Knight of the Order Background 5e

You have sworn an oath to achieve a goal that is sacred for you, as you are part of an order of the Knights who serve their lives for the completion of that goal. The goal, whatever that might be, is sacred to you and you believe it with all your heart. 

There are many orders of the Knights and something common in most of these orders, is the fact that they believe in their goal and missions. Although the employee different techniques have different gear, with different fighting styles their philosophies and missions remain the same. 

These knights are brave and determined to complete the goal even if that means sacrificing their own lives. The means by which they achieve the goal is certainly not limited to just fighting but they are ready to do whatever it takes to achieve their goal.

What is a Knight of Order in DND?

The Knight is a special kind of soldier who dedicates his life to a cause that is bigger than himself/herself. These Knights believe that the goal they have to achieve is honorable and totally worth risking their lives for. You have spent your life learning about the ways of life of a knight and the ways that your order works in.

Some Knights from different Orders wear heavy armor and they have a special fighting style and they are fierce while others employee a more gracious way of doing things in regards of achieving their goal depending on the order that they belong to. And so is your goal different from others depending on your Order.

Your Skills: Your skills include persuasion and one from among Arcana, History, Religion, and Nature (depending on your Order).

Your Tool Proficiencies: You can choose to have either a Gaming Set or Musical Instrument.

Languages: You can choose to have anyone language of your choice.

Equipment: You have a set of travelers’ clothes, a banner or seal symbolizing your rank in the Order, and a Signet. You also have a pouch that contains 10 GP.


Suggested Characteristics

Personality Traits

D8Personality Traits
1I am always polite and respectful.
2I am haunted by memories of war. I can not get the images of violence out of my mind.
3I have lost too many friends, and I am slow to make new ones.
4I am full of inspiring and cautionary tales from my military experience relevant to almost every combat situation.
5I can stare down a hell hound without flinching.
6I enjoy being strong and like breaking things.
7I have a crude sense of humor.
8I face problems head-on. A simple, direct solution is the best path to success.

Ideals

D6Ideals
1Greater Good. Our lot is to lay down our lives in defense of others. (Good)
2Responsibility. I do what I must and obey just authority. (Lawful)
3Independence. When people follow orders blindly, they embrace a kind of tyranny. (Chaotic)
4Might. In life as in war, the stronger force wins. (Evil)
5Live and Let Live. Ideals aren’t worth killing over or going to war for. (Neutral)
6Nation. My city, nation, or people are all that matter. (Any)

Bonds

D6Bonds
1I would still lay down my life for the people I served with.
2Someone saved my life on the battlefield. To this day, I will never leave a friend behind.
3My honor is my life.
4I’ll never forget the crushing defeat my company suffered or the enemies who dealt it.
5Those who fight beside me are those worth dying for.
6I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.

Flaws

D6Flaws
1The monstrous enemy we faced in battle still leaves me quivering with fear.
2I have little respect for anyone who is not a proven warrior.
3I made a terrible mistake in the battle that cost many lives—and I would do anything to keep that mistake secret.
4My hatred of my enemies is blind and unreasoning.
5I obey the law, even if the law causes misery.
6I’d rather eat my armor than admit when I’m wrong.

Feature

Knightly Regards

Members of the knightly order and those who also support its goals provide you with shelter and assistance. If your order is divine, you may get help from your deity’s temples and other religious groups as well. Knights of civic orders can seek assistance from the common people which could be a small village or even a large one and the knights of philosophical orders can seek assistance from those who share the same ideals.

Why Use Knight of the Order Background?

Knight of the Order is one of the most interesting backgrounds from the SCAG. These Knights are fully determined in achieving the goals set by their Order and whatever they might be, to you these goals will always remain sacred and honorable. 

The knights are ready to sacrifice their own lives for the greater good of the Order and that also makes them help each other if their ideas are somewhat similar or they are pursuing to fulfill the same goal. It could be pretty fun to explore the goals of your Order and even your Order itself can be pretty interesting to explore as it could be a religious Order just like the Acolyte or a more philosophical one.

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