Shardpoint Academy Characters
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Played By: Austin YorskiA Tabaxi fighter and anthropology professor at Shardpoint Academy. Kind of a hippy.
Sophia's DnD Beyond Sheet
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite a previous career in anthropology, what little professionalism she still has is only due to her lack of tenure.
- Cuteness Proximity: Any semblance of dignity goes out the window when she sees Orryn's pet weasel.
- The second one-shot has the weasel delivering messages to people around the school. Orryn didn't bother sending one to Sophia since he knew she'd chase after it of her own accord.
- Expy: According to Austin, Sophia is just a humanoid version of Luna from Sailor Moon.
Palanthur "Scoops" Frustre
Played By: Johnny MaloneyA Halfling bard and student at Shardpoint Academy. Also a journalist who thinks the guidebooks to the Dice Funk universe are outdated, and thinks he's the one to update them.
Palanthur's DnD Beyond Sheet
Played By: Jess KitrickA Half-Elf monk and student at Shardpoint Academy. Spends most of his time flexing.
Merlos's DnD Beyond Sheet
Played By: Nik FreemanA Centaur ranger, interplanar traveller, and temporary professor at Shardpoint Academy.
Danamin's DnD Beyond Sheet
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: The reason he was sent to find the Tome of Location with everyone else is because professors have to fulfill requirements to be considered an 'adventurer' by all nations affiliated with Shardpoint Academy. Apparently, Akamoros doesn't recognize heroism, rescuing individuals in distress, or brokering peace between longstanding enemy factions as 'adventures'.
Played By: Mike ChindamoA Human barbarian and professor at Shardpoint Academy, teaching Outdoorsmanship and Survival in Urban, Civic, and Wilderness Environments. He's made a poor transition from mountain man to teacher. Thinks anything could be a mimic.
- Cool Teacher: His students say that he barely teaches them anything, usually branching off into one of his stories, but also notes that they always enjoy his classes despite the lack of practical teaching.
- Cutting the Knot: At one point his method to disarm a path full of traps is to simply walk through it, setting off the traps and taking whatever damage comes his way. He only loses 4 HP.
- Establishing Character Moment: When Orryn sends for him he's in his office, punching a potted plant he suspects of being a mimic.
- The Gunslinger: Not that he uses it, but the homebrew class he's using (path of the mountain man) grants hunting rifle proficiency. He thinks of it as a club with ranged capability.
- The Munchausen: Just about anything can remind him of one of his adventures. His stories will often end up having little to do with whatever point he was trying to make.
- The Paranoiac: A surprisingly casual one. He's convinced that anything could have hidden security measures (especially mimics) and has bear traps placed around his office. He also seems confident that he can handle any that come up.
Fizzle Trink Mudgrove
Played By: Tom WhiteA Gnomish rogue and student at Shardpoint Academy. He's good at getting into places he shouldn't be, like the restricted section of the library.
- The Sneaky Guy: He's introduced reading through a stack of books in the restricted section of the school library. He also acts as scout and tries to sneak, although his attempts at subtlety are usually undermined by his teammates.
Played By: Austin YorskiAn Aasimar druid and zoology professor at Shardpoint Academy. Her -1 to Intelligence means she's not the brightest, but this is countered somewhat by her 20 in Wisdom.
- Foil: She was specifically designed so Austin could avoid overusing Sophia's weasel obsession and obvious attraction to Meldamere. Sephora ignores the weasel and is notably blunt to Meldamere.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: When the jackalope she brought to class escapes she changes the lesson plan to 'catch the jackalope'. Whoever catches it gets an A, everyone else fails.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: As a druid. She turns into an alligator at one point and refuses to change back until communication becomes enough of a problem.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sephora has a green undercut.
Played By: Jane Aerith MagnetA Rock Gnome bard and student at Shardpoint Academy. Technically in the engineering program, but would rather play music and regularly sneaks into bard classes.
- Meddling Parents: Toow's father contacts the school, concerned with which classes the credits are from. Apparently, he'd rather Toow become an engineer despite a lack of skill or interest in the subject.
- Noodle Incident: There are a couple of mentions of the school finding out about 'that fire in the student bar' which are never elaborated on.
- Punny Name: Two by four. Additionally, a Rock Gnome and a bard.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Toow has fuschia hair.
Torgwyn, a.k.a. Whoosh
Played By: Laura Kate DaleA Hill Dwarf cleric and student at Shardpoint Academy. Since the gods are dead, Torgwyn's been trying to figure out where their cleric powers are still coming from. Their current theory is 'the wind' and wants to speak with it.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: They somehow came to the conclusion that, in the absence of the gods, their cleric powers come from the wind. They've since been trying to intuit how to speak to it.
- Its Pronounced Tro Pay: 'Whoosh' is pronounced by making a whooshing noise with your mouth.
- Magical Accessory: They walk around on stilts enchanted to produce a smoke effect to make it look like they're walking on clouds.
- Self-Applied Nickname: In order to better relate to the wind, they've come up with the nickname 'Whoosh'.
- Why Didn't I Think of That?: When it's pointed out that Shardpoint has classes in the language of the element of air, Torgwyn wonders why they were trying to learn the sounds of the wind as a language in the first place.
- Wizard Beard: They have a white beard, bushy enough to resemble a cloud.
A Gnome who became headmaster of Shardpoint Academy through suspicious circumstances.
- The Chessmaster: He's incredibly familiar with the legal systems of multiple countries and the Academy itself, and put together the quest for the Tome of Location to resolve four different legal issues and further his own goals all in one stroke. Not to mention how he got to be headmaster with absolutely no screening or confirmation.
- Exact Words: The transfer of the Shardpoint Academy headmaster position has traditionally involved a lengthy confirmation process, ended by the new headmaster signing the papers to legally take over. Orryn apparently skipped the confirmation. He found out that the only action this process actually required was signing the papers. So he stole them and put down his signature.
A sentient sword and the second of Orryn's objectives.
- Cool Sword: Comes with being a snarky talking weapon.
- In-Universe Nickname: Orryn calls him Raj.
- I Shall Taunt You: His sentience is only part of his main purpose; to be a sword that can banter with opponents at any given moment.
- Magic-Powered Pseudoscience: Torgwyn asks him how he generates sound if he's solid metal. Roger admits that he's never actually thought about how that works, but chalks it up to magic.
- Mundane Utility: He takes a job as a teacher after getting to Shardpoint. They even build him a stand so he can address the class.
- Talking Sword: How else would he insult people?
An Eladrin descendant of those Valamins. Works as a professor at Shardpoint.
- Dump Stat: She's quite competent at her own job, but when she has to substitute for Sephora's zoology class she accidentally releases venomous centipedes all over her desk.
- Heroic Lineage: She's descended from the Valamin family, the same ones who've been heavily involved in three separate seasons of Dice Funk and probably still have importance in the background.
An elderly (27 year old) Aarakocra working at Shardpoint.
- Proportional Aging: Aarakocra age faster than humans. Lee's been alive 27 years, so he looks and acts like he's of advanced age.