Wildlings are viewed by society as an uncivilized lot who do little more than raid and pillage when they venture from their homes into a new region. It is then the duty of the wildling to either live up to this stereotype or quell it with his or her actions, even if doing so amounts to nothing in the end.

Skill Proficiencies: Animal Handling, either Intimidate or Persuasion
Tool Proficiencies: Herbalism kits, woodcarver’s tools
Equipment: A staff, a hunting trap, a trophy from an animal you killed, a set of traveler’s clothes, and a belt pouch containing 10 gp.

Feature: Wilderness Secrets

Choose one type of terrain: arctic, coast, desert, forest, grassland, mountain, swamp, or the Underdark. You know the secret patterns and flow when in your chosen terrain and can find passages or safe locations within the terrain that others would miss. When you are not in combat, you (and companions you lead) can travel across your chosen terrain twice as fast as your speed would normally allow.

Suggested Characteristics

Wildlings are always fiercely devoted to something, be it a clan, a god, or a purpose. They honor their ways more heartily than most and live by them, for good or ill.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I idolize a particular hero, and constantly refer to that person’s deeds and example.
2 I see omens in every event and action. The gods try to speak to us, we just need to listen.
3 I love a good insult, even one directed at me.
4 I know a story relevant to almost every situation.
5 I judge people by their actions, not their words.
6 When I set my mind to something, I follow through no matter what gets in my way.
7 I’m confident in my own abilities and do what I can to instill confidence in others.
8 Thinking is for other people. I prefer action.
d6 Ideal
1 Tradition. The ancient traditions of loyalty and sacrifice must be preserved and upheld. (Lawful)
2 Might. If I become strong, I can take what I want; what I deserve. (Evil)
3 Change. We must help bring about the changes the gods are constantly working in the world. (Chaotic)
4 Sincerity. There’s no good in pretending to be something I’m not. (Neutral)
5 Friendship. Material goods come and go. Bonds of friendship last forever. (Good)
6 Family. Blood runs thicker than water. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I worked the land, I love the land, and I will protect the land.
2 My ill-gotten gains go to support my family.
3 I idolize a hero of the old tales and measure my deeds against that person’s.
4 Everything I do is for the common people.
5 A powerful person killed someone I love. Some day soon, I’ll have my revenge.
6 I seek to preserve a sacred belief that my enemies consider heretical and seek to destroy.
d6 Flaw
1 I can’t resist a pretty face.
2 I’m convinced of the significance of my destiny, and blind to my shortcomings and the risk of failure.
3 I have trouble keeping my true feelings hidden. My sharp tongue lands me in trouble.
4 I am inflexible in my thinking.
5 I am suspicious of strangers and expect the worst of them.
6 Once I pick a goal, I become obsessed with it to the detriment of everything else in my life.
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Samurai Sheepdog: Barbarian Options 5E © 2016, Samurai Sheepdog; Author: Kevin Glusing

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