Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.


  1. This is a character that Keah Young randomly generated with my tables.
  2. What is this character’s name? - Lima
  3. What is their ancestry (i.e. human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc)? - Tabaxi
  4. What is your job or role (i.e. farmer, hierling/mercenary, shopowner, bandit, etc)? - Librarian
  5. How old are you? - Adult
  6. Describe your physical appearance. - She is a tabaxi/cat-person. She is slender and calico in coloration. She has brownish-orange on her forehead, white face and black nose. Doughy green eyes. She wears simplistic, loose-fitting garb/clothes that still looks neat so she can take naps on top of the bookshelves.
  7. Describe yourself with 3 adjectives. - Obsessive-Compulsive, Quiet, Stubborn
  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.) - Her human husband, Felix.
  9. What is a particular quest you would be willing to recruit or hire the player characters to go do? - Rescue her husband Felix (who is trapped at the dam somehow, unable to repair the dam and return to Lima) and repair the dam that threatens her library (and the village!).
  10. What would be their reward for succeeding? - She will gift them a magical tome or a rare book about a specific creature or lore (perhaps foreshadowing something in your campaign!).
  11. What would be the consequence of failure or refusing the call? - If the players refuse the call, both Felix will drown and the dam will break and destroy the town and library. Many other people (including Lima?) will drown, and there will be further ecological damage to the area. If the players prioritize one objective over the other without trying to addres both, the previous, respective consequence will occur (rescuing Felix vs. fixing the dam). If the players attempt both objectives but fail forward, then perhaps Felix is severly injured or the town gets partially destroyed if the repair work is done poorly or too slowly.

Optional Questions - not required

  • What are the goals and motivations of your character? - Lima wants to aquire more and more books, especially rare tomes.
  • How do these affect your general personality? - She takes pride in being an avid book collector. She appreciates books for their aesthetic quality and their smell.
  • 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? - Lima's husband Felix is a human, and she is one of few (or maybe the only one) tabaxi in this area, so she is most certainly unique and different versus the local populace. She shares many traits and characteristics of a domesticated housecat. For example, Lima's personal space bubble is very large and often intrusive to others. She speaks in a quiet manner, like a librarian (shushing loud people inside the library), but she has a small lisp due to her fangs.
  • What impact have you made on the world? How have you shaped the local area? - Her library is often visited by wizards and magic users because of her vast collection of rare books.
  • Do you have any current problems that prevent you from being a bigger player on the stage? - She loves her library and is reluctant to leave the library for most reasons; she is particular in how she cares for the library and doesn't want to leave it in anyone else's care. Her husband Felix works on the dam nearby for the safety and survival of the town.