You feed your family with wild game, rather than farm animals or butcher’s meat. You enjoy stalking in the wilds, challenging yourself against the elements and beasts, bringing home fresh food harvested from nature’s bounty. You may have a nomadic or semi-nomadic lifestyle, or you might live in a small, rural community. You may even dwell on the edge of a large town and simply prefer the wilderness for your sustenance rather than civilization. You might also hunt animals for their pelts rather than their meat. Perhaps you hunt certain creatures for their magical properties and sell your catch to witches and sorceresses.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Your choice of two from: Nature, Perception, Stealth, and Survival
  • Tool proficiencies: Cook’s utensils, leatherworker’s tools
  • Equipment: A set of common clothes, a knife, hunting gear determined by your choice of preferred game (see table, below), and a recent kill/catch worth 2 gp

Preferred Game Animal

Big game, small game, trapping, and fishing are all within the huntress’ domain. The type of game you hunt determines some of your equipment. Choose a preferred type of game animal or roll on the table below.

d6 Preferred Game (Examples) Equipment
1 Big Game (deer, elks, elephants) Shortbow or 3 spears
2 Small Game (rabbits, squirrels) Sling, net, and traps
3 Birds (ducks, geese, pheasants) Shortbow or sling
4 Small aquatic (fish, crabs, clams) Net, fishing pole, or traps
5 Large aquatic (sharks, whales) 3 javelins and a row boat
6 Uncommon (snakes, crocodiles) Shortbow or 3 spears

Feature: My Wilderness Home

While in a wilderness that has game animals available, you can spend 2 hours hunting to automatically find enough food to feed yourself and up to five companions each day. Additionally you know how to construct simple wilderness survival shelters. You can construct a shelter sufficient for up to five Medium creatures in 2 hours.

Optional Feature: Hunting Companion

With this option, you acquire a loyal pet, such as a dog, which assists you in hunting. Work with your DM to determine this creature’s details. Suggested Characteristics Hunting is a way of life and instills certain characteristics in its practitioners. The risks and challenges of hunting create self-reliant, persistent, patient, individuals who are mindful of safety.

d8 Personality
1 I love being in the wilderness, stalking prey in the early dawn.
2 I have the worst luck of any hunter I know.
3 I love tales of hunting and wilderness adventure, let me tell you one.
4 I am always evaluating other people’s hunting skills and comparing them to my own.
5 In every aspect of my life I am a consummate stalker, patient and deadly.
6 I feel a little sad for people who rely on the butcher for their meat.
7 I am an expert on the tools of my trade and love to share my knowledge.
8 I obsess about preparedness and constantly check my equipment.
d6 Ideal
1 Challenge. The randomness of the hunt keeps it interesting.(Chaotic)
2 Nature. I am doing my part in the cycle of life. (Neutral)
3 Honor. Being a successful hunter is a badge of pride and distinction. (Lawful)
4 Mastery. I am the deadliest predator in the wilds. (Evil)
5 People. I am committed to my family and clan, not an ideal. (Neutral)
6 Aspiration. Legends of my hunting skills will reach distant lands and future generations. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I come from a long line of accomplished hunters. I want to make them proud.
2 There is a particular individual, large and succulent, that I have been trying to take down for several seasons.
3 Hunting is more than my subsistence, it is my job.
4 I always honor the gods of the hunt.
5 I dream of being the most famous huntress of all.
6 I keep trophies of my greatest kills.
d6 Flaw
1 I openly disdain people who do not hunt.
2 I don’t care about balance or nature, I care about profit.
3 Poaching adds another layer of excitement to the hunt.
4 I hate eating farm raised meat.
5 My skills make me independent and put me in control of most situations. I do what I want and ignore advice.
6 I jealously guard my hunting ranges.
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