BARBARIAN OPINION: You Would be Angry Too if you Recognized the Injustices of this World
It is known that I am a being prone to anger. But I believe that you would be just as filled with wrath if you saw the world and its atrocities as I do. I am angry at the evil I see, not only of the cultists and bandits and unspeakable things that wait in the dark, but the smiling faces that walk about civilization with lies on their lips. Who steal not at the end of a knife but the end of a contract. These things fill me with rage, and because I know that I will be cast from our party if I act upon it, I must vent this frustration elsewhere.
It is true, perhaps, that at times my anger is an overreaction, that my rage in the midst of battle causes me to be especially vicious in the wounds I inflict, the methods in which I separate limb from trunk as a woodsman of war. However horrific my actions may seem, is the result not the same as if I had fired an arrow from afar, or a bolt of fire from a staff? I simply lay bare the brutal reality of the violence we deal in as adventurers. If they call you hero, then I will not deny their adulations for my actions either.
What I will accept is that my anger can be aimless. Why do I see red at the charnel houses of the damned, but not the rich temples of the pious? Why do I seek the blood of those who chain with iron, but not those who chain with law? The slavers we fight, the kings we bow down to, I see little difference at times in those we call foe and friend. And yet one meets my blade, and the other meets my gaze and does not fear me. Perhaps I should begin to comport myself so that they hesitate to look me in the eye. If this is civilization, then I believe I am glad to be known as a barbarian.