Folk Hero Background 5E

As a folk hero background you’ve come from the humble social rank, even though you’re destined for the sake of so much more. Also the people of your personal home village they regard like you’re a champion to them, and also your destiny can calls you for standing against the tyrants and also the monsters which has been threaten to the common folk everywhere.

Skill Proficiencies

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Animal Handling, Survival

Tool Proficiencies

One type of artisan’s tools, vehicles (land)




A set of artisan’s tools (one of your choice), a shovel, an iron pot, a set of common clothes, and a belt pouch containing 10 gp

Feature: Defining Event

Of course probably you’ve pursued previously a simple profession among the peasantry, might be like a farmer, miner, servant, shepherd, woodcutter, or might be a gravedigger. But of course something else happened which has set you on the different path and also marked you for the most of the greater things. You have to chose or else randomly determine the defining even which has been marked you like one of the best hero of the people.

D10Defining Event
1I stood up to a tyrant's agents.
2I saved people during a natural disaster.
3I stood alone against a terrible monster.
4I stole from a corrupt merchant to help the poor.
5I led a militia to fight off an invading army.
6I broke into a tyrant's castle and stole weapons to arm the people.
7I trained the peasantry to use farm implements as weapons against a tyrant's soldiers.
8A lord rescinded an unpopular decree after I led a symbolic act of protect against it.
9A celestial, fey, or similar creature gave me a blessing or revealed my secret origin.
10Recruited into a lord's army, I rose to leadership and was commended for my heroism.

Feature: Rustic Hospitality

Since you had come from the ranks of the common folk, and you do fit in among them with an ease. You can easily find a place to hide, rest or for recuperate among all other commoners, but unless until you would show yourself as to be a danger to them. So they actually will shield you from the law or from any one else those who are searching for you.

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Suggested Characteristics

Actually, the folk hero is one of the common peoples, it is for the sake of better or for worst. Most of the folk heroes shall look on their humble origins like a virtue but not a shortcoming, and also their home communities would be remain much important to them.


1I have a family, but I have no idea where they are. One day, I hope to see them again.
2I worked the land, I love the land, and I will protect the land.
3A proud noble once gave me a horrible beating, and I will take my revenge on any bully I encounter.
4My tools are symbols of my past life, and I carry them so that I will never forget my roots.
5I protect those who cannot protect themselves.
6I wish my childhood sweetheart had come with me to pursue my destiny.


1Respect. People deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. (Good)
2Fairness. No one should get preferential treatment before the law, and no one is above the law. (Lawful)
3Freedom. Tyrants must not be allowed to oppress the people. (Chaotic)
4Might. If I become strong, I can take what I want – what I deserve.
5Sincerity. There's no good in pretending to be something I'm not. (Neutral)
6Destiny. Nothing and no one can steer me away from my higher calling. (Any)


1The tyrant who rules my land will stop at nothing to see me killed.
2I'm convinced of the significance of my destiny, and blind to my shortcomings and the risk of failure.
3The people who knew me when I was young know my shameful secret, so I can never go home again.
4I have a weakness for the vices of the city, especially hard drink.
5Secretly, I believe that things would be better if I were a tyrant lording over the land.
6I have trouble trusting in my allies.

Personality Traits

D8Personality Trait
1I judge people by their actions, not their words.
2If someone is in trouble, I'm always ready to lend help.
3When I set my mind to something, I follow through no matter what gets in my way.
4I have a strong sense of fair play and always try to find the most equitable solution to arguments.
5I'm confident in my own abilities and do what I can to instill confidence in others.
6Thinking is for other people. I prefer action.
7I misuse long words in an attempt to sound smarter.
8I get bored easily. When am I going to get on with my destiny?

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