Chip Dipson's Action Town Criers
The Action Town Criers, led by the noble and trustworthy anchorgnome Chip Dipson! The Criers dedicate their lives to defending the defenseless, investigating the public good, and, above all, spreading the news.
The Town Criers
From left to right:
The Wiz, Engar Flamehand, Gard of Yun'stiv, Chip Dipson, Dame Hera Laris and Solstafír, Åx Balbjorn, the Vengeful Ghost of Adanska Rothgeld, and Pinky the Probelmatic Half-Dragon-Half-Pixie.
Chip Dipson, Cleric of Paldas the Bright
Chip did not found the Criers himself, but he is their best-known and most trusted anchorperson. He first brought the Criers to Trur Dros, where they investigated the mysterious disappearance of a young boy who had last been seen playing near tumbledown, unkempt crypt.
The Wiz, a Magical Harlequin
A wizard with minor dyscrustacea, The Wiz usually confuses two species: dragons and lobsters. Her familiar, Kermie, is usually there to correct her, but her pachinko-like mind often spins off into diverging branches of thought. The Wiz has been running from permanent residency and responsibility, since she left Mother Inferior's Boarding School for Weak Attention Spans.
Some may call him "a mad alchemist", but they would be incorrect. Master Flamehand's mind is both sharp and clear, though an indeterminate amount of experience may have changed his perspective on life, a bit. Engar's chronological age is a mystery after so many years adventuring, but, thanks to an alchemical experiment gone awry, his physical age is stuck in an accelerated loop between the 80 and 89. In under a week, Engar cycles through a decade of physiological aging, allowing him to extend his lifespan, that he might educate any hapless, nearby youths.
An Axeomancer, who channels all of his magic through his mighty, bearded axe! Mostly, he guards the cart and the camel.
The Vengeful Ghost of Adanska Rothgeld
A Maenad from the town of Velk, Adanska was cast out from his society for his inability to adhere to the Velkin Standards of Stoic Hearts. The psychic's life and temper seemed to improve under Chip and the Criers, until a terrible accident left him dead. He now haunts his friends, helping them in any way an easily frustrated psychic ghost can be of help.
Dame Hera Laris
A Paladin of the Triple-Goddess, Hera has dedicated her whole life to the causes of Peace and Equity. Though her aesthetic sense can be far too severe*, her senses of fairness, decency, and mercy are paralleled only by Chip Dipson's.
*Hera once called me--ME, the unimpeachable Rhomande Sorfinde--"tacky"! The nerve!
Hera's golden, celestial riding bird is ever at her side, or if he isn't, it's because she rides atop him.
Pinky the Problematic Dragon-Pixie
The newest member of the Criers, Pinky was cast out of her pixie village, due to the problematic nature of a giant (for a pixie) half-dragon who belched fogs of acid, all through puberty.
Now she is fully grown and has gained control over her corrosive breath. Under Chip's guidance, Pinky has developed into a canny and insightful reporter of the Public Good.