Saturday, September 14, 2013

D&D 30 Days Challenge: Day 14 – My Favorite NPC

Saldoran Gorst (you can call him “Sal”) was a NPC from my Dromenon campaign. He was a trader in souls. In the very first adventure of the campaign, the party came into the possession of a shard of glass, actually a piece of the soul of Zebulon, a disciple of the messiah who killed Iscariot (and was responsible for the rebirth of the Ashen God).

At first, the PCs knew nothing about the shattered soul of Zebulon, and Sal came to them wanting to buy the ‘magic piece of glass’. When they found out what the shards of glass were, they soughed Sal out to buy shards from him.

Sal was a yugoloth, but the party never found out what kind, since they met him only in human form. This being 4E, I statted him and his Marut bodyguards three times, but every time I thought the party would fight him they didn’t. They would rather negotiate with him.

Sal was originally inspired by A’kin the Friendly Fiend (from Uncaged: Faces of Sigil), but he quickly took on a personality of his own. He was a shrewd businessman, but he was amazingly fair (for a yugoloth). He reasoned that customers would come back if he treated him fair. And he was right: the PCs did business with him again and again, and Sal made a lot of money from them.

Saldoran Gorst trades in souls no longer. Now, he sells dreams and nightmares in Pretomournon’s nightmare market. He will make an appearance in Faces of Pretomournon, here on this blog.

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