Former Groom to the Sea-King
hp 6 (1 HD)
Male human expert 1
CE Medium humanoid
Init +2; Senses Listen +0, Spot +0
Languages Common, Aquan, Orc
AC 12; touch 12; flat-footed 10
Fort +0; Ref +2; Will +2
Speed 30 ft. (6 squares)
Melee dagger +2 (1d4-3)
Ranged dagger +2 (1d4-3)
Base Atk +0; Grp -3
Abilities Str 5, Dex 15, Con 11, Int 15, Wis 10, Cha 8
Feats Skill Focus (Bluff), Weapon Finesse
Skills Bluff +6, Climb +1, Disable Device +6, Knowledge (local) +6, Listen +4, Profession (sailor) +4, Spot +4, urvival +4, Swim +1
Possessions dagger, rags
Osric is an old, balding, white-bearded scarecrow of a man, clad in rags. His eyes are as blue as a baby’s, and they glitter when he speaks of his former master. His breath stinks of wild onions and rat meat.
Osric was once personal groom to Viledel the Sea-King, until pirates sacked the island sixty years ago. Osric escaped harm by hiding under the wreck of an overturned boat, and has survived on his own ever since.
Osric hasn’t seen another living soul for sixty years, and never stops talking. Though he still takes his duty to Viledel very seriously, the arrival of the orcs and goblins have convinced him that the time to leave has come, and that our heroes are his ticket off the island.
Osric appears (with a more unfortunate name) in N4 Treasure Hunt.
Illustration by Stephen Fabian, from N4 Treasure Hunt.