The Empty Keg
The Empty Keg’s greatest foe, Tikulti was the name this individual used when impersonating a hobgoblin member of the Wordbearer faction. He assisted the company in securing the help of Yeraa, a goblin noble, which lead directly to the Keg locating the entirety of the Ashen Crown and putting it together. Ostensibly working for the King’s Citadel, he betrayed the party when he murdered Yeraa and absconded with most of the Crown.
The Keg thought they had killed him once, but he has since resurfaced multiple times in various forms — he is either a natural shapeshifter or a talented illusionist. His ultimate goal remains a mystery, but it seems deeply entwined with the fate of Bel Shalor, the Shadow in the Flame, which has lead some to believe that he is really the entity known as the Wyrmbreaker — an ancient rakshasha rajah. He is cunning, manipulative, and seems to always be one step ahead of the party.
Who or whatever Tikulti really is remains unknown. Recently he once again stole part of the Crown, and either killed or abducted the Keg’s leader Krumroc before throwing the rest of the company in Khyber. His current whereabouts and plans are unknown.
(Derek’s original bio: Tikulti is a big fat jerk who smells and is a jerk.)