Friendly yet creepy derro


Buppido is a derro, a creature that resembles a dwarf. He has white eyes, no pupils and is a pleasure to talk to. He likes to talk, but isn’t overly mouthy. Though, behind his pleasant demeanor there is something more like the gears in his head are always turning.


Armor Class: 12
Hit Points: 13
Speed: 30 ft.

-1 +2 +1 0 -3 -1

Skills: Stealth+4
Senses: darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 7
Languages: Undercommon, Dwarvish

Insanity: He has advantage on saving throws against being charmed or frightened.

Magic Resistance: He has advantage on saving throws versus against spells and other magical effects.

Sunlight Sensitivity: While in sunlight, he has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.


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


Buppido has been used as a thrown object by Wolfe, where he managed to pull out the eye of the quaggoth he landed on. The quaggoth’s wanted his blood, but the drow pushed them back and recaptured the derro.

Afterward, when he was told to clean the chamber pots, Buppido listened to Wolfe when he was told it would be funny to throw the contents on the guards. He was right. It was humorous. But getting shot by the poisoned crossbow bolts wasn’t.

Buppido helped to convince the group that escaping Velkynvelve, and going to Gracklstugh, though longer, would prove more prudent. He also winked at Wolfe when asked why he was willing to help Wolfe, and told Wolfe to keep his secret.

After slaying the umberhulk who ambushed the party, Buppido not only cooked the creature, he arranged the thing’s intestines around the sleeping ex-slaves while muttering the name “Diinkarazan”.

Buppido found a drow dagger in the Oozing Temple. He loved it so much, the little freak began to lick the blade.

When Jimjar executed Asha, Buppido gutted her and rearranged her internal organs to his liking. He handed a gall bladder to Wolfe, and when asked why he would do something so disturbing, Buppido told them he made her perfect.

Near Sloobludop, Buppido expressed his distaste in turning away from Gracklstugh and going toward Sloobludop.

The visage of Demogorgon wantonly destroying Sloobludop was so mindwarping that Buppido finds himself unable to stop clapping every syllable as he speaks.

Halfway to Gracklstugh via the Darklake, Buppido made his true colors known. When the circumstances permitted him, such as a grell ambush, he took advantage. Having his own boat at the end of the group’s three tied boats, his was the one that was suspending the other two boats with the group holding on lest they fall to their deaths in the waterfall below. He announced that they were worthy sacrifices, and cut their boats free, believing he killed them as sacrifices to himself… Diinkarazan.

Nitsuj and the group tracked Buppido down to his lair in the Whorlstone Tunnels, beneath Gracklstugh. The deranged little derro had created a grisly shrine from the remains of his victims, and used them as animated servants to attack the party. Buppido was slaughtered mercilessly, and the group had their revenge.


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