‘Sarro’, Farhad A Yanafal
Lunar Deserter, Initiate of Seven Mothers.
Male, Age 27, Lunar Empire
Farhad was a mercenary serving in a smaller company for the Lunar Empire in Pavis. Had served for 10 years, being a street kid in Mrins Cross before joining up.
He survived the fall of Pavis, and has got separated from his company, and has no intention of returning to the Lunar Empire.
Continue reading Pavis NPC’s for Runequest Glorantha: Part 2 – Lunar Deserter
Harkar is one a number of NPC’s I am developing to fit in 1625 Pavis. He is one that fits well to be an hireling, companion, drop in or pregen character for an existing game.
Mercenary, Initiate of Yelmalio.
Male, Age 48. Pavis
Born in Sun Town, New Pavis and served his 21 year term with the Sun Dome Templars with some distinction.
Harkar spent many years as file leader, fought at the first battle of Moonbroth and was one of the few Sundomers who fought his way onto the deck of the cradle and survived.
Harkar has left the farm he got for his service in Sun County and come back to Pavis to work as a mercenary. He claims he is a bad farmer but the real reason is he was left by his younger wife, and now feels shamed and his honour challenged. This has lead to a dislike and even hatred of women
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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
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;
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
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.
Continue reading Gloranthan Quick NPC Definition Walkthrough
Cyrile Endalkar is a lunar Merchant operating out of Elkoi, and probably the richest man in Balazar. He has extensive operations both in a out of the region. Below are links to all the material produced about him so far.
Continue reading Cyriel Endelkar – Summary
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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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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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.
Continue reading Cyriel’s – Guards and Mercenaries – Character Details
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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