Stand User (5e Background)
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This background is designed for players taking classes related to Stand Users.
You are not like many others. You one day learned that you were special and born with unique powers. Whether you know it or not, you are a Stand User. But how did you acquire such powers? Were you shot by the Bow and Arrow and survived? Perhaps you were born with it? Did you come into contact with one of the Devil's Palms? Or maybe you were plagued for 50 days and nights with an unspeakable illness, a knock away from death's door and managed to survive by a pure miracle? However you acquired your powers, you now are part of a new world of people. Perhaps you've already been introduced to the world of Stand users? Or maybe you are unaware of others that might have powers similar to yours? Ultimately, you're now an adventurer on a journey and only two final questions remain: Why are you adventuring and is there a deeper purpose to your journey?
Skill Proficiencies: Intimidation and Insight
Tool Proficiencies: Playing card set
Equipment: A set of fashionable clothes, a picture of importance to you, A set of playing cards and a pouch containing 10 gp.
Stands have many sources and many times they can shape the lives of their users. Through this table you shall determine yours.
|Child of the Bow and Arrow
|Born Stand User
|Survivor of Illness
|Touched by a Devil's Palm
Feature: Head turner
For some unknown reason, you can attract the attention of people wherever you go. It might be your fashion sense, charismatic nature, or your dashing good looks. Either way, people take notice of you, eliciting more extreme responses. People are just as willing to offer you a small favor as they are to pick a fight with you.
Alternate Feature: Red Thread of Fate
Much like in the legend that the Red Thread of Fate will lead you to your partner to be, Stand Users are naturally drawn to one another. Due to your nature as a Stand User, you may encounter other Stand Users on your travels. Some may have no interest in helping you, while others might give you aid in the form of supplies or advice. However, some others might seek to impede your travels, directly or not. Perhaps they send a false tip to a guard about a criminal in town or just pick a fight with you and your party.
Stand Users come in all shapes and sizes, but more often than not Stand Users are odd people who can stick out from the crowd in one way or another.
|I always dress on the cutting edge of fashion.
|Reading is usually how I pass the time.
|I'm very over the top in everything that I say.
|I usually like playing others at cards if I have the time.
|I have a morning ritual that I stick to every day.
|I make as best an attempt I can to blend in with the local culture.
|There's a phrase that I repeat a lot. It's ingrained into my diction.
|I tend to eat like a slob, but I'm rather picky about what I eat.
|Scum. All other people are just insects beneath my boots. (Evil)
|Lawless. No one can touch me! I'm above the law! (Chaotic)
|Crusader. I'm the guy who beats down the scum of the earth. (Good)
|Preservation. I look out for me and me alone. If it's not my business, I don't care. (Neutral)
|Judgement. It's my duty to cast judgement on those who think they're above laws and rules. (Lawful)
|Growth. I simply wish to grow and change on my journey. (Any)
|I have family back home who mean the world to me.
|I'm currently hunting down an enemy Stand User. I won't stop til I find them.
|There's a friend of mine on their own journey. They're one of the few people I trust.
|I only trust, me, myself, and my Stand.
|I seek only to protect people from powers beyond their control.
|I'm after an ancient artifact that may be related to Stands. I must recover it.
|Don't you dare talk bad about my hair!
|I'm a coward and would sooner run away from a fight than enter one.
|I despise filth and refuse to be anywhere near it.
|I tend to make claims and statements that get me in trouble.
|I'm a gentleman and would never dare sully a fight with un-honorable methods.
|I'm terrible at hiding my expressions. People can read me like a book.