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  • Backgrounds

    h3. Every Story Has a Beginning — [[House Rules | Back to House Rules]] Your character's background reveals where you came from, how you became an adventurer, and your place in the world. The sample backgrounds here on the wiki are drawn from the D&D …

  • Acolyte

    h3. Acolyte — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player's Handbook_, p127
    You have spent your life in the service of a temple to a specific god or pantheon of gods. You act as an intermediary between the realm of the holy …

  • City Watch

    h3. City Watch — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p145
    You have served the community where you grew up, standing as its first line of defense against crime. You aren't a soldier, …

  • Charlatan

    h3. Charlatan — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player’s Handbook_, p128
    *NOTE: This background is unchanged from the published version. Please see your _Player's Handbook_ and the page referenced above for the …

  • Clan Crafter

    h3. Clan Crafter — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p145
    The Forge Folk are well known for their artisanship and the worth of their handiworks, and you have been trained in that ancient …

  • Cloistered Scholar

    h3. Cloistered Scholar — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p146
    As a child, you were inquisitive when your playmates were possessive or raucous, in your formative years, you found your way …

  • Courtier

    h3. Courtier — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p146
    In your earlier days, you were a personage of some significance in a noble court or a bureaucratic organization. You might or might not …

  • Criminal

    h3. Criminal — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player’s Handbook_, p129
    You are an experienced criminal with a history of breaking the law. You have spent a lot of time among other criminals and still have contacts …

  • Entertainer

    h3. Entertainer — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player’s Handbook_, p130
    You thrive in front of an audience. You know how to entrance them, entertain them, and even inspire them. Your poetics can stir the hearts of …

  • Faction Agent

    h3. Faction Agent — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p147
    Many organizations active in the Dominium and across the archipelago aren't bound by strictures of geography. These factions …

  • Far Traveler

    h3. Far Traveler — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p148
    Almost all of the common people and other folk that one might encounter in the Dominium or across the archipelago have one thing …

  • Folk Hero

    h3. Folk Hero — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player's Handbook_, p131
    *NOTE: This background is unchanged from the published version. Please see your _Player's Handbook_ and the page referenced above for the …

  • Guild Artisan

    h3. Guild Artisan — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player's Handbook_, p132
    *NOTE: This background is unchanged from the published version. Please see your _Player's Handbook_ and the page referenced above for the …

  • Hermit

    h3. Hermit — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player's Handbook_, p134
    *NOTE: This background is unchanged from the published version. Please see your _Player's Handbook_ and the page referenced above for the associated …

  • Inheritor

    h3. Inheritor — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p150
    *NOTE: This background is unchanged from the published version. Please see your _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_ and the page …

  • Knight of the Order

    h3. Knight of the Order — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p151
    You belong to an order of knights who have sworn oaths to achieve a certain goal. The nature of this goal depends on the …

  • Mercenary Veteran

    h3. Mercenary Veteran — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p152
    As a sell-sword who fought battles for coin, you’re well acquainted with risking life and limb for a chance at a share of …

  • Noble

    h3. Noble — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player's Handbook_, p135
    You understand wealth, power, and privilege. You carry a noble title, and your family owns land, collects taxes, and wields significant political …

  • Noble, Dominium

    h3. Noble, Dominium — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p154
    You are a scion of one of the great noble families of Dominium City. Human families who jealously guard their privilege and …

  • Outlander

    h3. Outlander — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide_, p154
    You grew up in the wilds, far from civilization and the comforts of town and technology. You've witnessed the migration of herds …

  • Sage

    h3. Sage — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player's Handbook_, p137
    You spent years learning the lore of the multiverse. You scoured manuscripts, studied scrolls, and listened to the greatest experts on the subjects …

  • Sailor

    h3. Sailor — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player's Handbook_, p139
    You sailed on a seagoing vessel for years. In that time, you faced down mighty storms, monsters of the deep, and those who wanted to sink your craft …

  • Soldier

    h3. Soldier — [[Backgrounds | Back to Backgrounds]]


    From the _Player's Handbook_, p140
    War has been your life for as long as you care to remember. You trained as a youth, studied the use of weapons and armor, learned basic survival …