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Nojgh Fangswarn

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This Half-Feind can charm snakes of all kinds…Even Nagas!

Special Equipment:

Ring Of Snake Charming

Appearance:

Hidden under nondescript brown clothing is a bald man-like being with many daggers on his person. The only thing that might give him away is his serpent tongue and fangs, so most of the time he pretends he can’t speak. He writes very well and can ‘Be a Scribe’.

Background:

This Villain has always gotten off his plots on the wrong foot. Foiled again and again, his reputation for falure grew among his clansmen faster than reality, and he found himself sent on a long, long reconasance that basically amouted to exile.
It was at this low point that he was acousted by goblins and fell into a pit full of snakes. It was to his great fortune that he found the Ring of Snake Charming on a skeletal hand impailed on a spike. He eventually got out and sent snakes to vist the goblins.
Currently he is starting a ‘Cult of the Serpents’ while being a mild mannered dumb scribe, with some success.

Roleplaying Notes:

This Character is a capable Assassin, just unlucky. This usually means that he gets caught in the act, not that the act is fouled. He now uses snakes to cover retreats!



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Strolen
October 2, 2002, 17:28
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I like the unlucky flaw in the character. Pretty interesting idea as well, having him start a cult to follow him. Found an obvious natural talent and combined with the ring made him a natural in controlling the snakes. The kind of folk he would be involved with would be natural followers. In time, they could cause a lot of trouble.

I can see using him as a side plot in a city adventure to liven up an otherwise normal restocking trip.
Agar
January 20, 2003, 14:38
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Maybe he wants to find that great serpent that eats his own tail. He could be useing an image of it for his cult and now want the real thing. Maybe has some belief that the venom or something will make him and/or his followers immortal.

Also, maybe he's not alone in his cult leadership. he might have found a Naga female to be quite attractive and they are married now. Can't be a Naga on being cuddlely when then can snuggle all around you...
EchoMirage
May 11, 2005, 7:31
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Not he, but the ring can charm them.. an interesting thing would be if the RING was sentient and charmed HIM, as he is part snake, and was using him. Otherwise, bland...


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       By: Monument

THE COVEN
When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

Encounter  ( Forest/ Jungle ) | July 14, 2005 | View | UpVote 2xp


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