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Duncan Joybottom

Dwarven Bard


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HISTORY & BACKSTORY


Duncan Joybottom was born from a dwarven mother and human father. Much to the consternation of his family and against typical routes for his race, Duncan had a love of music and trained to become a bard. It was revealed to Duncan as he grew older that he was not half-dwarf, like he originally thought, but was a full-blooded dwarf. Upon revelation of his true parentage, Duncan set out on a journey to discover who his real father was. During his travels, he came upon a group of adventurers and joined forces with them. They had little success initially, but they soon came into their own as they successfully rescued the daughter of Lord Padraig, the mayor of Winterhaven. In the process of rescuing the daughter, Talia, the group discovered and stopped a cult of Orcus from summoning the demon.

The following months were some of the best of Duncan’s life. He was named a knight of Winterhaven and stayed there for a few months with some of the members of his group. Duncan also had success as a bard, gaining a group of followers and fan club. However, the group grew restless and decided to venture forth, rejoining the members of the group who had left Winterhaven for Overdale. There, all members had success as adventurers, helping rid the town of cursed elves and even winning the Tournament of Champions. It was shortly after this, though, that Duncan embarked upon his final journey. The group was tasked with recovering certain rare spores for the Black Hand, a criminal kingpin in Overdale. During the quest, the group came upon an old bridge spanning a large crevasse. It was impossible for the entire group to cross to get the materials due to the deteriorated condition of the bridge.

Duncan was selected to cross, being the lightest of the group. He was secured by tying rope around his waist with the members of the group anchoring him, just in case he fell. After some success, Duncan stepped onto a weakened step and began to fall through the bridge. The group, caught unawares, was unable to grab the rope in time, sending Duncan plummeting into the darkness and his death.

Duncan did manage to leave a small legacy though. A tribute band was created in Winterhaven, named “Bottomless Joy.” His remains were gathered later by the people of Winterhaven and he was properly buried in the town with a statue erected in his honor.

APPEARANCE AND PERSONALITY


Duncan was a very headstrong dwarf. His life as a bard led him to become harder to the world and he developed an affinity of intimidating people. However, this did not interfere with his ability to love life and live in the moment.

Duncan was an ambitious adventurer who was always willing to help those whom he considered to be less fortunate. He was resilient in the fact that never gave up on something until all options were exhausted and nothing more could be done.

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NOTABLE MOMENTS AND AWARDS

  • First appearance in Episode 1
  • Knighted in Winter Haven in Episode 1
  • Died attempting to cross a rickety rope bridge in Episode 6
  • Returned to the land of the living at the end of Episode 40
  • Helped defeat King Zannon Carter in Episode 81
  • Duncan left his group (and the show, hopefully to return someday) during Episode 168


NOTABLE KILLS

  • Rodswell Joybottom (Ep 92)


ACHIEVEMENTS EARNED...................................................31


Achievement
Earned by
Earned in Episode
1
Super, ultra, mega dead
Completely overkill an enemy
1
2
Sticks and stones
Kill an enemy with a voice-based attack
1
3
Huddle up!
Have an aside with the party in the middle of a situation
1
4
Hit harder!
Buff 5 allies to increase damage in one encounter
1
5
Pulling a Lincoln
Free a slave or prisoner
1
6
That's Punny
Make a pun on the episode and get called out for it
1
7
Holier than thou
Achieve knighthood
1
8
Where are your parents?
Interact with a child
3
9
Be healed!
Stabilize a dying character
3
10
Born on the mean streets
Crit a Streetwise check
5
11
But there was a majestic eagle!
Crit miss an Athletics check
6
12
This can only happen once, right?...............................
Die for the first time......................................
6
13
Like a ninja
Crit a Stealth check
42
14
There must be a better way
Use a skill during an encounter
63
15
Assassin!
Kill a political figure
63
16
Silver tongue
Crit a Diplomacy check
64
17
Yeah yeah that's the ticket
Crit a Bluff check
67
18
The Alabama of Theria
Visited Durnhollow
73
19
What the fuck was that?
Encounter a dragon (fight or not)
75
20
I see everything!
Crit a Perception check
75
21
Nailed it!
Crit 5 different skill checks
75
22
Long live the King
Kill a king or queen
81
23
Long time, no speak!
Meet an NPC from your backstory
92
24
What's magic?
Crit miss an Arcana check
95
25
Good cop, bad cop
Use diplomacy followed by intimidate (or reverse)
95
26
After Dark
Spend the night in a cave
98
27
I get around
Visit 5 towns or cities
100
28
Splitting headache
Get drunk on skullsplitter
112
29
Dragonslayer
Help kill a dragon, adult or older
116
30
Undertaker
Bury dead pc/npc
117
31..
Happy camper
Spend an uneventful night camping outdoors
117
32
Oh my god!
Crit a Religion check
159

TRIVIA


  • Duncan, despite being a dwarf, is not a fan of drinking.
  • Duncan is a hemophiliac.


This can only happen once, right?
Die for the first time.