A lone boggard and his monstrous frog-like pets Gob and Mob, tusked slurks. This boggard is Garuum, once a member of the greater boggard tribes found to the west in the Hooktongue Slough, but Garuum made a terrible mistake the day he decided he should be the one to rule his tribe. In order to prepare for his one-boggard coup, he gathered and devoured several dozen of the tribe’s sacred blue dragonflies, hoping to gain great power and skill from the insects. Alas, while the feast bolstered his self-confidence, it did nothing for his battle skills. He rode his slurk into the center of his tribe to declare war, whereupon the tribe’s priest-king immediately captured him and sentenced him and his slurk to death after a day of humiliating punishment.
Fortunately for Garuum, luck had not entirely deserted him. He was placed in a pen, but his captors soon lost track of him after growing insensibly drunk on bog whiskey. Late in the evening, after the moon sank to shadow, he escaped his bonds by using a rock to pulverize his left hand in order to tear it free from his manacle, then freed his slurk and fled eastward into the Narlmarches. Following his escape, the priest-king branded him an exile and demanded that he be slain on sight should he ever return.
Now living in a sunken ancient village with two slurks (Mob & Gob) providing a fine example of the cultural ways of the boggard (probably). He was befriended by the party, especially as he had met Narlmastis further south several months ago and was healed by him.
Since his meeting with the party and our recommendation to all boggards we meet to liaise with him, Garuum’s empire is growing successfully.
- Novok: wizened boggard found with female and two young children surviving vicious troll attack. Alerted us to strife in the boggard tribe (Garuum’s) to the west causing a drying disease. We escorted them to Garuum for safety.