The Daily NPC

This page presents the NPCs posted as part of the Daily NPC. NPCs are presented in chronological order; the most recent NPC appears at the bottom of the list. While designed for use in Languard and the Duchy of Ashlar, the System Neutral NPCs presented below are designed to be easily inserted into virtually any GM’s campaign.

Use each NPCs along with its hook as a starting point to craft an interesting, memorable encounter. Modify, change or ignore any details to better fit the game.


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These NPCs are part of The Daily NPC—a series of week day posts which each presents a flavoursome, detailed System Neutral NPC ready for use in virtually any GM’s campaign. Every member of Raging Swan Press’s Patreon campaign will get a free and exclusive compilation PDF in early March featuring all the NPCs below and eight bonus NPCs! 

To get your free copy, sign up to Raging Swan Press’s Patreon campaign before 28 February 2019. 


The NPC Archive


February NPCs

February’s theme is Adventurers about Town:

  • Auku Hopea (N middle-aged male human wizard 4) broods over his failure to entice anyone to accompany him to the Shoalstone, wherein might lie the secrets of those who built the Twilight City. Meet Auku.
  • Auni Kalpio (NE old female human rogue 5) longs to gaze upon the Twilight City’s shrouded precincts one more time, and she doesn’t care whose bloody corpses she must climb over to get there. Meet Auni.
  • Vilppu Raita (LN middle-aged male human cleric [Conn] 2) drinks heavily most days—usually for pleasure, but more recently to mask his worries—and still clings to his belief in the Father. Meet Vilppu.
  • Issu Miela (NG male human wizard 1) parades himself about town wearing tight-fitting garb—for the ladies. Meet Issu.
  • Kivutar Lempiä (LG female human cleric [Darlen] 4) struggles to be taken seriously because of her beauty. Meet Kivutar.
  • Emilia Kaukiainen (CG female half-elf fighter 2) eschews an adventurer’s garb when in Languard instead preferring the anonymity and freedom of plain, nondescript dress. Meet Emilia.
  • Kalle Antero (LE male human fighter 3) fumes at the disaster that was his last adventure. Meet Kalle.
  • Lyyti Jurva (N female human wizard 1) cares really only for knowledge, and is somewhat baffled by the intricacies of social interaction. Meet Lyyti.
  • Sohvi Niera (NG female human ranger 3) stalks the streets looking for the idiots who lured her young son, Jussi, away to a life of danger and adventure. Meet Sohvi.
  • Esko Lemmikki (CE old male human wizard 4) delved too deeply into certain ancient, blasphemous tomes describing the Twilight City’s hideous, ancient past. Meet Esko.
  • Marke Äiniö (NE female human rogue 2) acts tough but is really frightened most of the time. Meet Marke.
  • Tuomo Kalpio (LG old male human paladin 4) dreams of one more glorious adventure and a glorious death battling evil. Meet Tuomo.
  • Antero Ihalempi (CN male human fighter 3) dreams of a wife and family but is too wild and unpredictable to settle down. Meet Antero.
  • Dulannis Nunirae (CG male elf fighter 1/wizard 1) purports to believe his beloved stuffed blue lizard is a slumbering god in disguise. Meet Dulannis.
  • Arvkin Glitterheart (CE male halfling rogue 2) smiles constantly, as if enjoying some private joke; in reality, he is planning—hypothetically—how to murder almost everyone he meets. Meet Arvkin.

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6 thoughts on “The Daily NPC

  1. man, i can’t thank you enough for your enthusiasm and expansion of this project, Creighton. the organization you put into the combined PDF is a real treat. extremely valuable to me and my game from start to finish. you are the best, sir!

    • This is a lot of what I was thinking. I was also thinking NPCs of the armed forces, not just solders but the support staff as well. Some ancient armies had camp followers, it would be great to detail these guys too.

  2. I would love to see a series based on people that you never think of, though they must be there. For example, the sewer cleaner, the grave digger, the underground doctor/surgeon, the chimney sweep, etc. Basically a fantasy equivalent to all those people that have jobs none of us would want to do. 🙂

  3. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!
    Oh man what a wonderfully useful tool for DMs who are World Building Homebrewing thank you I will use this immediately