Topsy & Turvy

Deep gnome twins


Topsy and Turvy are deep gnome twins. You have discovered they were captured by the drow while gathering mushrooms in the Underdark.

Turvy (the brother) behaves like many of the other svirfneblin you have encountered: Namely, grumbling and muttering things to himself.

Topsy is a bit more social, taking the time to exchange pleasantries with your group and occasionally translating what Turvy says.

The twins tend to keep to themselves. You have seen them getting exasperated with Jimjar and his constant wagering and talking, but they don’t seem violent. Just…annoyed.


Armor Class: 12
Hit Points: 33
Speed: 30 ft.

Height: 3’0"
Weight: 85 lbs.

+2 +2 +2 +1 0 -1

Skills: Perception+2, Stealth+4
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages: Undercommon, Terran, Gnomish, Common

Keen Smell: Advantage on Wisdom(Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Stone Camouflage: Advantage on Stealth checks to hide in rocky terrain.

Gnome Cunning: Advantage on Int, Wis, and Chr saving throws against magic.

Innate Spellcasting. Ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 11).
    [At Will] nondetection (self only)

    [1/day each] blindness/deafness, blur, disguise self

Multiattack: Two attacks, only one of which can be a bite.

Bite. Melee weapon attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1d4+2 piercing damage.



Days w/o Food: 1
Exhaustion Level: 1 (Disadvantage on ability checks)


Days w/o Food: 1
Exhaustion Level: 1 (Disadvantage on ability checks)


After the umberhulk ambush, Topsy and Turvy shared water they had found and saved with Buppido, and Stool. The humans had forsaken them the night before, allowing them to starve and be without water.

Before falling asleep, Topsy thanked Wolfe for saving her brother. She told him she owed him. Wolfe then propositioned her, only to get slapped.

The water in the collapsed umberhulk tunnels, after escaping Ilvara, had come up to their chests. Panicked, Topsy and Turvy ran ahead to find a way out. Nitsuj and Nashua saved them from a gray ooze that dripped down from the ceiling, and Wolfe in a show of rare altruism, took the twins in his arms to keep their heads above the rising water.

Unable to cope with hopelessness of the wilds of the Underdark, the twins lost their patience with Prince Derendil and got into a fight. Topsy got PTSD front he ordeal and Turvy became fed up with the group. It was Corinne who kept them in the group.

Ambushed by kuo-toa, the twins found themselves turning into giant rats. Their lycanthropy was triggered by the phase of an unseen moon. Corinne set them free, and due to her kindness, they did not run from the party.

The sight of Demogorgon was too much for the twins to handle. They were blinded upon seeing the Prince of Demons, and led out of Sloobludop by Corinne.

In Gracklstugh, the twins stayed in the same room as Corinne. She befriended them, when the rest of the party rejected them for being wererats. However, with her gone, and them not seeing her for a few days, they disappeared themselves. They did not wish to burden her or others with their curse.

When the group returned from the Whorlstone Tunnels, they discovered that the twins had vanished. Nobody cared.

Topsy & Turvy

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