Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Citystates: Junkers and the Rubbish Pile

Christopher Clark
The Rubbish Pile is a huge pile of rubbish, trash and refuse that is near Restenford.  Restenford uses this huge junkyard to dispose of their trash as it is several square miles in area with piles of garbage.  There is what used to be a thieves guild, the Junkers there, but they have turned a dirty existence into a profitable one, taking all the garbage that the colony city can spew out, from human waste to whole buildings.

Because of it, the Junkers have grown and they have as many people as a good sized village.  They have taken an old idea from the days of Bael Turath and have gone and captured several otyughs to eat the garbage.  Now they have done something else, as they have been known to dispose of bodies for the local thieves guilds.  They have one queen otyugh, a massive creature who gives birth.  On occasion when she is hungry, the young to not get out in time before she devours them.  But she sits in the middle of the Pile like a giant antlion, devouring anything that the Junkers throw her way.

The Junkers have been around since Nerath fell.  They are as big as a town but still run things like a thieves guild.  The guildmaster is human male named Rigo Carnino.  He has four lieutenants, a Asgorath (tiefling male), Bronhil (dwarf female), Verstane (human male) and his daughter Maraha (half-elf female).  They have countless other people who live and work for them and as such are almost considered a small city in their own right.  They do the hauling trash thing but also protection, kidnapping and they charge exorbitant rates to hide bodies, dispose of bodies and escorting people to and through their lands.  

Medium humanoid (any race), any alignment
Armor Class 12 (leather, dex)
Hit Points 11 (2d8 + 2)
Speed 30ft.
STR 12 (+1)  DEX 12 (+1)  CON 13 (+1)  INT 10 (+0)  WIS 10 (+0)  CHA 9 (-1)
Skills Athletics +3
Senses passive Perception 10
Languages any one language (usually Common)
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)
Club. Melee Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4+1) bludgeoning damage.

This is your average Junker who hauls the trash and hides the bodies.