NPCs for the current campaign, the people and thinking things that the crew of The Show have encountered.
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When a NPC is listed as a “PSH” (Pure Strain Human, one with no mutations) this denotes that this is how they present themselves. Some mutant humans, to enjoy the privileged status that PSH individuals have in many communities may, if they have no outwardly appearing mutations, hide the fact that they have mutations, and pass as a PSH. Thus a character listed as a PSH may actually be a mutant human passing (“Passers” in the parlance of The Lands) as a PSH, or simply appear as a PSH on first contact.
See here for Previous Campaign NPCs.
The NPCs traveling with The Show.
The Show employs guards to keep everybody safe, as none of the merchant PCs or crew are particularly good at fighting.
Elkir was originally a member of a community from the western reaches, but they were wiped out with few survivors who were scattered to the wind. She now uses her pyrokinetic powers and fighting skills to work as a guard for hire, and she's been with the traders for much of the current journey. She mostly keeps to herself, but has proven quite bold on the couple of occasions that the group has been threatened, clearly acting with a bit of fatality.
Forp is a burly gatoroid that the group picked up much more recently, hailing from one of the many villages of his kind in the southern coastal swamps. Unlike Elkir, he's quite talkative when engaged.
It's hard to say if it's a mutation, or if it's just part of the variation of his kind, but he's far tougher and stronger than his kind seem to usually be (and they tend to be pretty tough and strong). At least according to the mutant human who put you in contact with him. He currently wields a big piece of metal he found on the road (before that he used a wooden club), and he's been asking to be equipped with something better.
Forp is simply adventurous, and wants to see the world a bit and make his fortune before returning home to his swamp village to find a mate.
All of the crew are nameless for now.
The Show has no passengers at the moment.
Alalit is a relatively prosperous (no place in the Gamma World is truly prosperous) community that is run by the priests of the Pylon God known as CAM, who other Followers of the Voice claim is a dead god. It sits upon Horse Bay, and it's main source of food are products brought out of the bay by intrepid fishermen who have to deal with the many menaces that come up from the depths.
Finas is a sleeth (huge lizard-man) who is technically and ordained priest of CAM, but whose job as “Prelate” of Alalit is essentially to be the primary lawman of the town. He tends to work alone, but can call on a couple of deputies that he's mentioned, and presumably the town guard will follow his orders (though they seem to be a secular part of the town's operation in a technical sense).
A PSH full priest (the impression is that they are not too numerous), Fargas seems to find it his business to be sure that the spiritual mores of Alalit stay centered on worship of CAM and its dogma. He's rarely seen without one or two of the cult's acolytes.
Fargas has the “Eye of Cam” emblazoned on his forehead, which is supposed to be a special blessing from Cam.
One of Fargas' usual retinue of PSH acolytes, he serves as Fargas' right-hand, trusting him to accomplish tasks independently.
An old friend of Zin's thought missing after an attack by arks, who Zin indicated had come from the same root plant as Zin. It turns out he's been pursuing a lucrative career as a trader in Alalit.
A PSH who runs the tent-saloon in the middle of town that is known only by his name. Seems fascinated with Zin for some reason. Otherwise he has a reputation as a helpful member of the community. Pictured here giving Zin the side-eye.
A young PSH woman, daughter of Mazarin, who seems to be fascinated with Digger, and who was carrying strange fruit to a back door of Mazarin's. She turned out to be guarding the mental emanations of the Hisser Males from Lysoos.
A PSH friend of the young woman above, Rurik hired the group to have digger dig up an Irnwood tree stump that had been impossible for them to get rid of on a construction site. Apparently Rurik works with a team that does most of the building in Alalit, and he's supposed to be an expert at constructing buildings out of the giant plant pods from the plain outside Alalit. Unlike many of the folk of Alalit, he seems to be fairly well predisposed to mutants.
The town appears to be well-off enough to employ a small number of the populace as full-time guards. Mostly their duties appear to be guarding the bridge that is the only safe entrance to the town that is not over water (which is, itself, a pretty hazardous approach).
A PSH bridge guard from the day shift.
A PSH bridge guard from the night shift who seems to have clear Purist leanings. He and his partner on the night shift directed The Show to park near the toxic black bog.
This is the contingent of hissers looking for the males, and the leader of the missing males.
Loosis is, from what she's said, a “princess,” of her village daughter of the “queen” that seems to be the central hive-mind source for all of the hissers, and seems to have the ability that her mother has to bind male hissers to the hive-mind, including bringing back hissers that have broken free of the hive-mind control.
Male hisser who seems to be Loosis' right-hand in their attempt to get the males back. Zulzan considers Sassas a personal friend.
Male servant of Loosis, Coorsis has been tasked with helping the PCs find the males, but has broken free of Loosis' control and now desperatedly wants to be taken away from her as he fears what she'll do to him when she reads his mind, and finds out that he's told the PCs things she would not want him to tell them.
Coorsis is a mutation from the base hisser stock, with colorful crests on his head and arms.
The leader of the male hissers who managed to break away from their queen. Pictured as he was first discovered, relaxing on the floor of Mazarin's basement.
The people below do not seem to be attached to one place.
Comprised, apparently, of a handful of squadrons of mounted armored pure strain humans, the unit that the PCs has met is lead by one Lieutenant Sone. They claim to protect the entirety of the Peninsula (which does not include Alalit), apparently with the seat of their government being in the center of the Peninsula, a place called Meadow Folk.
A sorcerer of renown across the Peninsula, Ilirha is said to terrorize villages from her flying temple.