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"You are trained in battlefield tactics and combat, having served in a militia, mercenary company, or officer corps. Show smart tactics and bravery on the battlefield to enhance your prowess."

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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.

Location XP Reward Name Description
Anywhere 25 One For The Ages Survive a fight in which you kill ten or more enemies.
  • Summoned creatures that disappear when their summoner dies count toward this.
25 Pentacrush Kill 5 enemies in a single turn.
25 Strategist Defeat a powerful foe in one strike.
Act 1
Druids Grove 20 No One Left Behind Ensure all of the Grove's defenders survive the first goblin assault.
  • Kanon dying in the prior cutscene does not prevent getting this.
  • This is bugged, and is not awarded as of Patch 6 Hotfix 21.
20 To Arms! Help Guex learn to fight.
20 Start Them Young Inspire the tiefling children to train harder.
  • This is bugged, and does not appear to be rewarded as of version v4.1.1.5022896.
20 Stalwart Heart Persuade Rolan to stay and protect the grove.
  • This is bugged, and does not appear to be rewarded as of version v4.1.1.5022896.
The Risen Road 30 Chain Of Command Follow Flaming Fist orders at the burning inn.
30 Warrior of the Hells Kill the cultist leader seeking Karlach.
Goblin Camp 25 A Headless Horde Kill every leader in the goblin camp.
Mountain Pass 30 Conquer the Conquerors Defeat the Githyanki raiding squad.
Underdark 30 Drowned in the Dark Defeat the duergar patrolling on the Ebonlake.
Act 2
Shadow-Cursed Lands 50 Centennial Rivalries Complete the Harper ambush.
50 War is No Place for a Child Lie to Arabella about her parents' fate.
50 Realities of War Tell Arabella what happened to her parents.
75 Masterful Execution Kill any of the bosses in and around the Shadow-Cursed Lands in a single round of combat.
Last Light Inn 50 Shield of the Moon Obtain Selûne's blessing from Isobel.
75 Absolute Devastation Destroy Last Light.
Reithwin Town 60 An Apple a Day Keeps the Scalpel Away Defeat the Surgeon without being operated upon.
60 The Best Offense is Virtually Nonsense Defeat a member of the Thorm family without drawing steel.
Moonrise Towers 50 Notched Armour Show off your prowess to the bugbear merchant.
60 Familicide Kill all members of the Thorm family.
75 Devastation of the Absolute Complete the assault on Moonrise.
95 A Bone To Pick Overcome the skeletons in Moonrise prison during the assault.
Gauntlet of Shar 75 Know Thine Enemy Defeat yourself in the Gauntlet of Shar's mirror trial.
75 Return to Sender Kill the orthon, returning him to Raphael.
75 Soldier of Faith Save and release Nightsong.
75 Soldier of Fortune Give Nightsong to Ketheric.
  • Allow Balthazar to transport Nightsong from the Shadowfell.
Act 3
Rivington 135 Sharing the Spoils Donate to the refugees.
135 Reporting for Duty Report to Commander Lightfeather.
135 Removing Chaotic Actors Remove the head of the deep gnome insurrectionists.
Wyrm's Rock Fortress 170 Court Marshall Expose the Flaming Fist deserter.
170 Great Helm of Legends Find the Helm of Balduran.
220 Regicide Execute Gortash.
Lower City 135 Love That Smell Aid the deep gnomes and use the Runepowder Bomb to blow up the Steel Watch Foundry.
170 Urgent Communication Commune with the Netherbrain.
  • Talk to Edenosa after the ambush in the park.
170 Veteran's Hotspot Purchase a room at the Elfsong Tavern.
170 Innovations in Volatility Give your blood to Araj a second time.
220 Double-Tap Kill Auntie Ethel... again...
220 Kicking the Rust Bucket Destroy a Steel Watcher.
220 Knives in the Dark Survive the confrontation in the Sharran Cloister.
220 Lolth's Last Laugh Defeat Viconia and her Sharran cohorts.
220 Rudolph Van Richtover My Dead Body Defeat the Ascended Cazador.
House of Hope 220 Hot Exit Escape the House of Hope.
Bhaal Temple 220 Putting the Past to Rest Execute Orin.