An creature of great experience and age, Gnarlroot was befriended by Kinky when he was scouting for the party. Although in pain, he was happy to share information.
He explained that he had been wounded by his friend, a maddened unicorn named Albany the …
The Hollow Man
A crooked thing lurches into view; a creature made of
moldering briar, bone white parched branches, and polyporeinfested tree trunks. It grips a cruelly bent scythe in one hand, the weapon hung with the corpses of countless animals, some of which seem to …
The Singing Tree
Noone knows who the Singing Tree was before she awoke again in the Narlmarch Forest. It is assumed she was once a human and citizen of the village of Hollow, for their lore claims that those who follow the Old Ways and are properly buried will rise again …
Tsarin the Dirgist
Tsarin travels the Narlmarch, rendering a song with words, a tune and the fond memory of one's newly departed loved one. His black dog, Shadow, leads Tsarin from place to place, for shadow can smell both the recently deceased and those about to die. They …
Garuum appears to be the lone inhabitant of a small parcel of swampy land in the Narlmarch Forest, including a broken down keep and adjacent tower. When first encountered, Garuum seems only know a few words in common, including "me", "Garrum", "you", "go" …
You do not know much about Elsee beoynd what you have observed. A doting mother, she seems genuinely distraught when her son was in danger. Beyond that, all answers regarding her background were generally evasive.
Another inhabitant of the Narlmarch Forest, Baba Migori seems concerned about the fate of the Honey Queen and of a young girl she claims is captured by her, Lyla.
Baba seems to enjoy testing the resolve of those she meets - frequently demanding …
Not every kid spends his days growing up in the depths of an enchanted forest. For those that do, climbing trees seems to be the best way to pass the time.
Despite his young years, Obiah had managed to climb suspiciously high into a gigantic pine tree …
A gentle and reclusive creature, Frauleene is an herbalist. She claims to live with other alseids, but you have never seen any in the forest - they must be very well hidden. She seems to know a bit about the Honey Queen and the bartering system set up …
The Honey Queen
The Honey Queen seems to be equal parts entrepreneur and terrifying monster. She rules over a vast hive of bees in the depth of the Narlmarch Forest, directing them to make the sweetest and desired honey in the land. For those who can pay a more dear …
Lyla, the sister of the ancient Brother Arkadi in Hollow, has been missing from human society for over seventy years. She has remained asleep and unaging within the hive of the Honey Queen, who has apparently taken her on as a daughter. The Honey Queen …
Moonshadow, Lord of the Upper Crucible
Claiming to be the lord of the Upper Crucible, Moonshadow gives the party a series of tasks in order to prove their usefulness to him.
Jeva was found hiding in the forest outside of Elara's Halfway House, an orphanage for the children of Hollow who had noone to take care of them. Evidence about that building showed that children had been tortured there and that the place has been burned …
Albany the Angry Unicorn
Albany used to be an awesome unicorn. Once one of Gnarlroot's besties in the Narlmarch, one day their relationship took a tragic turn. When Albany showed up in Gnarlroot's grove, he angrily gored him in the trunk, causing almost mortal damage and …
A mythical creature with a near-endless appetite for alcohol, sex and drugs, Falchos is also the lover of the dryad Tiressia.
Wild-looking and handsome, Falchos has the lower body of a goat. While seemingly devoted to his dryad lover, he is constantly …
Melianse lives in a deep pool, part of the Skunk River, dotted with lily pads and fringed with waving reeds. The massive pines that crowd her pool are now six less, after lumberjacks from Hollow cut them down .
While most nixies are playful and …
Tiressia of Autumn
A beautiful fey woman seemingly made from supple wood and brightly colored leaves, Tiressia is both beautiful and terrifying. Despite the time of year, she is always clothed in the leaves of Autumn, because they are "obviously her color." While she seems …