DnD 5E Harborfolk Background

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You’re one of the hundreds of small-time fishermen and women those who haul a bounty of Mulmaster’s freshwater harbor for the city’s markets each morning. You are a dnd 5e harborfolk and have spent countless days rowing in the waters around Mulmaster. Even though you don’t know the Mulmaster, you know the dockworkers and other fishermen who do better than you. Even though you have left that life behind, it is still a place you visit every now and again. 

  • Skill ProficienciesSleight of hand, Athletics
  • Tool Proficiencies: A type of gaming set is vehicles (water).
  • EquipmentYou will need a fishing tackle, dice, playing card, or Three Dragon Ante set. A set of common clothes, rowboat, and belt containing 5 grams.
  • Lifestyle:Poor


Mulmaster Harbor is where you grew-up. This harborfolk may even remember you and still treat you as one of their own. They will even accept you and your companions. Although they may ask you to pay them, they will offer shelter and food if they can.

NotificationThis feature is a variation of the Folk Hero.

Suggested Characteristics

Personality traits

d8 Personality traits
1 I am curious. I am curious to understand why things work the way that they do.
2 Although I cannot sing, it doesn’t stop me from singing loudly. Everybody loves a good sea chanty!
3 The High Blade does a great job, don’t you think?
4 It’s exciting to see the House Built on Gold being restored. Waukeen is a god to me.
5 I am very superstitious. Portents are often present in every day events.
6 I hate the rich and love to frustrate their plans and ruin their fun in small ways.
7 There is a story for every occasion in my sea tales.
8 Although I enjoy fishing, I secretly hate eating fish. I’ll do anything to avoid it.


d6 Ideal
1 Calm: There is a tide for everything. When it is right, I sail and repair my nets when it’s not. (Lawful)
2 Windblown: I follow the winds. I don’t need to be told where to go or when. (Chaotic)
3 Aspiring: I will be a Zora or Zora patron and maybe even a Blade! (Any)
4 Salty: I want people see me as an expert on plying Mulmaster Harbor. (Any)
5 Selfless: All of us are children of the ocean. I offer my assistance to anyone who is in peril, both ashore and afloat. (Good)
6 Let them drown: I won’t risk my life to help other people. If the roles were reversed, they wouldn’t be able to help me. (Evil)


d6 Bond
1 Everything except my rowboat was lost once. I will do everything to preserve it.
2 My brother was in Soldiery and he was killed. I admire the men and women who serve.
3 My friend who was spellcasting with the Cloaks was murdered by them. They will be returned to me someday.
4 The High House of Hurting was there to help me when I was hurt, and they did not ask for anything in return. They are my life.
5 Once, I was robbed at the Zhent Ghetto. It won’t happen again.
6 I would do anything for the safety of other harborfolk. They are my family.


d6 Flaw
1 I drink too many, which causes me not to see the water.
2 In a brawl, I killed a City Watch member who was drunk. I’m afraid they will find out.
3 When I want to impress someone, I tend to oversell myself.
4 It is a waste to learn from books. People who speak only from their experience have no patience with me.
5 I almost always cheat. I cannot help but cheat.
6 I’m a Hawks Secret Informant. They receive reports on everything I see, hear, and even my friends and associates.

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