How did you RP Horgus Gwerm (minor spoilers)?


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He seems like a male version of Willie from The Temple Of Doom i.e a rich, spoiled guy who complains about everything. I also imagine he would make some crude comments towards Anevia, at least until Irabeth "encourages" him to stop by picking him up by the neck.


I just made him really whiny. He complained about his feet, didn't help set up camp or cook, complained about being left behind, complained about being dragged into danger, complained about Aravashnial and Anevia slowing them down, complained about going too fast, complained about being in the company of thieves, rough types, and perverts (which did not go down well with anyone), etc, etc. He just moaned about everything.

I've played WotR three or four times and DMed it once (I'm just starting a second game of it next month) and every single time someone has slapped Horgus and threatened to leave him behind.

Also each time he has survived.


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Horgus Gwerm is selfish, self centered, and rich. He is used to getting what he wants. But, he is also shrewd and heavily invested in fighting against the demons of the worldwound. His entire backstory is traumatic and it left his mark on him. He has also been the victim of slander and spying by the people that he is now forced into the company of. (Aravashnial sicked inquisitors who have a reputation for burning tieflings at the stake on him. I'd be sour too.)

Horgus doesn't have to like the PCs, but he realized that they are his best chance at getting out, which is why he offered them so much money to secure his safety.

I have always used Horgus as the blunt, pragmatic voice of reason. He is not sentimental, he doesn't like taking prisoners, and he'll do whatever it takes to survive, even if that means abandoning people he already doesn't like.

He also respects the privacy of others. When a PC is being interrogated on their religion, Horgus will jump in to tell people its none of their business. (I have a worshiper of the Redeemer Queen in my game.)

He can say the things the GM wants to say to the players, usually 'That's a stupid idea. Don't you have a scale that casts levitate?'

The only thing I recall softening Horgus for is the argument he has with Anevia in the Torag Chapel. But all the book's 'tagalongs have argument, make diplomacy check to get xp' are kind of weak.

Out of the three, easily my favorite.


Jason Horton wrote:

I just made him really whiny. He complained about his feet, didn't help set up camp or cook, complained about being left behind, complained about being dragged into danger, complained about Aravashnial and Anevia slowing them down, complained about going too fast, complained about being in the company of thieves, rough types, and perverts (which did not go down well with anyone), etc, etc. He just moaned about everything.

I've played WotR three or four times and DMed it once (I'm just starting a second game of it next month) and every single time someone has slapped Horgus and threatened to leave him behind.

Also each time he has survived.

I found the scene where he suggests just abandoning Anevia kind of disturbing. How did the players react? I would hope any good aligned PCs would chew him out badly over this.

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