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NPC Name: Thistle Brightbrew
Race: Gnome (Rock Gnome)
Alignment: Neutral Good
Background: Guild Artisan (Brewers)
Strength (STR): 8 (-1)
Dexterity (DEX): 10 (+0)
Constitution (CON): 13 (+1)
Intelligence (INT): 14 (+2)
Wisdom (WIS): 12 (+1)
Charisma (CHA): 16 (+3)
Proficiencies: Insight, Persuasion, Brewer’s Supplies
Darkvision: Accustomed to life underground, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions.
Gnome Cunning: You have advantage on all Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma saving throws against magic.
Artisan’s Intuition: As a member of the brewer’s guild, Thistle has an uncanny knack for identifying quality drinks and ingredients.
Guild Membership: As a respected member of his guild, Thistle can count on the support of his fellow guild members.
Innkeeper’s Charm: Thistle’s friendly demeanor and quick wit make him a beloved figure in his community. He can usually get information from the local townsfolk with little effort.
Languages: Common, Gnomish
Equipment: Brewer’s supplies, a tavern (The Bubbling Cauldron), an old gnome recipe book, a set of common clothes, and a pouch containing 15 GP.
Description and Personality
Thistle Brightbrew is a jovial gnome with rosy cheeks, a big belly, and a bushy white beard. He runs the Bubbling Cauldron, the most popular tavern in town, known far and wide for its fine ales and friendly atmosphere. Thistle is always happy to lend an ear to a traveler’s tale or share a pint with a friend. His warm personality and quick wit make him a beloved figure in his community.
Despite his friendly exterior, Thistle is also a shrewd businessman. He knows every trick in the book to keep the Bubbling Cauldron profitable, and he’s not afraid to use them. But he always treats his customers fairly and values their business.
Thistle’s life goal is to brew the finest ale in the land. He constantly experiments with new recipes and techniques, always in search of that perfect brew. He’s particularly fond of using exotic ingredients collected by adventurers.