Mercenary Veteran 5E Background

Being a sell-sword those who have been fought battles for the sake of coin, that you’re well acquainted by risking life and also limb for the chance at share of the treasure. After this you’re looking forward to be fighting foes and also reaping even the greater rewards like an adventurer. Basically, your experience is your asset, that experience make you familiar by the ins and also outs of its mercenary life, and of course you would likely to have the harrowing stories about events on the battlefield.

You may have served with a large outfit like the Zhentarim or like the soldiers of Mintarn, or else even a smaller band of sell-swords. might be even more than one. For more details you can check out the “Mercenaries of the North” section below for a collection of possibilities.

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So as per our view you’re looking for something else now, probably the greater reward for the risks that you’ve taken, or else the freedom for choosing your own activities. It could be for whatever reason, you’re leaving behind the life of the soldier for hire. But finally, your skills are undeniably suited for the battle, so now you can fight on in a different way.

Skill Proficiencies

Athletics, Persuasion

Tool Proficiencies

One type of gaming set, vehicles (land)




A uniform of your company (traveler’s clothes in quality), an insignia of your rank, a gaming set of your choice, and a pouch containing the remainder of your last wages (10 gp)

Feature: Mercenaries of the North

In this Mercenary Veteran 5e feature i.e., Mercenaries of the North countless mercenary companies would up and down to the sword coast and even entire north. Most of them are small-scale operations which are employ some dozen to the hundred folk those who offers all types of security services.

Actually, the hunt monsters and also the brigands, or else go to the war in an exchange with gold. Some of the organizations like Zhentarim, Flaming Fist, and the nation of Mintarn have thousands of members and also they able to provide some of the private armies for those with enough funds. From those organizations some of the few are operating in the north are described in the below.

The Chill: As per this feature the cold and also mysterious Lurkwood would be serve like home of the numerous groups of goblinoids which has been banded together into the one tribe it is known as chill. Unless most of their kind and the chill refrains from raiding the people those are in north and also maintains relatively good relations that’s why they able to hire themselves out like the warriors.

Few of those city-states in the north are willing to be field an army alongside the chill, But many of those are happy for quietly pay the chill to battle Uthgardt, ores, trolls of the Evermoors, and even other threats to civilization.

Silent Rain: The consisting solely of elves, Silent Rain is one of the legendary mercenary company which is operating out of the Evereska. Caring little for the gold or for the fame, Actually the silent rain only agrees for the jobs which is either promote elven causes or involve destroying ores gnolls, and the like. Any how the Prospective employers must be leave a written word (must be in elvish) near the Evereska, and also the silent rain sends the representative if it is interested.

The Bloodaxes: It has been founded in the Sundabar nearly two hundred years ago and the bloodaxes were a group of dwarves outcast from their clans for most of the crimes which are against to the teachings of Moradin Soulforger. Normally they’ve began in hiring out like the mercenaries for whoever in the north would pay them. Since then the mercenary company broadened its original membership to the other races, but each and every member is exile, criminal, or misfit of some sort of the looking for a fresh start and also a new family among the bold Bloodaxes.

Feature: Mercenary Life

You have known about every aspect of mercenary life like only someone those who has experienced that it can. You were completely capable of identifying the mercenary companies with their emblems and also you do know some of few aspects of any such type of companies, also includes the names and reputations of its commanders and also the leaders, even those whoever hired them most recently.

You have a chance to find the taverns and festhalls wherever mercenaries abide in an area, as long as you can understand and speak that specific area’s language. You can easily find mercenary work in between adventures sufficient to maintain one of the comfortable lifestyles.

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Suggested Characteristics

You can use dnd 5e soldier background tables like the basis of your traits and motivations and also modifying the entries when appropriate to suit your identification.

Your bond might be associated with the company with what you’ve traveled previously, or else with some of the comrades that you served with. Actually, the ideal which you embrace largely which is depends on your worldview and also your motivation for fighting.


1I became a mercenary to support my family, who would have probably starved in a slum somewhere if not for me.
2I fight for a lover that knows little if not nothing of me.
3I was inspired by a great hero to become a mercenary.
4I treat my valued comrades like brothers, and I will let no insult or injury fall upon them.
5I seek to protect something of great importance to me by keeping it a secret, so you better forget what you just heard.
6I never disrespect an employer, if they never disrespect me or stop giving me money.


1Golden Soul: I fight for money, and nothing else. (Neutral)
2 Great Publicity: I will be known for my deeds, sooner rather than later. (Any)
3 Power or Death: In my line of profession, the strong live and the weak starve. (Evil)
4Non-Sold Honor: I never break my promises. Never. (Lawful)
5War and Crime: Whenever chaos flourishes, so too does my work. (Chaotic)
6 Good for Sale: I am a sellsword who swings his weapon only in the name of good. (Good)


1I'll do anything for coin, damn the consequences.
2As much as I pretend to love fighting, I secretly hate hurting others.
3I have crippling debts that my work barely pays it off.
4I never fail at my tasks, even if I have to resort to less honourable means to complete them.
5I would send an innocent to face his death if it means I will win the fight.
6Someone powerful would do anything to have my head, so I seek to gain his or her head first.

Personality Traits

D8Personality Traits
1I like to show off, particularly if there's a chance to get a job offer in it.
2I am always gregarious and cheerful, no matter the situation, as long as I am paid well.
3To me, the whisper of steel and the clash of weapons is just as pleasing as any amount of gold.
4I always train because training leaves the person ready even in a moment of respite or weakness.
5I hold myself to a strict code of ideals.
6I keep my personal possessions in secret places which are known only to me.
7I would do anything to protect my weapons of arm, for I know it will protect me in return.
8I do nothing, move no finger or a blade, unless I hear the jingling sound of coins.

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