Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.

Bubbles Medusa Chambermaid

  1. This is a character that LeRoyal Tutt rolled randomly using my tables.
  2. What is this character’s name? - Bubbles Medusa Chambermaid
  3. What is their ancestry (i.e. human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc)? - Medusa
  4. What is your job or role (i.e. farmer, hierling/mercenary, shopowner, bandit, etc)? - Chambermaid, she works for a local lord who is a cousin of the king
  5. How old are you? - Young Adult
  6. Describe your physical appearance. - Super thin frame, large elbows (button-like), and a long body. She is a beautiful woman. When she walks, her body sways as it moves. She looks fragile, but she is not. She has garden snakes for her hair, they are long, and she's always struggling to keep them braided and under control. She has very snake-like eyes and doesn't have a nose -- nasal slits. People see her and associate her with the Medusa legend and they are typically fearful of her because of her appearance; they also don't believe her when she says she cannot turn people into stone. She has not unlocked the Petrifying Gaze feature of the D&D Medusa -- she has not fallen in love and had her heart broken.
  7. Describe yourself with 3 adjectives. - Beautiful, Shy, Loyalty
  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.) - Bubbles is a wanted bounty from the nearby town near the Lord's Estate. When she went grocery shopping in the market on her birthday, she got into a confrontation with the local Mayor. He was trying to forcefully grab her, she defended herself, which caused him to tumble over a railing on the 2nd Floor of this market, and the Mayor broke his arm. The wind blew her hood up to show that she was a medusa. As she reached out to try and save him, the point of view from everywhere else made it seem like she has pushed him deliberately. Perhaps a random townsperson WAS able to see Bubbles defend herself. The mayor immediately called for guards to arrest her, but she managed to escape into the nearby woods and back to the Lord's Estate. These events occurred 6 months PRIOR to the player characters discovering any wanted posters in the town, and the Lord & Mayor have NOT interacted or exchanged information about this event.
  9. What is a particular quest you would be willing to recruit or hire the player characters to go do? - Bubbles needs the player characters to retrieve a rare, family heirloom. It is a necklace that is deep inside a cave called Murgepoe. This is the lair of THE ORIGINAL MEDUSA; this legenedary figure is no longer alive, it is simply her final resting place.
  10. What would be their reward for succeeding? - If the players bring back the necklace to Bubbles, this necklace will allow Bubbles to cast Disguise Self on herself into a human, which will allow her to escape her oppressive life within the service of the Lord and the bounty of the nearby town; she would be free to live life in society as she saw fit, without fear or violence.
  11. What would be the consequence of failure or refusing the call? - Depending on the dangers present within the Cave of Murgepoe, the players could die or perhaps lose the heirloom. This would mean Bubbles would be DOOMED to remain in the service of the Lord. An interesting complication (depending on the ruling of the Dungeon Master) could be that perhaps failure of the quest meets the conditions for her to gaining her Petrifying Gaze ability (because she had her heart set on getting this heirloom, but now it's been broken by failure to retrieve and bring it back), now she is a hazard/danger in civilized lands. Suddenly, the staff and Lord's family are beginning to turn into stone. Any heavily populated area that Bubbles tries to flee towards, the people all begin to turn to stone. The party will then have to decide how to confront and deal with Bubbles! Alternatively, perhaps the Mayor of the town finally checks in with the Lord and discovers that Bubbles is the woman from the wanted posters! She's arrested and thrown in the dungeon of the Lord's castle or she is taken back to town to be imprisoned in the town jail.

Optional Questions - not required

  • What are the goals and motivations of your character? - Bubbles wants to live free, without fear or judgement. She no longer wants to be a chambermaid, chained to duty. She wants to change her name!
  • How do these affect your general personality? - Bubbles wants to do the best that she can under the circumstances that she finds herself. She's not happy, and she wants to change her situation and feel accepted.
  • How do you normally interact with your family/friends/peers? With your enemies/rivals? With people who work for you/report to you? With player characters? - Bubbles has learned to judge off of appearance, based on how she's been treated. When she's around other chambermaids or people of a similar standing, she's relaxed -- she won't approach them immediately, but she knows she will be okay. Bubbles knows who all the other staff/servants are within the Lord's Estate. She knows if someone is dressed like a noble, DON'T make eye contact with them. She knows she could be subject to violence, etc. if she looked at someone higher than her in the wrong way. In general, Bubbles is VERY cautious when it comes to interacting with other people. She is very slow to trust new people, but she is open to trying to understand other people.
  • Do you have a particular accent or language? Any idiosyncrasies in how you act and speak? - Bubbles has a speech impediment, which she is trying to learn to hide. Anytime she says a word ending in a long "s", she draws it out in a long hissing sound.
  • What impact have you made on the world? How have you shaped the local area? - Bubbles is kept as a secret essentially, so aside from being a bounty in the nearby town, she has not made a large impact on the world.
  • Do you have any current problems that prevent you from being a bigger player on the stage? - Besides the fact that she is a medusa in a civilized area, she's completely normal. She is only hindered by servitude to the local lord and the fear/scorn she is subjected to by the feudal system.