Zurreer the Aarakocra Monk
Alignment: Neutral Good
Background: Far Traveler
Personality Traits: I express affection or contempt in ways that are unfamiliar to others.
Ideals: Reserved. As someone new to these strange lands, I am cautious and respectful in my dealings.
Bonds: Though I had no choice, I lament having to leave my loved one(s) behind. I hope to see them again one day.
Flaws: I have a weakness for the new intoxicants and other pleasures of this land.
Monistatic Tradition: Way of the Drunken Master
I was born to a guardian tribe of Aarakocran folk in the village of Zokol. My parents were guardians of the sky, but, I did not want to follow that life. The desire for adventure was all too alluring. Every spring I would travel further and further from my village, further from the vast Elemental Plane of Air. Every adventure brought something new into my life. I found I loved the unarmed combat that monks were skilled in. I also found I liked to drink, and drink, and drink. While my tribe is not religious, they take a strong offense to drinking and senseless fighting. One such time, I returned from an adventure so drunk I tried to pick a fight with the chieftain of my tribe, an offence punishable only by expulsion from the tribe, and banishment from the village.
Exiled from my home, I travelled far and wide to find a new place to call home, a place where I could belong. I miss my family, and wish I could be back in Zokol with them. Maybe one day my adventures will earn me enough renown or gold that I may return, though that may be unlikely as I find there is so much to experience and learn in this world.
I often find myself drawn to local taverns in search of the next good drink and adventure. Perhaps avoiding the taverns would be a better option for me, but I just need one more drink and maybe I will forget my past and be able to carry on with the next adventure. I find that people in taverns can’t help but stare, maybe they’ve never seen an Aarakocra before, but they stare or sometimes ask for my stories and adventures. I must be careful not to tell too much though as one day I may find my stories get me into more trouble than I am capable of handling.