Category Archives: NPC’s

One off Special … Pavis NPC

Going back many years this is a version of the first RQ character I who I could call truly my own. Now polished, brought up to date and provided with both RQ and WOD Glorantha stats. I’ve dipped out of Balazar and to the mean streets of Pavis.

Often to be found quietly drinking and doing business in Gimpy’s in a evening, this unassuming figure could be of benefit to many groups of characters.

Tulina, Human Female, Aged 20,  Senior Apprentice of Lhankor Mhy

First impressions of Tulina depend upon where she is met. If about official temple business she comes over a diligent slightly stressed apprentice with many things to do and neither the time or the organisational ability to fulfil them all. Continue reading One off Special … Pavis NPC

Compatriots of King Yalaring Monsterslayer

Just over 15 years(10 years ago in the Griffin Mountain Campaign as written) ago King Yalaring Monster Slayer was an upstart adventurer making his name across Balazar. Like most with a group of compatriots, friends and hangers on.

These people were key figures Yalarings campaign when he usurped the Gadaringer dynasty and formed his inner circle.

What happened to Yalaring is well known , but his friends and compatriots have had different fates, Some still live in Trilus others will visit from time to time. Let me introduce them;


Karani Bluestone
Head of the Citadel Guard, Initiate of Foundchild

Karani was King Yalaring’s closest friend when they were growing up and remains so.  Born a balazaring hunter in the Impala clan he is a small and wiry man, who is competent in battle but by no means the greatest of warriors . However he is brave, tenacious and absolutely ruthless. Continue reading Compatriots of King Yalaring Monsterslayer

Gloranthan Quick  NPC Definition Walkthrough

My last article I pulled a number of techniques I used together to make suggested methodology in quickly creating more interesting NPC’s. I thought I would try apply the  methodology as whole and writing it up as a case study.

Naskia, one of the characters from the Cyriels prostitutes post had mentioned her father who could become an noteworthy NPC in the some of the scenarios hooks.  I also had no idea who he was beyond a generic trilian citadel guard. So good place to try out a full methodology.

This process took me about 15 minutes form very bare outline to a comprehensive set of notes and a feel I had defined the Character, the actual write up took a little longer, but unless you’re looking to publish the NPC that is unneeded.

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Cyriel Endelkar

Cyriel Endelkar – Human, Lunar citizen, Priest of Etyries

Cyriel is rich, connected, greedy, a close friend of King Glyptus, occasional lover of the Queen and probably the richest man in Balazar.

A lean and charismatic man in his late forties, with salt and pepper hair and beard. Has a very well defined and proper posture and moves gracefully. His manners are exquisite, his accent refined , his discourse educated and this is all but wasted on most people in Balazar.

His manner is brusque with servants  menials and lower spending clients but will turn the charm on with potential clients he perceives are willing to spend a considerable amount.

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Cyriel’s Traders Character Write Ups

Character write ups for Cyriels merchants and  apprentices.

Vestan Imtherman – Merchant, Imtherian Male 28, Etyries Initiate

Vestan is Young brown haired and bearded trader, tall thin and lean hailing from Imther. He first worked a Cyriels Imther depot and has proved himself mildly competent.

He is a good trader but also  a coward and scared of fighting men, therefore he used mainly  in the trading house and not on Cyriels Military contracts. He is also bullied by and sacred of Cyriel. Vestans attitude to conflict is to avoid at any opportunity.

Has a good knowledge of furs and pelts, and is adept at working with the Balazaring hunters. He has  an interest in mystical and shamanic items and good relationships with a few of the local shamans, he will often have a small handful of Shamanic charms available for sale.

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Cyriel’s – Guards and Mercenaries – Character Details

Following are write ups of Cyriels Guards. A warning some of the later guards do include some very dark personal horror themes around rape, it its going to disturb you don’t read on.

Karvann Trueface – Chief Enforcer, Balazaring Male 37, Initiate of Seven Mothers

Karvann is Cyriels Chief Enforcer and has worked for him for 6 years now. He is responsible for co-ordinating and hiring the guards for the caravans, compound security and ensuring slaves don’t escape. He is efficient and well respected by Cyriel and the other warriors in the Citadel.

Before working for Cyriel he used to be one of King Glyptus citadel warriors , but has come to Cyriel for the money and because he couldn’t stomach the Kings family any longer.

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Cyriels Prostitutes

The final characters in the series describing Cyriel Endalkar and his entourage. This section looks over the major characters who work on his whorehouse.

It is a little grim and its tones based on the film ‘The whistleblower’. It is intended to shock, be difficult, and provoke thought. If that is not why you and your players game I would politely suggest passing this over.

A synopsis is that Warda has persuaded Cyriel to ditch his traditional girls, and use slaves from his own stock or specifically bought for the whorehouse. Dashin who Guards the girls is also a follower of Thed and is also abusing them and using the trauma to spread passion spirits of rape around the citadel.

Stats will be added at a later date.

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Joh Miths – Caravan Itinerary

Joh Mith is one of the main characters in Griffins Mountain as written, and  the much loved Issaries trader makes his yearly journeys from Satar through to Balazar and then in theory onto Gon Ortas Castle.

I have realised that the itinerary given in Griffin Mountain doesn’t allow room for an expedition to Gon Ortas castle. He is also now based in Jonstown. In my campaign Rhegus Whitehair has died and thus there is no longer the need for the Elkoi trips. Also the settlement at Swim Here offers an alternative rest stop to Dykene, which saves him a  few days on the trip out to Gon Ortas castle.

Therefore I  am suggesting an alternative itinerary for Joh which means he can make a trip to Giantland each year, and also winter in Johnstown. See what you think. Continue reading Joh Miths – Caravan Itinerary