WotBS Most Important NPCs?


THREAD NECROMANCY! Since I'll be starting this campaign in real life, I decided to order the first couple of chapters' worth of major NPCs, in Hero Forge's acrylic standee form. Here's a couple from the very first encounter... Torrent and Kathor!

Please note, I am not affiliated with Hero Forge, nor am I being compensated in any way for showing these off. I just think it's a really neat product for people that want to present these characters in a more formal way, at the table...!

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Here's a full shot of the figs I ordered...

Front: Kathor & Torrent
Middle: Haddin & Crystin, Katrina & Rantle
Back: Shalosha, Tiljann, & Three Weeping Ravens.


I've been toying with other characters to get the miniature treatment. Balan, here, was on the short list for me. I'm going over chapters 3 and 4 to see who else deserves a turn. Lee Sidoneth has a major role throughout Ch.3, but his story ends there. There's always the various residents of (and visitors to) Seaquen, like Sheena Larkins, Xavious Foebane, Simeon Gohanach, and Kiernan Stekart.

For Chapter 4, a couple of notable lords have roles that outlast the single chapter, like Duke Gallo, Lord Dashgoban, and Lady Timor.

In Chapter 5, Longinus and Pilus both seem like reasonable additions to the collection.

I'd also love to create a suitable multi-purpose Inquisitor, but there's nothing even close to an animal-skull mask in Hero Forge... yet.

EDIT: In lieu of a bear skull mask, do you think a bear-headed cloak would be suitable?


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If I was doing this, I wouldn't necessarily spend money on NPCs that didn't get at least one real encounter, so a lot of the NPCs in the most recent list wouldn't be included as they are as likely to be running in any encounter as fighting. You could print a handout of NPCs and cut them into cards to give to the players when they meet important people rather than making a full mini.

That being said, the bear headdress works, and female inquisitors use a more ornamental mask which you could simulate using the mouthless head.


That being said, the bear headdress works, and female inquisitors use a more ornamental mask which you could simulate using the mouthless head.
I decided to try a sort of "porcelain mask" look for the ladies... maybe?

I also decided to try my hand at the one who really kicked off the entirety of the campaign... Rhuarc Knightsbane and his shadow. I decided to give Rhuarc some subtle dark colors (navy blue, olive green, and gray tones) rather than just flat black, both for some visual interest, and for the fact that they actually are more useful colors when it comes to stealth.


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I got a couple more Heroforge acrylic standee miniatures for upcoming chapters... a pair of general-use inquisitors (I use a bearskin cowl & cloak instead of a skull mask, because you just can't do that with Hero Forge yet), and the core members of Clan Mellorn!


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