No-Prep Character: Morlibint

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Today we’re proud to debut the first of a dozen blogs by Developer Ron Lundeen featuring content for your game set in or around the town of Otari. Whether you’re running the Pathfinder Beginner Box, the Troubles in Otari adventure, the Abomination Vaults Adventure Path, or a campaign of your own creation, this No-Prep Character can serve as a valuable ally for your players’ characters. Morlibint even makes an appearance in this week’s chapter of Shroud of Foul Silences, so if you’re not already receiving it by email, sign up in your paizo.com privacy settings today and start catching up! How will you use Morlibint in your campaign?

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Morlibint, Small-Town Bookseller

Odd Stories is one of Otari’s most distinctive shops: a three-story stone tower looming over a one-story wooden bookstore. The shop is the home and business of the wizard Morlibint, a scholar who enjoys talking about magical theory only slightly less than thrilling fiction. Imagination, he insists, is the most wondrous magic of all. Morlibint is a middle-aged man with short, red hair and a perpetual scowl that quickly transforms into a smile when he identifies a fellow bibliophile.

Odd Stories is an excellent place for anyone seeking gripping novels, clever anthologies, or useful textbooks, and Morlibint is a valuable contact for any party. He’s happy to exchange spells with another wizard, sell arcane scrolls to adventurers, or buy rare tomes that heroes come across in their travels. He never accompanies adventurers on their quests, however, instead finding excitement in treasured books from the safety of his favorite fireside armchair.


Morlibint — Creature 4

Unique, LN, Medium, Human, Humanoid
Male human wizard

Perception +7
Languages Aklo, Common, Draconic, Elven, Sylvan, Undercommon
Skills Academia Lore +8, Arcana +12, Crafting +10, Diplomacy +8, Medicine +7, Nature +7, Occultism +10, Performance +8, Religion +7, Society +10
Str 10, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 18, Wis 12, Cha 14
Items minor healing potion, scholarly journal compendium (fictional literature), scroll of invisibility, scroll of knock, spellbook, +1 staff
AC 21; Fort +11; Ref +9; Will +9
HP 60
Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] staff +9 (two-hand d8); Damage 1d4 bludgeoning

Arcane Prepared Spells DC 21, attack +13; 2nd comprehend language, dispel magic, illusory creature; 1st color spray, magic missile, unseen servant; Cantrips (2nd) dancing lights, daze, detect magic, mage hand, telekinetic projectile

Focus Spells (1 Focus Point) (2nd) hand of the apprentice

Call Bonded Item [one-action] (concentration, conjuration, teleportation) Morlibint teleports his scholarly journal into his hand from up to 1 mile away.

Drain Bonded Item [free-action] (arcane) Frequency twice per day; Requirements Morlibint hasn’t acted yet on his turn; Effect Morlibint draws some of the power in his scholarly journal. He gains the ability to cast one spell he prepared today and already cast, without spending a spell slot. He must still Cast the Spell and meet the spell’s other requirements.

Plot Hooks

Game Masters might consider the following plot hooks as a means of integrating the bookseller Morlibint into any Pathfinder Second Edition game.

  • Morlibint’s rarest almanac has been stolen and he hires the heroes to discover who took it and why.
  • The heroes consult Morlibint to learn more about a creature’s peculiar ability or resistance. Morlibint searches through fictional accounts of the creature to find the answer, which might not be entirely accurate.
  • Morlibint has learned the location of a particularly valuable tome and offers the heroes both the opportunity to retrieve it (he only wants to copy a few pages from it) and hints about the curse the tome reputedly imparts on those who carry it.
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Grand Archive

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I don't know for anyone else... But I'd play him as a player character any day! xD
Love that his store has an odd number of stories... :P


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I'd love to see a new blog tag: "no-prep" or "Otari"

It would be nice to be able to call up all of these characters in a single search page.

And especially with new GMs and players, a quick way to find Otari information would be really helpful.

I can remember trying to piece together all the Sandpoint information when I first started. That was painful.


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CrystalSeas wrote:

I'd love to see a new blog tag: "no-prep" or "Otari"

It would be nice to be able to call up all of these characters in a single search page.

And especially with new GMs and players, a quick way to find Otari information would be really helpful.

I can remember trying to piece together all the Sandpoint information when I first started. That was painful.

I have to agree 100% with this. I'm thinking of springing Otari onto some unsuspecting future players and having this sort of stuff easy to find would be aweseom!

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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Harrowed Wizard wrote:
CrystalSeas wrote:

I'd love to see a new blog tag: "no-prep" or "Otari"

It would be nice to be able to call up all of these characters in a single search page.

And especially with new GMs and players, a quick way to find Otari information would be really helpful.

I can remember trying to piece together all the Sandpoint information when I first started. That was painful.

I have to agree 100% with this. I'm thinking of springing Otari onto some unsuspecting future players and having this sort of stuff easy to find would be aweseom!

Request received. Internal discussion started.


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I love this, I hope these fleshed out characters keep coming, I'm always looking for new NPCs to add to the game. the plot hooks at the end were a really nice touch as well.

Grand Archive

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Seeing him in "action" in the second chapter of the "Shroud of Foul Silences" was very nice. Definitely an NPC I would like to use. His shop seems... like a dream.

Silver Crusade

I think this blog post is missing the PathfinderNPCs tag.


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Could we get this No-Prep character two missing tags:

Otari
Pathfinder NPCs

Liberty's Edge

I wanted my Abomination Vaults Investigator to know from the start all the languages mentioned in the AV Player's Guide. Thankfully, Morlibint knows them all. Including the Uncommon Aklo language.

So I adapted my PC's background story, which was mostly around Vandy Banderdash, the Sarenite cleric, to give Morlibint a bigger role :-)

Thank you for all these nice bits of Otari's background. They make creating an Otari PC really easy and fun.

Liberty's Edge

CrystalSeas wrote:

Could we get this No-Prep character two missing tags:

Otari
Pathfinder NPCs

Agreed. I had to track him down the blog posts, which is a bit time consuming.

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