Simeon is an unkempt man, his blonde hair is greasy looking and clings together in long matted plaits. He favors a long dark coat, and fashions himself to be a gentile man by wearing a twenty-year out of date hat. Pale as a ghost, Simeon seldom sees the light of day, preferring to do his work at night, away from visitors and prying eyes.
Simeon's father was a grave-digger, like his father before him, and so on. It was only natural that Simeon take up the family trade, cleaning up the bodies, making sure they were good enough to look at for the funerals. He, like his father and father before, made sure that the dead were unburdoned of those things that the dead dont need. Jewelry, finery, and anything worth a silver or two found its way into his pocket.
Simeon is not a clean man, much like Norbert the Creepy Simeon has had his way with the better looking women who have come across his slab. This was how he managed to go from being the gravedigger in the township to sitting on the town council.
Murder she Wrote
Lord Westmore of the Township had a penchant for buggery and on occassion knocked his mistress off. Seeing that dead whores would be bad for his image as a righteous and upstanding noble, he would find places to dispose of them. It was Simeon who would find them later, but in his time with the dead, he had learned a bit of what it took to kill people. He realized that these women had been murdered, and he instictively knew by who. A little blackmail and coercion later, Simeon was set.
By no means a noble, he has a house that doesnt leak in the rain, and can wear out of date and dirty fashionable clothes rather than rags. He has a seat on the township council and is has to rights and privelages that go with it. He recieves a yearly stipend from the tax coffers, and can arbitrate disputes of lower nature. He does this rarely since few people want his sort of attention.
Simeon rubs his hands together frequently, and licks his lips. Due to poor nutrition growing up, he is gaunt and missing a few teeth. He is also a toucher, and will touch anything, sometimes in personal manner. Not saying he is a crotch grabber, but he has not compuction about touching someones face while talking to them. He is unsettling and radiates unwholesomeness. He also is not evil per se. He isnt malicious, just opportunistic. If given a choice between good and evil, he will generally take the former.
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This is the kind of post I like. Nothing big or earth shattering, but a good solid description to embed into you game. There is lots of potential for this minor character, even if the scenario does not revolve around him.
Love detailed minor npc's!! They make the world a better place :D
A good carecter.I wonder why the noble has not tired to have him murdered?
That is a good question Cheka. I would say that one of the provisions of the blackmailing, which I did leave really vague would be a life insurance policy. One of those 'If I die so-and-so is going to recieve alot of incriminating evidence' things. THere could also be an agreement that so long as Simeon gets his stipend he will make sure that the lords indiscretions go unnoticed into the pauper's unmarked graves.
This guy could be useful as well as a creepy encounter, especially in a graveyard.
A very solid, though nasty, NPC. Perfect for what he is.
The roleplaying notes add quite a bit to it. This man could slip in anywhere.
'...Simeon has had his way with the better looking women who have come across his slab. This was how he managed to go from being the gravedigger in the township to sitting on the town council.'