Kingmaker: The Choral Marches
Exiled Boggard and his slurk mount, Ubagub
CN Male Boggard
Garuum was 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.
Today Garuum lives in his lair in the Narlmarches, alone aside from his loyal slurk. He met the heroes of the Choral Marches while they were exploring the Narlmarches, and after some difficult attempts at communication, he granted them a dry spot to sleep for the night. Garuum bears no ill will towards the heroes and they have been content to leave him alone in his lair.