Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.


  1. This is a character that Kevin J. James randomly generated with my tables.
  2. What is this character’s name? - G'aznor
  3. What is their ancestry (i.e. human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc)? - Troll
  4. What is your job or role (i.e. farmer, hierling/mercenary, shopowner, bandit, etc)? - Sailor, possibly a pirate
  5. How old are you? - Middle-aged
  6. Describe your physical appearance. - G'aznor has a wooden leg (made of one board jutting from his stump, a rusty, used, and not-taken-care of hinge for a knee, followed by another board that completes the leg). This affects his gait, and being older, he is not very mobile. While he has two eyes, he wears an eye-patch, and will switch it between his eyes each day to help give them a break. He's pretty bald but won't commit to it (hair only on the front part of his head). He's pretty jacked/muscular for a troll of his age.
  7. Describe yourself with 3 adjectives. - Stubborn, Insecure, Loud
  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.) - Has a missing page from an ancient tome -- perhaps knowledge about the treasure at the bottom of the ocean?
  9. What is a particular quest you would be willing to recruit or hire the player characters to go do? - Perform an impossible task: retrieve the buried treasure at the bottom of the ocean without the aid of magic
  10. What would be their reward for succeeding? - They gain a magic item that allows the user to cast the True Resurrection spell one time
  11. What would be the consequence of failure or refusing the call? - G'aznor will make fun of you/think little of you for being a coward for refusing the quest. No other real negative consequences from G'aznor besides befriending him or missing out on a skill (i.e. a musical instrument). Certainly, you can die in your attempts to reach the treasure.

Optional Questions - not required

  • Do you have a particular accent or language? Any idiosyncrasies in how you act and speak? - Speaks like a pirate
  • Do you have any current problems that prevent you from being a bigger player on the stage? - From the local culture, your value is based upon your gait. Because he is missing a leg, his social status is severly hindered. People think he became a sailor and lost the leg as a result, when in actuality, he's lucky to be a sailor since he's never had that leg.