Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.


  1. This is a character that Kenneth Vigue randomly generated with my tables.
  2. What is this character’s name? - Cedril
  3. What is their ancestry (i.e. human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc)? - Rakshasa
  4. What is your job or role (i.e. farmer, hierling/mercenary, shopowner, bandit, etc)? - Taxidermist. Lives in the Material Plane in a town.
  5. How old are you? - Child-like, a young fiend
  6. Describe your physical appearance. - In his natural appearance, he has an irritatingly long tail that he is tripping over constantly, which seems to have a life of its own and he is having to bat it away. His legs are a little too long. He is constantly keeping his hands in his pockets because his hands are all over the place and different. He wears a steampunk monocle with multiple lenses that allow him to focus up close. Either he hasn't come fully into his powers or he has difficulties always keeping a humanoid illusion intact, so you might see an odd hand or tail every now and then out of the corner of your eye.
  7. Describe yourself with 3 adjectives. - Skittish, Intelligent, Sarcastic
  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.) - He is witness to an unsolved murder, but he hasn't come forward yet. Did he cause it??
  9. What is a particular quest you would be willing to recruit or hire the player characters to go do? - Deliver a love letter covertly to Elaine on behalf of Biff the Hunter. Cedril has penned the letter, since Biff is not learned and articulate
  10. What would be their reward for succeeding? - Biff & Elaine fall in love, Biff gives Cedril a magic object that allows him to stablize Cedril's illusion powers. Biff and Cedril's friendship is strengthened! Also, Cedril might be able to offer the party a taxidermied animal; this animal is shaped by fiendish powers, and saying the Infernal command word brings the creature to life. Once the animal drops to 0 HP, it becomes a taxidermied animal once again and the magic is spent.
  11. What would be the consequence of failure or refusing the call? - Elaine's father will discover the letter and confront Biff the Hunter and ban him from the forest and he can no longer hunt. Cedril doesn't get good local animals anymore, and might have to risk his own life and possibly be discovered, since he hasn't been able to control his powers yet. This brings economic ruin to Cedril's shop. Cedril loses his friend in the process, and gives into his fiendish nature and goes full Lawful Evil.