Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.


  1. This is a character that Daniel Silver brought that we are making into an NPC. Notes compiled from Daniel Silver's answers and the interview.
  2. What is this character’s name? - Corvus
  3. What is their ancestry (i.e. human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc)? - Kenku. The homebrew rule for Daniel's world is that they can speak normally and aren't limited to mimcry.
  4. What is your job or role (i.e. farmer, hierling/mercenary, shopowner, bandit, etc)? - The head cleric of the Raven Queen and arbiter of Order & Chaos.
  5. How old are you? - Unknown, not even Corvus knows. He does appear to be physically old.
  6. Describe your physical appearance. - He is an old kenku, as some of his feathers are molting with graying feather around his temples. He wears well-used vestments with a raven motif and leans on a heavy, wooden staff carved with arcane symbols.
  7. Describe yourself with 3 adjectives. - Charismatic, Arrogant, Authoritative
  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.) - Corvus is the arbiter of the Accords, which are a series of agreements between the forces of Order and Chaos. They were agreed upon after the primordial war at the beginning of the world. He lives in Ravenshead, a barrow with a set of standing stones that serves as neutral ground for the forces of Order and Chaos to amend the Accords when needed.
  9. What is a particular quest you would be willing to recruit or hire the player characters to go do? - Hunt down those have violated the Accord and enforce the Accord: a clan of goblins who worship Maglubiyet have taken over an old temple to the Raven Queen and consecrated it for Maglubiyet. Corvus asks you to drive them out and reclaim the temple for the Raven Queen.
  10. What would be their reward for succeeding? - Besides great material wealth, you would be able to call on Corvus and the Raven Queen for a "medium-sized" favor.
  11. What would be the consequence of failure or refusing the call? - The Accords could be sundered, and the forces of Order and Chaos would resume their war. Failure to clear out the goblins fully would further increase the tensions between the forces of Order and Chaos!

Optional Questions - not required

  • What are the goals and motivations of your character? - Order above all else. Keep the war from starting again.
  • How do these affect your general personality? - He often comes off as uncaring or arbitrary, some even accuse him of supporting evil.
  • 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? - He seeks to treat all fairly and wants NO ONE to see him as an enemy OR friend. With player characters, he is often condescening, saying they are messing with forces above their understanding. Corvus is TRULY neutral in all regards, he wants no conflicts of interest.
  • Do you have a particular accent or language? Any idiosyncrasies in how you act and speak? - He speaks very deliberately, he is often an arbiter between very powerful interests, and he must choose his words carefully. He speaks slowly with long pauses to prevent showing partiality or giving offense.
  • What impact have you made on the world? How have you shaped the local area? - He keeps small fights from getting out of control. Corvus provides a very necessary service to the world, bringing a general peace to the world.
  • Do you have any current problems that prevent you from being a bigger player on the stage? - Corvus' powers are tied to the Ravenshead barrow and the standing stones, so he has a very real geographical constraint. Corvus, therefore, has to rely on player characters to help enforce the Accords, or he has to wait and see how the forces of Order and Chaos will act. It also means if he ever left Ravenshead (either by choice, capture, death), Corvus would have no powers and the world would plunge into the apocalypse. If Corvus is harmed, the forces of Order and Chaos would view that action as breach of the Accords.