Anchorite (Hippy)

Anchorite - Traits

She calls you. When you stop in the city to listen you hear the pull. The longing deep inside of you. The walls and streets, the crowd of the people around you, they all push you away. You long for her, for nature's embrace. Towns drive you away because of how unnatural they are. But in the woods you find peace.

Skill Proficiencies: Nature, Survival
Languages: Sylvan
Tool Proficiencies: Woodcarver's Tools
Equipment: A table knife, 2-man tent, winter blanket, woodcarver's tools, a set of work clothes, and a small coin pouch with 15 GP.

Friendly Aroma

Spending your whole life seeking after nature has ingrained the scent of nature so deeply into your pores that no matter of scrubbing can get the scent out of you. This scent gives you advantage on Animal Handling roles if they can smell you. This also gives disadvantage to anyone attempting to track you through wild environments by scent. Your strong scent may be pleasing to animals, but nobles often find it repulsive (this may cause disadvantage at the GM's discretion).

Suggested Characteristics

An anchorite (hippy) typically has the following characteristics. Feel free to modify or write your own to give your character even more flavor.

d8Personality Trait
1If I must live this life I will truly LIVE.
2I have long studied the mighty oak. The strength of the oak is not in its limbs, but in its patiently dug roots. Slowly they creep down and secure the oak against all winds. So to, I may not be fast to choose a course of action, but when I make up my mind, I am unmoveable.
3I am always on the lookout for something novel and exotic. Undiscovered plants will bring new medicines and poisons to our attention.
4Nature is my life, I will defend it at all costs.
5I like to joke around and tell stories.
6I consider my Master to have been a font of wisdom, and have a quote from him for almost every situation
7I came from a modest family and am always seeking to give back to those less fortunate than I am.
8I have those that I love to protect. I need to do a good job.

d6Ideal
1Justice - I seek to see wrongs righted. (Good)
2Seasons - Winter is the season of the dead, Spring is the season of life. I'm somewhere in between. (Any)
3Respect - From the quietest mouse to the most powerful lion, nature has shapped and ranked us all. Everybody deserves to be considered, both high and low. (Good)
4Domination - I am the ruler of the woods. Everything in it is beneath my boot. (Evil)
5Boredom - Get me away from this boring life! (Chaotic)
6Vigil - Only by remembering the dead do we honor their accomplishments. (Lawful)

d6Bond
1A few months ago, I came across a sensless kill. The pour dear had been slaughtered, yet nothing had been taken except for the horns. The brutal hunter who killed mearly for sport, deserves to die a painful death.
2I have an elegant locket which hides a fine key in a tiny hidden compartment. I don't know why my <span class="generate" data-recurrance="never" data-FID="ipN82HOcOq3GsHYx" data-UGFLinkReference="tAtA1522">Random - Family Member</span> gave it to me but I will seek that answer no matter how long it takes.
3My neice has an affinity with the woods. When she visits, the birds sing louder and land up on her sholders. Wild animals will willingly come close enough for her to scratch them behind the ears. Her parents are city folk that don't understand just how special she is. I will see her reach her full potential.
4Nature is a thing of balance. Any beast that tries to go on its own, will soon find itself overwhelmed. I have grown to trust those who fight beside. I believe they are worth dying to protect.
5I have a best friend that I grew up with. He has saved my life more times than I can count and I have saved his several as well. I have not seen him in a few years but long to be reunited. (work with GM to create this npc)
6Seeing the world is as valuable as gold. Who knows what exotic plants and animals I may make friends with in the distant lands.

d6Flaw
1I am almost dangerously greedy. Forests have much power for us to pull and exploit. It may take time for the forest to heal, but my immediate profit is worth it.
2My pet bear fell fighting poachers alongside me; I am reluctant to fight alongside others now. I never want to face that pain of loss again.
3The woods are my home. I will only leave them in times of great need, and will long for my return to them.
4I was deap in the woods enjoying the beauty of a quite spring, when goblins attacked my home and slew my husband and child. Had I been there, I might have been able to protect them.
5I have a marked speech that identifies me as low class.
6Plants are the rightful citizens of this planet. We are merely guests passing by, while the might oak will endure. Anyone who murders such a majestic creature deserves to die.