Refugee

Refugee
Your homeland was destroyed by war, and due to uncontrollable circumstances you had to flee to a neighboring area. Everything that made up your life before is gone, and you have little to your name to carry on to your new life. The people in your new home have feelings toward you and your fellow refugees ranging from outright hostility to sympathy.
Skill Proficiencies: Stealth, Survival
Tool Proficiency: One type of artisan’s tools
Language: One of your choice
Equipment: A set of bedraggled common clothes, a small item that had meaning to your family, and a pouch containing 5 gp

Ultimate Loss
The devastation you left behind haunts you still to this day. There is little that you could have done to stop the destruction of your homeland, but that doesn’t make the loss easier to bear. Decide what kind of disaster you escaped, or roll on the table below.

d6 Your Past
1 I was serving in an impromptu militia to defend my homeland, but my unit was routed and I fled for safety. I don’t know what happened to my family.
2 My family was killed when my village/town was destroyed. There was nothing left for me, so I ran.
3 I was part of the rebel army that destroyed my homeland in the fight against a cruel dictator.
4 I was part of the royal army that was forced to commit
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Backgrounds
1 I was serving in an impromptu militia to defend my homeland, but my unit was routed and I fled for safety. I don’t know what happened to my family.
2 My family was killed when my village/town was destroyed. There was nothing left for me, so I ran.
3 I was part of the rebel army that destroyed my homeland in the fight against a cruel dictator.
4 I was part of the royal army that was forced to commit
atrocities against its own people. I abandoned my post to escape.
5 I was an idealist who refused to take part in the violence of my homeland. I was forced to flee or face death.
6 A deadly sickness spread across the land of my ancestors, and the only hope for survival was escape.

Feature: Our Forefathers’ Home
Those people who managed to escape your homeland during this terrible time were not the only ones of your kin to live. People who left the land of their own volition in the past, or whose ancestors sought a new life outside their homeland, still hold a distant kinship to you and your fellow refugees. If you can manage to find someone of the same ethnicity, they will make every reasonable accommodation for you. Work with your DM to determine what kind of help a given person can provide.

Suggested Characteristics
You have little left to your name, but you are proud of your heritage and have a distinct pride in your family name. You value your friends, and hope to have a bright future in your new land (or may be seeking a new place to call home).

d8 Personality Trait
1 I am typically gloomy and reminiscent of better days.
2 Although I miss my homeland, I am hopeful for better days ahead.
3 I refuse to talk about the fates of my family members.
4 I am always looking for better prospects in the next town.
5 I stand up to violence against innocents no matter the situation.
6I have painful memories about things I witnessed in my homeland.
7 I have a fear of strangers because of my mistreatment upon arriving in a new land.
8 I am hesitant to reveal my heritage to strangers, and even some people I know well.

d6 Ideal
1 I want to find a place that is accepting of all people.
2 I will bring honor to the ghosts of my ancestors.
3 I want to help my homeland return to peace.
4 What is there to life other than the living? I always want to enjoy my time and have fun.
5 I am always looking for the next big thing, ready to take chances and make change in the world.
6I don’t let my fear hold me back.

d6 Bond
1 My family name is the most important thing to me.
2 I value my new friends more than anything.
3 I yearn for my homeland to return to the way it was.
4 My new home is the most important thing in my life.
5 I trust in my god to lead me down a new path.
6 I have only myself to count on, now.

d6 Flaw
1 I bring those around me down with my moping and negativity.
2 I have a deep-seated fear that my friends will abandon or turn on me.
3 I am inherently mistrustful of people in positions of power.
4 I can’t trust in the safety of any given area.
5 I committed heinous acts during my escape that still haunt me.
6I have a physical wound that will not seem to heal, always reminding me of my loss.
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