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    Default [CODEX] Cast of Characters

    A thread containing info about the characters in the game.

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    Default The Stars of the Show

    Damian Blackthorne

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    Half-elf (drow) male rogue (assassin) / warlock (hexblade).


    Yeunni Goldmoon

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    Human female cleric of Diancecht. (Currently Undead)


    Gallant Shephard

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    Amalgam male paladin (oath of vengeance).


    Calanon Noldocorim

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    High elf male "sorcerer".


    Rolen Rothanel

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    Half-elf male bard.

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    Default Inhabitants of Ehrtzhofen

    Augustin Vorster
    Fired from his position of town physician 5 years prior to the beginning of the adventure, Vorster has recovered from a deep melancholy and now bides his time as an inventor. He is gregarious and intelligent, but harbors a secret grudge against the Elder’s Council that sets the entire chain of events in motion. It is he who devised all of the clues and planted the notes leading to the antidote as well as the evidence that incriminates the Elder’s Council.



    Madalena Precht
    Servant to Doktor Vorster and his secret lover, her main job is to gather the final herbs Vorster uses to commit "suicide". It is also her duty to ensure that he is revived at the most opportune moment so that both of them can sneak down to Vorster's secret panic room in the basement, where they plan to wait for three days and then move on to another village and start their lives anew.



    Albrecht Lutenschleger
    Incoming Bailiff, replacement for Erschel Neunecker after a complete lack of law enforcement in Ehrtzhofen for the past 5 years. He plans to settle there, and has visions of restoring law and order to the sleepy village, which seems to have gotten by just fine without it. He is honest and just, a rarity in any position of authority. Wounded in the initial battle with the Giant Wolves, Albrecht is relegated to conducting his investigation from his recovery room in the Vorster Estate.



    Bertholdt Halbgewachsen
    “Old Halb” was the wealthiest citizen of Ehrtzhofen, before he was murdered by a conspiracy between the members of the Elder’s Council led by a desperate and destitute Endris Pfluger. He was poisoned, then buried alive by the incompetent replacement physician Paulin Wegener. Halbgewachsen planned to leave his inheritance to the one person in town no one seemed to like, the town fool Fritz Trubin. Those plans were dashed when the Elder’s Council announced to the village that Halbgewachsen had left no will, and was in reality deeply in debt. His riches were divided up between the corrupt members of the Elder’s Council.



    Erschel Neunecker
    Neunecker was the town bailiff who abused his position by arresting townfolk under false pretenses and then gouging their relatives for bail money. Never one to let sleeping dogs lie, he insisted on starting an investigation concerning the suspicious circumstances that surrounded Halbgewachsen’s death. It was he who exhumed Halbgewachsen’s corpse and discovered he had been buried alive. Through tenacity and sharp detective work, he found a copy of Halbgewachsen’s will in a safe deposit box in Talabheim. Unfortunately, Bartenbach did not take kindly to his blackmail attempts and killed Neunecker in a murderous rage, then buried his body in an old gravesite. Neunecker was later found and embalmed by Augustin Vorster, who retraced the Bailiff’s steps and uncovered evidence implicating the entire Elder’s Council in the murder of Halbgewachsen and the theft of his fortune.



    Eberlein Bartenbach
    Town mayor and corrupt leader of the Elder’s Council, Bartenbach went along with Endris Pfluger’s plan to dispose of Bertholdt Halbgewachsen and strip his estate of his fortune. He always carries around a large cane with a golden-tipped handle carved into the shape of a lion’s head, which he used to cave in the skull of Erschel Neunecker 5 years ago.



    Endris Pfluger
    Mastermind of the plot to murder Bertholdt Halbgewachsen. Pfluger was in dire financial straits at the time, and faced threats of debtor’s prison from his moneylender in Talabheim. Using the influx of cash he gained from the murdered man’s fortune, he re-invigorated his bank and moved into Halbgewachsen’s manor. He is now quite well-to-do, and a respected member of the Elder’s Council.



    Cristoff Bolstetter
    Town miller. Bolstetter was in bad financial shape 5 years ago when he approached Pfluger for a loan to repair his aging and decrepit mill. Pfluger refused for lack of funds, but offered him a counter-proposal: help him murder Bertholdt Halbgewachsen and share in the spoils. It was Bolstetter who suggested they contact Paulin Wegener, an incompetent physician from the nearby town of Freital who was in need of a new job, fast.



    Paulin Wegener
    A younger son from a very successful wine family, Paulin could not share in the family business and decided to pursue medicine instead. Barely competent even in the best of times, Wegener was nearly run out of Freital after a debacle involving his misdiagnosis of a prominent nobleman. Fortunately, Cristoff Bolstetter offered him the job of physician in Ehrtzhofen, and he had no ethical qualms over poisoning a patient to gain riches for himself. As Dead Ringer begins, Paulin finds himself drifting in and out of consciousness, sharing a coffin with the corpse of Erschel Neunecker in Vorster’s bid for revenge against him and the rest of the Elder’s Council.



    Elspeth Wegener
    Innocent wife of Paulin Wegener, Elspeth knows nothing of her husband’s part in murdering Bertholdt Halbgewachsen. She is worried over the disappearance of Paulin, who suddenly went missing after his rounds three days before the start of the adventure. Since her husband went missing, she has taken his place on the Council, the first woman in the history of Ehrtzhofen to do so.



    Fritz Trubin
    Fritz Trubin is considered by most villagers to be the town fool, but in reality is something of a savant. Augustin Vorster used him to memorize the birth and death records of the people of Ehrtzhofen in order to allow those attempting to resolve his clues to find the resting place of Erschel Neunecker and Paulin Wegener — which leads to the whereabouts of the antidote. Fritz is the true beneficiary of Bertholdt Halbgewachsen’s estate.



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    Default The Spider Farm

    Ulayah Reyn
    The farm’s owner. He is a 58-year-old human, and immensely fat. He is mainly concerned with business, and is very cautious of people who approach his farm in armor or bearing weapons. Ulayah has a massive prejudice against anyone who asks him about spider poisons. He will refuse to deal in poisons from his spiders or to give any information about the subject. If pressed about this, he will become hostile.



    Heri Reyn
    Ulayah’s daughter. She is 24 years old and rather plump, although she’s nowhere near the size of her father. She’s desperately bored with life on the farm, and she will be very interested to talk to visitors from elsewhere. She will listen to tales of adventure with wide eyes for hours on end.



    The Workers
    There are 26 workers on the farm (a spider farm takes a lot of manpower), ranging from human to dwarf to elf to half-orc. They are generally taciturn and will direct any inquiries to Ulayah, who handles visitors personally (he’s very sales-minded).



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    Default The Goat Skull Clan

    Kartoc
    Not the leader of the entire clan, but the leader of one of its various branches, he is in charge of making the clan money, and he is very good at it. From prostitution rings to toll operations to kidnapping and extortion, Kartoc keeps the coin flowing in for the clan. He is also very capable in combat. For a pure human among a gang made up of hundreds of individuals with varying degrees of orc in their blood, Kartoc still commands respect. Many of his enemies have taken one look at his bright pink mohawk and laughed him off. It was the last thing they ever laughed at.



    Cherry
    The Madame in charge of all the girls at the red-colored spec-tent, colloquially known as the 'Pleasure Tent'. She used to be in a relationship with Kartoc a long time ago, and he is the only person who knows her real name and age. She looks much younger than she is, though, and she keeps her amazing figure in incredible shape. She loves her job and her position as a mentor and guardian for the other girls. She believes that the deal offered by the clan - sleep with its members nightly for free in exchange for just about anything you could ask for - is an unbelievably good one, and she does everything she can to help the other girls come to see it that way, too.



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