Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.

Constantine Modesto

  1. This is a character that Max Cicchino that is based off a real-life, distant family relative involved with the American Mafia.
  2. What is this character’s name? - Constantine Modesto
  3. What is their ancestry (i.e. human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc)? - Halfling
  4. What is your job or role (i.e. farmer, hierling/mercenary, shopowner, bandit, etc)? - Enforcer (the intimidator) for the Ruby Ring criminal organization. He comes from a large family and grew up in poverty. He joined the Ruby Ring in his mid halfling 20's with the agreement that his personal family is not involved with or knows of his profession.
  5. How old are you? - Early 40's (for a halfling)
  6. Describe your physical appearance. - Salt-and-pepper hair, very fine clothes (noblemens quality), a very visible coin pounch on his side. He talks out of the side of his mouth (an uptick). He has some visible battle scars from his work -- he has a mangled/cauliflowered ear.
  7. Describe yourself with 3 adjectives. - Arrogant, Generous, Enigmatic
  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.) - Constantine is loyal to the Ruby Ring second only to his actual family. He knows many secrets of the Ruby Ring, which he uses as insurance and feels he is untouchable.
  9. What is a particular quest you would be willing to recruit or hire the player characters to go do? - Constantine needs to get a message to someone who is in bad with the Ruby Ring (they are in debt/behind on a favor). He wants the player characters to tell this person that Constantine is looking for them. The message the party is delivering is actually a coded message -- it is not one of intimidation but of allied communication; the party can figure this out with proper investigation.
  10. What would be their reward for succeeding? - The party is rewarded a FAVOR from Constantine Modesto and the Ruby Ring.
  11. What would be the consequence of failure or refusing the call? - If the players refuse, they now become enemies of the Ruby Ring (they have difficulties in future adventures/cities/etc because of the far reaching influence of the Ruby Ring). If the players fail to alert this person (because they are nowhere around), this is still valuable information to the Ruby Ring. If the players fail because the target is dead/murdered, Constantine might not share this news (someone is on to the ruse!) with the Ruby Ring and keep the players on as his own personal informants (not informants/associates of the Ruby Ring).

Optional Questions - not required

  • What are the goals and motivations of your character? - Constantine is trying to keep his biological family safe and prosperous.
  • How do these affect your general personality? - If he talks the talk and walks the walk, then people are hesitant to mess with the people he cares about.
  • 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? - There is a front he puts on, as he wants people to wonder about him. Constantine lightens up around his family.
  • Do you have a particular accent or language? Any idiosyncrasies in how you act and speak? - He speak with an uptick/talks out of the side of his mouth.
  • What impact have you made on the world? How have you shaped the local area? - Constantinue Modesto has amassed some power in his local area. People know who he is, but they also know that there is a bigger fish than him.
  • Do you have any current problems that prevent you from being a bigger player on the stage? - Constantine always has someone above him, keeping him from climbing the ranks -- Mafia Politics!