Vistel's Circus N.P.C.s

Non-Player Characters associated with "Vanished Lands" Party 39, Boston, autumn 2012


Vistel’s Circus:

  • Orlando Vistel-male Hifalendorin (proto-Western European) human, founder of traveling carnival and generous accountant
  • Wilhelmina Vistel, a.k.a. “Mama Willie”-female Skaevingol (proto-Scandinavian) human, circus co-founder and seamstress
  • Carolus Perhuten-male Hifalendorin human, precise aerialist
  • Simona Perhuten, of the “Flying Perhutens”-female Hifalendorin human, alluring acrobat
  • Seamus Fenor-male Saganim (proto-Celtic) human, cheerful escape artist
  • Alberto Barrowright-male Harfoot Halfling (Hobbit), frustrated painter
  • Miranda Barrowright-female Harfoot Halfling, Cleric of Yondalla, goddess of the hearth, medic, and cook
  • Lucille Barrowright-female Harfoot Halfling, daughter of Alberto and Miranda, child musician
  • Cerdwyn mab Ardain-female Saganim human, statuesque drover and guard
  • Graham Tervin-male Saganim human, put-upon rodeo clown and roustabout
  • Baskor Steadyhand-male River (Sundered) Dwarf, taciturn rigger
  • Tamara bint Yasmina, a.k.a. “The Veiled Wonder”—female Suthern (proto-Arabic) human, lively dancer
  • Amur ibn Wayat, a.k.a. “Amur of the Desert Flames”-male Suthern human, bold fire breather
  • Malinxalxochitl, a.k.a. “Malinzel the Devourer”-female reptile folk (Lizard Woman) from the Zarendo Islands, eccentric geek
  • Session: “Vistel’s Circus,” 39.13 — Embassy visit and alley ambush
  • Real-time: Saturday, 18 May 2013, at Rich C.G.’s
  • Game dates: “6 to 7 March 1228 B.C.E.”
  • Locations: Thadenis — Isle of Valor, Happy Brownie Inn, Agora, embassy of Zuromm, Daven’s Theatre, Ghanki’s Gin Pub, Grove of Arbos, Harandrim Academy
  • Summary: Sent by the queen, Melchior helps members of Vistel’s Circus continue their investigation. They examine evidence linking House Sable to a Necromancer in Tensar, visit the embassy of Zuromm, and are ambushed by a Drow and Gargoyles in an alley. The group also visits Daven’s theater and finds Zuromm coins in the prince’s pocket.
  • Guests:
    • “Melchior Merryman” [Byron V.O.]-male Hifalendorin/Saganim human Cleric of Ulandt, lady of rest/Defender of the Night, former member of “Mystical Harmony/the Seekers of Lore” (Party 33); NGl; disguised as potion peddler “Seamus McMurdoch”
    • “Uldor” [Thomas K.Y.]-male Hifalendorin human priest of Otih (Cleric of sun deity Pelor) and healer; NGl, Lvl. 3 (from D&D5e/“Next” playtest, Party 38); disguised as “Seamus’” aide “Vinstel”
    • “Gug Trushin” [Kai-Yin H.]-male Hill Dwarf Fighter (Soldier, Slayer), taciturn mercenary; CNg, Lvl. 3 (from D&D5e/“Next” playtest, Party 38)
  • Non-Player Characters: Prince Daven, King Edmund II, Queen Margaret, Prince Garamond, Reptile Folk pirates, Morgaine, dead varun (Underdark cat), Seamus Fenor, dead Necromancer, Lord Dalek, Katarina, Lord Stefan Sable, Sean Sable, Princess Karenna, Princess Julia, Paladins of Otih, Maggie
    • marionette, leather, found in Giacomo’s tinker’s cart taken from Necromancer
    • “Larch”-male Saganim human butler to the Zuromm embassy, paid 60 g.p. to “Seamus McMurdoch”
    • Lady Dolista-female Drow (western Dark Elf) ambassador, talked with Corwin about possible coups and poison
    • Two Duergar (Gray Dwarves) guards, at Zuromm embassy, faced off with Elsa and Gug
    • Unidentified female Drow assassin, ambushed Melchior’s changing cart, killed by party after crone disguise dispelled
    • Gargoyles, 2 — destroyed by Gug and party during alley ambush
    • Phantasmal Thief: spell cast by Melchior to pick Prince Daven’s pocket at the theater; found Turkish delight wrappers and Zuromm coins

“Vistel’s Circus,” Player Character Party 39 in Gene D.’s " Vanished Lands " heroic fantasy campaign, using the Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game, as of summer 2013:

  • " Hamfast Hammerfist " [Brian W.]-male Zeda human Fighter, mountaineer, “barbarian” strongman, and laborer; TNg, Lvl. 4
  • " Scully Strongbow " [Sara F.]-female albino Gnoll (Flind) Ranger, archer, knife thrower, and scout, with owl “Owlicious”; NGl, Lvl. 4
  • " Tempestade " [Josh C.]-male Barbari human Monk (Battledancer/capoeirista from outside the “Vanished Lands”), roustabout; CGl, Lvl. 4
  • " Corwin Windsong " [Bruce K.]-male Half-Elf Bard, runaway aristocrat, ladies’ man, and ringmaster with a mandolin; CNg, Lvl. 4
  • " Elsa Fairbottom " [Rich C.G.]-female Hill Dwarf Druid outcast, cook/brewer, and animal handler with owlbear cub “Oswald”; NGc, Lvl. 4
  • " Radius " [Jason E.R.]-male Modron Paladin of Primus, lord of Nirvana; exiled to the Prime Material plane; LGn, Lvl. 1

Vistel's Circus N.P.C.s

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