Exile Homebrew Background 5E

Being of this exile homebrew background 5e you have thrown out of your home and probably you may never return. Here some questions to ask yourself as an exile such as; Where were you before you were exiled? What did you do to deserve the exile? Were you falsely accused and if so why? What are the conditions of your return if there are any? Are you over your exile, or are you still torn by it? Do you still have contacts with your old life, or have you been fully cut off? Do you carry something with you to remember and if so to remember what? Your home? Your crime? Revenge?

  • Skill Proficiencies: Persuasion, and Perception or Survival
  • Tool Proficiencies: One type of Artisan’s tools of your choice
  • Languages: Elvish or Dwarvish.
  • Equipment: One Weapon of your choice (typically something from your native culture), travelers clothes, a winter blanket, a pouch containing 5 gp, and a reminder of home (a drawing, a leaf, a ring…)


Here you’ve already had to have been exiled from somewhere. You must be Considered what your home was like and of course what it meant to you. However you may roll on the below mentioned table to find out your home setting, or else simply select one that fits your character. You can check the table below.

1Noble Family
2Mountaintop Monastery
3Nomadic Tribe
4Small Town/City
5Military Unit
6A Guild

Feature: Echoes of the Past

As per this feature you may have had been forced to leave your past life, but of course it has not left of you. Probably you may have the knowledge about the ways the people treat one another and therefore have been gifted with the skills those are revolving around the quick-witted nature. All kinds of odds that are you can easily talk someone into giving you a hot meal for an evening or probably warm bed too.

Suggested Characteristics

As per these suggested characteristics some of the exiles are take some time to adjust for the sake of their new life, some of the others could adapt fairly quickly and even try to drown out their memories of home. Of course the Exiles might be slow to trust others, however they were eager to make the allies. Some of the the exiles seek only to return home even there is no matter about the cost. So “Are you one of them? “.

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I talk to travelers frequently for any news about home.
2I feel a need to prove myself to others so I won't be thrown out again.
3I am full of stories from my old life, and am eager to share them.
4I don't talk about my past, it's too painful for me.
5I still follow the culture and practices of my old life.
6I'd rather make friends than enemies.
7I don't do relationships, they could fall apart at any time.
8I blow up when someone badmouths my old home.


1Spite: Those fools will RUE the day they threw me out. (Evil)
2Customs: I had to be thrown out. There was no other choice. (Lawful)
3Change: The rules I was exiled for were dated and wrong. I must change them. (Chaotic)
4Belonging: I need to find myself a place to belong. (Neutral)
5Destiny: I must make the best of my exile and use my abilities to help others. (Good)
6Return: I will be back. (Any)


1I will never forget my old home.
2I still have a friend or two from my old life who I can still talk to.
3I was falsely accused and exiled, I will not stand for injustice toward others.
4When I was exiled, I was separated from the love of my life. I must reunite with them.
5There were people who conspired my exile. I will get my revenge.
6My friends are all I have now, I would gladly die for them instead of being alone again.


1I have learned of a dark secret from my old life, something with grave consequences if revealed.
2I get flustered easily when I feel people are going to leave me.
3I am often incredibly defensive, seeing accusations where none were made.
4My desire to return home often blinds me from seeing the big picture.
5I am always in a foul mood.
6There are people from my old life who want me dead.

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