Monday, June 15, 2009

With Friends Like These

Meet Mister Grin, one of the potential companions that player characters may take up in Shattered Dreams. The picture shown here is how I envision this character to appear. I’ll make a 3D model of this NPC later. For now, I’d like to say a few words about him to give a preview of what he is like:

Although Mister Grin is dressed in the height of fashion, people tend to be taken aback by his appearance for three reasons. Firstly, almost every part of his body is covered with some article of clothing. Mister Grin explains that his heavy clothing helps him resist the ague, to which his frail constitution is highly susceptible. Secondly, while Mister Grin is obviously a man of breeding, it is not entirely certain what breed he is of. An occasional peek at his pointy ears suggests that he may be of elven stock, although he is taller and bulkier than the typical elf. Also, even with Mister Grin’s hat, scarf, and dark glasses on, it is easy to tell that he is completely devoid of hair. Mister Grin explains that he is in fact predominantly half-elven and that his non-elven father had passed on a genetic trait that causes all hair to drop off and stop growing when its carrier reaches a certain age. Finally, there is the matter of his strangely upturned nose, a feature that he explains is due to his father having some orcish blood in him.

Mister Grin is a charming and eloquent gentleman, and he speaks with such ease and conviction that no one bothers to question his statements. That and his desire to help player characters defeat their greatest foe will surely make Mister Grin a welcome and trustworthy addition to any party.

5 comments:

Chaos Wielder said...

Get Claude Rains to voice act him. :p

Frank Perez said...

Ha ha, he does look a lot like the Invisible Man in that getup, doesn't he?

dgraf said...

Great concept - can't wait to see it in game!

nicethugbert said...

NEAT!

Frank Perez said...

Thanks, guys. :)