Wherein your humble scribe presents a Barbarians of Lemuria character he put together as an NPC in his slowly-developing Lovecraftian fantasy setting, Nogoloth.
There is more to the simple-seeming Tor Carran than meets the eye. Nominally employed as part of the janitorial and maintenance staff of the Great University in Khaarm, Tor Carran is constantly reading and researching the “forbidden stacks” to which he has managed to “acquire” a key. Carran makes his home in a disused study off the main research room on the 3rd floor of the library. He is often disheveled and poorly-groomed, but keeps quiet and does quality work, so he escapes the watchful eyes of the administration. Tor Carran appears to have no specific motives other than the accumulation of knowledge.
Arcane Power 13
Hero Points 5
Power of the Void
Nogolothian, Sorceric, Ancient Khaarmish, Low Speech
This strapping scholar/janitor’s motives are suspicious . . . but you got to wonder, with the material he’s reading, even if he started out with good intentions (‘just the pursuit of knowledge’) , he’s not likely to end his sorcerous career an innocent.
You’re definitely right, G-Man. This guy is a study in the corrupting power of blasphemous knowledge. Unless he proves to be amazingly steadfast, he’s destined for darkness. Of course, like most Lovecraftian games/genres, getting there is half the fun 🙂