How about writing up Arbanax - but write him as a villain, a genuine Bad Guy - lets face it, a man who derives amusement from other peoples pain is NOT A NICE PERSON
As for the cloak - I'm inclined to agree with Echo - this is an assassins' tool, even if it wasn't originally meant to be - as a joke it's in extremely bad taste, a quite likely to get Arbanax killed just as soon as somebody (enter the PCs) works out who made it
I'll give it 3/5 because it would probably work well as a plot hook Go to Comment
This is not a "minor" character. It has an impact upon its world is notable. It needs work. Alot of work. The write up does nothing to answer the questions that immediately come to mind when you read this.
Not enough detail or interesting elements to make it more than a cliche. Sorry. Go to Comment
This is a little cliche, but not bad. If the gnome was played well, with a spunky personality, the PC's could have some fun with him...as long as the GM doesn't overdo it with such characters. Perhaps he could be hired to build something for the PC's, or decide to follow their group around for awhile. Go to Comment
Appearing a small ballista bolt, this ‘bolt’ is actually an arrow used by a god from a long-dead pantheon. Some sages theorize it was a weapon crafted by Loki to slay the world tree. Why it was never used escapes them however.
The spear has a divine-level anti-plant effect. When driven into the soil point first, an ever widening circle of destruction radiates out from the point, killing any plant material. Perfect for holding a kingdom’s food supply for ransom. Any who bear this device are cursed so any plant-based materials they touch crumbles to ash.