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Scrasamax
August 3, 2006
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Votes: 14 / 4.892857
Markus the Black    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

Do as thou Will…

Scrasamax
March 29, 2009
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 5.000000
Horlord, Keeper of the Asdas    NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.

Scrasamax
May 4, 2011
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 5.000000
Romero Coultier    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

She left me, I couldn't deal with it. I sat there with the barrel of the gun in my mouth for a long time before I pulled the trigger.

(Graphic Warning: Not for delicate eyes)

Scrasamax
November 6, 2009
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 5.000000
Cinderpaws    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Tales grow in the telling and heroes grow in stature, even the tiniest can stand tall among their own.

EchoMirage
October 24, 2010
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.791667
30 Tieflings and the Gifts they bestow    NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)

For your pleasure and entertainment, here we present, thirty fiendlings seasoned with a whiff of brimstone, teasingly clad in shadow, accompanied by tunes played on pipes of angel-bone; likewise do we tell of the gifts they might bestow upon one in their favor.

So get them before Hell freezes over!

Scrasamax
September 15, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.636364
30 Necromancers    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Mystical)

A cold and cadavorous collection of nefarious necromancers.

Wulfhere
November 30, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.916667
Boldrei the Barber-Chiurgeon    NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)

Many hearts have been lost to the hypnotic beauty of the Elves' immortal Queen; others have bowed to the grandeur of the Lord of the Forest.  You don't think that happens by itself, do you?  They send for Boldrei!

Scrasamax
March 24, 2007
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 1
Votes: 14 / 4.821429
30 Imps    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

30 mystical imps to perch upon your wizard’s shoulder and whisper the secrets of magic and the universe.

axlerowes
March 31, 2014
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 5.000000
My Taalkastin Boatman    NPCs  (Minor)   (Natural)

After she ate the middle part of my wife’s body she gestured me out the door. Then she paddled me to the den of the Sage. All the while I stared at her rune marked back, my hand on the hilt of my sword, and I thought of my father and the hens.

MoonHunter
December 10, 2005
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Comments: 34
Ideas: 47
Votes: 12 / 4.708333
NPCs out of History    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Knowledge/Lore)

History is full of interesting and exotic people who can help to populate your world.  They can help illuminate the range of what people think is possible for your world (or you can consider them PCs run by players not in your game).

RuthieA
November 25, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.000000
Jazlin    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

A healer of great power and kindness, she is rumored to even be able to heal the dead, if you can find her.

MysticMoon
March 4, 2012
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Paravella, The Builder    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Domestic/ Craft)

The story of an old gnome who makes an exceptional living off of designing and building unique strongholds.

caesar193
August 20, 2012
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Pancratius    NPCs  (Campaign)   (Travelers)

"Which one? Oh, him. He be Pancratius. Yeah, he's a bit moody, but he's all right when you get to know him. Ya see, back in the day, and by that I mean his day, before you an' I were born, he was a big shot. The gods loved him, and one day, he asked for a gift that turned out to be a curse. Once he figured out the horrible side o' his gift, he sought out an oracle, to figure out how to get rid of it. Ol' Pancratius ne'er did tell me what the oracle said. The gift? Didn't I tell ye? No? It be immortality."

-Old Gerald, man in the pub.

Cheka Man
September 11, 2004
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.312500
Dracia Eldren    NPCs  (Major)   (Domestic/ Craft)

Dracia Eldren was a sharp featured woman. Her long greying hair was pulled back into a severe coif. Narrowed black eyes studied the potential Princess stand-ins. Darcia was well schooled in the ways of ettiquette. She was a seasoned Mistress. Her name was well known about the different Kingdoms and Queendoms.

She was the woman you contacted when you wanted your daughter to become the well cultured and well taught pillar of nobility. She was the woman who schooled young princesses on the fine art of being noble. Dracia was as strict as they come. Years of practice allowed her to use a switch upon her subject without leaving any marks. Only a sharp stinging pain as a reminder of their failures. She lives for her work.

If you wanted to infiltrate a kingdom with a doppleganger…you needed the help of a professional. One who knew all the ends and outs of Princess behavior.

Her dark grey coat hardly never touched the ground as she walked. Her back arched and her head held up proudly. Darcia fingered the switch at her side as she studied these potentials. These potentials were of poor condition. Some of them were farmer’s daughters. Pathetic. She had her work cut out for her. At all times there would need to be at least three princess replacements in training. They would have to learn together. Eat together and train together. Every movement would have to be perfect. And she only tolerated perfection.

Cheka Man
November 19, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.555556
30 Prisoners    NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Some of the inhabitants of Pier Point Prison-the bad, mad and the downright sad.

Magus of the Citadel
September 2, 2011
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.750000
Oka    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Mercantile)

28- Captain’s Wench
This is an upscale dockside working girl (oxymoron?). She will only "be with" a Captain or Officer. She is prettier, cleaner, and more refined than what one would expect. She is more of an escort, making the captain buy her drinks and food (as well as others). She actually works for the house to promote people to spend.

Scrasamax
February 13, 2018
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.500000
Arachnomancer    NPCs  (Character Sheet)   (Mystical)

A summoner who specializes in spiders

Scrasamax
September 13, 2004
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.666667
Redgar the Valiant    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

quick of wit, strong of sword arm, and irresistable to the ladies, Redgar the valiant is the epitome of the heroic warrior.

valadaar
September 12, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.500000
The Headsman    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

The Headsman is drawn to areas where great injustices have occurred.  ...  He is absolutely cold and emotionless.  The only mercy he knows is swift death.

Ria Hawk
April 1, 2009
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Kaide Valefos    NPCs  (Minor)   (Criminal/Espionage)

"Me?  Oh, I’m no one of importance.  Say, where are you folk heading?  Really?  Might I tag along for safety’s sake?  I have business there…"

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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