Albin Ehtaro

Skilled scribe and bookbinder who loves performing minor magics for children and the like.

Partially bald, this short, old man sports a bushy beard that tumbles halfway down his chest. He wears a small velvet cap lowdown on his head.

Albin (N old male human wizard 1) once studied under a renown wizard but lacked the discipline and fortitude to progress in the wizardly arts. Although he failed to progress as a wizard, Albin developed a beautiful style of illuminating documents and is a sought-after scribe and bookbinder.

Personality: Bluff and hearty, Albin is always in a good mood. He loves his work and gains great satisfaction from a job well done. He is a homebody and has no interest in adventuring or furthering his magic powers with additional study. 

Mannerisms: Albin speaks in a deep, booming and animated voice. 

Hook: Albin loves to amaze children with his minor magics. The PCs spot him performing for a group of street urchins who gather around him yammering excitedly as he brings forth a variety of minor magical effects. 

 

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Sirja Neuvo

Tired, and ready for her bed, this woman is heavily pregnant and will soon have to give up work.

Shoulder-length curly dark brown hair tumbles down this pregnant woman’s back. She has intelligent, inquisitive eyes. 

Sirja (CG female human) is seven-months pregnant and becoming increasingly uncomfortable with her situation. Her husband recently disappeared, abandoning her and she must work long hours to support herself.  

Personality: Friendly and inquisitive, Sirja works as a server in a nearby tavern. She is tired after a long shift. 

Mannerisms: Sirja believes eyes are the window to the soul and maintains eye contact with those with which she speaks. Sometimes, she can hold eye contact a little too long, and men can get the wrong message. 

Hook: Something—perhaps a dog chasing a cat—spooks a horse as it passes close to Sirja and it rears up on its hind-legs; she staggers back to avoid its flailing hooves and falls over. The owner quickly controls his mount, but Sirja has suffered a terrible shock. As she lies on the ground cradling her belly, the first contraction (of many) causes her to gasp in pain.

 

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Kaleva Neuvo

Superlatively skilled this weaver’s skill is much in demand.

With short-cropped black hair that blends with his neatly tended beard, the stocky man wears baggy, ill-fitting clothes. A frown of concentration mars his face. 

Kaleva (N male human) is a skilled weaver much in demand among the merchant class who often engage him to decorate the inside of their shops with beautiful tapestries and rugs. Kaleva’s sister manages most of his business dealings as Kaleva does not understand money or what his designs are worth. 

Personality: Kaleva is breathtakingly stupid. The only thing that matches his stupidity is his gullibility. Chatty, Kaleva will talk with almost anyone about anything. 

Mannerisms: Kaleva speaks with a lilting, sing-song voice. He is never without his small notebook and often stops what he is doing to sketch a bird, street scene or something else inspiring. 

Hook: Kaleva is such a skilled weaver several local wizards have begun to theorise his tapestries and rugs could be imbued with magical powers. One such wizard plots his kidnap and has minions watching the weaver to learn his routine. 

 

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Jalmari Ehtaro

A trail of accidents trails in the wake of this friendly, but clumsy, boy.

Oblivious to his surrounds, this peasant boy wanders along barely able to see out from under a great mop of unkempt curly dark brown hair.

Jalmari (NG young male human) is epically clumsy; when he’s around, things break. Jalmari has no malice, he doesn’t mean to break anything, but—sadly—he is often off in his own dream world filled with fantastical adventures and doesn’t pay attention to his surrounds.

Personality: Pleasant and surprisingly well-mannered, Jalmari has many friends in the locality. He loves playing elaborate make-believe games when he is not working. He has a deep fear of the supernatural. 

Mannerisms: Slightly shy, Jalmari likes to hide behind his unkempt mop of hair. 

Hook: Jalmari is poor and often has to work in temporary jobs to pay for the things he broke. Thus, the PCs could encounter him anywhere; and when they do, he’ll probably break something!

 

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Surnak Overhill

This unfailing cheerful wandering merchant deals in anything and everything.

Immaculately dressed in quality travelling clothes, this slightly rotund halfling man has curly dark brown hair and brown eyes. An infectious smile plays across his face.

Surnak (LG male halfling) is a cheerful, industrious fellow who—perhaps because of his race—is often misunderstood by his customers. Surnak prefers to trade in luxuries—fur, fine wine and strong spirits being his favourite. He has an extensive range of contacts among fellow merchants and wealthy customers.

Personality: Honourable, forthright and cheerful Surnak is, according to some who meet him, the exception that proves the rule about halflings. He is a gregarious chap and has a prodigious memory for names and faces. 

Mannerisms: Slightly obsessed with his hair, Surnak carries a comb which he often uses to spruce up his appearance.

Hook: Often on the road, Surnak hears much of interest, and he is more than happy to share his news over a mug of ale or sumptuous meal. 

 

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Tuuli Kulta

This wizard seeks a learned sage to answer her questions.

This beautiful woman wears a short, sleeveless robe exposing the elaborate and striking tattoos covering her arms. The designs depict weird and fantastic animals including dragons, griffons and so on. 

Tuuli (CG female human wizard 4) is in the city to find a learned sage; she is an adventurer and recently saw a strange human-like bat figure swooping low over a ruined village at dusk. She has no idea what the creature was and is intrigued by the sighting.

Personality: Tuuli is drawn to the unknowable and inexplicable—this is a huge part of her love of magic and her desire to seek out adventure. She is dynamic and an individualist, but tries to do the right thing. Although friendly, she has learnt to reserve her trust for those that deserve it. 

Mannerisms: Tuuli radiates confidence. She has an insouciant, appraising stare. 

Hook: Searching for the sage Urmas Aalto’s house, she stops the PCs to ask for directions. She is in no hurry, and happily shares a drink or chat with the PCs. She is particularly keen to talk with any other wizards in the party. 

 

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12 Pieces of Red Dragon Lair Dressing

Red dragon lairs are different to normal dungeons. Consequently, the minor pieces of dressing should highlight this difference. Signs of previous exploration—dropped and broken equipment, the splintered, burnt corpses of previous adventurers and the like—will also be visible.

Eeva Kainu

This daughter of the slums is canny and fleet of foot.

Skinny, and clad in a dirty knee-length robe, this young girl has unkempt blond hair and lively black eyes.

Eeva (N young female human) has lived in the slums since her fifth year when her fisherman father died in a boating accident, and her mother subsequently drank herself to death. Thus far, she has had a hard life. 

Personality: Eeva is a product of her environment; she has grown up hard, cynical and untrusting of strangers. She’s not evil, she just does what she must to survive—no matter the cost to others.

Mannerisms: Restlessness consumes Eeva, and she is rarely completely still—unless she is hiding from a pursuer. 

Hook: The PCs encounter Eeva while she is being chased by a local fishmonger who spotted her stealing a fish from his stall. She hides behind the PCs and accuses the man of trying to do “unspeakable things” to her. She hopes to use the ensuing confusion, to escape.

 

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