Character Creation Guidelines

All characters in relics of war should have strong ties to the nation of Breland and served in the same military unit during the war where you met the characters of the other players. Four years after the war’s end you have been relieved of your station and are finally returning home. You have decided to head to Sharn, the fabled city of towers, where you will open up your own private inquisitive agency.

While most races of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition has a place in Eberron, not all of them will be appropriate for the Relics of War campaign. Included below are details on how these races that you can choose from.

Starting Level

All characters start at level 2.

Ability Scores

You may either use the standard array of 15, 14, 13, 12, 10 and 8 or make a character with 27 points. The point buy system is outlined in the Player’s Handbook or the Basic Rules.

Select a Homeland

In Eberron where you’re from is significantly more important then what race you are.

For this campaign all the characters must have fought on the side of Breland during the Last War and so as a result your homeland must be either Breland, or if you were one of the mercenaries hired by House Deneith to fight for Breland you could be from either Droaam or Aerenal. Either way, you now call Breland home and have just moved into Sharn.

Select a Race

Beyond the standard races of Human, Dwarf, Elf and Halfling there are a number of other races, many unique to the world of Eberron. It is important to note that there are no subraces in Eberron (except for goblinoids). See below to determine what racial traits you gain.

Listed below are the races that are available to play in the Relics of War campaign:

Select a Class

Any class from Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition is available for play in Eberron.


All of the backgrounds in Dungeons & Dragons are available for use in Relics of War. Alternatively you can select the Dragonmarked Family Member background if you are of an appropriate race. See the background for more details as to what races can gain this background.

When thinking about your background you should think about how you served the Breland armed forces during the Last War. Each PC was a member of a military unit and worked together during the Last War and served under Roman Badoon.

selecting your background think about what role you would served for Breland during the Last War. Everyone in the group must have operated in the field during the Last War and should have worked with at least two other players on more than one occasion.

Choose a faith

Most people identify with a particular faith. They might not be active participants in that faith, but they will identify as belonging to it if they are asked. The most common religion in Breland is the worship of the deities of the Sovereign Host, however there is a sizeable minority that pay homage to the Silver Flame.

Starting Equipment

You may either take the starting equipment listed for each class and background or instead gain the following amount of coin dependent on your class:

  • Barbarian or Druid: 50 gp
  • Bard, Cleric, Fighter, Paladin or Ranger: 125 gp
  • Monk: 12gp and 5 sp
  • Rogue, Warlock and Wizard: 100 gp
  • Sorcerer: 75 gp

Select a Dragonmark

If you have taken the Dragonmark Family Member background you can optionally choose to gain a dragonmark at level 1. See the Dragonmarked Houses page for details.

Character Creation Guidelines

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