Tall, broad shouldered man. He is the bartender, and owner of The Dragon's Head Inn, Tavern, and Brewery.
- Basic Statistics
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|Ability||Mod||HP: 21||HD: 4d4|
|Str: 12||+1||AC: 10||Prof. Bonus (+3 good)|
|Dex: 16||+3||Touch: 10||Flat Footed: 10|
|Con: 14||+2||Speed: 30||Inish: +3|
|Int: 10||0||Vision: N/A||Size M|
|Chr: 14||+2||Languages: Common,||other|
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Heir to the Ostur fortune, Barrend is the owner of and barkeep at The Dragon’s Head Inn, Tavern, and Brewery. His wife, Sandella Ostur manages the kitchens, and dispenses herbs and remedies to townsfolk and adventurers alike. His daughter, Abigayle, helps serve the customers in the afternoon and evenings, and his brother, Geoffrion, runs the brewery, to which people come from all over the vale just to try his magnificent brews.
Part 1: The Basics
1. What is your full name?
2. Where and when were you born?
Here in Haven just over 46 years ago. Birthday was in the spring.
3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.)
My father, Dain Ostur, was the proprietor of The Dragon’s Head before he retired, and left it to me. He still sits on the village council, and is often seen bickering with Moraine Hammer, his best friend and rival.
Mother was a home maker when I was young, but she died when I was 12 giving birth to our younger sister. She was such a kind woman. Father was never the same after that. Lady Hammer’s husband died not a week before, and they became very close, bonding over their shared grief. You wouldn’t know it if you were to just see them interact, but they actually quite like each other. Honestly they should just give in and be together, but they wont merge the two houses. Foolishness I say, but they’re stubborn.
4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
I have a younger brother, Geoffrion, who runs the Dragon’s Head Brewery. Our sister moved to Dayluun some years back, and we haven’t seen her since. She writes sometimes, but not particularly often, and apparently really enjoys the city life.
5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people.
I live where I’ve always lived…in Haven at the Dragon’s Head. My great grandfather thrice removed was the one who slayed the dragon who’s head hangs from the ceiling of the tavern and gives it its name. He looted from the dragon what is now the Ostur fortune that has been invested quite well to expand the tavern into an in by his son, and when my brother and I inherited the Inn we added a brewery onto the back for Geoff to ply the trade he learned during his time in Bydale, and R’Ahn’Gorran.
My wife, Sandella, runs the kitchen and keeps the Inn running with help from some of the younger ladies from the village. She’s the light of my life, and easily the best cook in The Vale, and is also an artful healer without the use of magic.
Our daughter Abigayle lives with us as well. She’s in her early 20’s and helps serve our customers in the afternoons and evenings, and ply’s a very successful trade in information. She’s also a bit promiscuous, but at least she’s safe, and can protect herself…and doesn’t have a litter of children trailing her so that’s good.
6. What is your occupation?
I’m the owner and barkeep at The Dragon’s Head.
7. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks.
I’m just over six feet tall with shaggy brown hair, and dark brown eyes. I’m sporting a tan these days because of the enjoyable summer weather.
8. To which social class do you belong?
Certainly upper class with respect to the other folks in the area, but firmly middle class with respect to the upper class of R’Ahn’Gorran, let alone those folks from Dayluun.
9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?
Yea, strawberries, and peanuts will get me. Luckily Sandella recognized it really quickly when we were much younger, and with the help ofshe has fashioned a tonic that’ll stop the reaction real quick. I always carry a vial of it in my pocket.
10. Are you right- or left-handed?
11. What does your voice sound like?
Deep, and a little gruff sometimes, but frequently cheery.
12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?
13. What do you have in your pockets?
Aside from that vial of medicine, my pipe is usually there…though I do misplace it from time to time…sometimes there are some odds and ends in my pockets
14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?
I don’t wear shoes…often. Don’t like them much.
Part 2: Growing Up
15. How would you describe your childhood in general?
Childhood was good. Quite peaceful. Father was always around, but rather quiet, and stern. He would get into heated debates with Moraine Hammer, who was known for speaking with great speed and fervor that she would run rough shod over anyone else. Father never raised his voice, and would wait until she wore herself out before stating his viewpoint. They’d go back and forth for hours, but eventually come to understanding. They still do it. Nearly every day they get together just to argue about something or other…like an old married couple…they were both widowed around the same time. I don’t know.
Yea, so childhood was fun. We could go out camping and hiking for days without worries. Bandits have been springing up lately. They don’t come too close to Haven, but they’re out there. Carrick’s daughter has seen them.
16. What is your earliest memory?
Father made this rocking chair/cradle thing that he’d put me in and set up on the bar. I remember being up there one evening…I could see father smiling as he talked with Jayhrome. I was teething, and he dabbed some whiskey on a rag, and stuck it in my mouth to ease the pain. Mother yelled at him.
17. How much schooling have you had?
I was taught how to read at an early age, and everyone in Haven is taught some woods craft growing up. Father taught me about tending the bar, and engaging with strangers. None of it was strictly formal, so to speak. Once I learned how to read I would devour histories, and biographies the Smallfolk brought from Dayluun and Elsewhere.
18. Did you enjoy school?
Again…it wasn’t formal, but I like learning well enough. My daughter Abigayle Ostur has had a more formal education than I. I know what I need to know and then some, and learn about the outside world from the travelers that visit The Dragons Head.
19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?
20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them.
Mostly father, and mother when she was alive, but there are quite a few personalities that have a strong presence in the community including Moraine Hammer, Jayhrome Krumlish, and Jo’n the priest.
21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family?
The Ostur family is notorious for getting along. We’re just delightful people.
22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Happy. I knew I’d be running The Dragon’s head, and was quite content with that. Father always seemed content, and I certainly am these days. Bacon, honey cakes, and that strong Bydale brew for breakfast on a summer morning in a rocking chair on your deck with no shoes required. As the kids says these days “Achievement Unlocked”.
23. As a child, what were your favorite activities?
Reading and fixing things. I also quite enjoyed meeting new people. In my youth, when father still ran the tavern, I frequently served the customers and built a report with the outsiders that visit the Vale for whatever reason…and there are many…a unique one for each person.
24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?
Congenial, welcoming, and relaxed. Father never approved of walking around barefoot, but now that I run it shoes are optional. He just sighs and smiles. He’s a good man.
25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like?
I was popular enough. Like I said us Ostur’s are quite agreeable. My brother was the popular one, if anyone was. He would “commandeer” ale, and spirits from the bar without father knowing, and take it camping to share with the young folk that weren’t yet old enough to be allowed to drink it…without being watered down at least.
26. When and with whom was your first kiss?
Now that was a long time ago. It was actually Moraine Hammer. I was…eight, I believe, and she a few years older. Her father was not pleased when he found out.
27. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity?
I have three daughters…so no. I met the woman that would eventually become my wife when here and her parents moved to Haven when I was seventeen. She was only twelve at the time, but beautiful. I always felt weird around her since she was my sisters age, and spent a lot of time with her. However, I’m privy now to information that she was just trying to spend time around me, and her deep friendship with my sister was merely serendipity. Soon after discovering that I would inherit The Dragon’s Head she made a point of becoming accustomed with the operation of the Inn. Father needed the help, and she took the initiative. She learned baking from her mother, and her father, the butcher, taught her to cook meat, but she’s been doing all of the prepared meals for the Inn since she was maybe thirteen.
I digress…our wedding night was amazing, but not our first time sharing a bed.
she started working in the kitchen with her parents who could conveniently replace my mother who had died not long before, and had handled the Inn side of the business.
28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. If you are just a normal human, describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today.
I was raised to run The Dragon’s Head, and what that entails. Part of that I haven’t spoken on much, and that’s the head itself. She’s been hanging from the ceiling of the tavern for a century and a half, and those daggers and the same that delivered the killing blow in the great battle with the fearsome beast…and their still sharp. It’s not just the tavern that’s passed down, but the daggers themselves, and the rest of the families share of the dragon’s hoard.
Part 3: Past Influences
29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
The death of my mother was very impactful as was my sister’s departure, but the most important event of my life was when Sandella had her 18th birthday. As with all Havenites at that age they are finally allowed to drink if they so choose, and she spent the evening having pints, telling stories, and dancing. She was still full of energy after everyone else had headed home and father had even gone to bed, leaving me to tend the bar. She got hungry, and wanted to “cook something…bacon, eggs, and honeycakes. That sounds great right now. You want some?” and she just heads off to the kitchen with the stubborn sway of a drunk that can’t be stopped. I followed her back there in large part to make sure she didn’t hurt herself. She didn’t. She knows that place too well.
That was the night her Dragonmark manifested. It was the most delicious, satisfying meal I’ve ever had, and she was just so…perfect. Just the right kind of out of her mind for the Ostur family. She was so adorable as she took charge, brushing crumbs from my beard, and being quite particular about what she wanted…I had to do the laundry the next day. I don’t like laundry.
30. Who has had the most influence on you?
31. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
32. What is your greatest regret?
33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind?
35. When was the time you were the most frightened?
36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?
37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why?
38. What is your best memory?
39. What is your worst memory?
Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions
40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?
41. What is your greatest fear?
42. What are your religious views?
43. What are your political views?
44. What are your views on sex?
45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?
46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?
47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?
48. What do you believe makes a successful life?
49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)?
50. Do you have any biases or prejudices?
51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it?
52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)?
Part 5: Relationships With Others
53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.) Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how?
54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?
55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why?
56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people.
57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person.
58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened.
59. What do you look for in a potential lover?
60. How close are you to your family?
61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not?
62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?
63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?
64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you?
65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why?
66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?
67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?
68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?
69. Do you care what others think of you?
Part 6: Likes And Dislikes
70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
71. What is your most treasured possession?
72. What is your favorite color?
73. What is your favorite food?
74. What, if anything, do you like to read?
75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?
76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit?
77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
78. What makes you laugh?
79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you?
80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?
81. How do you deal with stress?
82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?
83. What are your pet peeves?
Part 7: Self Images And Etc.
84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted?
85. What is your greatest strength as a person?
86. What is your greatest weakness?
87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
89. Are you generally organized or messy?
90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
91. Do you like yourself?
92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? Are your real reasons for doing this different than the ones you tell people in public? (If so, detail both sets of reasons…)
93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime?
94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
95. If you could choose, how would you want to die?
96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left.
97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death?
98. What three words best describe your personality?
99. What three words would others probably use to describe you?
100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice…)