You trained in a temple all your life, studying Kung Fu under the direction of your grandmaster. You were raised to learn an animal fighting style that will fit with your personality and body type. You are trained to match your style in mind, spirit, and martial arts.

Skill Proficiencies: Acrobatics, Athletics
Tool Proficiencies: Calligrapher's supplies
Languages: One of your choice
Equipment: A scroll case with several scrolls regarding your style, calligrapher’s supplies, and a set of monk robes

Life of TrainingEdit

What morals have you learned from your time at your temple and what caused you to leave your temple? You can work with your DM to determine the exact nature of your life, or you can choose to roll on the table below to determine the path you have taken.

D6 Life of Training
1 I left my temple on a pilgrimage of spiritual enlightenment.
2 My temple was attacked and I was forced to flee.
3 I was exiled from my temple for a crime I didn't commit.
4 I ran away from my temple after a life-altering event.
5 I have thrown away my temples teachings and left to seek something else (glory, power, money, etc.).
6 I was sent out on a mission by my grandmaster

Feature: Warrior MonkEdit

Your mannerisms, figures of speech, and perhaps even your appearance all mark you as a warrior monk. Curious glances are directed your way wherever you go, which can be a nuisance, but you also gain the friendly interest of scholars and others intrigued by your temple, to say nothing of everyday folk who are eager to hear stories of your training. You can parley this attention into access to people and places you might not otherwise have, for you and your traveling companions. Noble lords, scholars, and merchant princes, to name a few, might be interested in hearing about your warrior monk training and your temple.

Suggested CharacteristicsEdit

Some animal-style kung fu masters are well suited for stealthily attacking from the shadows, whereas others are best at charging headlong at their enemies and taking them down with brute force. No matter what animal-style they follow, their temple life shapes their attitudes and their ideals, though there are some who will turn against the teachings of their temple.

Other Animal-Style Kung Fu MastersEdit

An animal-style kung fu master has been raised in a temple under the tutelage of their grandmaster. They are typically rectitude and try to bring justice wherever they see injustice and order wherever they see chaos.

D8 Personality Trait
1 I like to gather as much information as I can so that I have an edge.
2 I am utterly serene, even in the face of disaster.
3 The grandmaster of my temple had something wise to say on every topic, and I am eager to share that wisdom.
4 I feel tremendous empathy for all who suffer.
5 I’m oblivious to etiquette and social expectations.
6 I connect everything that happens to me to a grand, cosmic plan.
7 I often get lost in my own thoughts and contemplation, becoming oblivious to my surroundings.
8 I scorn the teachings of my grand master and strive to find my own path.
D6 Ideal
1 Greater Good. My gifts are meant to be shared with all, not used for my own benefit. (Good)
2 Logic. Emotions must not cloud our sense of what is right and true, or our logical thinking. (Lawful)
3 Free Thinking. Inquiry and curiosity are the pillars of progress. (Chaotic)
4 Power. Solitude and contemplation are paths toward power. (Evil)
5 Live and Let Live. Meddling in the affairs of others only causes trouble. (Neutral)
6 Self-Knowledge. If you know yourself, there’s nothing left to know. (Any)
D6 Bond
1 Nothing is more important than the other members of my temple.
2 In the past, there are those that have threatened and/or destroyed my temple. I must someday confront them.
3 I’m seeking enlightenment, and it still eludes me.
4 I love someone but it is against my temples rules.
5 Should my discovery come to light, it could bring ruin to my temple and possibly the world.
6 My grandmaster taught me something that gave me great insight into a great evil that only I can destroy.
D6 Flaw
1 Now that I've left my temple and entered the world, I enjoy its delights a little too much.
2 I harbor dark, bloodthirsty thoughts that my grandmaster's teachings and meditation failed to quell.
3 I am dogmatic in my thoughts and philosophy.
4 I let my need to win arguments overshadow friendships and harmony.
5 I’d risk too much to uncover a lost bit of knowledge.
6 I like keeping secrets and won’t share them with anyone.