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Ouroboros
January 3, 2008
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
Artemius Coil, Physician    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

An unsavoury character, yet immensely useful to know if you are in need of urgent medical attention, but want to avoid the eyes of the authorities….

MoonHunter
December 30, 2007
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
The Dark Man    NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)

"The Dark One, he looks like anybody you see on the street. But when he grins, birds fall dead off high places. When he looks at you a certain way, your humors freeze and your urine burns. The grass yellows up and dies where he spits. He’s always outside. He came out of time. He doesn’t know himself. His names are legion as are his faces. He’s afraid of us. He is always on the outside looking in; hating people who have good fellowship and good conversation and friends - things he can not have. We’re inside. He knows magic. He can call the Night Beast and live in the shadows. He’s the king of nowhere. But he’s afraid of us. He’s afraid of . . . inside." The Book of Cauldius, found in the Royal Archive 828 by Arthurus the Wise

Kassil
December 27, 2007
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Goge, Fallen God of Slaughter    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)

The corrupted god of war, felled by the lost god of vengeance to his present pitiable state.

Scrasamax
December 23, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Old Crynog    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Natural)

You’re a mean one Old Crynog
You really are a skug

Halfling children’s rhyme

Michael Jotne Slayer
December 17, 2007
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Brega    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

A Vampire hunter.

valadaar
December 17, 2007
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
Karviseral the Pain Lord    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

The Lord of Agony, He of Corpulent Pain

Maggot
December 16, 2007
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
The Shadow Scribe    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

Poor little Kankos..

Spat upon by his tyrannical superiors, this pathetic little office menial slaved away like a mule for the miserable pittance thrown to him..

Until he met the one that lurked in the shadows..

valadaar
December 14, 2007
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.687500
30 Assassins    NPCs  (Extras-Horde)   (Criminal/Espionage)

30 Assassins, both great and pathetic. - Die, by our hands…

Siren no Orakio
December 6, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.600000
Rulakir Slagsoul    NPCs  (Major)   (Domestic/ Craft)

Not every wolf can be tamed, and in time, the feral are certain to bite the hands that feed him. But what punishment can be leveled upon the wolf? Should he be cast out into the wilds, knowing even better now the habits of shepard and sheep? And should he be slain, what should become of his fur and fang?

How much worse can be a man than a wolf?

Michael Jotne Slayer
December 6, 2007
Hits: 2093
Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Alm the Herbalist    NPCs  (Major)   (Domestic/ Craft)

A sweet old Herbalist with a secret, how old is he really?

Michael Jotne Slayer
December 5, 2007
Hits: 1379
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Dietrich    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

A mercenary for hire. If you can handle the foul stench of dead dog, sweat and grease.

valadaar
December 4, 2007
Hits: 2057
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.500000
Shevourus the Mad    NPCs  (Minor)   (Mystical)

"Yeeah!" the old man shouted as he made a dramatic flurry with his chalk - the mounted knight now bearing a stylized lance as it bore down on the many-headed dragon before it.

CaptainPenguin
December 2, 2007
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.666667
Aher Wolfhound    NPCs  (Minor)   (Knowledge/Lore)

Aher Wolfhound, called Wolfhound The Historian, a man crushed by the weight of the world’s cruelty

Scrasamax
November 26, 2007
Hits: 2575
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
The Masque of Hunger    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Life dies in my wake, sacrificing itself to my hunger

The Masque of Hunger

Cheka Man
November 14, 2007
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
30 Politicians    NPCs  (Extras)   (Political)

Whilst few games involve politicians directly, they are often in the background. Sometimes one of them might have been the patron of the PCs, who sent them on their quest, or the chief evil villain that the PCs have to defeat. Other times law enforcement is chasing the PCs after they broke the laws of the region, laws that are made by politicians. Even an iron-fisted dictator needs to know how politics works. And so I present you with 30 politicians to use in your games. I have made them senators, but they could just as easily be Members of Parliament, Mayors, Councillors or whatever politicians are called in your world.These are really meant for a modern or sci-fi game although one or two might fit in an old-time world.

Demagogue
November 12, 2007
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
Morbid, The Lich Artiste    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Artistic/Performance)

"It has been said that humanities’ mortality is the root cause for its creation of art.  I am the embodiment of contradiction for that theory."

Cheka Man
November 10, 2007
Hits: 2582
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.428571
30 Kidnappers    NPCs  (Extras)   (Criminal/Espionage)

30 (mainly) evil kiddnappers, ready to spirit helpless damsels and other victims to their fate.

Dragonlordmax
November 6, 2007
Hits: 2802
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.000000
The Piemaster    NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)

He is the master of more than just the piemakers.

Dragonlordmax
November 6, 2007
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Comments: 0
Ideas: 0
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Glicenor Norius    NPCs  (Minor)   (Domestic/ Craft)

One of the Piemaster’s most devilish associates.

Cheka Man
November 6, 2007
Hits: 2844
Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.555556
30 Firefighters    NPCs  (Extras)   (Combative)

Who ya gonna call when the flames are burning?

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       By: ephemeralstability

In a crowded marketplace, a man is standing on a soapbox, orating. Some of the crowd are cheering, some hissing, some standing around saying "I can't hear a bl**dy word he's saying". It's a hustings for an election. The PCs can either leave, or stay and listen. If they do the latter, then they can vote too, and they might get quite involved in the cheering. Depending on who wins they might get quite involved in the post-election brawl too...

There are numerous possibilities with this encounter: the PCs might end up talking to one of the nervous candidates before their speech, and offer encouragement and support. Of course this candidate may well turn out to be someone with outspokenly unorthodox views, and the crowd don't take kindly to s/his supporters. Or maybe the seemingly innocuous candidate turns out to be a complete racist, and the PCs wander off embarrassedly, pretending they weren't talking to this person five minutes ago.

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