for died under suspicious circumstances. I will find out what happened to them and bring their killer to justice.
6I speak for those that cannot speak for themselves.


1I always over exaggerate my abilities.
2I cannot bear to let those I care for out of my sight.
3I took a bribe to tank an investigation and I would do anything to keep it secret.
4I have little respect for those that are of “low” intelligence/race.
5I always enjoy a good mug of ale ... or five to cover up my past.
6I speak for the First Lord of Hillsfar and make sure everyone knows it.

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