Derg, Information Broker
Elvensight, Evasion, Immunity to sleep spells and effects, +2 save versus enchantment spells and effects, Sneak Attack +1d6, Trapfinding
Appraise +6, Bluff +6, Diplomacy +8, Gather Information +8, Hide +8, Intimidate +6, Listen +9, Move Silently +8, Search +7, Spot +9
Common, Elven, Khur
shortsword +1 melee (1d6/19-20), dagger +1 melee or +4 ranged (1d4/19-20, range inc 10 ft.), hand crossbow +4 ranged (1d4/19-20, range inc 30 ft.)
Studded leather armor, shortsword, dagger, hand crossbow, 10 crossbow bolts, belt pouch
Derg has a bald head which he shaves frequently with a dagger, closely groomed goatee, and brown eyes. He dresses in form fitting black studded leather armor with loops over his shoulders which hold bolts for a hand crossbow. He wears a pair of glasses he had custom made with mirrored lenses.
Outwardly Derg is a gregarious individual. He is friendly, approachable, and loves a good party. This is just a cover though because Derg only cares about one person, himself. He sees being friendly to people as a means to getting what he wants. He watches people, studies them, and then uses this knowledge like a weapon to gain power over them. He will part with what he knows but the price might be too high for his victim to pay.
Both of Derg's parents are dead. They died in 386 AC while assisting in the evacuation of Kendermore. Derg was just a baby at the time. He was sent to Qualinesti where he was raised by relatives in Porliost.
The youngest child of a large family, Derg was bullied and harassed as a child. Derg was a constant reminder that his mother a well-bred elf maid chose to marry a human. He was accepted by the elves, but only just. His treatment at the hands of his siblings and the lack of attention paid to him by his adoptive parents lead him to become a collector of secrets.
As he grew older, Derg's eyes settled on a well-to do elf maid of a House Cleric. Derg attempted to blackmail the girl's father into letting him marry his daughter, but was caught. He underwent the Eclipse of the Sun and refused to repent his actions. His name was stricken from the birth records. The Qualinesti declared him "Cast from the Light" and banished him from Qualinesti. Ever since that day he has had to dodge mercenaries the girl's father has sent to kill him.
Derg is close to only two people. One is the Thorn Knight Acolyte Grey vin Tindalos. Theirs is a business partnership. Grey pays Derg very well to serve as his eyes and ears in Pashin. Derg often leaves out the juiciest information for his own private use. The only other person Derg feels any loyalty towards is a low ranking Squire of the Lily named Pegrin of Khur.
Pegrin is one of the first people Derg met after his expulsion from elven society. Pegrin expressed his interest in becoming a dark knight and showed Derg a flyer in which General Dogah was offering a sign on bonus, for new recruits. Though Derg had no interest in joining the knighthood he traveled with Pegrin to Pashin and the two have been inseparable ever since.
Derg has a henchman that does most of the leg work for him, an afflicted kender named Kelwick. Kelwick doesn't serve Derg out of any loyalty, but out of fear of what he'll do to his daughter Mayleaf if he doesn't do as he is told. Derg provides a good life for Kelwick and Mayleaf even as he holds a proverbial knife to the young kender's throat. Derg insists the young girl call him "Uncle Derg"
This is a reworking of a character found in the Sylvan Key adventure in the DLCS. Derg is described as a male half-elf warrior 1/rogue 1 in the DLCS but I wanted to change him up a bit. Rob Halford, the lead singer of Judas Priest was my inspiration for his appearance.
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