|Rakhamon the Red|
As the title says, what's your favorite character(s) from the Paizo era of Dungeon magazine? Personally I often choose prepublished adventures based on whether I think the opponents are interesting and would be fun to use.
I think I'd have to be cliché and say my favorite Paizo NPC is Lashonna, from the Age of Worms adventure path. There's just something about her scheming and the incongrous nature of a silver dragon vampire that appeals to me.
Let me know what you think...
From TWO AP's (SCAP + AoW) it's got to be Celeste. A Ghaele Eladrin who pretends to be a rouge while actually an investigator. You can find her latest exploits in #129.
Celeste: helping your PC's since SCAP.
Actually, Celeste made it into the Savage Tide and can optionally join you for the final stages of the battle against Demogorgon. So her latest exploits make it through till at least issue 149, don't remember but think she can appear in 150.
And she gets my honorable mention; the playtest characters get my primary vote, as we saw them month after month fighting to save the world and doing outrageous things. I particularly liked the ranger with archery and the wolf pelt and a certain priestess of Wee Jas.
No contest here.
Not even close.
Thank you Erik Mona; Smenk will go down as one of the top 2 or 3 NPCs ever (along with Strahd and Eclevdra).
Wolfgang Baur's titular Fire Giant's daughter: a typical teenage girl trying to get out from under her parents' oppressive house -- so she uses the PCs. And she's a Fire Giant! It was a loooong time ago but still one my favs.
Ooh, also the baby Crystal Dragon (of Chris Perkins) who gets into mischief by lobbing snowballs at some dwarves as a prank -- I think that was "Dwarven Delve."
Old Man Katan. (And his incredible marching mushroom band.)
-W. E. Ray
Nabthataron from The Demonskar Legacy (#104). A throwaway thug who has become the arch-villain of the SCAP I'm running my wife through. 40 years (~5 years IRL) later and she's still plotting and scheming against him. As a sorcerer, she took Mind Blank specifically as a counter-measure against Nabthataron's divination attempts. He'll be a far more climatic end to the AP than Adimarchus.
I know he's not even going to make the top hundred, but he just worked for our game.