Soldier Background 5e

You were reared as a child who was destined to be a great Solider and your training to become a great soldier begins from the very early stage of life. You were taught the basic techniques of survival, you learned in your youth the use of weapon and armor, in addition to this, you also learned how to survive in the battlefield.

As far as the army in which you were in, you have to discuss it with your Dungeon Master to determine like what type of military organization it was. Either it was a national army or was it a standing army? Or was that military organization owned by a Nobel or was it was a merchant’s army?

You also have to discuss with your dungeon master about your rank progress in that military organization and also discuss your career and experienced that you gained when you were in the army.

Skill Proficiencies: Athletics and intimidation are your skill proficiencies

Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, Vehicle (land)

Equipment: your equipment includes an insignia of rank, a trophy taken from a fallen enemy (a dagger, broken blade, a piece of a banner), a set of bone dice or deck of cards, a set of common clothes and a belt pouch containing 10gp.

Specialty

When you were serving as a soldier in a military organization. You played a specified role in it. Roll a d8 or choose from the given table:

D8Specialty
1Officer
2Scout
3Infantry
4Cavalry
5Healer
6Quartermaster
7Standard-bearer
8Support staff (cook, blacksmith, or the like)

Feature: Military Rank

The soldiers from the military organization where you served respect you and still recognize you as an authority because you have served in their organization and you had military rank. By using your rank that you owned; requisition simple equipment is easy for you as you take advantage by exerting your influence. You can also gain accommodation in military places and fortresses where you are recognized most.


Suggested characteristics

Personality Trait

D8Personality Trait
1I am always polite and respectful.
2I am haunted by memories of war. I can’t 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.

Ideal

D6Ideal
1Greater Good Our lot is to lay down our lives in defense of others. (Good)
2The responsibility 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)

Bond

D6Bond
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 will 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.

Flaw

D6Flaw
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 battle 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.

Why roleplay soldier?

By role-play, a soldier adventure will always be your side so it not a mundane background to choose for a role play. Other then this you can use your rank to exert your influence and get the thing done for you in your favor.

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