Albin Koveri

Clad in finely tailored clothes of the latest fashion, this handsome man struts along displaying himself to all who would gaze upon his magnificence. With long brown hair, sparkling blue eyes and a strong, manly chin dusted with stubble this man is sure to turn heads.

Albin Koveri (NE male human rogue 7) stalks Dulwich looking for wealthy, gullible women to seduce, exploit and ruin. A cad and a bounder, Albin is a wastrel of the first order always on the lookout for the next pot of (someone else’s) gold. Recently arrived in Dulwich from Dunstone, Albin is already cutting a swath through Dulwich’s society. 

Personality: Obsessed with himself and too good for—shudder—a job, Albin views the rich women of Dulwich as his harem. Handsome, charming and eloquent, Albin is more dangerous than he seems. A master manipulator, and a skilled bladesman, Albin is no stranger to violence, although he favours a dagger in the back to a fair fight.

Mannerisms: Albin affects a slight lisp and overly theatrical body language, but these are but an act to beguile his prey.

Hook: Albin “accidentally” bumps into a lady on the street and knocks her over. Seemingly devastated he leaps to her assistance, helping her up and immediately offering to escort the lady home or to buy her a present to make up for his clumsiness. 

 

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Ij Ano

Grey-skinned and muscular this hulking half-orc wears clothes barely big enough to contain his frame. His small, red-rimmed eyes glare at anyone getting too close.

Ij Ano  (NE male half-orc fighter 2/rogue 1) breaks legs and arms for the Shadow Spiders—Dulwich’s preeminent thieves’ guild. Loyal to the Spiders, as long as they keep paying him, Ij is one of the guild’s most feared enforcers. 

Personality: Ij delights in his reputation and enjoys the savagery his role affords. Ill at ease in anything resembling polite company Ij has the instincts and reactions of a predator. He rarely stops to think and never apologies. 

Mannerisms: An avid and enthusiastic drinker, Ij often suffers for his second-favourite hobby (his most favourite is breaking people’s limbs). When hungover, he speaks in a gravelly whisper. 

Hook: Ij is hungover and in a bad mood. When he encounters the party, he pushes through them and refuses to apologise if they object. 

 

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Myvanir Sehiatyn

This tall and slender elven man wears fine-cut robes suitable for town life, but wildly impractical in the wilderness. His black hair is neatly tied in a ponytail, and his face is untroubled by any signs of ageing. 

Myvanir Sehiatyn (LG male elf wizard 2) desires to travel south into the Gray Spires to investigate rumours of the ancient, forgotten ruins said to lie somewhere within the forest. Wealthy and parsimonious, Myvanir is gaining a reputation about town both as someone interested in ancient tomes of lore and someone who drives a hard bargain. 

Personality: Myvanir is patient and although he wants to travel south, he knows the ruins aren’t going anywhere. He can afford to wait until he has amassed sufficient information and companions to guarantee success. Myvanir is also a cautious fellow and doesn’t like surprises. Highly intelligent, he is slightly aghast at Dulwich’s noise and filth.

Mannerisms: Haughty, and confident elvish ways are far superior to those of humans, Myvanir pauses before speaking to members of lesser races—after all, he doesn’t want to waste his time in pointless conversation or confuse people with facts they cannot grasp.

Hook: Myvanir learns a new group of adventurers is in town and seeks the PCs out to learn more about them. He is particularly keen to meet other elves and to form an all-elf company. Alternatively, if Myvanir learns the PCs have ancient books or artefacts for sale he seeks them out to learn more.

 

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Monstrous Lair #32: Sea Hag’s Grotto

Monstrous Lair #32: Sea Hag’s Grotto provides you—the busy, time-crunched GM—with the details to effortlessly bring to life the sea hag’s grottos in your campaign.

Are you a busy GM? Does session prep take too long? Do you never have time to work on the cool little details that can bring your adventures, dungeons and campaign to life? This short, focused compilation gives you, the time-crunched GM, the tools to effortlessly add verisimilitude and detail to your dungeons. Use the material herein either before or during play and bask in your players’ adulation.

Monstrous Lair #32: Sea Hag’s Grotto comprises a single two-page spread designed for use either during preparation or at the table. Behold:

 


 

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A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Steve Hood

Released 30 May 2019; Pages 4

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Klaus Arpia

Wearing a faded, over-sized red tricorn hat, this short, stocky and muscular man stands out from the crowd. 

Klaus Arpia (NE male human fighter 2) believes his red tricorn hat once worn by the legendary bard and pirate captain Vilimzair Aralivar. Klaus loves his hat, and he is never without it.

Personality: Klaus believes he is a ferocious hard-man. Although he is a skilled warrior, Klaus has never witnessed the savagery of a frothing, berserk orc and has no real understanding of how violent the world can be. Still, he acts and dresses the part  of a veteran warrior well. Klaus thinks he is a natural leader and craves the acceptance and praise of other skilled warriors. Klaus loves music and wishes he had a good singing voice, but sadly he does not.

Mannerisms: Klaus speaks in a low, gravelly voice and often frowns (to make himself look tougher and meaner).  

Hook: Sizing up the party, Klaus swaggers up to the toughest-looking PC and introduces himself. He tries to ingratiate himself with his target and quickly begins to tell tales of his own heroics. Any story the PC tells reminds Klaus of a similar event in his life that was just slightly more exciting or daring. 

 

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Kirsti Paaso

Plump and well dressed this smiling woman is heavily made up and wears fine robes trimmed with fox fur.

Kirsti Paaso (LE female human expert 2) worked hard for her money, but not as hard as her workers. Kirsti owns a lumber business and is an influential figure in Dulwich. Her employees do not enjoy good wages or good living conditions; Kirsti pays what she can get away with—after all, money in their pocket is not in her pocket, and there are always more workers.

Personality: Ruthless, but law-abiding, Kirsti lusts for money above all else, because with money comes power—power to bend others to her will and power to live the life to which she is entitled. Kirsti loves the fine things in life—wine and food chief among them. She does not feel guilty that many of her workers can barely put food on the table—she believes in will power and self-determination; it’s not her fault they choose to work for so little.

Mannerisms: Smug at her good fortune and business acumen, Kirsti is normally smiling. A master of small talk, she is adept at saying much without saying anything of note. 

Hook: Kirsti is accosted by a ragged man who screams at her about his starving family and her total lack of conscience. She initially brushes the man away, but when he moves to strike her, she calls for help. (After this incident, Kirsti hires several tough bodyguards to keep the riff-raff away).

 

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Dorotea Ampuja

Immensely fat, and clearly frail, this elderly woman slowly shuffles along using two stout, highly polished walking sticks for support. Dressing in fine, but worn, clothes she has short grey hair and grimaces as she moves.

Dorotea Ampuja (N old female human expert 1) enjoys considerable wealth from the carting business which she sold a decade ago, but also suffers from particularly bad health. Most of Dorotea’s ailments are in her mind; thus the clerics at the Lawgiver’s Hall have failed to help her. 

Desperate to cure her various ailments Dorotea has fallen under the “spell” of several shoddy apothecaries, conmen and the like. She spends much coin on cures, relics and crystals all to alleviate her symptoms. 

Personality: Gullible and desperate for pain relief, Dorotea will believe virtually anything. As active as she can be given her “condition” she enjoys getting out and seeing old friends, and making new ones. 

Mannerisms: Dorotea speaks in a strange, oddly high-pitched voice and uses simple child-like vocabulary. 

Hook: Dorotea enjoys eating out and is often abroad at night (normally in the company of a servant or two). It is only a matter of time before she falls prey to a cutpurse or other ne’er-do-well; perhaps she is attacked as the PCs are nearby. She knows many people about town and could be a useful contact for the PCs, if they rescue her from a mugging.

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