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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #225 on: May 20, 2022, 08:55:05 AM »
Grigore Olinescu



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Name: Ionuţ Olinescu
Relation to PC: Father(Deceased)
NPC Location: Unknown

Describe the NPC: Ionuţ was a man in his early forties when Grigore last saw him. Always a silent man who mostly kept to himself, he came from a long line of fishers. He wore a beardless mustache like most married men in Barovia, though not a particularly handsome one, he had strong arms and hands as a result of rowing and pulling nets every day. He had five children with Iona whom he loved dearly despite their heated arguments every now and then. He was last seen by Grigore as he was hiding in their basement with the rest of the family during the invasion of Berez.

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Name: Iona Olinescu
Relation to PC: Mother(Deceased)
NPC Location: Unknown

Describe the NPC: Iona was a woman in her early thirties when last seen by Grigore. Iona kept a youthful beauty, despite her early marriage and the bearing of multiple children. There was something apparent in her demeanor that resented her fate, which caused her to become distant from her children and husband with every passing day. He was last seen by Grigore as he was hiding in their basement with the rest of the family during the invasion of Berez.

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Name: Apostol Olinescu
Relation to PC: Brother(Deceased)
NPC Location: Berez

Describe the NPC: Apostol was the last child of the family, he was born very weak, and for that reason, Iona did not bother caring for him very much. Sealing the boy's fate with an untimely death two weeks after his birth.

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Name: Anton Olinescu
Relation to PC: Brother(Deceased)
NPC Location: Berez

Describe the NPC: Anton, the fourth child of the Olinescu family, was about ten years of when the Black Army made their attack in Berez. Despite the boy's often unruly and mischievous nature, Grigore liked his brother very much. His body was recovered from the basement with the throat cut ear to ear two days later the village fell.

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Name: Camelia Olinescu
Relation to PC: Sister(Deceased)
NPC Location: Unknown

Describe the NPC: Camelia, the third child of the Olinescu family, was about fourteen years of when the Black Army made their attack in Berez. She took after her mother, both in looks and behavior. She had constant fights with Grigore just about every day, usually escalating into physical. Taken by some rebels from the family basement, she was last seen running away from the town at night, chased by a few black army soldiers. It is unknown if she survived or found shelter.

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Name: Lavinia Olinescu
Relation to PC: Sister(Alive)
NPC Location: Krezk

Describe the NPC: Lavinia was the older sister of Grigore and the eldest child of the Olinescu family. She got married to a merchant from Krezk a couple of years before the rebellion and left with him. She would send money to the family every now and then, but she lost connection to the rest of the family after the rebellion. Unlike the rest of the women in the family, she was modest in her behavior and is content in her marriage and life in Krezk. Though she is very concerned about the rest of the family due to her being unable to reach any of them.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #226 on: June 24, 2022, 07:11:16 PM »
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Name: Fredek Sziga
NPC Location: unknown
Occupation: Gundarakite rebel
Describe the NPC: A gruff man who left his Barovian wife and daughter to join the rebellion believing that it would give his child a better life. He would occasionally send care packages to them. Aged: 52

Name: Cosmina Bogdan
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location: Residential district Vallaki
Occupation: Healer
Describe the NPC: She's a loving mother concerned with her daughters future and wellbeing, currently recovering from muskall mushroom poisoning . She's 49

Name: Augustus Copil
Relation to PC: formerly engaged
NPC Location: Zarcroft Asylum
Occupation: Fabric Merchant
Description of NPC: Driven mad by an assassin imp, he's a paranoid man who believes there are demons out to get him. Aged: 31
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #227 on: June 29, 2022, 02:52:29 PM »
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Cezar PÔslaru


Matei PÔslaru (737, 41 y/o at time of death)
Father
Barovia, Vallaki, Docks
Ex-fisherman, Drunk Dead
Once a contented patriarch, divorce soured him into a senseless anger. In it's wake, he drove many away. Since then, he had his legs broken by one stronger than him in uncertain and petty circumstances. Scarcely visited, the crippled old fisherman's home reeks of rural alcohol and filthy clothes. Some may take pity on him, but an implicit icy pact between onlookers lets him be until he- they hope- quietly croaks his last.
In 778, he finally died. Very few people know. Even less know what was done with him, or where he was buried. What is certain is that it was a nameless headstone.

Sandra Tismaneanu (739, 39 y/o)
Mother
Invidia, Karina
Ex-housewife, Swindler
A beguiling woman of foxes' smile who won't let life pass her by. When she saw the opportunity to escape a stagnant domestic life, she left with a burly Invidian wine merchant. Since then, she's enjoyed being the one who's served; ever indulgent, she freely berates the help. She'll leave again, if it suits her. A true individualist.

Cosmin PÔslaru
(755, 22 y/o)
Older Brother
Barovia, Krofburg
Miner
A soot-faced and broad-shouldered youth who decided to follow his friends up the Baratak and try his luck at the Bellegarde mines. Like many, he is ruthlessly exploited. Despite everything, he endures and stays at his post. Bad tongues wag, and they say he cares for a malformed caliban babe: The light of his life, whom he daren't name until they survive a few winters more.
As of 778, she has been named Nicoletta. She has walked her first steps already, making both Cezar and Cosmin very proud.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #228 on: July 23, 2022, 12:56:55 AM »
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Ovidiu PoÚnaru



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Name: Yessenia PoÚnaru
Relation to PC: Wife (deceased)
NPC Location: Vallaki Graveyard

Describe the NPC: Yessenia is the wife of Ovidiu PoÚnaru. Yessenia was killed in an accident involving the family barn that burned to the ground. Only the children were saved.

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Name: Yessenia PoÚnaru II
Relation to PC: Daughter
NPC Location: Vallaki Farmlands

Describe the NPC: Yessenia II is Ovidiu and Yessenia's first child. It is said she had a mischievous but loving personality.

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Name: Ionut PoÚnaru
Relation to PC: Son
NPC Location: Vallaki Farmlands

Describe the NPC: Ionut is Ovidu's first son. A quiet young boy and obedient.

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Name: Dragoslav PoÚnaru
Relation to PC: Son
NPC Location: Vallaki Farmlands

Describe the NPC: Dragoslav is Poenaru's second son and was known for being very outgoing and adventurous.

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Name: Iulian PoÚnaru
Relation to PC: Son
NPC Location: Vallaki Farmlands

Describe the NPC: Ovidiu's third son was the youngest of all the Poenaru sons and was the most honest one.

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Name: Daniela PoÚnaru
Relation to PC: Daughter
NPC Location: Vallaki Farmlands

Describe the NPC: Ovidiu's Third daughter who had an artistic personality enjoying painting when she wasn't doing farm work.

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Name: Olga PoÚnaru
Relation to PC: Daughter
NPC Location: Vallaki Farmlands

Describe the NPC: The twin sister of Adriana Poenaru. They spent their time playing with Adrianna.

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Name: Adrianna PoÚnaru
Relation to PC: Daughter
NPC Location: Vallaki Farmlands

Describe the NPC: Adrianna is the youngest of the Poenaru children and was known to spend most of her time playing with Olga
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #229 on: August 08, 2022, 10:46:15 AM »
House Ambroiseux

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Name: Percival Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 710 BC
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Describe the NPC: The Baronet Ambroiseux, a mysterious yet charming older gentleman.  To his family, he is a proud patriarchal figure known to often give equal parts praise and chastisement.

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Name: Imogene Ambroiseux
Age: Born 710 BC
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Describe the NPC: Wife to Baronet Percival Ambroiseux.  She retains a youthful beauty despite her age, often sporting a competing relationship with her daughters and granddaughters.  Almost as shrouded in mystery as her husband, she is a known Dementlieuse wine enthusiast.


Laverne Ambroiseux
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Name: Laverne Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 731 BC
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Describe the NPC: The oldest child of Baronet Percival Ambroiseux.  She was never married, despite being otherwise charming and having a few high-profile courtships.  She is a matriarchal figure, considered "the doting aunt in the family, and has helped raised her many nieces and nephews directly.  She seems well informed of all the family's secrets and is often acts as council with her father's affairs.


Algernon and Marianna Ambroiseux's Branch
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Name: Algernon Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 734 BC
NPC Location: Port-a-Lucine
Describe the NPC: The second son of Baronet Percival Ambroiseux and the current heir to the title.  He is a stern and strict man, often known for being harsh on his daughters, nieces and nephews.  Despite having several daughters, he has yet to sire a son and it has become quite the controversy in the family.

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Name: Marianna Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 734 BC
NPC Location: Port-a-Lucine
Describe the NPC: A tender woman at heart, she is outspokenŚespecially to members of her family.  She constantly worries and frets.

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Name: Franšoise Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 756 BC
NPC Location: Port-a-Lucine
Describe the NPC: Twin sister to Florentine Ambroiseux.  Her and her sister have much of the same personality, garnering a reputation among the gentry as a heartbreaker, schemer and manipulator.  She is cruel to her other family members, except her twin, though composes herself as innocent expression with her father.

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Name: Florentine Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 756 BC
NPC Location: Port-a-Lucine
Describe the NPC: Twin sister to Franšoise Ambroiseux. Her and her sister have much of the same personality, garnering a reputation among the gentry as a heartbreaker, schemer, and manipulator.  She is more mischievous than her sister.


Delano and Vanessa Ambroiseux's Branch
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Name: Delano Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 735 BC
NPC Location: Port-a-Lucine
Describe the NPC: The third son of Baronet Percival Ambroiseux.  He is hotheaded and often compulsive.  A brief scandal ensued where he had an affair with a woman named Perrone Laroux, resulting in a few bastard children.

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Name: Vanessa Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 736 BC
NPC Location: Port-a-Lucine
Describe the NPC: The wife to Delano Ambroiseux.  Once an outgoing woman, after her husband's affair was discovered she became frail and closed off, only making appearances in the family when required.  She is often wine drunk.


Benoite Ambroiseux
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Name: Benoite Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 737 BC
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Describe the NPC: Fifth child of Percival Ambroiseux, Benoite was skilled with a brush from a young age. Her interest laid with paintings and despite her beauty she never married, though rumours speak of a child once born out of wedlock. This might've pushed the woman to go more into the solitude of her workshop and room.



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Name: MacÚ Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 731 BC (DECEASED)
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Describe the NPC: The firstborn son of the Baronet Ambroiseux who died in 741 BC under mysterious circumstances at the age of 9.

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Name: Baudet Ambroiseux
Date of Birth: Born 753 BC (DECEASED)
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Describe the NPC: The firstborn son of Delano Ambroiseux, who died in 754 BC.  They died under mysterious circumstances despite being of good health at the time.

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Name: Perrone Laroux
Date of Birth: Born 737 BC (DECEASED)
NPC Location: Port-a-Lucine
Describe the NPC: A commoner woman who had a romantic affair with Delano Ambroiseux while he was married.  She had several children with Delano out of wedlock.  Not much is known about her other it is rumored that her death was a part of some conspiracy to make her disappear.


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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #230 on: August 09, 2022, 10:43:37 PM »
PC Name: Inztina Noszaly

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NPC Name: Alexandrer Noszaly
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location (ex: Village of Vallaki slums disctrict, 'etc..): Vallaki slums district

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Alexander is the soft-spoken father of Inztina. He worked as a common laborer and would often tell Inztina stories of those he worked with. Combined with her mothers frequent quests, this developed a wide sense of the people housed in the Vallaki slums. He was mostly a quiet man and often preferred to sit and watch out the window during his free time. Still, he was a jovial man who would often sing with Inztina and take her around town.

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NPC Name: Ethel Noszaly
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location (ex: Village of Vallaki slums disctrict, 'etc..): Vallaki slums district

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Ethel, as she was called by her many friends and her small family, was a loud-spoken and outgoing individual. They would often host large gathering in their family's small apartment, straining Inztina and their father in the process. Despite her personality, Ethel would often fall into long bouts of depression, shutting herself off to the world and retreating into her home. During these periods, she would read to Inztina and draw with her for extended periods of time, developing a strong bond between the two. Inside the home she always spoke Luktar and made sure to teach Inztina the language.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #231 on: September 06, 2022, 10:15:59 PM »
Nyanka Lukresh

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Name: Ivan Lukresh
Relation to PC: Husband
NPC Location: Deceased (Buried in Krofburg)
Occupation: Krofburg Guard
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words): A dutiful and loving husband. Ivan was the son of a shepherd. He was built strong and stout and walked with pride. Wherever he went, he carried a smile, along with a great big sword.  Among the townsfolk he was generally well liked.  His end was met in the winter of 775 at the end of his shift, just before dusk, when an outlander stabbed him in the kidney and left him for dead.

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Name: Harkas Ivanovich
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location: Deceased (Buried in Krofburg)
Occupation: Krofburg Guard (Retired)
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words): Harkas Ivanovich was a surprisingly tall and well built Barovian man.  His dark hair and beard were always well trimmed.  During his days in the guard he was well disciplined and firm. A trait he took home to his wife and daughter.  He was not without love in the home, but it was a disciplined house.  In retirement, he took to helping shepherds tend their flocks. He lost his life in the winter of 775 defending one such flock from a pack of wolves.

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Name: Marta Ivanovich
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location: Deceased (Buried in Krofburg)
Occupation: Weaver
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words): Marta was a cold and sour old woman.  She was the type of woman that was generally unhappy with her lot in life.  She was heavy and short with piercing blue eyes.  One might imagine in her youth, before she let herself go, she was quiet fetching.  Now, she weaves from her home and sells cloth to local merchants.

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Name: Livia Lukresh
Relation to PC: Daughter
NPC Location: Deceased (Buried in Krofburg)
Occupation: N/A
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words): Korina was the culmination of numerous attempts at bearing a child.  Conceived in the early autumn of 775, she never met her father or grandfather.  Born twisted and deformed in late spring of 776. Her life was cut short.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #232 on: September 07, 2022, 12:13:10 AM »

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Name: Haurvatat Khorzavi
Relation to PC: Grandmother
NPC Location: Syl-var; Hazlan
Describe the NPC: Haurvatat became the head of the Khorzavi house hold after the fall of her father. Picking up the pieces was no easy task for Haurvatat but her efforts were met with grand success. After assuming power she hid a treasure trove of arcane artefacts during the magical ban; but when Hazlik  lifted the ban this collection of contraband became great wealth which help fuel and elevate the Khorzavi family to some of its former glory. Haurvatat now plans a careful operation amongst her lineages; she seeks to elevate House Khorzavi to newer unheard of heights and plans to use her grand children as a means to an end to get this power. Haurvatat is a cruel and cold old crone who does not like to be challenged. Haurvatat wields great social and arcane powers and as a result thinks highly of herself. Haurvatat plays a vast game with many moving parts.  Haurvatat had three children with her late husband Ziamak. Through these three children she has planned three lineages all dedicated to a specific focus.

The Lineage of Iron was planned with the intent that their line would pursue religious wealth and power. Children from this lineage are instilled more heavily than the others with the Church of Iron's laws and faith life. The youth from this branch of the family become zealots at a very early age and are always eager to fight for God. The Lineage of Iron began with Mazyar Khorzavi; son of Haurvatat. Haurvatat's goals involved seeking a strong foothold within in the Hazlani church in order to attain political and social power within the realm. Mazyar became quite the gudkaedes and his arranged marriage was with the woman now known as Zari Khorzavi. Zari is a konduktor of the iron faith meaning she has taken a vow of silence and has devoted her life to the study of death. None of Zari's children have ever heard their mother speak. Their marriage is quite literally War and Death unified. With the guidance of their parents and grandmother children of the iron lineage become religious zealots of the worst variety.

The Lineage of Knowledge was centered around arcane studies and demanded constant practice with the arcane arts. Children from this lineage are pushed into academics quickly with the intent that they will become great scholars and academics of Hazlik's 'Red Academy'. The Lineage of knowledge began with Ozraa Khorzavi; of whom Haurvatat saw much of herself in. For Ozraa every night was reading from dusty old grimoires from witches long past. Ozraa's marriage was arranged with Sadeq Qanbari a fellow student of whom both parents knowingly but secretly kept as bitter rivals for the entirety of their education with knowledge of the arrangement of their marriage only being brought up later in life. In a questionable and curious turn of events Sadeq's family was crushed days before the wedding. All living heirs killed in an incident involving Rashemi rebels; and charges of corruption were used to legally seize the families assets. With no family backing Sadeq had to admit his family's extinction and took on the Khorzavi name. The two are now married and while they remain as competitive as they were in youth, Sadeq lives in Ozraa's shadow and at her whim. For without Ozraa, Sadeq would lost it all. Their competitive nature has been passed down to their children who they urgently educate in hopes of creating future Instructors of the Academy who could appeal to King Hazlik directly.

The Lineage of Industry. While not as prestigious as the other two lineages who were met with fierce encouragement and studying. The lineage of industry was developed to be the family financial backbone. The Lineage of Industry began with Youssef Khorzavi. Haurvatat found Youssef to be a fiercely intelligent boy but lacking the discipline towards religion or the arcane arts. Where Youssef was skilled was his ability to be a highly outspoken and extroverted individual. Youssef never shied away from making friends, and making deals. These were promising traits for the young boy and so Haurvatat began cultivating his mind and treating him with some more lenience than his other two siblings. While they studied holy books and grimoires, Youssef was playing chess with his mother or sitting in on business arrangements. Marriage was arranged between him and an family just emerging from the high merchant class. This marriage ended up cultivated other traits however; as Youssef would find himself involved in the shady business of his wifes family. Deeply frowned upon by his siblings and seen as inferior Youssef and his wife Fariba are actually quite happily married despite the scrutiny around them. Neither are afraid to cut necessary corners but do so with calculation. Youssef owns many businesses including: opium production, viticulture, and security services. The children of this lineage are taught by their father directly and nurtured by their mother. Encouraged to be diplomatic and worldly while remembering the superiority of the Mulan.

These three lineages serve as Haurvatat's key towards propelling House Khorzavi to new heights and allow Haurvatat to honor her ancestors as she has always sought...





The Lineage of Iron
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Name: Mazyar Khorzavi
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location: Syl-var; Hazlan
Describe the NPC: Son of Haurvatat and father of Artxerxes. Mazyar was selected as well to marry his wife Zari at a young age. Haurvatat was successful in arranging a marriage with the Sly'var Kontor's own daughter and while she saw this as a great success she also saw this as an opportunity that she needed to make good on. Upon hearing of Zari's ordeal of only earning wealth upon completeing her training as a Konduktor; Haurvatat did the same with her son except she would have him enroll in the life of the gudkaedes. Mazyar trained among their rank until he earned his title of 'Gudkaede' and even performed some tours of duty in putting down rebellious Rashemi. As a father Mazyar was a cold and distant man but fierce and rage field. Strict with discipline, and a very harsh hand. Mazyar was seen as a terrifying demon of a father whose children could only run from him to the cold wintery arms of their death like mother. Every day was a constant reminder of what awaited sinners in the Hell of Slaves.

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Name: Zari Khorzavi
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location: Syl-var; Hazlan
Describe the NPC: The mother of Artaxerxes, selected for marriage to her husband at a young age. Zari's parents were clergy with Sly'var's own fane and the emphasis on their daughters salvation became their greatest priority. They did not want a daughter who would enjoy Hazlans arts or culture or flaunt herself with material things. Instead they wanted her soul to be bound in iron chains. A willing and dutiful servant to the Iron Tyrant. Zari was denied her wealth until she completed her training with the order of the Konduktors. Reluctantly but also with very little choice she followed the monks on their journey towards enlightenment. When her training was complete and she became a full member of the order what stood in her place was a tall black clad specter of a woman. Always dressed in funereal garments and a veil over unweeping eyes, perhaps the only color on her body was the blood red lipstick she worse; as though to say even in death one should look good. As a mother she was a sight of terror for young Artaxerxes. In a way her very image personified God and death. Silent, always watching ever looming. Despite this appearance she was motherly and tending; but her punishments were as cold and icy as her touch. Neither her husband, nor her children have ever heard her speak.



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Name: Ozraa Khorzavi
Relation to PC: Aunt (Father's Sister)
NPC Location: Syl-var; Hazlan
Describe the NPC: Aggressive and proud; Ozraa is the arcane wielding daughter of Haurvatat. Ozraa's ego is perhaps the only thing larger than her spell book but she wields both to terrifying ends. From youth she was forced into competition with her now husband Sadeq. Ozraa did genuinely prove to be the stronger arcanist between the two but even that was not enough for Ozraa. After their marriage Sadeq would hear crushing news as his family was slain in a rashemi lead uprising that saw his families estate torched to the ground. Documents were found revealing the corrupt nature of her husbands parents. This collapse of her husbands family and estate was met with crocodile tears by Ozraa as she now hand him under her full control. In the end she won, but despite winning she is still troubled by what had happened and has doubts about if what reportedly occurred actually did occur. Despite defeating her long time rival she grew up with it was still not enough. Ozraa would take to abusing Sadeq and commanding him using his helpless position to her advantage. This cruelty however is not approached without a degree of caution though. Afterall, how long is it until Sadeq decides he's finally had enough and retaliates? Only time will tell.

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Name: Sadeq Khorzavi
Relation to PC: Uncle (Husband of Ozraa Khorzavi)
NPC Location: Syl-var; Hazlan
Describe the NPC: Sadeq Khorzavi is the name he took on after his marriage to Ozraa Khorzavi. Originally it was her that was going to take his name of Ezkhendari; but when Rashemi rebels supposedly killed his family and his assets were seized he could not help but suspect foul play. As the last of the Ezkhendari family he had no choice but to abandon his name and take on the Khorzavi name. Sadeq was immediately met with abuse as he entered the marriage. Ozraa's abuse extended beyond social subtleties and in private he would be beaten when she was truly upset. Sadeq lives in her shadow and he hates it. Sadeq is convinced his wife had his family killed and assets seized but has neither the evidence or the strength to do so. In his quiet moments as few and rare as they are he investigates the night of the assault seeking answers to who truly destroyed his family. Though he fears time will soon consume all if any remaining evidence. When he's had the opportunity he has tried to train his children with a degree of closeness. Sadeq was interested in maintaining a close relationship with his children a quality their mother lacked strongly in hopes that they will be loyal to him rather than Ozraa. Over all the marriage is uneasy and delicate.



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Name: Youssef Khorzavi
Relation to PC: Uncle (Brother to Mazyar)
NPC Location: Syl-var; Hazlan
Describe the NPC: Met with disdain by his other two siblings for his treatment growing up and the kind of work he does; Youssef however takes his siblings disdain right on the chin and with a big toothy grin on his face. Youssef maintains valued status within his house with his mind set of 'family first'. Maybe he was treated with more lenience and with less stressful skill sets; but Youssef is and always will be doing what he deems as necessary for his family. In many ways he truly is Haurvatat's prodigal child as he shares her vision for an elevated Khorzavi household. Youssef is patient in nature and is more than happy to make dealings with just about anyone regardless of their background or where they come from. This more permissive mind set has allowed him to achieve great wealth on his own and with the assistance of his in-laws. Of all the children Youssef has the best relationship with his spouse as they took time to be together, nurture their youth, and have spent a great deal of time with them. As Haurvatat was with him, he is lenient towards his own children for the most part encouraging them that sometimes the best solutions are the unorthodox ones. Though Youssef despite being friendly and happy has a cold streak that would be surprising; given his out ward nature. Few have seen the sadistic side of him it is only spoke about in rumors amongst higher up Rashemi employees. It is said that those who so displease him are taken away and never return. though no one ever can truly confirm these rumors as he never brings this side of him to his home or territory. Youssef truly does prefer the carrot to the stick when conducting business; but by no means is he against seeing the sticks use to cruel and vicious ends.


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Name: Fariba Khorzavi
Relation to PC: Aunt (Wife of Youssef)
NPC Location: Syl-var; Hazlan
Describe the NPC: Fariba Khorzavi lives in a happy marriage with her husband Youssef. Fariba has a great joy for material and luxurious things. Though she does not forget the sentimental. As a good mother should she spent a lot of time with her children who have naturally come to appreciate her as both a mother and a guide. Additionally Fariba is fond of the arts and culture of Hazlan often ready, and enthusiastic about hosting large gatherings and parties. It can be said that Fariba's parties are some of the best that Hazlan has to offer. Additionally, Fariba is quite the artist and enjoy painting as a hobby when she does get some time to herself. Altough despite this love of arts and finer things; by no means is Fariba content to lounge about and enjoy decadence. Happily she stands at her husbands side, their hands held, and fingers locked. Fariba is quite the business woman just as much he is the business man. Fariba is not afraid to be cold or cruel either if she needs to be. Those who serve Youssef's end of the family even rumor that her wrath is worse than his. That said, she prefers to conduct business exactly as her husband would. The two are very much on the same page and they are happy about it.


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Name: Ziamak Khorzavi
Relation to PC: Grandfather
NPC Location: Syl-var; Hazlan
Describe the NPC: Ziamak was Haurvatat's husband. In life Ziamak was a merchant of considerable value who kept to himself for most of his time and this is exactly what Haurvatat preferred. Ziamak focused on making money for the family and took his wifes name, while Haurvatat lead the family as its matriarch. Ziamak died of illness years prior leaving behind only three children and only three lineages with Haurvatat to work with.



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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #233 on: September 29, 2022, 11:58:13 PM »
Neferet Sadek

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NPC Name: Akil Sadek
Relation to PC: Great-Great-Grandfather
NPC Location: Dead. Location of remains lost to the sands of time.

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Akil was a handsome, evil, and deviant man. He actively sought forbidden knowledge of magic in the tombs of the dead--a major sin in Akiri culture. Because of his actions, the Sadek line remains poor and just now beginning to recover from the sins of their ancestor. Even so, despite the stigma losing its grasp, some still view the Sadeks with suspicion.

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NPC Name: Iu-Amun Sadek
Relation to PC: Father
Age: Late 40s
NPC Location: Muhar

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): A handsome, poor millet farmer who has tried to give his daughter all the edges to a fruitful life. He encouraged her to study hard, learn the history of their people, and even saved what little money he could to pay for an advanced mathematical education in hopes Neferet would become a merchant. Iu-Amun is extremely devout to the good aspects of the Akiri pantheon, hoping to change unpopular opinions. He does not get along with Neferet at all, they are constantly bickering at one another.

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NPC Name: Tiaa Sadek
Relation to PC: Mother
Age: Mid 40s
NPC Location: Muhar

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Just before the Troll Invasions of Muhar in 777 and before Neferet left home, Tiaa fell ill with symptoms making her weak and frail. Iu-Amun had the local clergy visit, but it was to no avail; Tiaa's sickness continues to get worse by the day. They both believe her sickness is a curse from the gods because of their wayward daughter who decided to leave instead of stay and help the family. Tiaa, like her husband, is extremely devout to the gods, but is much more open to interpretations than her pious husband.
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« Reply #234 on: October 01, 2022, 08:25:51 AM »

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Name: Vincent de la L˘ze
Relation to PC: Older Brother
Age: 32
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words): The eldest child of Gabriel's children, he's a stern and some would say dull man who lacks the charisma to even find a political marriage, but pleasing to the face with a mind for tactics and strategy in warfare. He is presently enrolled at the University as he seeks to commit himself to a military life.

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Name: Catherine de la L˘ze
Relation to PC: Second Youngest Sister
Age: 20
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words): An attractive but ditzy woman, it is sworn that she is a exactly clone of her mother in her youth, with the looks and fieryness to match. It is said she will be married off quickly.

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Name: Helaine de la L˘ze
Relation to PC: Youngest Sister
Age: 18
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words): Outgoing, friendly and pleasing to the face, it is said that she is the face of her siblings, seemingly the most pleasant member of the family. It is rumoured that her Grandmother has taken a disliking to her, seeing her as some sort of threat. Having come of age, her Grandmother is seeking to find her a suitor so that she is out of the family estate.

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Name: Gabriel de la L˘ze
Relation to PC: Father
Age: 50
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words): Still madly in love with his wife and unafraid to show it, the distance they shared during the Siege of Ameranthe only strengthened their bond, with long, flowing silver locks and hazel hair, he looks ten years younger than a man of his age and in shape of someone twenty years young his age.

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Name: Ceceil de la L˘ze nee Durant
Relation to PC: Mother
Age: 50
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words): Having started as a marriage of politcs blossomed into love, it is said their many children is a rest of years of 'catching' up from their once divisive marriage. The woman is in modest shape despite having four children and has a key eye for jewellery, knowing how to turn over a profit for the family after enriching herself in her younger years as the head of a jewellery business prior to her marriage that her father owned, leading to business and then political deals with House de la L˘ze.

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Name: Baronet Augustin de la L˘ze
Relation to PC: Grandfather
Age: 70
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words):  The Baronet of House de la L˘ze, the last few years of war have truly made him look his age, with not a single set of hair on his head, his hazel eyes devoid of life as a thin, resigned man who rarely seeks audience with his family beyond his wife who is rumoured to be the real man of the relationship. A long cry from the warfare that started the fortunes of the house.

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Name: Josephine de la L˘ze
Relation to PC: Grandmother
Age: 70
NPC Location: Chateaufaux
Description of the NPC (less than 100 words): The wife of the Baronet de la L˘ze, the grey hair, brown eye woman looks weary and aged, though a spark was still present in her eyes. It is said that her husband's persistent melancholy has her as the face of the house, but is rumoured to truly rule the House with her word carrying the weight of a Baronet, and the actions being said are not kind.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #235 on: October 02, 2022, 12:24:48 AM »
Mariana Eliade's family - Barovian commoner

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Name:  Ioseph Eliade
Relation to PC: Husband
Age: deceased 777 (born 741)
NPC Location: Somewhere beneath the Vallaki Morninglord temple, presumably
Description of the NPC: Ioseph was a fisherman along the lake Zarovich, to moderate success. Early in 777, he was late in returning home and attacked by were-rats in the night. He did not survive his injuries. Upon his deathbed, he confessed to an affair, causing his soon-to-be widow to depart from his side in despair.

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Name: Toma Dragavei
Relation to PC: Father
Age: 48 in 777
NPC Location: Krezk
Description of the NPC: Also a fisherman. As his oldest child, Mariana holds a fond place in her father's heart as the 'responsible' one who looked after her younger brothers and sisters while maintaining their market stall when he was away fishing. Now that Mariana is widowed, he happily expects her to return home to Krezk and take care of her parents as they age.

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Name: Ilinva Dragavei
Relation to PC: Mother
Age: 46 in 777
NPC Location: Krezk
Description of the NPC: Ilinva made sure to find Mariana a husband in Vallaki, rather than the more metropolitan Krezk. It has led to a bitter resentment between the two ever since, widening as a decade has past. Ilivna is a modest woman of simple tastes and thrifty means.

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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #236 on: October 04, 2022, 04:36:55 AM »
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NPC Name: Sanson La Sueur
Relation to PC: Father (Alive)
NPC Location: Port-Ó-Lucine

Describe the NPC:
Husband to Joannet and father of three. A somber and gruff longshoreman of many years for the busied port in the Marchand district. While keeping his family at an arm's-length he seems to have a particular kinship in his youngest son, Ewart. His life as a poor man has granted him a chip on his shoulder.

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NPC Name: Joannet La Sueur
Relation to PC: Mother (Alive)
NPC Location: Port-Ó-Lucine

Describe the NPC:
Wife to Sanson and mother of three. Long hours in a linen workhouse has left this woman with little drive, and an overtired attitude. While her children may be grown, she keeps to her usual routine. Much like her husband, her demeanor towards her children is distant- but there is a wistfulness behind that barrier.

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NPC Name: Alain La Sueur
Relation to PC: (Eldest) Brother (Unknown)
NPC Location: Unknown

Describe the NPC:
What had once been a breezy and confident young man, Alain had tangled himself in the darker underbelly of the city many years ago. Lost to various addictions, he tore a scar through his family before ultimately disappearing altogether without much word.

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NPC Name: Ewart La Sueur
Relation to PC: (Youngest) Brother (Alive)
NPC Location: Port-Ó-Lucine

Describe the NPC:
A perfectly reasonable, responsible young dockhand who works alongside his father, Sanson. While tending to keep his head down, by far does the man carry the most hope and enjoyment for his calling in life out of the rest of his kin. A generally happy sort with grandeur ideals of sailing.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #237 on: October 09, 2022, 06:28:53 PM »
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NPC Name: Isabelle Corbin
Relation to PC: Mother (Dead)
NPC Location: Port-Ó-Lucine

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Wife of Henry Corbin and mother of Vivenne, Gervaise, Baudet and Bastien Corbin. Described by many as a narcistic and negative to those she met. It wasn't uncommon that arguments could be heard from their small tenements home. Isabelle eventually drank herself to death.

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NPC Name: Henry Corbin
Relation to PC: Father (Dead)
NPC Location: Port-Ó-Lucine

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Husband of Isabella, and father of Vivenne, Gervaise, Baudet and Bastien Corbin. Described by many as an emotionally disconnected person and almost shallow. He and his wife, Isabella were not the happy couple at all. Henry later died of work related accidents whilst working in the dockyard.

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NPC Name: Gervaise and Baudet Corbin
Relation to PC: Brothers (Alive)
NPC Location: Port-Ó-Lucine

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Brother of Vivenne Corbin, and son of Henry and Isabelle. Gervaise is the twin brother of Baudet, not identical though. Gervaise is described to be a bit of a trouble-maker and still immature. He and Baudet both are of the same. Both boys work in the lining factory. 

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NPC Name: Bastien Corbin
Relation to PC: Brother (Unknown)
NPC Location: Unknown

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Brother of Vivenne, Baudet and Gervaise and son of Henry and Isabella. Bastien is the second oldest with only a few years under Vivenne. He was described by many as wanting a bigger life then the life in the city of lights. He soon disappeared into the world without a word to Vivenne after the death of his father, leaving Vivenne to be the de-facto guardian for her two younger brothers.

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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #238 on: October 27, 2022, 04:34:57 PM »
Misha Zarovan

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NPC Name: Alev Zarovan
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location: Unknown, yet still travelling with the Zarovan tribe, in Barovia.

Describe the NPC: The source of Misha's Vistana blood, Alev was and is one of the traders of the Zarovan tasque near the town of Vernik. With the common aquiline features of his people, dusky skin and raven black hair, he had the same striking, exotic charm, even now at his current age of 48. He sold trinkets and charms to outsiders, some perhaps of real value, and most fake. That is how he met Misha's mother, who was struggling with nightmares, and he'd give her his company after getting to know the poor woman. Alev did not care much about the mother after Misha's birth, but she was of his blood, and he'd raise her until the age of twelve, while she occasionally went to visit her mother. He knew how to use his words, and haggle, and was and is known for his guile in that sense.

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NPC Name: Valena Nolescu
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location: Vernik

Describe the NPC: A dark brown haired woman, now at the age of 38. Reserved and quiet, the memories of the past haunting her wake still. She was especially downtrodden after her lover, Alev, left her and took her child, only seeing her a couple times a month. Though when Misha was sent off to live with her, she could not bear with keeping the child resembling her Alev near her for long, never opening the door again to the 13 year old girl after a heated argument. It wasn't worth having her so close, when Alev wasn't bringing her over, just painful. She still resides in the oppressive lands of the Tyrant in Vernik, her sanity fading away with each passing year.

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NPC Name: Acalya Zarovan
Relation to PC: Sister, Father's Side, Vistani
NPC Location: With the tasque of Zarovan, with Alev.

Describe the NPC: Misha's half-sister, Alev's first child from a Vistana woman from another tasque. Older than Misha, she always kept her distance from the girl, except to teach the essential customs of living with the tribe, until Misha's 12th year. Despite her distance and cold stature, she provided Misha with knowledge a mother might teach a daughter. Acalya is currently 30 years old, and married within the tasque, busy with raising her own children. She has similar features to her dad.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #239 on: October 27, 2022, 04:41:05 PM »
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Name: ôFell-eyedö Ratka
Relation to PC: Father(Alive)
NPC Location: Svalich Woods, Eastern Barovia

Describe the NPC: Ratka was a Vistana of the Corvara tribe before he killed his brother in a drunken rage. This was a beginning of a new page for Ratka for he would be banished from his tribe for his crimes and turn to the Svalich Woods to prey on travelers and peasants, growing more hateful and cruel with each of his victims. He raised Yishwan as one of the bandits in his band and was abusive throughout their time together. Ratka is a lean, middle-aged man with sharp features and dark, dusky skin.

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Name: Ionela Grovazu
Relation to PC: Mother(Alive)
NPC Location: Village of Barovia

Describe the NPC: Ionela was claimed by Ratka when her father failed to meet Ratka's demands. She bore Ratka's child and raised Yishwan until he was five years old when she was able to marry a man named Atanase, who did not wish to look after Yishwan. Ionela ended up leaving Yishwan to his uncaring father. Ionela is a short, middle-aged woman with fair skin and light brown hair.

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Name: Horea Grovazu
Relation to PC: Grandfather(Alive)
NPC Location: Grovazu Farmstead, Eastern Barovia

Describe the NPC: Horea is an old farmer. His farm was raided by Ratka's men for many years which made Horea hate both the Vistani and Ratka's bastard son. He was very pleased when he learned that Ratka's band was dispersed by the local lawmen. Despite his hatred for the child, he cared for his daughter and grandson until Ionela's marriage. Horea is an old man with a grey mustache and a balding head. He is fairly short and displays a dour personality.

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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #240 on: October 31, 2022, 08:40:32 PM »
PC Name: Alisaie Goulet

NPC Name: Lucas Goulet
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location: Port-a-Lucine slums

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): A stern old Dementluise man with whispy grey hair tied back in a braid. Spent all his life working in the tanneries to keep his family alive though they never reached out of Poverty. Watches Alisaie's daughter Verinne while her mother is at work.

NPC Name: Marcelline Goulet
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location: Port-a-lucine Slums

Describe the NPC (Less than 100 words): A kindly old Dementluise woman that spent most of her life as a seamstress and cleaning lady. She spends most of her days watching Alisaie's daughter while generally keeping the neighborhood kids fed with home made goodies from time to time.

NPC Name: Roland Goulet
Relation to PC: Older Brother
NPC Location: Unknown

Describe the NPC (Less than 100 words): Though older than Alisaie, Roland looks very similar to his younger sister. He fell in with a bad crowd and disappeared around the time of the murder of Jacques Varteur. Before his dissapearance Roland also worked as a miner.

NPC Name: Verinne Goulet
Relation to PC: Daughter
NPC Location: Port-a-Lucine- quartier savant

Describe the NPC (Less than 100 words): Alisaie's year old Daughter. She stay's with her mother's parents while her mother is working. Verinne's father (Pierre) left Alisaie after she became pregnant. Is cared to by a nanny when Alisaie is away
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #241 on: December 15, 2022, 09:02:50 PM »
PC Name: Domnita Maftei

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NPC Name: Dimtry Maftei
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location (ex: Village of Vallaki slums disctrict, 'etc..): Krezk

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): A Barovian man in his mid 40s with a balding head of dusty light brown hair. He runs a tavern known as the "Prized Sturgeon" that is small but moderately successful. He was a bit distant with his daughter but did his best to at least be there for her. Has been at his wife's throat for as long as Domnita can remember.

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NPC Name: Rozalia Maftei
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location (ex: Village of Vallaki slums disctrict, 'etc..): Krezk

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words):In her late 30's, Rozalia Maftei has light brown hair and a dark olive complexion. A homemaker with a bit of a wild streak for a Barovian, often frequenting taverns or going out on her own. She has an air of flippantness that is rarely found within a Barovian and a devil may care attitude. Has been at her husband's throat for as long as Domnita can remember.

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NPC Name: Nicomede Desiderato
Relation to PC: "Uncle"
NPC Location (ex: Village of Vallaki slums disctrict, 'etc..): Traveling

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): A Borcan condottiere that is close to at least Rozalia Maftei. He was always around to aid and give advice to Domnita as she was growing up. He is a suave gentleman in his early 40's with a thick head of salt and pepper hair and is always kept clean shaven. Notably does not get along with Dimtry and travels often.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #242 on: December 17, 2022, 07:16:31 AM »
PC Name: Haralamb Roșu

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NPC Name: Alexandru Roșu
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location: Vallaki (Deceased)

Describe the NPC: A barovian hunter and then soldier, always trying to do the best by his family and city, always treating his wife with the utmost respect. Passed away to desease.


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NPC Name: Simona Roșu
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location: Vallaki (Deceased)

Describe the NPC: A seamstress that worked with moderate success to provide for her family, she married Alexandru at an early age and had Haralamb while she was still very young. She outlived her husband and kept taking care of Alexandru with the aid of her brother-in-law, Dumitru. She passed of old age, in peace.


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NPC Name: Dumitru Roșu
Relation to PC: Uncle
NPC Location: Presumed around Vallaki

Describe the NPC: Forever the favoured of the two brothers (himself and Alexandru), also a soldier and then a low rank Vallaki Garda. Those who knew him spoke of his exceptional halberd skills as much as his boastful nature and pride in them. Word is he never got promoted because upon joining he'd put a wager with a fellow recruit that he'd never get promoted and then was stubborn enough to make sure he won it. After his brother's death he remained close to his sister-in-law and helped her get by, becoming a fatherly figure to Haralamb. The years after Simona died too brought his worse self. He's left his home for good.


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NPC Name: Nica Roșu
Relation to PC: Wife
NPC Location: Vallaki (Deceased)

Describe the NPC: Haralamb's late wife, harsh ilness got the best of her or so everyone presumes, not many saw her remains after all it was a quickly done funeral.


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NPC Name: Izabela Roșu
Relation to PC: Daughter
NPC Location: ?

Describe the NPC: His beloved daughter, a very promising young girl though she left Vallaki very early before even her 15th year, beautiful and joyful, a real joy to have around.

// If any DM wishes I can provide a few more details that are better left unknown to the rest.

// Also thanks to DM Indolence for bringing an issue to my attention.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #243 on: December 22, 2022, 09:37:52 PM »
Petrov Petrovescu XIV



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Name: Petrov
Relation to PC: 'Legendary' Ancestor?
NPC Location: Unknown (Deceased if real)

Describe the NPC: Not much is known about the 'legendary' Petrov; but what is known is the romanticized stories of his exploits. Passed down legends claim Petrov was over ten feet tall, could lift entire houses with his hands, sneezed lightning, and gained the adoration of all the doamnas in the village. This of course couldn't possibly be true but nevertheless the family clung to tales of it's great founder. The fate of Petrov is unknown. Family members whoever doubted these claims and exploits were usually silenced quickly and told to be proud of where the family came from. Naturally, very few of the Petrovescu family would come out to openly deny these claims. In the eyes of the Petrovescu family; Petrov was a legendary folk hero, war hero, and proud Barovian. The reality is that Petrov may not even have been a real person; infact it's more likely he wasn't.

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Name: Petrov Petrovescu X
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location: Vallaki Graveyard (Deceased)

Describe the NPC: The tenth man in the family to wear the name 'Petrov'. Petrov X was a hard working man with a passion for smithing and metallurgy. Although his business was not a roaring successl; Petrov was a man with an excellent attitude that made him a success. Even though he owned very little he had his family and that was frankly enough. Petrov X weighed success entirely by the love of his family. It was truly a sad day when Petrov X passed on.

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Name: Estera Petrovescu
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location: Vallaki Graveyeard (Deceased)

Describe the NPC: Loving wife to Petrov X. Estera was a sweet woman who loved telling the oral history about their great ancestor Petrov. Proud wife and mother to the latest of the Petrovescu family. Estera unfortunately fell ill when the Petrov boys were just young men when illness struck her.

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Name: Petrov Petrovescu XI
Relation to PC: Brother
NPC Location: Vallaki Graveyeard (Deceased)

Describe the NPC: The first born son of Petrov X and the brother of Petrov Petrovescu XII, XIII, and XIV. Petrov XI was a man proud of his name and the stories of his 'legendary' ancestor and would often brag about being the first Petrov since his father Petrov X. When outlanders absolutely destroyed his family's labour business; Petrov XI strove to be a hero like his great ancestor Petrov before him. While he may not have been ten feet tall or able to sneeze lightning; he did however make great sacrifices to see his younger siblings survive. Instead of eating, he would pass on his food to his other siblings. Unfortunately starvation led to his demise. Loyal to the very cold and bitter end.

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Name: Petrov Petrovescu XII
Relation to PC: Brother
NPC Location: Vallaki Graveyeard (Deceased)

Describe the NPC: The second son of Petrov Petrovescu X and the brother of Petrov Petrovescu XI, XIII, and XIV. Petrov XII was the 'handsome' Petrov and often spent his time socializing. Yet despite his love of large groups and winning personality; he would always put his family first. When the labor company fell into decline after strong outlander competition utterly destroyed the business; Petrov XII would spend his time foraging for the family bringing them berries and fruit as well as other edible plants after Petrov XI could no longer afford food for the family. Petrov XII was doing well until a hungry bear had caught out poor Petrov XII encroaching into its territory. The bear responded to this trespassing fatally.

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Name: Petrov Petrovescu XIII
Relation to PC: Brother
NPC Location: Unknown (Probably Deceased)

Describe the NPC: The third son of Petrov Petrovescu X and the brother of Petrov Petrovescu XI, XII, and XIV. Petrov III was a quiet man who was enthralled by legends of his ancestor Petrov. Always dreaming about going on a big adventure like his ancestor had before him. Petrov XIII had been saving up money for a small education and then had dreams to travel the world. These hopeful ambition would be brutally dashed once outlander businesses trampled over the success of his family's own business. Petrov XIII had to give up all of his saved money so that his family could eat for a few more months. When his two other siblings had perished; Petrov XIII was over taken with grief and left his remaining brother Petrov XIV and was last seen heading towards Lake Zarovich. No one has seen him since his sudden departure.

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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #244 on: December 30, 2022, 01:31:50 AM »
PC Name: Heather Leith

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NPC Name: Fiona Leith
Relation to PC: Aunt
NPC Location (ex: Village of Vallaki slums disctrict, 'etc..): Traveling Barovia

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): A Barovian of Forfarian descent, Fiona nevertheless keeps the druidic traditions of Forlorn alive, preserving them as best she can and passing them down where possible. She travels between Barovian communities trying to help various Forfarian descended families where possible. Responsible for healing a serious childhood illness of Heather's. Though a loving woman who cares much for her family, she is prone to taking on every problem in front of her, and so often cannot spare them as much time as she would like. Cared for Heather and Arline for several years following their parent's deaths.

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NPC Name: Lachlan Leith
Relation to PC: Uncle
NPC Location (ex: Village of Vallaki slums disctrict, 'etc..): Traveling Barovia with Fiona
Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Though a stern man, he is loving to his family, and travels with his wife Fiona, as they move between small communities and towns in Barovia. Taught Heather the basics of skill with the blade.

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NPC Name: Arline Leith
Relation to PC: Sister
NPC Location (ex: Village of Vallaki slums disctrict, 'etc..): Vallaki slums district

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Heather's younger sister Fiona. Though now only nineteen years old, she has learned a bit of druidic lore from her aunt, where Heather lacked the aptitude for it. She believes that the deaths of the pair's parents, as well as Heather's near death in childhood from illness are the result of some manner of curse on their family somehow related to the Goblyns of Forlorn. She is involved with Vallaki's more occult underground. She worries for Heather, and believes that though those deaths and Heather's illness are a decade past, they will eventually resurface somehow.

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NPC Name: Fionn Leith
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location (ex: Village of Vallaki slums disctrict, 'etc..): Deceased, buried near the Luna River
Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): A carpenter, Fionn once provided for his family and ensured a modest but comfortable home for them in Vallaki's residential district. Died a little over a decade ago, a short time after Heather fell ill. Cause of death unknown, simply found dead among half finished carpentry projects.

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NPC Name: Colina Leith
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location (ex: Village of Vallaki slums disctrict, 'etc..): Vanished, location unknown, presumed dead.
Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Heather and Arline's mother, as well as Fiona's sister. Though she had some small aptitude for the druidic traditions for Forlorn like her sister, she was much more content to live a quiet, normal life. Vanished on the same night Fionn was found dead.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #245 on: December 31, 2022, 11:14:29 AM »
PC Name: Roxane Tarniceriu

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NPC Name: Codrin Tarniceriu
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location: Buried in the forest near the road between Berez and Vallaki
Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): A scribe of Berez whom helped maintain the tax scrolls.  A generally well-liked man whom had many friends and few enemies who retired to a homestead.  Died to smoke inhalation when gundarakite rebels set the homestead aflame with explosives.

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NPC Name: Lacramioara Tarniceriu
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location: Buried in the forest near the road between Berez and Vallaki
Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Wife to Codrin and homemaker.  She practiced druidic magic in secret and was generally quite overbearing on both her children.  Her practice was not discovered before she died to the explosion on the homestead when gundarakite rebels attacked it.

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NPC Name: Pavel Tarniceriu
Relation to PC: Elder brother
NPC Location: Buried at the foot of Baratak
Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Elder brother to Roxane.  He survived the attack on the homestead and tried to provide for Roxane afterwards.  Increasingly desperate to see himself and his sister provided for, he went on increasingly risky ventures - finally falling to his death, dashed on the rocks of Baratak in search of fortune.

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Distant family added at DM suggestion as they may appear at the funeral:

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NPC Name: Mircea Tarniceriu
Relation to PC: Uncle
NPC Location: Krezk
Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): A man descending into what could be called "middle-aged."  Retired from the militia of Krezk, he nonetheless keeps the family's namesake saddlery business going.  A man with many scars and a hard life.  The last time he would have seen Roxane was when she was about 10.  "Little Rox" he would have called her, and had fondness for her.  He would not have heard word of Rox's family misfortune until word came of her passing from Vallaki, as Berez quietly hushed down the situation so as to not bring to the Count's attention the Rebels.

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NPC Name: Reluca Tarniceriu
Relation to PC: Uncle's Wife
NPC Location: Krezk
Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): A loving wife who supports Mircea in all things.  She is a simple woman and a home-maker, though Mircea would often spend what coin he had on beautiful dresses for her.  Plain, simple, soft-spoken.

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NPC Name: Valeria Tarniceriu
Relation to PC: Cousin
NPC Location: Krezk
Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Child of Mircea and Reluca.  About the same age as Roxane (19ish).  They were never close but did speak sometimes when the families visited, before the tragedy befell Rox's.  She would follow in her father's footsteps, likely involved with or in the Krezk militia.  Black hair, long, reserved in her bearing.  She would probably be quite troubled by Rox's passing, given the parallels in their professional lives.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #246 on: January 10, 2023, 01:57:26 PM »
Tamara Lucanescu


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The Lucanescus are a family that live in the municipality of Berez. They are a moderately prosperous peasant family, well prosperous by the standards of barovian peasants. Their farm supports the various crops such as turnips, potatoes, cabbage and other staple crops of Barovia. Beyond the crops, they do have a couple of farm animals, some sheep, chickens, and an oxen who helps with the ploughing.

Unlike most other barovian families the Lucanescus are followers of Ezra. While they follow the first sect, the family isn't the most theologically educated and often mixes in plenty of Barovian superstitions liberally with their Ezrite belies.  The family does keep a small shrine in their house for prayers. Hardly a fancy house shrine, but it does have a hand carved wooden statue of Ezra that they believe will help protect the family from danger, especially from Gundarakites.

The family suffered recently during the occupation by the Black Army of Gundark. While the farm itself suffered some losses and destruction during the war. The worst was losing several family members to the Black Army including their kindly Grandfather Alexandru and the gentle giant Iulian. This has left deep seated loathing for the Gundarakites within the family.

NPC Name: Alexandru Lucanescu
Relation to PC: GrandFather
NPC Location: Berez - Graveyard
Describe the NPC: Alexandru was a kindly man, and beloved by the whole family. He was known as a hardworker, helping to make sure that the farm ran smoothly, and also one who believed in teaching literacy to his family. He was one of the Lucanescus who was killed by the Gundarakites during the time that they occupied Berez.

NPC Name: Rodika Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Grandmother
NPC Location: Berez - family farm
Describe the NPC: Bunacia Lucanescu, Rodika is kindly doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She has a love of telling various stories. Yet for all her kindness, the death of her husband, Alexandru, weighs heavily upon her elderly heart and has left her much more cranky.

NPC Name: Petru Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Location: Berez - Family Farm
Describe the NPC:
Strong, Stern, and stubborn are the three words that describe Petru. Petru is the patriarch of the family since Alexandru. By and large he is a traditional Barovian father for the most part, baring the family piety to Ezra.

NPC Name: Constanța Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Location: Berez - Family Farm
Describe the NPC:
A stout woman, she leads the family in the various women's work of the farm, such as spinning the textiles that are needed and making sure that the kitchen is run properly. Similar to her husband she can be quite the stubborn woman.

NPC Name: Horatiu Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Older Brother 1
NPC Location: Berez - Family Farm
Describe the NPC:
Horatiu is the eldest child of Constanta and Petru. A gruff, hardworking man who spends plenty of time tilling the fields and helping Petru run the family farm. He can be rather stand-offish to those outside of Berez, even other barovians.

NPC Name: Ștefana Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Sister in Law
NPC Location: Berez - Family Farm
Describe the NPC:
A nice young woman who married Horatiu. She rather likes reading and telling stories. She is often found helping around the farm tending to some of the farm animals along with other 'women's work' that has to be done. She has some family that lives in Vallaki and occasionally will use these connections to help during big market days.

NPC Name: Lyssa Lucanescu and Ovidiu Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Niece and Nephew - Twins
NPC Location: Berez - Family Farm
Describe the NPC:
Lyssa and Ovidiu the twin children of Horatiu and Stefana. Young children that have only started to help around the family farm.

NPC Name: Iulian Lucanescu
Relation to PC:  Older Brother 2
NPC Location: Berez - Graveyard
Describe the NPC:
Iulian was a kind man. A tall man, who loved Draguta.  He was a gentle giant, but despite his gentleness he was headstrong. During the occupation, he was among those that got into conflicts with the Gundarakite Black Army that led to his death, not long after his daughter was born. He was buried in the Berez Graveyard.

Iulian helped to teach Tamara how to use weapons to protect the farm, most notably the Halberd. A skill that Tamara treasures.

NPC Name: Draguta Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Sister in Law
NPC Location: Berez - Family Farm
Describe the NPC:
Draguta and Iulian were childhood sweethearts. Everyone knew that they would eventually be married, and on that day everything was happy. Joining the family and pitching in to help out around the house with textile work, she was happy. Then came the Occupation by the black army. During the occupation, her beloved Iulian was one of the Lucanescu men taken from her, leaving her grief stricken, and hate filled towards gundarakites.

NPC Name: Lucian Lucanescu and Iuliana Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Nephew and Niece(children of Iluian and Draguta)
NPC Location: Berez - Family Farm
Describe the NPC:
Lucian and Iuliana are children of Draguta and Iulian. Lucian is the older child. Because she was born after Iulian was killed by the Black Army, Iuliana has never truly known her father beyond what the family has told of her. Her older brother Lucian has more of a memory, vague as it is.

NPC Name: Ylenia Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Younger Sister
NPC Location: Berez - Family Farm
Describe the NPC:
Ylenia is the second daughter of Constanta and Petru. She and Tamara were born just two years apart. Where Tamara is the strong sister, and Luminta is the bookish sister, Ylenia is the pretty sister. She often likes to flirt with the other boys in the village and is talented at weaving.

Of Tamara's many siblings and cousins, Ylenia was the one who she didn't get along with. Growing up together they had a classic sisterly rivalry with one another, often bickering and annoying one another.

NPC Name: Luminița Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Younger Sister
NPC Location: Berez - Family Farm
Describe the NPC:
Luminița is the third daughter of Constanta and Petru. She looks up to Tamara, and admires her. Of the various children, she is probably the most bookish and the most pious. Often spending her free time reading the books of Ezra.

NPC Name: Vasile Lucanescu
Relation to PC: Younger Brother
NPC Location: Berez -  Family Farm
Describe the NPC:
The youngest of the Lucanescu kids. Vaisle is a playful child who likes playing pranks on his siblings and cousins.


NPC Name: Nicolae Mazilescu
Relation to PC:  Sweetheart
NPC Location: Berez - Graveyard
Describe the NPC:
Nicolae was a young man. Strong and handsome. Hardworking and gentle. He had a small business as a barber, helping to ensure that men could proudly wear their moustaches. As children and teens, Tamara and Nicolae were close. Though they never even got engaged, the talk of the village was that it was just a matter of time before Tamara married Nicolae.

This all changed with the war and the occupation by the Gundarakite Black Army. Nicolae never liked the Gundarakites and the war brought devastation. The monster attacks but in the end as the black army retreated that he was cut down. Killed by the black army during a period of mob violence. A death that Tamara has never forgotten, or forgiven.


There is also numerous cousins, uncles, and aunts in the Lucanescu family.

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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #247 on: January 11, 2023, 12:55:15 PM »
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NPC Name: Esme Voisin
Relation to PC: Mother
NPC Status: Alive, Quartier Marchand
Describe the NPC: One of many "Shady Persons" that are so common in the Marchand and other large cities, Esme Voisin has been first an enterprising individual and later in life, upon their arrival to the City of Lights, a Red Vardo Trader. Though not as young, she has made her living in the only vocation she knows.


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NPC Name: Bayushi Fukase
Relation to PC: Father
NPC Status: Deceased
Describe the NPC: A Ronin of Rokushima Taiyoo, Fukase was originally in service to one of the vassals of Yami Shinpi. His Lord swept up in war, Fukase failed to protect him and became a wanderer, visiting many realms but eventually returning to Rokushima Taiyoo, where he passed away without a lord or family at his side.
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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #248 on: January 12, 2023, 08:32:59 PM »
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House Nardragil


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NPC Name: Nylatharia Nardragil
NPC Location: Har-Thelen
Describe the NPC: The current head of House Nardragil. She is cunning, graceful, and above all things, Machiavellian. She is one of the eldest members of the Sithican house.

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NPC Name: Eldrin Nardragil
NPC Location: Har-Thelen (deceased)
Describe the NPC: Described as a stern and begrudging man by his peers. He was bullheaded, arrogant, and less than tolerant of outsiders than the average Sithican.

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NPC Name: Sidheon Nardragil
NPC Location: Har-Thelen
Describe the NPC: A lesser lord of the aristocratic caste in Sithican. He is spineless and cowardly; a groveler and an opportunist.

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NPC Name: Melnaethor Nardragil
NPC Location: Har-Thelen
Describe the NPC: The eldest twin son of the late Lord Eldrin and Lady Nylatharia. He is the disputed heir to House Nardragil's leadership. Characterized as the "good-natured twin," he has a gentle disposition that lies beneath a layer of traditional Sithican apathy. Strangely welcoming of most outsiders, his personality is starkly inverted from Maemerun's.

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NPC Name: Maemerun Nardragil
NPC Location: Har-Thelen
Describe the NPC: The second-born twin son of the late Lord Eldrin and Lady Nylatharia. He disputes the current heir to House Nardragil's leadership. He is characterized as the crueler of the twins. He has a harsh, sadistic mindset and a demeanor suited for the worst politics has to offer. Though charismatic, he is a snake in the grass.

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Re: Native PCs - Family NPCs
« Reply #249 on: January 13, 2023, 11:31:01 PM »
Bartholomeus Van Couvenhoven

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NPC Name: Rosanne Van Couvenhoven
Relation to PC: Wife
NPC Location: Buried in Kartakass (Deceased)

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Loving wife and mother of Erik Van Couvenhoven. Roseanne met Bartholomeus when they were young. A happy and inseparable couple they had difficulty having children and only managed to have one son: Erik. Roseanne died in a house fire of which Bartholomeus never forgave himself for.

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NPC Name: Erik Van Couvenhoven
Relation to PC: Son
NPC Location: Deceased; Cremated held in a urn carried by Bartholomeus

Describe the NPC (less than 100 words): Erik was the son of Bartholomeus and Roseanne. Bartholomeus would always read bed time stories to young Erik of far away places both real and imaginary around the core. When a house fire occurred it consumed both young Erik and his mother Roseanne, and the Van Couvenhoven family could not afford two headstones when it all had happened. Bartholomeus once promised Erik that he would take him all over the core one day and see the world. As a coping mechanism for an accident he blames himself for; Bartholomeus carries with him an urn with his sons remains.
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