Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.


  1. This is a character Elyse Basile randomly generated using my tables
  2. What is this character’s name? - Grunty
  3. What is their ancestry (i.e. human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc)? - Zombie, once was human
  4. What is your job or role (i.e. farmer, hierling/mercenary, shopowner, bandit, etc)? - Necromancer
  5. How old are you? - Appears to be a young boy, but is actually 50-60 years...he is UNDEAD
  6. Describe your physical appearance. - Gray skinned, decaying, small child-size, decked out in necromancer robes
  7. Describe yourself with 3 adjectives. - Grumpy, Lethargic, Cynical/Bitter
  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.) - Justice
  9. What is a particular quest you would be willing to recruit or hire the player characters to go do? - Rescue his twin brother Snorty (who is 50-60 years old) from the jail of the local lord for the crime of necromancy for turning Grunty into a zombie.
  10. What would be their reward for succeeding? - Grunty will finally be able to break his curse with the aid of his twin brother Snorty. The party gains the favor of a pair of necromancers, and what rewards may come with that.
  11. What would be the consequence of failure or refusing the call? - Grunty will remain trapped in the tower, unable to leave due to the binding magic. His twin brother Snorty will eventually die in prison, and thus, Grunty's fate will be permanently sealed. Also, Grunty will probably refuse to speak to the heroes if they fail to retrieve his brother or if his brother dies. Perhaps the party earns Grunty's ire and has recurring encounters with undead minions sent from the tower seeking revenge until they find another way to break the curse or kill Grunty.