Dark Sun: Seared to the bone
Outcast by choice or by decree, a hermit lives alone in the wastes. Such a person usually settles in one place and survives on what the land offers. His or her residence is hidden, as is any source of water. Some hermits avoid contact with passing travelers, but others welcome visitors who seem harmless or potentially helpful. Many hermits have forgotten the social graces and come off as endearingly strange, but some are deranged or downright treacherous. A few have real insight or power, and among these are the hermits who have useful secrets to share – if offered sufficient compensation.