Hidden (5e Background)

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Were you hiding for most of your life? Did you have to run from something? If you answered yes to one of these, this background is for you. For one reason or another, you were forced into hiding. All your life the only things that you knew were how to run and hide. You spent a lot of time hiding and that means a lot of time to learn things.

Skill Proficiencies: You are proficient in stealth and survival or perception

Languages: You know 2 languages of your choice, one of them being exotic.

Equipment: You have a set of dark clothes, a cloak, a book to read, a set of playing cards and a pouch with 10 gold pieces

Feature: Finding Shelter[edit]

You have experience in finding places to stay for the night. You can convince people to give you prepared food (you must provide the food), shelter and hide you for the night.

Alternate Feature: I have seen it all[edit]

As you have had to blend in with others and keep a low profile, you have seen many kinds of beings. Choose one race whose culture you've adopted.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

d8 Personality Trait
1 I sometimes have trouble expressing myself as I am not used to talking much.
2 Sometimes I sneak up on conversations on accident as sometimes I am too quiet.
3 I would say I am a good judge of character under pressure as I have experience.
4 When going into a room, I search for hiding places and exits as I have done this before.
5 When I am bored (or hidden) I tend to have long winded conversations in my head.
6 I always worry when I believe my hunter(s) are near.
7 I am an unusually quiet sleeper. I have had to sleep while danger is near.
8 I have become more or less nocturnal as the night is the best time to go.
d6 Ideal
1 Helpful. When I am free from my hunter(s), I will assist others like me. (Good)
2 Greed. I tend to steal from my hosts. I will probably never see them again. (Chaotic)
3 Violence. I harm people wherever I go as the less that see me (and are still alive) the better. (Evil)
4 Loyal. I am on the run from a system that is against my moral code. I tried defeating them before... (Lawful)
5 Quiet. Sometimes it is better to listen rather than talk. You pick up a lot of information. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I am still longing over someone I lost to the hunter(s).
2 I am grateful for the first person who took me in.
3 I don't make friend with people. I like playing with my cards.
4 I miss my parents as I was separated from them at a young age
d6 Flaw
1 I gaze over boring moments passing hours in the blink of an eye.
2 I don't trust people immediately and it takes time for them to grow on me.
3 I sometimes think it is best to look out for myself rather than others.
4 I don't like putting my fate in other's. I don't want to be cared for.

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