Things to think about when creating your character.
The Five Nations were peaceful and prosperous. Until the Varraski came. The Varraski Horde, composed mostly of hobgoblin worshipers of Maglubiyet the Battle Lord swept into the hills and farmlands of the Five Nations region, quickly and brutally dismantling existing governments, putting whole villages to the torch, and enslaving huge numbers of citizens.
The Five Nations are now Varraski Imperial Province Orishtar; they are an occupied state, whose former citizens serve the Hobgoblin Legion or cower in the shadows.
Chains abound. Where are the Chainbreakers?
Some world-building miscellany: