Pavis NPC’s for Runequest Glorantha: Part 4 – Lunar Collaborator

Busara Ingilli

Lunar Collaborator, Ex Noble, Now Beggar, Initiate of the Seven Mothers

Female, Age 23, Pavis

Busara is a thin and gaunt woman, with badly shaved head and large beautiful if sorrowful Brown eyes. She lives on the streets of Pavis. Her dirty but previously quality clothes suggesting a previous life of wealth and opulence.

If you would have met Busara a year ago, you would have a bright, easygoing, pretty, vivacious young noble lady, hanging off the arm of young, attractive, rich and well connected Lunar Office.

Now people see  a scared, bruised and battered homeless girl, with the shaved head of a Lunar collaborator. She is nervous, defensive, subdued and more than slightly bitter.

She was the niece of the leader of the Ingilli family, who had asked her to help him court favour with Lunar Power. As such she became good friend of Jessica Raus, A regular at Moonlighters and became the lover of a well connected young nobler serving as an officer in the Antelope Lancers.

Her life was a whirlwind of fine foods, nights out and the finest clothes. She mixed in the highest circles and was a political asset to her family. Though Busara was part of the party crowd at Moonlighters she was very much a one man woman.

Since the fall of Pavis she has been disowned by her family, publically humiliated as a  Lunar Collaborator, had her head forcibly shaved, dragged through the streets twice and saved from lynching only by the graces of the Chalana Arroy Cult. Her chief accuser is a man called Hurvis Darkwater another member of her own family and someone who had many business dealing with Lunars.

She has had no news of her former Lover, his body has not amongst the identifiable dead after the recapture of Pavis, but after all this time she fears the worst.

She now lives on the streets near the Chalana Arroy Temple, and survives under their protection. The priestesses have offered lodging at the temple, if she should work for it , but she still deems manual work beneath her station.

She feels grateful to the Chalana Arroy priestess, and has on more than one occasion considered Joining the cult. However she won’t as she  is aware it would require her to put to one side the intense hatred she feels for her family, she rightly feels betrayed and passionately wishes to avenge herself upon them.

Characteristics

STR  10 CON 11  SIZ 11  INT 13
DEX 13  POW 15  CHA 17
Hit Points: 15  Move: 8
DEX SR:3  SIZ SR:2
Runes: Water 70%, Moon 60%, Illusion 60%, Harmony 70%
Rune Points: 2 – 1 unused
Rune Spells: Reflection, Regrow Limb
Spirit Magic: Healing 2, Befuddle, Countermagic, Glamour
Magic Points: 15
Passions: Honour 70%,
Reputation: 12%
Skills: Dodge 40%, Swim 70%, Charm 80%, Dance 85%, Fast Talk 45%, Customs Lunar 70%, Customs Pavis 80%, Sleight 55%, Insight Human 40%, Hide 45%, Move Quietly 45%
Languages: Old Pavic 55%, Tradetalk 50%, Heortling 40%, New Pelorian  50%
Armour: None
Magic Items: None
Ransom: None

Weapon % SR Damage Pts
Dagger 60 5 1d6+1+1d4 10

 

Scenario & Plot Hooks

  • Busara offers to sell the players the route and timings of an lightly guarded Ingilli riverboat carrying significant trade goods for a 20% cut in any raid money
  • Busara uses all of her female wiles to persuade one of the male characters to arrange for the killing of Hurvis Darkwater
  • Hurvis Darkwalker is willing to pay the players to get Busara away from the Chalana Arroy healers and temple.
  • The players are paid to persuade Busara to accompany them to meet and unknown individual in badside. Whilst they are doing this Hurvis’s followers are trying to kidnap Busara. Only when she gets there will she release it is her lover, who has returned to Pavis for her, but can’t risk entering the city proper.
  • One of the Chalana Arroy apprentices asks the players for a favour. She requests that the players tell Hurvis to leave Busara alone, or else she will let others know of his previous associations with the Lunars. If the cult finds out the apprentice will be disciplined unless the players intervene on her behalf.

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