Dahkath's Council of Thieves
Children Of Westcrown
In real-world terms, most of the members of the Children of Westcrown are just like your rank-and-file college student or wage slave. They don’t have the charisma or know-how to inspire others, and don’t have the physical power to fight effectively against authority. Arael is an inspiring leader, but he and Janiven can’t do it alone.
Janiven believes her group can make a difference in Westcrown, and made recruiting the PCs to the cause her highest priority, appealing first to any good religious characters (particularly those who worship Cayden Cailean, Desna, Iomedae, or Sarenrae) if the group as a whole seemed reluctant.
Currently the rebels consist of Arael, Janiven, Morosino, and a core group of devoted young men and women. Many of the Children of Westcrown have potential, and will possibly look up to a PC as a personal role model. A PC can encourage these rebels to live up to their potential, perhaps serving as mentors or even trainers as this campaign goes on. While these rebels may never be great world-shaking heroes, training them gives the group as a whole a better chance of success.
There are also anywhere from five to 10 other people on the fringe of the group (mainly friends or close family members of the Children of Westcrown) who may or may not know of the existence of the Children of Westcrown, and who eventually might be convinced to join if the rebels stay together, avoid the law, and start to make positive changes in the city. For now, these non-member contacts are willing to help them with minor assistance such as lending items, relaying news, and other activities that aren’t illegal and won’t arouse suspicion.
Amaya (female Tian Human): Amaya is a well-mannered glassblower and an incredibly beautiful woman who’s somewhat self-conscious about the effect her appearance has on others—she dresses plainly as a result. She hopes someday to visit her distant kin who still live in Magnimar and Sandpoint. (Potential: bard)
Ermolos (male Chelish Human): Ermolos is incredibly muscular, a physique the result of a long apprenticeship as a blacksmith. He walks with a slight limp—a lingering effect of a childhood illness. His father, Ermolos the Elder, was a relatively well-known adventurer who vanished on an ill-fated journey to Thuvia several years ago—Ermolos still clings to the hope to some day travel across the Inner Sea to find his missing parent. (Potential: fighter)
Fiosa (female Halfling): Fiosa is a house servant who is friends with many halfling slaves; she takes advantage of her freedom to help her kin as best she can. She has a very real respect for Janiven and Arael after they helped her smuggle several halfing slaves out of Westcrown (and out of a particularly heinous merchant’s home), and her newfound faith in Iomedae is quite strong. (Potential: cleric)
Gorvio (male Chelish Human): Gorvio works for his uncle Jacovo, a horse trader, but has increasingly grown curious about his ancestry — his vibrant amber eyes (among hints he’s overheard from his uncle during the man’s frequent drunken bouts) make him suspect that somewhere in his past lurks the blood of a tiefling or two. (Potential: sorcerer)
Larko (male Garundi Human): Larko lives a simple life as a dock worker, but daydreams of his childhood in the hills east of Westcrown and hopes some day to be able to afford to move out of the city and live a hunter’s life. He’s the strong, silent type, rarely speaking unless he has to. (Potential: ranger)
Mathalen (female Chelish Human): Mathalen is a thin and wiry woman who worked as a porter but found the job dreadfully dull. She got through her days by making sure to take frequent breaks to meditate and purge her mind of “the poisons of menial labor.” This attitude struck her employer as lazy, and she was recently fired from her job and thinks of the Children of Westcrown as her new calling. (Potential: monk)
Rizzardo (male Varisian Human): After stowing away on a Chelish ship, Rizzardo found himself more or less stuck in Westcrown years ago. He earns his keep working at odd jobs as an unskilled laborer, but has to switch jobs frequently as a result of his temper and impatience at following orders from one person for too long. He only joined the Children of Westcrown because of a powerful attraction to Janiven, but has since grown to enjoy the company of the others, particularly Ermolos, who he insists sounds like his little brother. (Potential: barbarian)
Sclavo (male Garundi Human): A soft-spoken yet intractable (if secret) worshiper of Iomedae, Sclavo has long worked as a scribe for one of Westcrown’s courts. He longs for a day when the laws of Cheliax can be reformed, and sees this group as a tool that, eventually, can be used to do just that. (Potential: paladin)
Tarvi (female Chelish Human): Tarvi’s parents own a prosperous jewelry store in Westcrown — the “Glitter Palace.” She’s worked there for years, but is far too witty and intelligent to do the job well. In those years she has engineered the failure of no less than a dozen attempts by her parents to get her married into nobility. Her true passion is studying magic—she has little time for romance, and hopes some day to be able to create and sell magical jewelry. (Potential: wizard)
Vitti (male Chelish Human): Vitti is a strange, eccentric man who dyes his hair green and refuses to eat any food he doesn’t grow or catch himself. A talented woodcarver whose works earn him a modest income, he prides himself on the fact that he only carves wood that’s been harvested from deadfalls and other trees that died of natural causes. (Potential: druid)
Yakopulio (female Gnome): Of all the Children of Westcrown, noisy and irreverent Yakopulio is the least religious — she wears her atheism proudly, and her eagerness to contradict often sparks arguments among the others in the group. She works as a bartender (and moonlights as a pimp) at a tavern called the Bruised Eel, and many of the others in the Children of Westcrown don’t understand what Arael sees in the offensive Gnome. (Potential: rogue)