Shadow Bringer (5e Background)

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Shadow Bringer[edit]

What brought you to want to lurk within the shadows? Why is it you want to hide from others? Is it the shadows or yourself that others are afraid of? Perhaps you are an assassin and you work best in the shadows. Whatever the reason you have ended up in the darkness you still have the choice to use this for good or evil purposes, maybe just for personal gain. What will you do within the shadows? Will you toy with those around you, Will you hide to keep from being seen, or Will you sink paranoia into those you seek to take over? This is not the way to become untouchable, but those who have brought shadows to the table have had the upper hand in the darkness.

Skill Proficiencies: Choose any two: Acrobatics, Deception, Intimidation, or Stealth.

Tool Proficiencies: Disguise Kit, Poisoners Kit

Languages: Abyssal and Undercommon, or two of your choice.

Equipment: A hooded black cloak, two daggers, a poisoners kit, a disguise kit, and a belt pouch with 20gp.

Feature: Shadow Movement[edit]

No stranger to the shadows you move through them with ease giving you the upper hand in darkness leaving no footprints. Most will think you are a tingle to their senses until you strike upon them giving you advantage on stealth at night and in the shadows.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

There is no right way to use your abilities or a good or bad reason you lurk around in the darkness. Mold yourself around what you see fit for yourself.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I prefer not to talk unless it's necessary
2 I hunt people like animals
3 I don't like killing at all, so I regularly question my actions.
4 I'm a bit of a show off.
5 I am uncomfortable in open spaces, where I'm too exposed.
6 I have trouble trusting people, except for those I consider family.
7 I will do everything I can to help people when I can.
8 I tend to get bored easily.
d6 Ideal
1 People. I'm loyal to my friends, not to ideals, and everyone else can fade away for all I care. (Neutral)
2 Greed. I am always around if there is money involved. (Chaotic)
3 Aspiration. I work hard to be the best there is at my craft. (Any)
4 Others. I help people who help me; that's what keeps us alive. (Good)
5 Brutality. I'm a predator, and everyone else is my prey. (Evil)
6 Death. Most people deserve to die. (Evil)
d6 Bond
1 My passion is driven from my past and I carry it so that I will never forget my roots.
2 I must keep my identity a secret.
3 Family means everything to me.
4 Someone close to me was hanged for treason. My helplessness to aid still haunts me today.
5 I fell in love with someone who is dangerous to everyone around them.
6 I must abide to my family's teachings.
d6 Flaw
1 I am overconfident.
2 I have a tendency to steal, what are you going to do catch me? Good luck.
3 Once someone has challenged my ability I will not back down no matter how dangerous the situation.
4 Violence is my answer to almost any situation.
5 I judge others harshly, and myself more severely.
6 I never forget an insult, and I bide my time for revenge.

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