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Paladin Character Backstories
Three examples of a paladin backstory plus some information on how to easily leverage the power of AI to create your own backstories for any race and character class.
Male Human Paladin
Born in The Town of Benwick in the Blackvale
Morthol was born to a loving mother and father. He grew up to take his father’s place in the town guard where he learned to fight and use weapons. While he excelled at those skills, he was also interested in all kinds of knowledge. When he was old enough, he took a ship to the city of Newmoon where he studied at the library. He returned to his home a few years later with a new wife and a wealth of knowledge. Morthol hoped to use his newfound wisdom to help his family and friends.
Morthol is a humble and honorable man who values his family and friends above everything else. He is a peacemaker who hates conflict. He believes in hard work and education and doesn’t believe in luck.
Morthol has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes. He dresses in the manner of the nobility, wearing all of the latest fashions. When traveling the road, he also wears chainmail and a shield.
Start of Character:
Having just arrived in the Kingdom of Grabisco, Morthol hopes to share the knowledge he’s collected with the people of this land.
Female Half-Elf Paladin
Born in The City of Gilderdrip
Jadina was raised by her human mother and had a good childhood. She was a curious girl who spent her days exploring the city and running around with other kids in the neighborhood. When she was 10, her mother was murdered by bandits. Her father, a paladin, rescued her and taught her the ways of the paladin. She is now a dedicated and starry-eyed follower of Pelor.
Jadina is motivated to help everyone, which can lead her into trouble. She can be impulsive and outspoken, but she is fiercely loyal to her allies and will protect others in need.
With freckles, short red hair, and bright green eyes, Jadina is a cute girl who attracts a lot of attention. Over the years, she has trained to be a paladin and learned to fight like a warrior. She carries a mace into combat and uses her long sword and shield in a pinch. Her armor is decorated with holy symbols.
Start of Character:
Jadina is in the Kingdom of Grabisco for the first time. She hopes to find adventure and help people in need.
Iolo Von Strudel
Male Minotaur Paladin
Born in Castle Von Strudel
Iolo Von Strudel was born into a wealthy family who lived in a castle. He enjoyed the lifestyle where he could eat and drink what he wanted and spend his days reading and playing music. As he grew into an adult, he developed a love of adventure and decided to leave the comforts of his home to experience the world. While traveling, he met some companions, and they went on to form The Company of the Crazed Thaumaturgist, a traveling group of adventurers who sought to aid those in need and fight the wickedness that threatened the lands.
Iolo is a very friendly person. He can sometimes be a bit of a goof with his friends. He is extremely loyal and compassionate. He always tries to do the right thing, but sometimes he’ll question his decisions when he does something he doesn’t think is morally just.
Iolo is a bit short for a minotaur, standing about four and half feet tall. He has golden hair with a slight curl to it, a long, pointed nose, and a clean-shaven face and two massive horns atop his head. He typically wears a simple leather overcoat, along with a long sword at his hip. He always keeps his nose clean, as he has a rather large nose and finds it hard to not sneeze all the time.
Start of Character:
Believing that the kingdom of Grabisco needs his aid, Iolo traveled to its borders to find work. He found his new home in the town of Blinkenberg, where he hopes to settle down.
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