A mad scientist, a cyborg, a visionary, a man of god
Out of simple roots, a deep faith.
motto of the Brotherhood of Orildus
One of the standard peices of equipment for an adventurer is a sword. But swords were actually very complicated to manufacture. Therefore, an adventurer who owned a sword might have had it passed down through the generations or might have been rewarded by some influential figure. Or simply looted it from a tomb.