Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.


  1. This is a character that Elvia Garcia randomly generated with my tables.
  2. What is this character’s name? - Zalda
  3. What is their ancestry (i.e. human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc)? - Manticore
  4. What is your job or role (i.e. farmer, hierling/mercenary, shopowner, bandit, etc)? - Spymaster/spy boss
  5. How old are you? - Elder
  6. Describe your physical appearance. - While having all the normal appearances of a manticore, she doesn't have protruding spikes from her mane or tail (which is still a stinger). Her mane is pretty, wild, red, and curly. The wings are still good and there. But don't let her softened features fool you, she is still a fierce and deadly creature!
  7. Describe yourself with 3 adjectives. - Fierce, Wise, Courageous
  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.) - She has a pair of leather cuffs/bracers that increase your speed.
  9. What is a particular quest you would be willing to recruit or hire the player characters to go do? - Steal the town's prized cow, which can talk! This cow was witness to something, and these spies need to know what the cow knows...
  10. What would be their reward for succeeding? - Zalda will gift the magic leather cuffs/bracers that increase your speed to the players.
  11. What would be the consequence of failure or refusing the call? - If the players refuse the call, Zalda will attack the party and attempt to eat them all. If they fail to heist the cow, she will be polite and not harm them; however, she will order her guild to follow your group for a time to mess with your future quests/impede your progress. To teach the party a lesson in failure with her organization.

Optional Questions - not required

  • What are the goals and motivations of your character? - Through her guild and her own desires, she wants to make the world a better place and fight evil/corruption in her own way. These goals MAY NOT necessarily be objectively good.
  • How do these affect your general personality? - Because of her goals, that is how she is fierce, wise, and courageous.
  • 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? - Zalda speaks civilly and formally, for she is educated, savvy, and wise. She is nice to everyone in the beginning. If you mess with her, the rows of teeth come out.
  • Do you have a particular accent or language? Any idiosyncrasies in how you act and speak? - Zalda knows Thieves' Cant and possibly has a coded language particular to her spy organization.
  • What impact have you made on the world? How have you shaped the local area? - Zalda has climbed the ranks of the spy guild in order to become a leader of a particular cell that operates in the local area. She is respected, being higher up within the ranks, and works with other leaders to further aims of the organization as a whole. Zalda frequently will conduct her own missions, using her natural abilities to her advantage and willing to get her hands dirty.
  • Do you have any current problems that prevent you from being a bigger player on the stage? - Zalda previously made a mistake (i.e. she ate someone, couldn't control herself due to fear and committed a major crime -- her identity is compromised!) in the town with this talking cow. If she is spotted in the town, she will be killed on sight.