Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.

Binwick

  1. This is a character that Travis Frederick randomly generated with my tables. Travis generated his own sidequest.
  2. What is this character’s name? - Binwick
  3. What is their ancestry (i.e. human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc)? - Death Tyrant Beholder
  4. What is your job or role (i.e. farmer, hierling/mercenary, shopowner, bandit, etc)? - Chef. He is a member of an inter-dimensional culinary guild of chefs, with access to recipe cards to cover dishes from all food cultures from all worlds and planes of existence. They have strict rules about staying with your kitchen and following recipe cards to the letter, lest you forfeit your rights and privileges of membership. Binwick is currently assigned to a royal kitchen in the mundane world.
  5. How old are you? - Adult
  6. Describe your physical appearance. - Traditional beholder traits, especially of a Death Tyrant. However, Binwick is unique that he seems to perpetual sweat this bubbly ooze. It is this magical dark green with dark black shadow ooze that perspirates and falls, but never actually hits the ground; it evaporates before it makes contact. Binwick has a big, wide open mouth, but his teeth are not that sharp surprisingly -- pretty standard chompers. Almost to suggest a possibly vegetarian diet.
  7. Describe yourself with 3 adjectives. - Large, Ovular, Oozy-Blob
  8. What is a valuable item/piece of lore/secret that this character possesses? Or do they value an ideal/concept or particular person (i.e. family member, guild member, honor, justice, love etc.) - Binwick cares about his culinary guild of chefs. Binwick was dreamed of and spawned into existence in order to help attend to those who had need of their services (i.e. the undead and the Far Realm). This guild serves many masters and spans the realms.
  9. What is a particular quest you would be willing to recruit or hire the player characters to go do? - Binwick needs the player characters to go on a dungeon crawl into a Funhouse Dungeon (The Cave of Aberlast), into the deepest depths of a mountain cave that requires travel to get there (past the Summer Mountains, through the Extraplanes, you'll see the one entrance in the middle of nowhere, you'll see the obelisks standing there marking the entrance). He needs them to retrieve a rare herb (the glowing mellow chicory plant) that can only be found there. He needs these in order to make the fabled "Mellow Chicor Cakes", which are a specialty! You may bring back copious amounts, but he literally only needs a pinch of it. This ingriedient is required for his dish and he CANNOT deviate from the recipe card!
  10. What would be their reward for succeeding? - Binwick initially promises riches from the royalty that he serves. Once the party returns with the herbs, the party is then invited to this lavish dinner with the royal family. It's a long, drawn out dinner with horrible conversation. At the end of this dinner, the royal family reveals that they have no heirs and can no longer continue to rule -- they crown the party (or maybe just one or two members?) to become the new monarchs! YOU GAIN A STRONGHOLD AND KINGDOM! Plus Binwick as your royal chef! However, this comes at a cost: the reason the royal family abdicated was because of the encroaching armies of other nations, and you are now responsible for the defense of this kingdom.
  11. What would be the consequence of failure or refusing the call? - If the player initially refuse, Binwick will attempt some fear-based intimidation to try and force them to do the sidequest. At the end of the day, the chef's guild doesn't allow violence against adventurers, so Binwick will not actually attack the players, but he's hoping the promises of riches and his fearsome appearance WILL convince you. If the players come back empty-handed, there are two-fold consequences: 1) that Binwick will have to abandon his kitchen, and thereby FORFEIT his membership, rights, and privileges with the chef's guild, in order to go hunt for these ingredients himself. However, Binwick will become bested by the funhouse dungeon, and will be driven insane, as he becomes the LORD AND MASTER of the FUNHOUSE DUNGEON. 2) the royal family has been waiting for this meal for a long time, and failure will result in the party needing to ESCAPE the castle! Guards will chase the party out of the castle and out of the city. The royal family will spread terrible rumors about the party across the land and all the cities and towns!