Here are some D&D Character Backstory Ideas for rangers! Also suitable for Pathfinder and other tabletop RPG systems. Several examples available, including a way for you to create your own with AI!
D&D Ranger Backstory Ideas
I have examples of a few standard barbarian races and some special ones that you might not have thought about before!
L (no full first name)
Male Human Ranger
Born in Grolgoth Town (Village)
D&D Ranger’s Backstory:
L is an orphan. His parents were killed when a rival village raided the town when he was a young boy. He was taken in by an older man whom he called his grandfather. He adopted the man’s name, and became known as L.
He taught him the ways of the ranger, training him in the bow, the blade, and the spell. As a boy, L showed a tremendous amount of potential and was quite adept in all of the skills.
When he came of age, he went out into the world to serve as a protector. He travels Grabisco, offering his services as a protector to those who would pay for them. While he may be young, he is a capable fighter. He has learned much from his mentor, and he is sure to learn more as he travels Grabisco.
Righteous, L is always seeking to help those who need it. He believes deeply in the ideals of his mentor and seeks to uphold them in his life.
He is a very handsome young man who is quite fit. He won’t hesitate to fight if pushed, but he is a rather charming individual in the first place. He has brown hair and eyes. He wears leather armor and carries a short sword and a bow. He is also usually seen with his hat on, even indoors.
Start of Character:
A wanderer by nature, L seeks to explore the world and learn more of it, rather than travel for a specific purpose. He travels Grabisco and is willing to offer his services to those who need his protection.
Female Wood Elf Ranger
Born in Nallin (Megalopolis)
Ranger Character Backstory:
Erika was born a citizen of Nallin, an elf of the wood. However, she felt no connection to her home city. She felt the forest calling her out, and so she left the city at the earliest opportunity.
She was a ranger for many years until she was attacked by a green dragon. She was rescued by a druid in the woods, who taught her the ways of the forest.
She was taught the power of nature and the importance of protecting the forest. The druid allowed her to stay with him for a time and learn, but she knew she would never be truly happy until she had traveled the lands and learned all that it had to teach her.
Erika is a quiet soul and doesn’t enjoy conversation or interaction with others. She finds that people are too busy and too self-involved to truly desire to learn anything new. She loves to be alone and to be in the forest, to train with her bow and seek out the secrets of the world around her.
Erika is a normal wood elf, with a very fair complexion. She has long brown hair which she keeps in a ponytail. She wears little clothing, and so she wears a belt to hold her bow and arrows around her waist. She also wears a necklace with a small picture frame on it, with a picture of a person she loved and lost.
Start of Character:
Erika is a Ranger captain in the Wood Elves army. She is seeking a new adventure and hopes to explore the world the way she always wanted to.
Female Troglodyte Ranger
Born in Ondtland (Megalopolis)
D&D Ranger Backstory:
Jelena was born in a small village on the fringes of the Swamp of Ondtland . She was born to a family of hunters and travelers, but unfortunately the family’s best hunters died in a battle with werewolves. Jelena’s parents were killed in the same battle, and she was left with her younger brother, Vadislav, to grow up alone. When Jelena was old enough, she and her brother left to find other Troglodyte families, but they were ambushed by Werewolves and taken to the city of Ondtland, where the werewolves kept them as slaves and prisoners. Jelena escaped her captors by befriending one of the werewolves and convincing him to let her go, but she knew she would have to get her brother back. As a result of that fateful night, Jelena has developed a keen sense of smell, and she uses it to help her hunt out her prey.
Jelena is a strong-willed troglodyte who is determined to save her brother and find her place in the world. She is also a tomboy, with a love of hunting and fishing. She doesn’t much like the city life, but she understands that it’s necessary to survive. She is fairly young, having not yet reached puberty when she escaped.
Jelena is short for a troglodyte, which has made her a target for the more aggressive and stronger Troglodytes who are looking for mates and who want to bully the smaller Troglodytes. Jelena has a strong build and uses her fists when it comes to fighting. She is broad-shouldered and muscular, and she is built for the outdoors. Her skin is a dark gray, and her hair is a light brown.
Start of Character:
Jelena is traveling with a group of Troglodytes whom she met on the way. She is currently a member of the Troglodyte Army.
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