The Mudthump Family

      The Mudthump family is a family of goblins that is run by its matriarch, known simply as Mama Mudthump. Mama Mudthump fell in love with one of the most cunning and ruthless goblins in the land, BoBo Mudthump. Both Mama and BoBo did not see eye to eye with the hierarchy of goblin society, and decided at a young age to desert the rest of the goblin settlement and try and make their own way in life. As outcasts, they were unable to return to their goblin community if they were to fail to make it on their own.

     For ten years the couple fought for survival. They learned to steal and con their way into providing food and shelter for themselves. They swindled and saved money like misers, until they had quite a large savings. BoBo decided one day to risk everything they had worked for and use their savings to start lending money to desperate individuals. He and Mama had a knack for talking people into making terrible deals for themselves, but great deals for the Mudthumps. For years, BoBo enforced the agreements when borrowers were unable to keep up their end of the bargain. Sometimes these unfortunate people went missing, other times they might accidentally lose a limb. People quickly learned not to challenge the Mudthumps.

     The Mudthump family grew as Mama had three children. First a son came, then a daughter and lastly the baby of the group, another son they named Lokko. The Mudthumps became very wealthy and powerful, but then tragedy struck. No one really knows what happened, but BoBo left one night to get a late payment and never returned.  

 

     Mama was devastated. She had three children and her partner in life and business was now gone. She was, however, very rich. She knew she needed to maintain the success her and her husband created from nothing. She used her extensive resources to recruit outcasts from the goblin community to be her enforcers. The enforcers were expensive and cost her a lot of money. She put all her effort into the business and her children. She saw to her children’s needs, she slowly groomed them to one day rise and run the business. Her ultimate goal was to someday be able to rely solely on her family, and get rid of most of the hired thugs that sucked so much money out of the business.

     Now the Mudthump family is a force to be reckoned with. Mama’s children are three of the nastiest, meanest goblins that ever lived. These days the business is run mostly by Brother, who has taken the family to new heights as the largest organized crime player in the land. He’s in charge of the most ruthless group of misfit goblins anyone has ever seen. Sister is always scheming. Lokko, the youngest, is insanely wild, loves violence and often has to be restrained by a chain. Mama has built a stronghold in the nastiest, most stinky swamp she could find. Few outsiders have ever ventured there and returned. 

     The benefits of having the Mudthumps on your side have not gone unnoticed by the Alliance. Although the family can be unpredictable, the Alliance keeps open communication with Mama, and has been known to financially persuade the family to perform certain illegal services.   

Loona

Name: Loona Mudthump (sister)

Strength 25%
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Dexterity 68%
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Constitution 47%
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Intelligence 65%
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Wisdom 45%
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Charisma 82%
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     Loona Mudthump is spoiled. Mama’s only baby girl gets what she wants. Loona is smart, cunning, and business savvy.  She is also greedy and guiltless. Taking money from a baby seems like a great opportunity to her. She and her borther BoBo Jr run the Mudthump crew these days while Mama keeps her eye on the big picture. Loona prefers to stay away from the violence that her family tends to get caught up in, but make no mistake, when cornered she is as dangerous as they come.

     Loona is an opportunist. She gets along with her older brother and even tends to coddle him a bit. She knows he will someday replace Mama as the leader of the family, a job she isn’t interested in. She doesn’t want the stress or the work, but most of all she would rather him have the target on his back. 

     As long as her brother is doing right by the family, she supports him. As long as she can live happily in the luxury of the swamp she is happy, but when Loona is unhappy she starts scheming. People tend to get sick and suddenly pass away after offending Loona. Others disappear. She loves to cook and bake the most delicious treats, but if Loona wants someone out of the picture, it’s often the last thing they will ever eat. 

Lokko

Name: Lokko Mudthump (younger brother)

Strength 45%
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Dexterity 92%
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Constitution 78%
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Intelligence 15%
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Wisdom 7%
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Charisma 10%
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     Lokko Mudthump is Mama’s youngest son. He isn’t right in the head. Some say he was born that way. Others say it was from his older siblings using his head for slingshot practice when he was just learning to walk. Either way there are two things people know for sure about Lokko, he loves violence and is insanely wild.

     He cannot be trusted by his own family to be civil, so he is often chained when the Mudthumps require civility during business or political meetings. He doesn’t speak, but growls like an animal. He runs on all fours as well as he does on two legs. He loves his Mama, but won’t hesitate to bite his brother or sister. 

     The only person, other than Mama, he is obedient to is his adopted brother MoMo. MoMo has always been kind to Lokko, even giving him his extra food when MoMo can’t eat the huge portions he is given to make him grow strong. Lokko and MoMo can often be seen playing together in the swamp.

     Lokko is truly a wild animal. He’s unpredictable and downright scary. When the Mudthumps need to persuade folks to do their evil will, a chained Lokko clawing and scratching to attack is usually enough to persuade the victim to give the Mudthumps the answer they want to hear.

MoMo

Name: MoMo Mudthump (baby)

Strength 100%
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Dexterity 20%
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Constitution 72%
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Intelligence 5%
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Wisdom 2%
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Charisma 12%
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Mama Mudthump was walking home alone through the secret swamp trails with a full purse of stolen goods from a nearby village when she heard a faint whelp in the distance. She couldn’t help but investigate to see where the sound was coming from, and she quickly found the source of the strange noise. 

She was startled when she stumbled upon a little green goblin baby laying on the damp mossy floor of the forest. She scooped it up and wrapped it in her shawl and gently comforted the baby. As she scanned her eyes around the scene she realized she was at the scene of a recent murder. There were chucked spears sticking into the ground, arrows driven into trees, and large pools of blood on the ground. She didn’t know what exactly happened, but her guess was that the poor baby goblin’s mother had been killed or captured in this spot, and the baby left for dead. 

She brought the child home and when she actually was able to examine the baby closer, she realized that it was younger than she initially thought. She assumed it was older because of its size, but now she could see that this child wasn’t much more than a newborn. As she examined its head and body proportions closer, she came to a preposterous conclusion. This was no goblin baby, it was an Ogre.

She raised the baby as one of the family, and named him Mo Mo. She decided she couldn’t let him parish, and that having a full sized Ogre loyal to the family may prove to be very beneficial. MoMo thinks he is just a very large goblin. He isn’t very intelligent like the rest of his conniving family, but when con artistry and cunning fail, he brings more muscle than most can handle. He’s extremely obedient to his Mama, but he is a raging, uncontrollable monster to anybody that Mama says is a bad boy or girl.

Billi

Name: Billi Kreizi (cousin)

Strength 35%
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Dexterity 65%
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Constitution 66%
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Intelligence 55%
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Wisdom 30%
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Charisma 22%
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     A Cousin of the Mudthumps, Billi marches to the beat of his own drum. He likes music and is constantly slapping his hands on different surfaces to simulate the sound of percussion instruments. He never stands still, always dancing to music he hears in his head. The rest of the family is usually annoyed by his constant noise making and inability to sit still. He’s always being yelled at or scolded by Mama and the gang, but it never seems to bother him.

     He is extremely loyal to the family, and quite creative. He has a knack for making tools and weapons out of junk, and even complex contraptions that he rigs up to aid the needs of his family. He has a real passion for booby traps. Good luck to any unwanted visitor that tries to enter the Mudthump’s complex. They will have to navigate a dense cluster of traps, automatic firing crossbows and falling rocks to even get close, all engineered by Billi.