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"You grew up in the wilds, learning to survive far from the comforts of civilisation. Surviving unusual hazards of the wild will enhance your prowess and understanding."

Background Features[edit | edit source]

Background Goals[edit | edit source]

Performing certain actions that align with this background will reward Inspiration. These goals can be accomplished by any member of the active party, and Inspiration points are pooled, up to a maximum of 4.

Act One[edit | edit source]

  • A Mother's Fury: Triumph over the mother Owlbear.
  • A Noble Endeavor: Effectively use a noblestalk mushroom.
  • Abyss Jumper: Enter the Underdark through the bottomless well.
  • Clever Cuckoo: Steal from the giant bird's nest in the Underdark.
  • Cub Tamer: Successfully tame the owlbear cub.
  • Cursebreaker: Discover the curse of Yeenoghu and destroy his hyenas.
  • Eyes Of The Wild: See past the illusion covering the swamp.
  • Mushroom Enthusiast: Destroy each kind of hazardous Underdark mushroom.
  • Nest Egg: Take an item from the Carrion Crawler nest.
  • Rock Steady: Survive the bandit's rolling boulder trap.
  • Sticky Fingers: Secure the pouch from the spider crevice.
  • The Floor Is Lava: Defeat the Lava Elemental in the lava lake.
  • Walking On Air: Successfully use a fairy ring.

Act Two[edit | edit source]

  • Always a Step Ahead of the Darkness: Reach Nightsong without having been affected by the shadow curse.
  • Bumps in the Dark: Conquer three combat encounters in the Shadow-Cursed Lands.
  • Child's Play: Beat Oliver at hide and seek without alerting the shadow creatures.
  • Delving into the Deep: Enter the oubliette... for better or for worse.
  • Embracing the Environment: Survive two rounds of the shadow curse.
  • From Head to Toe: Explore all sections of the mind flayer colony.
  • Grove Keeper's Keeper: Protect Halsin's Portal while he saves the spirit of the land.
  • Mutual Respect: Meet the tadpole-hunting cat.
  • Never Liked Stairs: Enter a restricted area in Moonrise Towers from the outside.
  • No Cursed Stone Left Unturned: Explore each key area of the Shadow-Cursed Lands.
  • Sleeping in the Dark: Take a full Long Rest in the Shadow-Cursed Lands.
  • Tools of the Trade: Obtain the orthon's crossbow.

Act Three[edit | edit source]

  • Beneath the Gate: Enter the Undercellar.
  • Catastrophic Structural Failure: Blow up the Steel Watch Foundry.
  • Cat's Got Your Tongue?: Find the missing letters.
  • Down to the Depths Below: Enter the Iron Throne.
  • Enlisted Avian: Meet Commander Lightfeather.
  • For Once, a Warm Meal: Obtain room and board at the Elfsong Tavern.
  • Gifts of the Wilds: Give raw goods as a donation.
  • Horizon Walker: Travel through the House of Hope portal.
  • Macabre Hunt: Find all the pieces of Dribbles' body and return them to Lucretious.
  • Nature of the Beast: Discover the fate of the Githyanki egg.
  • Primary Needs: Tame the dilophosaurus, making it non-hostile.
  • Solemn Farewell: Witness the Gur funeral.
  • The Face of Evil: Reach the Temple of Bhaal.