Kallista, the neutral tiefling druid
By now our regular readers are no doubt familiar with our Creative D&D Characters series. But for the new reader we think it’s fair to explain one more time what this series is all about. Based almost exclusively upon 5th edition rules, we periodically create interesting characters that you can include in your campaigns whether it be as PCs, NPCs (as regularly recurring ones or as one-off hirelings), or even as minor villains if that’s what you decide. We don’t completely flesh out the characters as the focus is more on the basics of stats, personality, and background. Occasionally we do simple spell descriptions and perhaps an item or two of inventory.
We are considering completed character sheets for everyone in the lineup at a future date though. As stated in previous articles, these characters may be complex and challenging to incorporate into a campaign without some forethought and careful planning and some may not be right for your campaign at all depending on how your world is run. Our approach isn’t necessarily to seek out contrary characters like our halfling monk or gnome barbarian. But it is to show that seemingly unlikely characters can be fun and engaging. We see no reason why, generally speaking, you wouldn’t encounter a neutral neutral tiefling in your everyday travels in Faerûn.
As a final reminder: since beginning this series we have been showing how versatile characters can be when your primary resource is the Player’s Handbook. Roleplayers in general want unique characters and it’s easy to go down a rabbit-hole to seek out some esoteric tome to create a compelling character. If that’s your thing, have at it. We don’t judge. We happen to enjoy going down the rabbit-hole too. But to some—especially to younger players, newcomers, or casual gamers—it can be overwhelming. We encourage you to use these characters as you’d like whether they be as NPCs or PCs.
Today we give you Kallista Hope, the neutral good half-orc warlock.“Neverwinter. A pinnacle of civilization for the entire Sword Coast. A place where one can live in anonymity if not in acceptance. My relationship with my home city is dichotomous. On the one hand, I loathe the bustling streets filled with street vendors trying to encourage you to part from the last of your copper. I detest the divided loyalties of its people. And I hate the passers-through, mostly the tradesmen on their way to or from Luskan.