Poogs

Poogs
Companion
Official art of Poogs, by Elaine Tipping.[art 1]
Basic information
ActorGeorge Primavera
RaceGoblin
ClassFighter[1]
Biographical information
Pronounshe/him
Places
AffiliationsThe Re-Slayer's Take
Status
StatusAlive
Mechanical information
Creature typeHumanoid
Level3[1]
Appearances
First seen"The Carnivorous Cube" (RST 1x01)
StreamThe Re-Slayer's Take (6 episodes)

Poogs is a goblin and a member of The Re-Slayer's Take. As an NPC in The Re-Slayer's Take, Poogs is played by George Primavera.

Description[edit | edit source]

Official art of Poogs, by Elaine Tipping.[art 2]

Poogs is a green skinned goblin with large ears. His perfectly straight teeth are dentures, which he acquired after removing his natural sharp teeth.[2]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Before the Re-Slayer's Take[edit | edit source]

Almost immediately after Poogs was free of the Curse of Strife, he took out all of his teeth and found a wizard to replace them with a regular-sized dentures, which turned out to be too big for a goblin, which resulted in him speaking with a lisp.[2]

Poogs and his companion Timpani Guff are not the members of the Slayer's Take, Timpani was repeatedly denied the membership to the guild. Over the last few years before the events of The Re-Slayer's Take, Timpani discovered that monsters previously slain by the Take in the Vesper Timberland had been returning as ghosts. He had gone to tell the Slayer's Take, but they told him it couldn't be true. Timpani theorized the outbreak was connected to the former member of the Take, druid named Putridius Festerkin and the Take tried to covered it up. Thinking that nobody else would believe him either, they planned to trick four potencial adventurers by pretending to recruit them into the Take and equipping them to fight the ghosts.[3]

The Re-Slayer's Take[edit | edit source]

Between 837 and 843 PD,[fn 1] Poogs operated a recruitment booth in Himblewood under the name of the Slayer's Take, and noted that he was assigned to accept the invited candidates into the guild. Each of the four candidates signed their names and gave their reasoning for the desire to join the guild. Poogs had shiny straight teeth, uncommon to goblins, using dentures given to him by a wizard, though they were a bit large and gave him a lisp. One of the candidate, Idrin Shadowstep attempted to fix them by breaking them and using Mending to fit them together making smaller. He initially failed, but used Chronal Shift to reverse time and try again, succeeding instead.[4]

The group went to sit in front of a stage, where Poogs introduced a firbolg representative of the Slayer's Take, Timpani Guff. Timpani explained that the Slayer's Take purpose is to protect the innocent from the dangerous monsters that live in the Vesper Timberland. Timpani picked out the group to join him on stage as volunteers. Poogs then wheeled out a curtained box containing a monster, as Timpani explained that this was an example of a monster that they might face once they joined the Take. The box was unveiled, and inside was a gelatinous cube contained within a glass box. As Timpani continued his spiel, he tripped into the glass, breaking it and releasing the gelatinous cube, which slided through the wooden slats of the stage.[4] At dusk, the party traveled outside of town to the base of the nearby mountain, as was agreed, and meet Timpani and Poogs at a campsite. After they had dinner, Timpani told the group a ghost story, the Timberblight of Dead Man's Table. A howling cry punctuated the tale. Timpani thought it was Poogs, but it wasn't. As he pondered a boom sound ringed from the mountain, illuminating the forest in a violet light, and an avalanche barreled towards the party.[4]

Poogs was the only one to get buried by the avalanche as it came to a stop. Heera Agneheart tied a rope to a crossbow bolt, accidentally shooting him in the butt while trying to give him a lifeline. Considering this good enough, she pulled him out of the snow. The violet light bathing the forest dimed and shifted to a sickly green, as whispers filled the air as something began to approach. The party attempted to hide, though Poogs just froze in place. Animated snowmen shambled towards them and attacked. As the snowmen were dispatched, the final marionette ghost abandoned its snowman and captured Poogs, dragging him through the forest. They chased after Poogs towards the source of the green light, an opaque dome of force, but couldn't penetrate it.[3]

When the party caught up with the marionettes in the abandoned lair of Rimefang, they heard Poogs' cries for help from further in. Poogs was trapped within the rib cage of Rimefang's skeleton, falling out of the rib cage, as the marionettes possessed the skeleton and hoisted it onto the ledge. Poogs was saved by the party, after they defeated the undead marionettes.[5]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

While in Josgren's Hollow environs, Poogs has been quietly jealous thinking about the friendship between his pal Timpani and Janet. Idrin Shadowstep talked to Poogs, saying that anyone could have more than one best friend. Poogs mulled it over and decided to forgive Janet, who was surprised the goblin felt any animosity, and gave Poogs a fist bump. After defeating the whispering mouther, Timpani took Poogs aside and re-affirmed that they were best friends, giving him a harmonica he took from Janet's caravan.[6]

Character information[edit | edit source]

Notable items[edit | edit source]

  • Dentures[4]
  • Harmonica (gift from Timpani)[6]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Goblin abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Darkvision
  • Fury of the Small
  • Nimble Escape

Fighter abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Fighting Style
  • Second Wind
  • Action Surge
  • Martial Archetype: Unknown

Appearances and mentions[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Footnotes:

  1. The web series is set after the end of M9's adventures and before the formation of Bells Hells.

Art:

  1. Official art of Poogs, by Elaine Tipping (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  2. Official art of Poogs, by Elaine Tipping (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.