Noble Guard (Bodyguard)

Noble Guard - Traits

Noble Guards come from all walks of life, whether they be born into it, a retired solider or mercenary, a reformed criminal or perhaps just your average citizen in need of a job. They protect a noble, merchant, or someone similar. They tend to have an air of nobility around them, despite not always being of noble blood. this is due to a mixture of trained discipline and constant proximity to nobles. Important things for a Noble Guard to consider are: How did you end up a guard? Who did you serve under? Why did you leave? What was your liege like?

Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Perception
Languages: Choice
Tool Proficiencies: Drum
Equipment: A guard's uniform, guard's cloak, a signet ring representing your station, a drum and a coin pouch containing 15 GP.

Bodyguard

As your reaction you may push an adjacent ally one tile when an attack is aimed against them. The attack you protect them from automatically hits you. No one may take a reaction against the player you push for the movement of the push.

If they are unwilling then this is treated as a shove action.

Suggested Characteristics

A Noble Guard (Bodyguard) typically has the following characteristics. Feel free to modify or write your own to give your character even more flavor.

d8Personality Trait
1I am always polite and respectful.
2My friends know they can rely on me even in the most stressful situations, I will always try to help them.
3Though a skilled fighter, I do not relish combat, and will always accept an enemy's surrender.
4I can stare down a hell hound without flinching.
5I enjoy being strong and able to protect others.
6I always seek to maintain a calm, composed, manner of speech- even in the thick of combat.
7I like the night patrols best, very peaceful or very not.
8I occasionally hold myself above others.

d6Ideal
1Duty - I have a job to fulfill, and it shall be so. (Lawful)
2Greater Good - No matter the circumstances, I am expected to protect those who cannot protect themselves. (Good)
3Independence - When people follow orders blindly, they embrace a kind of tyranny. (Chaotic)
4Authority - I am above lesser folk, and people will do as I say. (Evil)
5Live and Let Live - There will always be crime, or there are no guards. (Neutral)
6Devotion - I love my liege, and I will defend him with my life. (Any)

d6Bond
1My Liege practically raised me. I will serve them with all of my strength and means.
2As a child, a guard gave their life to protect me from a monster. If it came to it, I'd be willing to do the same.
3Those who fight beside me are those worth dying for.
4My fellow Guards are my brothers/sisters in arms.
5My honor is my life.
6I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.

d6Flaw
1I obey the law even when it serves no good.
2I can be bribed easily; a few gold here, please...
3I will never let injustice pass me by.
4My title means more to me than my friends do.
5I've gone behind my Liege's back on something, and would do anything to prevent them from finding out.
6I'd rather eat my armor than admit when I'm wrong.


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