I'm creating a series of factions inspired by the class options in Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Today I'm looking at the cavalier from the fighter class.

The people of the Arvak Plains make their living by culling the large herds of wild horses that roam and feed there. They've established a...

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I'm creating a series of factions inspired by the class options in the D&D 5E supplement Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Today, we're looking at the druid; specifically the Circle of the Shepherd.

Nobody's quite sure how many people belong to the Circle of Hands. They often travel alone; somet...

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Gnomes are famous for their productive and creative output. In a big city, gnomes usually find it vital to band together.

Undercity Artificers is the city's de facto source for intricately crafted mechanisms and other crafts. Founded several decades ago by a handful of enterprising gnomes, it's...

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This is a seasonal faction; one that's only dangerous or notable at a particular time of the year.

Quinder directs a wealthy halfling merchant family that specializes in the ice trade. His large extended family cuts out large chunks of ice from lakes in the frozen north and carts them south to the...

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Usually, my factions are made up of groups. But a faction can also be encapsulated in an individual, someone who may have incidental followers and hangers-on but remains the central threat. Many video game villains serve this role: yes, they may command troops, but even if they acted on their own th...

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Most factions are serious assistants or impediments to the party. This week, let's lighten things up with a faction we can play for laughs.

Darek is a charismatic, enthusiastic dwarf who leads a rag-tag adventuring party he's dubbed Darek's Delvers. Darek loves nothing more than diving into an aba...

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Taking inspiration from the classes in the recently released Xanathar's Guide to Everything for this week's faction, today we come to the cleric. While the Grave Domain has some juicy options, I'm more drawn to the Forge Domain.

Kovalla, the Forge of the Gods. One hundred years ago, a small grou...

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Surprise your players by throwing them a curve ball: higher-level bandits.

Kala, a half-elf woman, led an otherwise unassuming group of bandits on a series of raids along a lucrative trade route near the sea. One day, they fell on a group of adventurers who were transporting an artifact, and manag...

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