"Brutal bugger, but he's handy to have around in a fight!"
In theory, he could settle down. But because he’s such a nice guy, he won’t.
Baugl, lost in the darkness beneath Hydra keep. Would that he had stayed in the shadow.
"Stay back! I’m a… a powerful wizard!"
Scale and bone and tooth and claw,
All are symbols of His law
Mourn not the fallen, sick, or weak,
They are His to claim and His to keep!
"We, who carry the weight of an empire. We, who break our backs that others might rest easily! We, who will be slaves no longer! Rise, my friends! Rise against the injustices done to you!"
It’s amazing what a huge amount of strain can do to somebody, what it can cause them to become.
"Did a BEAR just jump out of that mans backpack?!?"
"Yes sir, I believe it did."
You find a patch of edible funghi. They taste well and all, no ill effects. UNLESS you consume some beverage, even 3 (three) days after eating it. Then you become really sick with pains, vomiting, all the fancy stuff. As a gift or good meal, it could be a cruel joke or to make sure the heroes spend their time focused on the mission. And the fine soup you had in the inn yesterday could have some in.
(Inspired through a real-world fungus. Was really used to cure alcoholism.)