Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.

Mem Vargav

  1. This is a character that Patrick Kolb brought that we are making into an NPC. Notes compiled from Patrick Kolb's answers and the interview.
  2. What is this character’s name? - Mem Vargav
  3. What is their ancestry (i.e. human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc)? - Human
  4. What is your job or role (i.e. farmer, hierling/mercenary, shopowner, bandit, etc)? - Started his life as a blacksmith's apprentice before he was conscripted into an army. After soldiering, he joined the Talon Mercenary Company for a time, but he left that life to return to smithing and making armor.
  5. How old are you? - 25
  6. Describe your physical appearance. - Tall, a bit filled out (could be fat or muscle, depends on who you're talking to). Blond hair, calloused hands, his look fits the description of a classic blacksmith and armorer.
  7. Describe yourself with 3 adjectives. - Compassionate, Stern, Loyal
  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.) - Mem values family more than anything else. Family is determined by his experience and bonds with people he has met, not necessarily blood-relations.
  9. What is a particular quest you would be willing to recruit or hire the player characters to go do? - Rescue a member of his family who is being held hostage for ransom by the Talon Mercenary Company.
  10. What would be their reward for succeeding? - Mem Vargav will make them a unique, personalized weapon or piece of armor, free of charge to the players.
  11. What would be the consequence of failure or refusing the call? - If the players fail to retrieve the hostage or ignore this sidequest, Mem Vargav will take matters into his own hands to go rescue this person by himself. If Mem is able to rescue the person on his own, then he will close his shop and go into hiding with this person, and will be unavailable as a blacksmith until Talon Mercenary Company is dealt with. The worse outcome would involve both the death of the hostage and of Mem Vargav, for he is not as highly skilled as the other members of the Talon Mercenary Company.