Ancient Cultist 5E Background

As an Ancient Cultist 5E homebrew Background you’re the part of a cult which usually follows an elder god, even an ancient monstrosity or else an another such an entity. You’re basically either born into the cult’s fold or else joined after into the life for a reason or any another reason. But for whatever the reason, you’ve selected to leave your former allies behind.

Probably, you can not stand what your “family” has been done and also what you’ve made to do, and also have been decided to leave that type of life behind, or else at least they are trying to. However on the other hand, probably you have been set out on the private mission, but also received from a cult or else directly from your god and even you’re willing to do everything within your power to finish it.

You can select an elder god from those whatever exists within the world, or else create one for your cultist to follow. But work with your GM for the fashion and even the detail of the cults, its the practices and also the members and even it seek to incorporate it into a world in a natural and also in a logical way.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Arcana, Religion
  • Tool Proficiencies: Torturer’s kit
  • Languages: Deep Speech
  • Equipment: A set of traveler’s clothes, your cult’s identification mark, a marked dagger, and a pouch containing 10 gp.

Feature: One of the Family

You must be thankful to your long affiliation with your cult, of course you can easily recognize different members of other cults which has follow an esoteric entity like that of yours. Usually, this does not mean that you’re held in the high standing with such type of cults: the field of hidden worship has been frequently a competitive one and also an adherent of a creed might have been stand in a bloody opposition to the faithful of an another. So the Nonetheless, you have ever insight into a nature of hidden religions and even then can be usually recognize a basic features of any of the given cult.

Suggested Characteristics

Here some of the Cultists are much more molded by an experiences that they’ve faced within their personal cult. Even though so many such type of cults are secretive and also the adherents do not speak or interact publicly of their strange belief, cults tend to be snake to their way into all of their areas of the cultist’s life.

However this influence and also the kind of personality that it breeds, tends to be linger long after a person has the left the fold. But not all of these cultists are bad people, they just like not all the cults are inherently bad – but they even do tend to be secretive, suspicious and also even paranoid.

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1My past still haunts me in my dreams. I often wake up screaming or do not sleep at all.
2I anger quickly and I am prone to violent tantrums when someone tries to control me or give me orders.
3Being a pawn in someone else’s game left me with an inability to make choices of my own. I am indecisive.
4I am having second thoughts about having left the cult. I am afraid I could easily return to my old ways given the right circumstances.
5Boundaries were violated time and time again in the cult until I lost sense of which boundaries were appropriate. I often behave inappropriately or in a seemingly random manner.
6Constant feelings of shame, helplessness and inferiority make me change my mood at a moment’s notice. I suffer from mood swings or sudden emotional breakdowns.
7I feel immense guilt over my past actions and welcome suffering as my atonement. I have little or no regard for my personal health.
8Every day I expect to get a knife in my gut and I see vengeful assassins in every shadow. I am paranoid or suspicious of others.

Ideal

d6ideal
1Protective. Dark cults trifle with powers that are beyond their understanding or control. Those fools must be stopped. (Lawful)
2Nihilist. What’s the point of anything? People are insignificant and their struggle is futile. (Neutral)
3Repentant. I cannot possibly undo the wrongs I have done, but I can still try and atone. (Good)
4Anarchist. Lives of men should not be ruled by anyone. No gods, no masters! (Chaotic)
5Faithful. While our cause is righteous, the cult's leaders are corrupt: I seek to follow my god's plans. (Any)
6Selfish. The world is doomed either way. Better make the most of it. (Evil)

Bond

d6Bond
1When I left the cult, I took one of its relics with me. For some strange reason, I cannot part with it.
2They were supposed to be sacrificed, but I helped them escape. Now I feel responsible for them.
3It breaks my heart to know that my close friend, lover or family member is still a loyal follower of the cult.
4The cult leader made me kill my old friend during the initiation. I have not forgotten that and I want revenge.
5I cannot stand by and watch as more children and youths get turned into mindless fanatics or are exploited for someone else's personal gain.
6No one must ever know about my involvement with the cult.

Flaw

d6Flaw
1Sometimes, I hear voices in my head that command me to do terrible things. And sometimes, I give in.
2I trance out and lose touch with reality. I am sometimes delusional or experience delirious states.
3I take great solace in flagellation. The road to salvation is through blood and self-inflicted pain.
4Before I left, I was given a task by my cult's deity or leader that I am yet to fulfill.
5While at the cult, they kept us on drugs. I am still heavily addicted and I will do anything to get a dose.
6I dread the idea of killing another sentient creature. I have already spilled enough blood.

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