Name: Ogdurnan Svilindernhammer
Class: Bard (Cunning Build)
Alignment: Unaligned (though all in all a pretty nice guy)
Occupation: For the last couple of years, Ogdurnan's been a courier for one of the organizations that supplies hallucinogens to the pleasure dens. Occasionally, this position allows him to be "accidentally" privy to some information that can make him some coin on the side.
Place of Residence: Ogdurnan lives in the Lower Ward in the modest home of his adopted parents, Edge and Vala.
Character Overview: Ogdurnan's a quirky fellow with a gift for words, though he tends to avoid being the center of attention.
Character Appearance: He's a small, unassuming gnome with slightly unkempt light brown hair and no facial hair to speak of. His drab attire makes him fairly easy to overlook.
Personality: Ogdurnan is a nice guy with quirky sense of humor. Every now and then someone gets on his bad side, though, and they see how spiteful a gnome can be. Like most gnomes, Ogdurnan gives off the impression of being absent-minded/unaware and more than a little crazy. However, he often gets more than he lets on. He knows most people tend to disregard little people as unimportant, and he plays up an unassuming air to capitalize on that. Over the years, he's learned more than a few secrets.
Ogdurnan was orphaned quite young (age five or six). He doesn't know what happened to his parents - they may have run off, been killed, or otherwise. He remembers nothing from that time, but he gets a sick feeling every time he thinks about it. But his is not a sob story. Shortly after he lost his parents, he was adopted by a truly loving pair of reformed chain devils, and they raised him quite well. Now, this has made Dispater rather peeved. It's not that he's upset about Ogdurnan's parents defecting. In fact, to the extent that a devil can forgive, he's put that behind him (chain devils that don't like torture just aren't worth keeping around). No, he's pissed that they adopted a gnome after that stunt Garl Glittergold pulled a few centuries back. He's done his best to make Ogdurnan's family miserable over the years, but so far he hasn't really succeeded.
Ogdurnan's always had a natural talent for stories and music. When he was growing up, his two best friends, a pair of elven brothers, nurtured his skills and taught him a few tricks. The brothers were high-up entertainers in the Cage, and they performed at a lot of high class events. Sadly, their career was cut short when a venue they were playing at in Little Arcadia was attacked for political reasons. One of the brothers disappeared that night, and the other hasn't been the same since.
So why isn't Ogdurnan playing the scene right now? Two reasons. The first is his trade secret, he happily informs people (who never really listen anyway) - It's a lot safer and more lucrative to be on the sidelines than to be in the limelight. The second reason he actually keeps to himself - he's too shy and he lacks the confidence to really perform for others, even if he has the talent. Oh, it's easy enough to play the fool, particularly as a gnome. But to truly bare his soul? That's a feat for a hero, not a little gnome trying to get by in dangerous city.
Besides, Ogdurnan makes the perfect courier. His wanderlust has taken him all over the city, and he knows most streets and alley's by heart. Between that and his quick wit and disarming demeanor, he can get the job done fast and safely. Why drug running? Even Ogdurnan's not sure how he got caught up in it, but it definitely pays better than delivering bread.
Location Reason: Ogdurnan is on his way to deliver a package to one of the pleasure dens. It's a fairly valuable parcel he's holding, so he had better get it there on time.
Roleplay Sample: I've got a real writer's block for this roleplaying sample.