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Bloated Corpse Rots Beneath a Shrub

Created and played by RoseWinters.

Bloated Corpse Rots Beneath a Shrub (a.k.a. Shrub)

Physical Description

Identifying Characteristics

Extensive freeze-branding across both arms and thighs, with minor detailings elsewhere. Extremely distinctive. See character portrait.

Apparel & Accessories

Generally wears only a loincloth, both to show off her tattoos and because it is typical of where she grew up. She doesn’t usually go naked, because she is often in areas this makes people uncomfortable.

Mental characteristics


Small Company schoolhouse for children of transient workers. Elementary through high school.


Has worked primarily as hired muscle, first as a marine (soldier in charge of protecting a ship at sea), then as an armed guard, all under CLALEN corps.

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She quit working as a marine after an accident at sea left her traumatized. Currently comissioned to protect and aid Government-sponsored scientist Nochtli Quecholli in her missions to the Southeast. Occasionally commisioned by the Company as a mercenary, although she doesn’t usually know why.
She is fairly new to the Company, but knows the ropes and is in good standing.

Mental Trauma

Shrub will never take a job as a marine again.

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On her last assignment, some machinery backfired and caught aflame. Shrub got sent off first lifeboat because she wasn’t a sailor proper, Serafina (her long-time crush) stayed behind because she was an engineer. From a distance, Shrub watched as ship’s cargo (machinery) exploded, and saw red mist and body parts floating about. She was shocked mute. After reaching port, Shrub vowed never to form such bonds again. A few days later, Serafina turned up, gravely injured but alive - Shrub stayed at her side until she was stabilized, then left without explanation.

Personality Characteristics


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Wants a girlfriend! (But won’t admit it)
Hopes to save up enough money to allow her parents to retire (they are getting older).
Aspires to breed the ideal flower, despite not knowing what that constitutes.

Likes & Dislikes

Loves flowers. Breeds them obsessively as a hobby, and has a near-encyclopedic knowlege of the various flowering plants of the craton.

Vices & Personality flaws

Fears close relationships and getting too attached to things that aren’t easily replaced.


Family Ties

Her parents are navvies (infrastructure laborers), so they and her minor siblings also move around a great deal, though generally within the Tehuantepec area. She has an affectionate, though distant (self-imposed), relationship with them.

Religious Views

Strongly affiliated with Tezcatlipoca. Believes wholeheartedly that he truly wants the best for all, and his philosophies are the best way to achieve this. Deeply respects his clerics and institutions, however, according to Tezcatlipoca’s teachings, is ready to abandon them in an instant should it seem they are becoming more detrimental than helpful or straying from his will. Shrub worships daily and does her best to live according to his principles. Shrub believes other gods of the Teozalo pantheon exist, suspects the gods of other faiths exist also but has not seen solid proof yet.

Social Aptitude

Very pleasant and polite, but generally quiet. Comes off rather cold and skittish.

Wealth & Financial state

Shrub makes enough to live comfortably, but not much more. Mostly lives off the Company’s resources and whatever she can carry.

Tabaxi ***
Year of Birth
1743 ME 23 Years old
Ayotenango, Tehuantepec
Current Residence
Gender Identity
Female (she/her)
Hazel green
Charcoal grey
134.6 cm (4’5”)
57 kg (125.6 lbs)
Known Languages
Human Common (Tehuantepec dialect), Trade Sign

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Bloated Corpse Rots Beneath a Shrub (Shrub)

Barbarian 5 Class & Level
Sailor (marine/armed guard) Background
Tabaxi Race
Chaotic Neutral Alignment

Strength 15
Dexterity 15
constitution 13
intelligence 12
wisdom 12
charisma 12
Total Hit Dice 5
Hit Die 1d12+1
3 proficiency bonus
14 Passive perception
5 Strength
2 Dexterity
3 Constitution
1 Intelligence
1 Wisdom
1 Charisma
saving throws
2 Acrobatics
1 Animal Handling
1 Arcana
5 Athletics
1 Deception
1 History
1 Insight
4 Intimidation
1 Investigation
1 Medicine
4 Nature
4 Perception
1 Performance
1 Persuasion
1 Religion
2 Sleight of Hands
5 Stealth
1 Survival
Hit Points


Human Common (Tehuantepec dialect)


Navigator’s tools




Medium armor
Light armor


Vehicles (water)

  • Macuahuitl (3 kg)

  • Spears, 4 (4 kg)

  • Obsidian chips, 20 (1 kg)

  • Healing draught (1/4 kg)

  • Shield, simple wooden (3 kg)

My companions know they can rely on me, no matter what.
Personality Traits
Never depend on others for what you can do yourself.
I owe the Company my life (CLALEN corporation).
I was burned in the past, and am now terrified of showing my true emotions lest it happen again.

Reckless Attack

You can choose to make melee attacks with advantage, but attacks against you also have advantage until your next turn.

Danger Sense

You have advantage on Dexterity saving throws, provided you can see the source.

Extra Attack

You may make 2 attacks per action. Also, your movement permanently increases by 10 (to 40).

Totem Spirit: Jaguar

You do not have disadvantage on attacks if you cannot see the target. Enemies do not have advantage when attacking you while you are raging.


You may rage 3 times per long rest. While raging, you have advantage on all Strength checks and saving throws, +2 to Strength-based damage rolls, and are resistant to nonmagical bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage. Rages last for 1 minute (6 rounds), and you cannot cast spells while raging.

Feline Agility

You may double your speed once every two turns.

Legal Authority

You are a legitimate legal force. As a comissioned guard, you can make arrests and occasionally use lethal force without serious repercussions, at the DM’s discretion. You can invoke your rank to recieve opportunities and access not otherwise available.
Additionally, as a member of CLALEN, you may recieve free or reduced-price fare on any Company vehicle.
Features & Traits


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