Wail of a Thousand Voices
The ground just east of the Skunk River here slumps away into a soggy mire, notable for the fact that a pair of ruined stone buildings jut from the soggy ground. These buildings have been claimed by a lone boggard and his monstrous frog-like pet, a tusked slurk. This boggard is Garuum, once a member of the greater boggard tribes found to the west in the Hooktongue Slough, but Garuum made a terrible mistake the day he decided he should be the one to rule his tribe. In order to prepare for his one-boggard coup, he gathered and devoured several dozen of the tribe’s sacred blue dragonflies, hoping to gain great power and skill from the insects. Alas, while the feast bolstered his self-confidence, it did nothing for his battle skills.
He cultivates a small grove of strangely colored and foul-tasting (but harmless) mushrooms to supplement his diet of bugs and swamp tubers.
Garuum’s pet slurk, Ubagub, is a lumbering, pale purple frog-like creature with sickly green eyes, a healthy covering of slime, and two huge, walrus-like tusks.