For some reason I'm reminded of the sax player on the simpsons, and the owl on sesame street :) Maybe just the sax, but the idea of the laid back street musician being something more, like an urban Beorn appeals to me. Go to Comment
The heroes stop in a small town ready to restock their traveling supplies and feed for their animals. All of the villagers are starving, and there is no food to be had. If the PCs are quick witted, their noble steeds might be slaughtered for food.