July 19, 2021 10 min read
Many merfolk exist in Dungeons & Dragons 5e, with the Tritonhailing from the Elemental Plane of Water. Tritons devote themselves to hunt various threats in their Plane while also making it their responsibility to defend deep sea portals, undersea caves, and trenches in the Material Plane. Players interested in making a character of an exotic race can make an honorable Triton a part of their party. They can be diplomats, adventurers, or even messengers sent to deliver a dire omen.
This guide will help characters craft a Triton that suits their playstyle and creative needs. Their exotic nature will leave a lot to the imagination, which can help Players create a memorable and exciting character to play with.
As denizens of the Elemental Plane of Water, Tritons have special characteristics that other people on the surface don’t normally share. Moreover, their Amphibious nature immediately allows them to explore more areas in the game compared to others, and their extra spells can further diversify their offerings to the party. Moreover, their unique humanoid appearance can make them a mystery even to people they interact with on the surface, which is something DMs may be able to take advantage of. Here are other characteristics of Tritons:
Due to the Triton’s nature as protectors and guardians of their Elemental Plane, it’s perhaps natural for Tritons on the surface to have some degree of training with them. As such, they may be in professions that specialize in fighting or perhaps even share a degree of spellcasting prowess. Other Tritons that end up on the surface may do so in the search of a new experience, or perhaps even as a part of a calling from a deity or some higher power. Here are some of the more efficient Classes a Triton may be a part of:
As protectors of their Elemental Plane, Tritons may end up on the surface for a wide variety of reasons. Thanks to their training and acquaintance with much of the aquatic forms near the lands they reside, Tritons may have met and interacted with various aboveground creatures and may even have created hidden settlements nearby. As such, Triton Backgrounds may range from explorers and adventurers to soldiers or even scholars sent to study the surface world for their royalty that reside deep within the Elemental Planes. Here are some Background choices for Tritons: