Let's each post a 3 Line NPC to get the creative juices flowing. Here's a quick template:
NPC Name & Role
NPC Name & Role
Appearance: A fine young man dressed in silks and finery marking nobility. Handsome, good posture, and smiling. Currently helping a noble women pick up apples from a dropped basket.
Portrayal: Bright, well-spoken, and charming. Quick to help others. Makes friends easily. Close study though reveals his smile never reaches his eyes.
Hook: Skorn is a grifter. Of low-birth and fake noble identity, he ingratiates himself with those of means and then robs them with a sad story and tear-filled request for 1,000 gp to help his sister or mother who've gotten into trouble.
|Mr Grinns — The Cemetery Caretaker|
Appearance: A dour person with thick beard and always in a threadbare black suit and well-worn black ankle boots. A bad skin condition makes children call him Mr Lizard. He looks very strong but his slow manner of speaking make most assume he's a dullard.
Portrayal: Speak slow and low. He's large and strong but tries to make himself small. He will swat children who range too close. He's always angry.
Hook: Mr Grinns swallowed a demon. It flew straight into his mouth and kept going down. Then it started digging, giving him constant pain. Ever since, he can hear the dead squishing, thumping, and clacking in their graves. He's angry from the pain and fear and is slowly going insane.
|Appearance: Armoured kilt and a brace of ever-sharp knives create a menacing first impression. Piercing green eyes and a serious face also help to repel all huggers.|
Portrayal: Cautious demeanor but warm-hearted around drinking buddies. Neutral in outlook, he'd be just as happy relieving you from your purse as grabbing you from a burning tavern.
Hook: Ex-soldier with many active contacts, so he often receives very interesting kingdom news. In his forced retirement, his life is an infinite pub crawl where he plays the pipes for any tavern that won't throw him into the muddy lane.