D&D 5E Inquisitor Background

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As per this d&d 5e inquisitor background, historically these inquisitors were cathar detectives those who are investigated the crimes about both the mudane and also the supernatural. Probably, they were much known for the traveling in order to remote parishes plagued by an unexplained murders, and for exposing werewolves living among the normal humans. During the Avacyn’s absence, whenever the archangel was trapped within a demonic prison to be known as the Helvault, the inquisitors led a series of brutal forays into the Kessig and the Gavony Moorland. They are executed suspected lycanthropes with a little or no proof and it has been punished accused heretics in an unsanctioned trials. With the Avacyn’s madness, and this savage form of inquisition has been become a norm, and it inquisitors those who still pry into a dark mysteries have become a minority.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Investigation, Religion
  • Tool Proficiencies: Thieves’ tools, one set of artisan’s tools of your choice
  • Equipment: A holy symbol, a set of traveler’s clothes, and a pouch containing 15gp


Legal Authority

Like an inquisitor of a church, you would be the authority to arrest any kind of criminals. So, in an absence of other authorities, you’re surely authorized to pass the judgment and also carry out sentencing. But still, if you abuse this power, although, your superiors in the church might be strip it from you.

Suggested Characteristics

All the inquisitor 5e background are frequently driven by zeal, plagued with the suspicion, and haunted by self-doubt. Of course they’re all also susceptible to human failings, and their judgment is not always divinely inspired.

Personality Trait

d8 Personality Trait
1 It will all go smoothly if everyone just does as I say.
2 Despair is an extravagance we can ill afford.
3 I know the writings of Saint Raban backward and forward.
4 I try to see the bright side in the very worst situations.
5 It helps me feel better when others show sympathy or appreciation for the horrors I’ve endured.
6 I prefer to face evil with a strong group of friends in front of me.
7 I want to see the wicked burn for the evil they’ve brought on us.
8 I feel the sin being purged from me as I help cleanse the world.


d6 Ideal
1 Honesty: The smallest deception paves the way to grievous sin. (Lawful)
2 Piety: Devotion to the angels and the rites of the church is all that keeps the world from destruction. (Good)
3 Order: The laws of Avacyn are meant to preserve the social order — everything in its proper place. (Lawful)
4 Humanity: Human life is to be cherished and preserved against the horrors of the night. (Good)
5 Knowledge: The path to holiness comes through understanding of the world. (Any)
6 Punishment: It is better for the innocent to suffer than for the guilty to escape their due. (Evil)


d6 Bond
1 Thraben is the heart of the world. The cathedral must stand even if the hinterlands are lost.
2 One day, I will claim vengeance against the monster that took my family from me.
3 My weapon is all I have to remember my beloved mentor by.
4 The geist of my beloved speaks to me sometimes.
5 My dear sibling is now a werewolf.
6 A small crossways chapel is my spiritual home.


d6 Flaw
1 I am troubled by the wild rage and bloodlust that lurks in my own heart.
2 I have come to believe that I executed an innocent person.
3 I enjoy the prestige of my position more than service to the angels.
4 I drink to forget the horrors I’ve seen.
5 I might have made a promise to a demon that I can’t keep.
6 I’ll do whatever grim task must be done, for my soul is already lost.

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