Hoss has six extra heads arranged about his waist like a belt. One is a fifth level mage the others call Stinky. Farmer Gloran and washlady Isolde were husband and wife. Their heads are close enough to touch and they can barely kiss, but Hoss smacks them if they try when he is awake. Piker was a thief, eighth level, who foolishly insulted the creature when he should have been running. No one lets him forget that if he starts to complain about being “round back.” Mugg was a goblin and knows the mountains nearby like the palm of the hand he no longer has. Millicent was a child and still thinks this is a dream. Although the heads quarrel a lot, Hoss runs a tight ship and affords his heads no leeway. When they get outta hand, they get a black eye or bloody lip. He’s thinking about adding to his collection up near the chest, but is being rather pickier about heads now.
The Gang is stupid even for an ettin. When he finally overtook a gang of bandits after years of failure, he added all eight of them to his body at once. By the end of the second night, they had wrested control of the body from him and taken over. The bandit heads still follow the old pecking order of their previous lives, being lead by Old Johnny, an eighth level thief. There is much talk about finding some female heads.
Flock made the mistake of claiming the head of a strong-willed and charismatic cleric, who has converted Flock’s five other plague-eaten heads to his faith. The ettin head itself is starting to wonder about the things his preachin’ head says and has found himself haunting the woods outside pilgrimage destinations, sneaking into chapels at night to pray. Flock’s ettin head is starting to see himself as an abomination and it’s probably just a matter of time before he sets himself afire in the middle of a revival tent.
The Ship is an ettin who followed a party of adventurers and picked them off one-by-one as they pursued their great quest. Ship never lost total control, but he cannot maintain the peace among his argumentative victims:
- Four third level halflings
- a level 8 ranger
- a level 6 warrior
- a level 5 dwarf
- a level 5 elf archer
- a level 13 mage
- and a tiny half-sized troglodyte all the others hate
make him a formidable foe with a tremendous headache.