DnD 5E Initiate Background

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As per this you’re almost an initiate, on a specific path for completing the trials of the five gods in a hope of earning the glorified death in a specific final Trial of Zeal. Some of the combination from any of your natural aptitude, your crop’s needs and also your teachers’ assessment while you’re an acolyte that led you to focus on your training in a specific area of specialization – hand-to-hand combat, long-range combat, or spellcasting. But anyway the only a well-rounded initiate could be called truly worth of an afterlife.

After all this, if you’re a hand-to-hand specialist, consider it as the barbarian, fighter, monk, paladin, or rogue classes. Any way like a long-range, the combat specialist, you might be a fighter, a ranger, or a rogue.  Suppose, if you’re the spellcasting specialist, then you might be a bard, sorcerer, or wizard. And of course beyond of this initial choice, then you might have been considered as either multiclassing or by using feats to round out your skills in all three areas.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Intimidation
  • Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, vehicles (land)
  • Equipment: A simple puzzle box, a scroll containing the basic teachings of the five gods, a gaming set, a set of common clothes, and a pouch containing 15gp. If you have completed any trials before the start of the campaign, you also have any cartouches you have earned.
Features Of DnD 5E Initiate Background

This background has a single feature called Trial of the Five Gods. We’ve explained it in the below paragraph you can check it out now.

Trial of the Five Gods

Because of this feature your life has been oriented around your participation within a five trials which shall be determine all of your worthiness in their afterlife. While you would prepare for and also the undergo all those trials, of course you have constant access to the training. However a comfortable place in order to live and also a regular meals are actually provided for you by the servitor mummies (the anointed) under the supervision of viziers.

Of course you can enjoy all of these benefits when only as long as you would obey a societal norms of the Naktamun – training for the trials (with or without your crop), in order to obeying the orders of the gods and of course for following the different instructions of their viziers.  But if you’re violating any of these norms that time you risk being treated as a dissenter.

Suggested Characteristics

The initiate’s life has normally been focused on the trials, but it does not need to all about the trials. Though some of the initiates are highly focused upon their training, most of the undergo which is training while it is also experiencing joy, sorrow, love, loss, anger, jealousy, hope, faith, delight – the whole range of the mortal emotions and also the experience.

Probably, the afterlife might have been a constant presence in it’s every initiate’s mind, but of course it is culmination of a life well-lived—not a replacement for it.

Personality Traits

d8 Personality Trait
1 I always have a joke on hand when the mood gets too serious.
2 I use sarcasm and insults to keep a distance between myself and my crop-mates, because I don’t want to get attached to them.
3 I’ll settle for nothing less than perfection—in myself, in my cropmates, in everything.
4 I’m so focused on the glorious afterlife that nothing in this life can shake my calm resolve.
5 I enjoy using my skills to help those who lack those same skills.
6 I train hard so that I can play hard at the end of the day. I fully expect to play even harder in the glorious afterlife, but I’m not in a hurry to get there.
7 I’m perfectly happy letting others pick up the slack for me while I take it easy.
8 I’m constantly sizing up everyone around me, thinking about what kind of opponent they’ll be in the final trial.


d6 Ideal
1 Solidarity: The thing that matters most of all is that we’re there for each other. (Lawful)
2 Knowledge: The world is a puzzle — a mystery waiting to be solved. (Neutral)
3 Strength: All that matters to me is my own perfection. Let everyone else seek that perfection in their own way. (Any)
4 Ambition: I’m going to prove that I deserve only the best — of everything. (Evil)
5 Zeal: Anything worth doing is worth throwing my whole self into. (Any)
6 Redemption: I will train all the harder to make up for the doubt I entertained when I was younger. (Any)


d6 Bond
1 One of my crop-mates is my dearest friend, and I hope we will face each other in the final trial.
2 I am in love with a vizier.
3 I am particularly drawn to one of the five gods, and I want nothing more than to win that god’s particular favor.
4 I am more devoted to Naktamun and its people than I am to any of the ideals of the gods.
5 My weapon was a gift from a beloved trainer who died in an accident.
6 I carry a memento of my time as an acolyte, and I treasure it above all other things.


d6 Flaw
1 I’m easily distracted by an attractive person, which could be the death of me in the trials.
2 I really wanted to be a vizier, and I’m angry at the god who didn’t choose me.
3 Training for a lifetime to die in the end seems like a big waste of energy.
4 I’m not at all sure I’ll be able to grant a glorified death to any of my crop-mates.
5 I have a lasting grudge against one of my crop-mates, and each of us wants to see the other fail.
6 I think I’ve figured out that this world is not what it seems. Something dark is going on here.

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