Dan's Campaign of Adventure
Disillusioned Former Neverwinter City Guard
Background – Disillusioned Former Neverwinter City Guard
If you choose this background, feel free to edit it or embellish further. See Players Handbook pages 125-141 for other options for personality traits, ideals, bonds, flaws and alignments.
Trained as a soldier on the island of Mintarn, you traveled to Neverwinter as part of a mercenary company that serves as both army and city watch. You grew disillusioned with your fellow soldiers, who seem to enjoy their authority at the expense of the people they’re supposed to protect. Everything came to a head recently, when you disobeyed an order and followed your conscience. You were suspended from active duty, though you kept your rank and your connection to the mercenaries. Since then, you have devoted yourself to your deity.
Personal Goal: Teach the Redbrands a Lesson.
You’ve heard that a man named Daran Edermath, in the town of Phandalin (60 miles SE of Neverwinter), is looking for people of courage and principle to teach some bullies a lesson. These thugs, the Redbrands, have been throwing their weight around in Phandalin, much as your compatriots did in Neverwinter. Putting a stop to their villainy is a worthy goal.
Alignment: Neutral Good.
Your conscience, not law and authority, will guide you to do the right thing. Power is meant to be used for the benefit of all, not to oppress the weak.
Skill Proficiencies: You are proficient in skills related to your background (pick 2)
Tool Proficiencies: You are proficient in a tool from Players Handbook page 154 (pick 1)
Equipment: See your character class for starting equipment